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Original Art Stories: Gene Colan Captain America #601

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I'll be buying this comic just for the cover. I'm not sure there's anyone around who draws Captain America quite like the master himself, Gene Colan. You can find some more scans over at Tom Brevoort's blog.

Being For The Benefit Of Mr Colan...

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STARSTRUCK: A Benefit for "Gentleman Gene" Colan

On August 15, 2009, the off-Broadway science-fiction comedy StarStruck by Elaine Lee, Susan Norfleet Lee, and Dale Place, basis for the 1980’s comic book series by Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta (who provided set and costume designs for the original production), will be presented for the first time in 25 years as an audio theatre-style live reading at the famed Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA.

Proceeds will help pay the medical bills of comics legend Gene Colan, the bills stemming from his bout with liver failure in 2007 and 2008. Colan is best known for his distinctive artwork on such titles as Iron Man, Daredevil, Batman, and Tomb of Dracula (from which the character Blade was introduced).

The reading will employ pre-recorded sound effects and live effects performed by a team of foley artists, coupled with composer Dwight Dixon’s music from the original production. The evening will be MC'ed by Steve Kane, the "r…

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