The Legendary Gene Colan Is Sick And Is Selling His Collection.

Gene Colan has become very ill and in hopes to fund an operation is selling his work.

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By Angelus - 4/25/2011
In hopes to alleviate Gene Colan's faltering condition, and through his long term friend and colleague, Clifford Methare, is now selling of the last of Gene's artwork, as well as some of his books and comics.




I know this is a terrible thing to even post and very inappropriate but the possible benefits certainly outway the "news". And what better place to post this than this site, knowing that so many here are probably very interested in some of his collections.

To place a bid send an email to cliffmeth@aol.com - put “Colan Auction Bid” in the subject. In the body of your email, indicate the item # that you are bidding on and its description. Bidding on all items will end on Sunday May 8 at 11pm EST and winners will be notified.

The incredible collections is as follows:

BOOKS:
1. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (hardcover, limited edition from Subterranean Press) signed by Morgan; only 500 copies issued – starting bid $35
2. Antediluvian Tales by Poppy Z. Brite (hardcover, limited edition from Subterranean Press) signed by Brite; only 426 copies issued – starting bid $35
3. Corum: The Coming of Chaos by Michael Moorcock (hardcover) first edition, signed by Moorcock – starting bid $45
4. Corum: The Prince With the Silver Hand by Michael Moorcock (hardcover) first edition, signed by Moorcock – starting bid $45
5. Created By – by Richard Christian Matheson (hardcover, Gauntlet Press) signed/numbered limited edition #46 of 1000 – starting bid $35
6. Essential Capt. America (Marvel trade paperback) collects Cap. #127-156 – signed by Gene Colan – starting bid $20
7. Essential Capt. Marvel (Marvel trade paperback) collects Capt. Marvel #1-20 and Marvel Super-Heroes #12-13 – signed by Gene Colan – starting bid $20
8. Essential Daredevil (Marvel trade paperback) collects DD #75-101 – signed by Gene Colan – current bid $30 (CR)
9. Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel trade paperback) – signed by Gene Colan – starting bid $20
10. Essential Iron Man (Marvel trade paperback) – signed by Gene Colan – starting bid $20
11. Essential Sub-Mariner (trade paperback) – signed by Gene Colan – starting bid $20
11-a. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (hardcover, limited edition from Subterranean Press) signed by Novik; only 500 copies issued – starting bid $50
12. The Invincible Gene Colan (Marvel hardcover) signed/numbered limited edition (signed by Gene Colan – includes unique, original art sketch of Dracula on bookplate by Gene) – starting bid $75
13. The Invincible Gene Colan (Marvel hardcover) signed/numbered limited edition (signed by Gene Colan – includes unique, original art sketch of Capt. America on bookplate by Gene) – current bid $75 (JCh)
14. The Invincible Gene Colan (Marvel hardcover) signed/numbered limited edition (signed by Gene Colan – includes unique, original art sketch of Iron Man on bookplate by Gene) – starting bid $75
15. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Black Profiles in Courage (hardcover) – signed by Jabbar -- starting bid $75
16. The Link by Richard Matheson (first edition hardcover, Gauntlet Press) signed/numbered limited edition signed by Matheson (#122 of 500) -- starting bid $40
17. M Is For Magic by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Gahan Wilson (limited hardcover edition from Subterranean Press) signed by Gaiman and Wilson; only 1000 copies issued - starting bid $65
18. Marvel MasterWorks: Atlas Era (hardcover) collects Menace #1-11; signed by Gene Colan -- starting bid $50
19. Marvel MasterWorks: Atlas Era (hardcover) collects Strange Tales #21-30; signed and remarqued with a small, unique sketch of Dracula’s head by Gene Colan -- starting bid $100
20. Marvel MasterWorks: Captain Marvel (hardcover) collects Marvel Super-Heroes #12-13 and Captain Marvel #1-9 – signed and remarqued with small original sketch (head) of Capt. Marvel in silver ink by Gene Colan – starting bid $100
21. Marvel MasterWorks: Capt. America (hardcover) collects Capt. America #125-135 – signed and remarqued with original sketch (bust) of Capt. America in silver ink by Gene Colan – starting bid $100
22. Plots and Misadventures by Stephen Gallagher (hardcover, limited edition from Subterranean Press) signed by Gallagher; only 750 copies issued - starting bid $40
23. To The Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei (Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu) – hardcover, signed by Takei - starting bid $25
24. The Tomb of Dracula (hardcover), Marvel deluxe hardcover collecting Tomb of Dracula #32-70, Giant-Size Dracula #5 and Dr. Strange #14 – signed and remarqued with original sketch of Dracula in silver ink by artist Gene Colan - starting bid $120
25. Die Gruft Von Dracula (rare, limited German hardcover edition of Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula published by Panini Comics in conjunction with Marvel); limited to 200 signed/numbered editions (signed by Gene Colan) - starting bid $60
26. The Uncanny Dave Cockrum (hardcover) numbered edition - starting bid $18
27. Visions of Death: Richard Matheson’s Edgar Allan Poe Scripts (hardcover, Gauntlet Press) signed/numbered limited edition signed by Matheson (#165 of 500) -- starting bid $40


SIGNED COMICS and GRAPHIC NOVELS (dollar amount indicates starting bid or current bid):
Aardwolf #1 NM – signed by Dave Cockrum, Paty Cockrum and Clifford Meth - $10
Amazing Spider-Man #87 – signed by Stan Lee (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $50
Amazing Spider-Man #282 – signed by Stan Lee (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $50
Captain America #113 (Steranko art) - signed by Joe Sinnott (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $8
Captain America #121 - signed by Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $20
Captain America #137 - signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Daredevil #68 signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Daredevil #70 signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Daredevil #73 signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Daredevil #79 signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Death: The High Cost of Living #1 – signed/numbered by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo – sealed with cert. by Limited Treasury Editions - $35
El Escapista #2 (rare Spanish graphic novel) – signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) $20
Gene Simmons House of Horrors (graphic novel) – (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) signed by Gene Simmons of KISS- $30
God of War #1 - signed by Marv Wolfman (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $5
Iron Man #118 - signed by Stan Lee and Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $70
Judenhaus – Advanced Preview Edition – signed and personalized to Adrienne Colan by artist/writer Dave Sim (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) $30
Kabuki #6 – signed by David Mack (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) $10
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spiderman #89 – signed by Stan Lee (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $65
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spiderman #203– signed by Sal Buscema (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $15
Spawn #33 – signed by Todd McFarlane (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $20
Sub-Mariner #10 – signed by Gene Colan (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $40
Tales of Suspense #39 REPRINT (Marvel Milestone Edition) - signed by Don Heck and Gene Colan – (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $45
Tales of Suspense #39 REPRINT (Marvel Milestone Edition) - signed by Don Heck and Gene Colan – remarqued with small Iron Man head sketch by Gene Colan - $75
Tales of Suspense #70 - signed by Joe Sinnott (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Tales of Suspense #71 - signed by Joe Sinnott (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Tales of Suspense #97 (1st Whiplash) - signed by Stan Lee, Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $125
Tales to Astonish #63 - signed by Stan Lee (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $50
Teen Titans Spotlight: Raven (graphic novel) Tales of Suspense # - signed by Marv Wolfman (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $10
Thor #337 (Beta Ray Bill cover) signed by Walter Simonson (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $25
Vigilante #7 - signed by Marv Wolfman (sealed with Gene Colan Benefit sticker) - $5


ART:
HUGE full-color recreation of Iron Man #1 by Gene (pictured with Gene). Starting bid: $5000

More artwork will be offered soon. In the meantime, you can purchase pages as follows:
ARCHIE: Our choice of four (4) pages -- $160
SILVERBLADE (DC Comics): Our choice of three (3) pages -- $160
HARROWERS: Our choice of three (3) pages -- $160
One Archie, one SilverBlade and one Harrowers page (3 total): Our choice - $140


I hope everybody finds something they would like to bid on. Let's try to help him out!

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marvel72 - 4/25/2011, 4:36 AM
its sad when a legend of the comic world has to resort to this.

i hope he gets triple & more of what he's asking for it.
dmm5 - 4/25/2011, 4:45 AM
:O (jaw dropped) So much stuff!!!

Stay strong Mr. Colan
jacksback - 4/25/2011, 5:09 AM
I hope he gets well , and it is sad that a great artist has to give up what seems to be a huge part of his life . I have always thought his art was the best, he had an eye for detail.
jacksback - 4/25/2011, 5:13 AM
I think someone should design a card and let us sign it and send it to him. and start a donation where we could give what ever we could to help out.
Cumulactus - 4/25/2011, 5:21 AM
:(
MassExecutions - 4/25/2011, 6:00 AM
Holy crap! No savings? What the heck does he need done? Hope this works out! We're praying for ya' Gene!
SaintXHorseFly - 4/25/2011, 6:16 AM
It seems like some of the others in the industry would step up and help the man out. MacFarlane spent 4million on a couple of (now worthless) baseballs. You'd think a man's life and a man who forged some comic history would be worth a few bucks to some of the other 'legends' of the comic book world.
comicb00kguy - 4/25/2011, 6:24 AM
Marvel72: My sentiments exactly!

nuck82 - 4/25/2011, 7:12 AM
wow some of that stuff is super cheap, he will get more then that, if the word is out about it.. have you hurd tHe WORD!!
JohnnyKrypton - 4/25/2011, 7:19 AM
Very sorry to hear this. For those who don't know, Mr. Colan had been betrayed, abused and taken advantage of by some people close to him in the last couple of years. This resulted in an extended hospital stay, stolen and/or destroyed original artwork, the theft of art commission fees as well as a significant portion of a 6-figure retirement fund from a Marvel-hosted benefit last year.

I have nothing to do with the auction but I urge anyone with the means to place a bid (as you can see they start as low as $20 for signed pieces). Even if you're not a fan of the man who co-created Marvel's Blade and Dracula and whose art at various periods has represented the definitive Daredevil and Iron Man as well as standout runs on Captain America, Dr. Strange and Batman, $20 is a drop in the bucket to give back to a man who is a legend in an industry we all have an interest in. Again, the starting bids are well below actual market value on these items and even if you don't win you'll at least be doing some small part to help this legendary creator.


All the best to Gene "the Dean" Colan
THORION76 - 4/25/2011, 7:34 AM
What rhe F!!! i think that Marvel and all the other company's that he worked for should all come together and pay for the operation. He's one of the great creator's in comic book history and deserves better from the company's that he gave his life and art to. I would hope that Marvel would help him out .
JULEZ13 - 4/25/2011, 8:25 AM
Wow. I just looked him up. He is an amazing artist!!

@THORION76: I agree. They should really do that. This guy is obviously a legend in the business!
valeriesghost - 4/25/2011, 8:35 AM
This is sad. I just saw Bob Hall at a children's museum in Lincoln Nebraska on Saturday drawing pics for kids. Although it was great at first, i had to wonder if any of these guys have any sort of retirement or pension. Probably not :( wish i had the money to donate.
Hardshaw - 4/25/2011, 8:39 AM
Disney should just write a check already Gene Colan helped Marvel attain greatness!
MatchesMalone - 4/25/2011, 9:07 AM
This is sad. Gene Colan is one of the greatest artists to ever touch Daredevil. I really hope he pulls through whatever he's sick from. Get well soon, Gene! We are thinking about you!
jjmeylar - 4/25/2011, 9:31 AM
Is the Hero Initiative not helping him?
cosmicstranger - 4/25/2011, 9:37 AM
This represents a good example why at least some form of retirement program should be issued for long term contributors of comic books.
sadmamba - 4/25/2011, 10:59 AM
sad news..his early sketches are mostly portrait of filipinos during world war 2 when he joined the forces and drew some stuff to our local news paper, the manila times.. wish i could help.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 4/25/2011, 11:42 AM
Cases like this are why we should all support the Hero Inititive (formerly ACTOR - A Commitment To Our Roots). They raise money to help the "elder statesmen" of the comic book industry who were never payed what they deserved as the architects of our childhoods, and American mythology itself.

Visit heroinitiative.org to bid on auctions, donate money, or simply volunteer your time.

I'll go dig out my Excelsior wristband...
Bryanferryfan - 4/25/2011, 12:57 PM
This is why I'm mad at the Big TWO.... no loyalty for their creators...no health care package or retirement benefits... they made these companies rich beyond their wildest dreams and they can't look out for the people that made them wealthy.
Gose - 4/25/2011, 6:05 PM
Gene Colan served his country,a GI JOE veteran, where is his health care /pension benefits ?
wyllembates - 4/25/2011, 6:49 PM
dude dis blows we should set up a pay pal donation box of sorts instead of buy his stuff giving or selling up things cause you have is worst then dieing think about all of your most prized possessions and having to sell them for all he did all the fantasy he made you have while you grew up I say donate and not buy his items

does this email cliffmeth@aol.com connect to him or his family i rather donate to him hit me up no scams dudes this could be you some day
RexDartEskimoSpy - 4/27/2011, 11:55 AM
Our taxes go to blowing things up in the Middle East and encouraging crackwhores to have more babies they can't support. After that there's no money left to help people who actually deserve it.

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