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Gil Kane

Comic book artist

Died when: 73 years 300 days (885 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Gil Kane

Gil Kane (/d??l ke?n/; born Eli Katz /kæts/;April 6, 1926 – January 31, 2000) was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1990s and virtually every major comics company and character.

Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist and Adam Warlock with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics.

He was involved in the anti-drug storyline in The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98, which, at the behest of the U.S.Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code.

Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, His Name Is...Savage, in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, Blackmark, in 1971.

In 1997, he was inducted into both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

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