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John Powers Severin - 'Nireves'

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2012-02-14 14:30:55 mikebo Middle Name Powers
2012-02-14 14:30:55 mikebo Suffix none
2012-02-14 14:30:55 mikebo DOB December 21, 1921 December 21st, 1921
2012-02-14 14:30:55 mikebo Birthplace Jersey City, New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
2012-02-14 14:30:55 mikebo DOD February 12, 2012 February 12th, 2012
2012-02-14 02:31:26 Soda Suffix none
2012-02-14 02:31:26 Soda DOD February 12, 2012
2009-11-16 13:40:47 uurandy Suffix none
2009-11-16 13:40:47 uurandy Nickname Nireves
2009-11-16 13:40:47 uurandy Notes brother of Marie Severin
2007-06-11 14:50:48 SKleefeld Suffix none
2007-06-11 14:50:01 SKleefeld Suffix none
2007-06-11 14:49:58 SKleefeld Suffix none
2007-06-11 14:49:58 SKleefeld DOB December 21, 1921
2007-06-11 14:49:58 SKleefeld Birthplace Jersey City, New Jersey
2007-06-11 14:49:58 SKleefeld Bio Severin began drawing professionally at the age of ten, when he contributed cartoons to The Hobo News. After high school, he worked as an apprentice machinist and then enlisted in the Army during World War II. In the post-WWII years, he entered the comic book field working for several publishers, including stories for Crestwood's American Eagle. At EC, Severin initially worked in tandem with Will Elder, penciling stories that Elder inked, and both were among the original five artists who launched Harvey Kurtzman's Mad, along with Kurtzman, Wally Wood and Jack Davis. In addition to his position as the lead artist for Two-Fisted Tales, he was its editor for its final issues in 1954. For years, he was a major contributor to Cracked magazine as cartoonist on the Cracked television parodies and other features. With Warren Publishing, he drew for Blazing Combat and Creepy. Severin did extensive work for Marvel Comics, including The Hulk, The 'Nam, Conan, Captain Savage, What The?! and Semper Fi. As inker, he teamed with penciler Dick Ayers on an acclaimed run of Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos that won the Alley Award for Best War Title of 1967 and 1968. Active into the 21st Century, he illustrated the controversial 2003 Marvel limited series The Rawhide Kid, a lighthearted parallel universe Western that reimagined the outlaw hero as a kitschy, though still formidably gunslinging gay man.


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