Marie Severin was born in Long Island, New York on August 21, 1929. Her ambitions to become a "stained glass artist" somehow changed when her brother John Severin encouraged her to another career. Working as a comics colorist at EC Comics himself, he convinced Marie to join his profession. So it happened that Marie Severin colored nearly all the classic EC titles. Her special style contributed a lot to the comics' atmosphere ever since she started out in the 1950s. After she joined Marvel in 1959 she has "touched nearly every single Marvel character ever created". Still she never got to draw comics herself until Esquire magazine requested a Marvel artist to illustrate one of their stories. As all of Marvel's regulars were "on deadline", production manager Sol Brodsky offered Severin. Her illustrations for the magazine were so good, Marvel editor-in-chief Stan Lee decided to offer her Bill Everett’s job who then was working on the series "Doctor Strange" in Strange Tales. A wise choice: Severin won the Best Penciller (Humor Division) Shazam Award in 1974 and has penciled many Marvel series like stories of the "Sub-Mariner" and "Hulk" and covers or interiors of titles like "Iron Man", "Conan the Barbarian", "Kull the Conqueror", "The Cat", and "Daredevil". She worked on Marvel's satiric humor magazine "Crazy", and their special projects division and continued her work for the company up into the mid-2000s. She died October 11, 2007 aged 78. Tomorrow's Publishing dedicated a 176 page trade paperback to her work which is also available in print. Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan will tell you really all there is to know about Marie Severin.