Long-time staff colorist Andrew P. Yanchus at Marvel Comics has passed away. He lived to be 77 years old.

(Art by Andy Yanchus)

What’s Happening:

  • In celebration of Yanchus’ life, Marvel Comics has released biographical information of the long-time colorist.
  • Yanchus was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up building plastic modeling kits in the early 1950s, a hobby he turned into a successful career at Aurora Plastics Company in 1965.
  • 1976 was when Yanchus started working for Marvel Comics, as a color correction artist, eventually climbing the ranks to staff colorist.
  • While he worked on many books during his career, his most notable and longer runs were on New Warriors #2-17, Alpha Flight #1-28, as well as the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, the Deluxe edition, Master Edition, and Update 89.
  • Marvel Comics fans and comic professionals alike are sure to remember his work quite fondly.

More Marvel Comics News:

  • Marvel is giving fans a look at the upcoming X-Men Legends #12, which brings in writer Chris Claremont, the writer behind the franchise’s most influential works.
  • Last month, fans witnessed the shocking murder of the Marvel Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme in “Death of Doctor Strange #1!.” The fifth and final issue of the series will arrive in January where the murderer’s identity will be revealed.
  • New creators and a new crew will still pursue the same mission in Marauders Annual #1, a new comic book series from Marvel, coming January 2022.