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John Popa
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Posted: 15 May 2024 at 9:31pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

According to a post on FB from his daughter, Don Perlin has passed away at 94 years of age.

"I am devastated to report the death of an amazing man. My father Don Perlin passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 94. He ws an amazing father husband grandfather and great grandfather. We will all miss him terribly. He was an amazing artist and considered a legend in the comic world. To me he was my best friend. I will miss him so much"
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 15 May 2024 at 10:27pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply


Such fond memories of his artwork on GHOST RIDER and DEFENDERS.  Very sad to hear, but 94 is a good run!!



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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 15 May 2024 at 10:36pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

RIP.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 15 May 2024 at 11:10pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Saddened to hear of this. The word “underrated” is tossed around too much these days, but Don definitely was.
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 15 May 2024 at 11:33pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Sad to hear.

A childhood staple.
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 12:39am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Sad news. :^(

I especially enjoyed his work where he (or he and his brother) also did the inking. I ran into some old Charlton stuff I'd never known about before and it was pretty cool too.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 5:31am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Sad news. May he rest in peace. 
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Craig Earl
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 6:06am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Sad. 

I loved his Ghost Rider run, which seemed to operate apart from much of the Marvel Universe. He had a real 'old-school' style which I liked.
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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 11:01am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Sad news. One of the fondly remembered artists from
my youth, especially Defenders.
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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Absolutely loved his Valiant work. When artists like him left, everything special about that line left with them.
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 2:15pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I became a huge fan during his Defenders run. Awesome talent.
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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 16 May 2024 at 3:49pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I met him when I went to Valiant to do an interview-- he was a really nice guy. Very sad to hear of his passing. He gave the comics world a tremendous body of work.
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