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Gene Colan

Eugene Jules Colan was an American comic book artist best known for his work for Marvel Comics, where his signature titles include the superhero series Daredevil, the cult-hit satiric series Howard the Duck, The Tomb of Dracula, considered one of comics' classic horror series. He co-created the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics and is portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Colan was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005. Eugene Jules Colan was born September 1, 1926 to Harold Colan, an insurance salesman, Winifred Levy Colan, an antique dealer, in The Bronx, New York City, his parents ran an antiques business on the Upper East Side. His family was Jewish, the family's surname had been "Cohen". Colan began drawing at age three. "The first thing I drew was a lion. I must've copied it or something, but that's. And from on, I just drew everything in sight. My grandfather was my favorite subject". Among his earliest influences, he said in 2001, were the Coulton Waugh adventure comic strip Dickie Dare "in The New York Sun.

I was influenced by the story. The story. I took it seriously." He moved with his family "at about age 4" to New York, on Long Island. He would try to copy artist Norman Rockwell's covers to The Saturday Evening Post. Other major art influences were comics artists Syd Milton Caniff. Colan attended George Washington High School in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, went on to study at the Art Students League of New York. Colan began working in comics in 1944, doing illustrations for publisher Fiction House's aviation-adventure series Wings Comics. "ust a summertime job before I went into the service", it gave Colan his first published work, the one-page "Wing Tips" non-fiction filler "P-51B Mustang". His first comics story was a seven-page "Clipper Kirk" feature in the following month's issue. After attempting to enlist in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II but being pulled out by his father "because I was underage", Colan at "18 or 19" enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Scheduled for gunnery school in Boulder, plans changed with the war's sudden end.

"I was going to be an aerial gunner. A bomber, but it never materialized", he recalled in 2001. After training at an Army camp near Biloxi, Mississippi, he joined the U. S. forces in the Philippines. There Colan rose to the rank of corporal, drew for the Manila Times, won an art contest. Upon his return to civilian life in 1946, Colan went to work for Marvel Comics' 1940s precursor, Timely Comics, he recalled in 2000, I was living with my parents. I worked hard on a war story, about seven or eight pages long, I did all the lettering myself, I inked it myself, I had a wash effect over it. I did everything I could do, I brought it over to Timely. What you had to do in those days was go to the candy store, pick up a comic book, look in the back to see where it was published. Most of them were published in Manhattan, they would tell you the address, you'd go down and make an appointment to go down and see the art director. Al Sulman, listed in Timely mastheads as an "editorial associate", "gave me my break.

I went up there, he came out and met me in the waiting room, looked at my work, said,'Sit here for a minute'. And he brought the work in, disappeared for about 10 minutes or so... came back out and said,'Come with me'. That's. Just like that, I had a job. Comics historian Michael J. Vassallo identifies that first story as "Adam and Eve — Crime Incorporated" in Lawbreakers Always Lose #1, on, written the internal job number 2401, he notes another story, "The Cop They Couldn't Stop" in All-True Crime #27, job number 2505, may have been published first, citing the differing cover-date nomenclature for the uncertainty. Hired as "a staff penciler", Colan "started out at about $60 a week.... Syd Shores was the art director". Due to Colan's work going uncredited, in the manner of the times, comprehensive credits for this era are difficult if not impossible to ascertain. In 2010, he recalled his first cover art being for an issue of Captain America Comics, he definitively drew the cover of the final issue, the horror comic Captain America's Weird Tales #75, which did not include the titular superhero on either the cover or inside.

After all the Timely staff was let go in 1948 during an industry downturn, Colan began freelancing for National Comics, the future DC Comics. A stickler for accuracy, he meticulously researched his countless war stories for DC's All-American Men at War, Captain Storm, Our Army at War, as well as for Marvel's 1950s forerunner Atlas Comics, on the series Battle, Battle Action, Battle Ground, Battlefront, G. I. Tales, Marines in Battle, Navy Combat and Navy Tales. Colan's earliest confirmed credit during this time is penciling and inking the six-page crime fiction story "Dream Of Doom", by an uncredited writer, in Atlas' Lawbreakers Always Lose #6. By the early 1950s, he was living in New York. Around this time he did his first work for DC Comics the industry leader, on the licensed series Hopalong Cassidy, based on the film and TV Western hero, drawing it from 1954 to 1

Old Woodruff High School (Woodruff, South Carolina)

Old Woodruff High School is a historic high school building located at Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. It was built in 1925, is a two-story, modified "H" plan stuccoed masonry building in the Collegiate Gothic style, it consists of a three-part center section with two perpendicular wings. The building has a flat roof with parapet, Gothic arches, recessed entrances framed by pointed arches; the building housed a high school until 1953 when Woodruff High School was constructed used as a middle school and an elementary school. In 1978 the City of Woodruff acquired old Woodruff High School and adapted it for use as its city hall and police headquarters, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006

José Iglesias Fernández

José Iglesias Fernández, nicknamed Joseíto, was a Spanish football outside right and manager. He amassed La Liga totals of 134 games and 54 goals over the course of nine seasons, namely in representation of Real Madrid, with which he appeared in 177 official matches and scored 77 goals, winning ten major titles. Born in Zamora, Castile and León, Joseíto played for several clubs before arriving at Racing de Santander in 1949, including local Atlético Zamora. In his first season, he helped the Cantabrians promote to La Liga. In the 1951 summer Joseíto moved to Real Madrid, going on to remain at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium for the following eight years whilst appearing in nearly 200 official games. From 1955–59 he won four consecutive European Cups, contributing with 11 matches and six goals in the process. Joseíto retired in 1961 at the age of nearly 35, after one-year spells in the second division with Levante UD and Rayo Vallecano. In the following decades he managed a host of clubs in all three major levels of Spanish football, being in charge of Valencia CF and Granada CF in the top level.

Joseíto gained his first and only cap for Spain on 28 December 1952, a 2–2 friendly draw with West Germany played in Madrid. ValladolidTercera División: 1945–46, 1946–47SalamancaTercera División: 1947–48Racing SantanderSegunda División: 1949–50Real Madrid4 La Liga: 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58 4 European Cup: 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59 2 Latin Cup: 1955, 1957 Joseíto died in Granada, Andalusia on 12 July 2007, after suffering the second stroke in six years, he was 80 years old. José Iglesias Fernández at BDFutbol José Iglesias Fernández manager profile at BDFutbol National team data Joseíto at National-Football-Teams.com