Marvel Colorist Justin Ponsor Dies at 42
May 21, 2019
Justin Ponsor, the acclaimed colorist who has worked on various Marvel titles including Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers, Guardians of The Galaxy and many more, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 42.
A statement announcing his passing was posted on his Facebook page:
Marvel also released a statement:
Justin Ponsor was one of the most brilliant colorists in the comic book industry, elevating every story he worked on to new heights with his heart, humor, and passion for art. He touched the lives of countless comic book writers, artists, industry professionals, and fans, and his inspirational talent will never be forgotten. The Marvel family has lost one of our own. Our hearts are with his family and loved ones.
The comic book industry, including his former creative partner Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski, took to social media to remember Ponsor:
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) May 21, 2019
— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) May 20, 2019
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) May 21, 2019
— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) May 20, 2019