The Invincible Gene Colan is a 128-page hardcover release celebrating the illustrator's acclaimed artwork. It also includes analysis from Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Walter Simonson, Neil Gaiman, Tom Spurgeon and Tom Palmer.
"As a fiction writer in the early 1990s, I had the profound good fortune of seeing Gene Colan illustrate several of my stories," said book editor Clifford Meth. "Then last year, Gene contacted me with the hopes of finally retiring. That call sparked the genesis of this book.
"The Invincible Gene Colan is a lasting and long-overdue tribute to perhaps the greatest master to touch the comic art form. Gene Colan is the Bob Dylan of visual storytelling. He is quite simply without peer."
Colan added: "It's quite an honour to have the most iconic, respected and beloved comic book company, Marvel Comics, publish a book honouring my career. It was apparent from the time I was a young boy that I had talent drawing. As I grew older, I began to sharpen my skills and point them in the direction of comics, my passion.
"Since 1946 it's been a thrill for me to be part of the Marvel family. And it really is a family. The Invincible Gene Colan is the culmination of a 63-year relationship with Marvel. I'm deeply grateful."
The Invincible Gene Colan arrives in stores in February 2010. Net proceeds will go to the artist.