Marvel Entertainment through its official website paid tribute to Filipino comic book creator and artist Doroteo Gerardo “Gerry” Alanguilan, Jr.
The Marvel’s tribute recalled Alanguilan’s life and time working with the company. The statement reminiscences his works with known comic artists from Whilce Portacio and Leinil Francis Yu to Warren Ellis, Mark Waid, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, to bring some of Marvel’s most famous characters to life on the comic page. Marvel noted that Alanguilan began making his own comics in the Philippines; where he is often credited for reinvigorating the popularity of comic books within the country His independent works went on to draw international attention that eventually found its way to the mainstream American comics industry.
Alanguilan, a native of Laguna, died on December 21, 2019, at the age of 51 years old in San Pablo City, Philippines.