Legendary Artist Nick Cardy Dies at 93

Nick Cardy (1920 – 2013)

Comics creator Nick Cardy at the New York Comic Convention in Manhattan, April 20, 2008. © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

Comics creator Nick Cardy at the New York Comic Convention in Manhattan, April 20, 2008. © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

 

Nick Cardy, the legendary artist best known for his DC Comics work from the 1950s through the 1970s, passed away at age 93. His work on the Teen Titans and Aquaman helped define each series. We are all saddened by his passing.

Find out more about Nick Cardy (Nicholas Viscardi) and his work here.

DC Comics has issued a statement which you can find below.

We’ve put together a gallery of Nick Cardy’s work on various DC Comics covers over his career which spanned several decades.

Rest in Peace, Nick Cardy (1920 – 2013).

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Comics Legend Carmine Infantino Dead At 87

Carmine Infantino Passes Away At Age 87

Carmine InfantinoToday the world lost another great.  Comics legend Carmine Infantino, born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24,1925, has passed away at age 87 after a long illness.

Infantino is most widely known as the artist who created the iconic red & yellow Silver Age Flash costume and ushered in the Silver Age of comics with Showcase #4 in 1956. He also co-created some of The Flash’s most popular rogues – Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and Mirror Master. He also helped create a number of other DC characters including Barbara Gordon, the original Black Canary, and Deadman.

He later became DC Comics’ editorial director, and under his tenure DC created some of the best comic books on the stands. He hired Dick Giordano made Mike Sekowsky, Joe Orlando, and Joe Kubert editors; also Denny O’Neil & Neal Adams both joined DC’s ranks during that time. Infantino also hired Jack Kirby to work for DC after Kirby felt disenfranchised with Marvel at the time.

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R.I.P. – Gene Colan (1926-2011)

Gene Colan (2009)

On Thursday June 23rd, 2011, Gene Colan, a comics legend, passed away at the age of 84. He has worked for several different companies and in many differing genres over his almost 70 year career in comics.

Gene has helped bring to life countless characters over the years. Stan Lee and Gene Colan created The Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics. He drew all 70 issues of Tomb of Dracula for Marvel Comics, including helping Marv Wolfman create Blade – a character that went on to be portrayed by Wesley Snipes in three films.

Gene has drawn many high profile Marvel characters including Iron Man (in Tales of Suspense), Dr. Strange, and Daredevil (1966-1973). In the 1980’s he did a lot of work for DC Comics on Batman, Detective Comics, and Night Force.

He was admired by many creators, friends, and fans alike. Here is what they had to say about the man and artist, Gene Colan:

Captain America #117

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