Monday, April 8, 2013

A Week of Passings in the Comics Industry

Comics Industry Takes a Hit a Three go Home to Glory

We lost three creators who definitely left their impact on a generation of artists and popular culture that can't be denied.

Bob Clarke, one of MAD Magazine’s original artists, died March 31st Sunday of complications of pneumonia. He was 87.

His best-known work was his Believe It or NUTS! parody of the famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not! He also illustrated Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Bob Clarke Mad cover

Bob Clarke interior art

George Gladir, an award winning writer best known for his prolific work at Archie Comics, died April 3rd Wednesday night at the age of 88.

He co-created Sabrina the Teenage Witch with Dan DeCarlo in 1962 and which went on to become one of Archie's most popular characters. She's my favorite of the Archie gang.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Carmine Infantino passed on April 4th Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.
Love him or hate him for his wonky art style in his later years or his tenure as DC Comics publisher, he was instrumental in kicking off the Silver Age of Comics with The Flash. Also helped co-created Batgirl! Look at those costumes designs. Both are very pure and have never been improved upon. The best costumes never can and become iconic.

Detective #359 Cover
Detective #359

Showcase #4 Cover
Showcase #4 and the Silver Age begins

His "New Look" Batman helped the 1960s TV show to became a reality.
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl

Thanks to these gentleman for their great work, creativity, inspiration and a for leaving us a lasting legacy to remember them.

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