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28. March 2010

RIP Dick Giordano

Filed under: comics,RIP — jensaltmann @ 20:11
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Legendary comics creator and editor Richard Joseph “Dick” Giordano died of pneumonia on Saturday at the age of 77.

After earning his laurels at Charlton Comics, Dick Giordano went over to DC Comics. Among his work as an artist were Batman and Wonder Woman for DC, and Sons of the Tiger at Marvel Comics. The work he did that I remember most fondly were the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow comics (With Denny O’Neill and Neal Adams), and the first Marvel/DC crossover Superman vs. Spider-Man from 1976. It was Giordano who brought the Charlton superheroes over to DC. As Vice President/Executive editor, he contributed to the reboot of the DC Universe after Crisis on Infinite Earths, helped launch DC’s Vertigo imprint and had a hand in bringing various British creators over to the US.

Dick Giordano never stopped working. His last work as an inker appeared in Jonah Hex #51, published in March 2010.

Dick Giordano was a major talent and a major force in the comics industry. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.

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