Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dick Giordano: 1932-2010

News has spread fast that legendary inker, artist, and editor Dick Giordano has passed away at the age of 77. When one thinks of legendary personalities in this business, Giordano quickly pops up in the top three. Hired by Carmine Infantino in the late 60’s as an editor and if not for him, we would not have had the Charlton Comics characters over at DC, and some may theorize without that, we may never have had Watchmen since Giordano also had a helping hand in creating the Vertigo imprint.

His style defined the Bronze Age of comics and served as mentor to some of the greats we have today such as Terry Austin and Bob Layton. His team ups with Neal Adams are stuff of legend and, to some, helped create the definitive Batman of that time.

I had the pleasure to have met Giordano on a handful of occasions at several conventions in Florida. And honestly, could not have been nicer.

Rest in peace, sir.

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