Friday, October 15, 2004

Batman artist Irv Novick dead at 88

I heard today through the comic art collectors' e-mail list that longtime DC artist Irv Novick has died. Mark Evanier posts a fine retrospective about Mr. Novick on his blog, News From ME.

During his incredibly lengthy career in comics, spanning more than 50 years, Mr. Novick drew every notable character in the DC pantheon, plus many more that have long been forgotten. He co-created the original patriotic superhero, The Shield, who predated the infinitely more successful Captain America by more than a year. I mostly remember Mr. Novick for his bold work on the Batman comic in the late '60s and '70s, and on The Flash for years after Carmine Infantino left the book to head DC's art department.

A sad loss for the comic creators' community.

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Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

Strength and sympathy to Novick's loved ones.

12:19 PM  

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