Sunday, November 14, 2004

Topped out at 88

Harry Lampert, the artist who co-created (with writer Gardner Fox) the first superhero to go by the name The Flash, died yesterday at 88 years of age. In addition to his signature contribution to everyone's favorite comics genre, Mr. Lampert also founded a successful advertising agency, drew cartoons for numerous popular magazines, and wrote extensively about bridge (the card game, not the engineering marvel).

Had I ever met Mr. Lampert, I'd have had one question for him: How the devil did Jay Garrick run so fast without that stupid washbasin hat flying off his head?

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Condolences to his family and friends. He'll be missed.

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