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Frank Jacobs, MAD Magazine Writer, Dead at 92

By | Apr 6, 2021 | News

CBR reports longtime MAD Magazine writer Frank Jacobs has passed away, at the age of 92. One of the humor magazine’s most prolific contributors, Jacobs’s work was featured in over 300 issues from 1957, to 2014 — during his 90th birthday, MAD‘s editors praised him for writing “nearly half of what we’ve published!” Born on […]

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Francisco Haghenbeck, Mexican Author, Dead at 56

By | Apr 5, 2021 | News

Al Día News reports Mexican comic book writer, novelist, and screenwriter Francisco Haghenbeck died in Tehuacán, Puebla, on Sunday, April 4. The 56-year old, whose novel El Diablo me obligó inspired the supernatural Netflix series Diablero, had been hospitalized for early pneumonia last Friday, and passed away after respiratory complications related to COVID-19. Francisco Gerardo […]

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Si Spencer, Comic Book and TV Writer, Dead at 60

By | Feb 17, 2021 | News

Various reports, including a statement from longtime publisher Rebellion/2000AD, confirm that comics and TV writer Si Spencer has suddenly passed away at age 60. Hailing from Sheffield, England, Spencer’s comic debut came in the pages of British creator-owned comics magazine Crisis. From 1991 to 1992 he was editor at Deadline, and in 1993 began his […]

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Steve Lightle, “Legion of Super-Heroes” and “Doom Patrol” Artist, Dead at 61

By | Jan 8, 2021 | News

According to a post from his son on Facebook, American comic book artist Steve Lightle (“Doom Patrol,” “Legion of Super-Heroes”) has died of cardiac arrest, aged only 61. Lightle was born in Kansas on November 19, 1959. He attended Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, and began his professional career in 1983, drawing […]

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Richard Corben, Artist and Illustrator, Dead at 80

By | Dec 10, 2020 | News

According to his wife Dona Corben on Facebook, artist Richard Corben, died on December 2, 2020, following complications from heart surgery. Corben, who was best known for his work on Heavy Metal, “Hellblazer,” “Hellboy,” and more, was 80 years old. Corben was born on a farm in Anderson, Missouri, on October 1, 1940. He graduated […]

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Quino, Creator of Mafalda, Dead at 88

By | Oct 1, 2020 | News

Per the BBC, NBC and Associated Press, Argentinian cartoonist Quino (real name Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón) died on September 30, 2020, aged 88. Quino was best known for creating the internationally popular comic strip “Mafalda,” which followed the adventures of a precocious girl concerned by humanity, world peace, education, and other important political issues. Tejón […]


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