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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 […]

Jim Janes, Comic Book and Storyboard Artist, Has Died

By | Sep 5, 2020 | News

[Header image from “Legion of Super-Heroes” #270 (December 1980)] CBR reports artist Jim Janes has died. Writer Paul Kupperberg, who collaborated with Janes on “Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes,” tweeted on Friday, “I just learned of the death of artist Jim Janes, my long ago collaborator on the ‘Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes’ […]

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Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther Star, Dead at 43

By | Aug 29, 2020 | News

Chadwick Boseman, actor and star of Marvel’s Black Panther has died after a four year battle with colon cancer, his representatives confirmed. He was 43. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” said a statement posted to Boseman’s Twitter account yesterday evening. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon […]


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