|Above, Murphy Anderson. Image: Murphy Anderson.com.|
One of the greatest artists and inkers of the Silver and Bronze Ages of comic books has passed away yesterday at age 89.
DC Comics posted:
The DC Entertainment family is deeply saddened by the loss of Murphy Anderson.
Anderson was a giant in the comics industry and one of the driving forces in the evolution of not only DC Comics, but the Silver Age of comics in general. As one of the great artists and inkers at DC Comics, his style helped define the DC look in the Silver Age, and brought to life some of DC Comics’ most prolific characters, including Adam Strange, Atomic Knight, Hawkman and Zatanna, as well as his genre-defining collaborations with Superman artist Curt Swan.Anderson's inks on Curt Swan's pencils helped to revitalize Superman during the early 1970s.
The image below is a page from Action Comics of Anderson's inks over Swan's pencils.
|From the collection of Armand Vaquer.|