Dick Giordano (1932 – 2010).

§ March 28th, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 7 Comments

So long, Mr. Giordano. You sure were a great funnybook artist.

(Here’s a brief appreciation of the Jonni Thunder AKA Thunderbolt series he drew, before I started complaining about how it was printed.)

EDIT: Tom Spurgeon has an overview of the man’s career.

Pic from Detective Comics #500, March 1981.

7 Responses to “Dick Giordano (1932 – 2010).”

  • Wilfredo says:

    He, Neil Adams, and Jim Aparo were the Batman artists in the seventies.

  • JingJang says:

    Great artist, and a greater humanatarian, He will be missed. RIP.

  • Josh Perdue says:

    Geez, what a bummer. I recently read all the Neal Adams/Irv Norvick/Giordano issues of Batman. I was constantly in awe of Giordano’s intricate inks. I love his distinctive hatching technique, something you could never get away with now.
    It’s funny, just recently I was rereading the David/Keown issues of Incredible Hulk, and I was struck by how similar Mark Farmer’s work was to Giordano.

    RIP Dick Giordano :(

  • John Parker says:

    All I can say is that every time I saw his name in the credits, I was reassured. Loved his work. Seriously.

  • Tom K Mason says:

    He really was one of the last of his kind of comic book creator – he could write (check out his old “Meanwhile…” columns), he could pencil, he could ink (I never liked anyone on Neal Adams’ pencils as much as Giordano; same with Irv Novick too), he mentored a couple of generations of inkers, he was a businessman who started or helped to start at least two companies, Continuity with Adams and his own Dikart, he could edit, and he was also a corporate executive.

  • philip says:

    Sad news. The man and his work were a huge part of my formative years.

  • Much like John Parker above, I always felt that anything with Dick Giordano’s name on it was assured of quality.

    He rose above “company” (DC, Marvel, Charlton, etc..) and was his own “brand”.

    A serious loss.

    (Not to usurp his space here, but we ALSO lost Robert Culp this past week. Ever since I first saw him in reruns of I-Spy and more to my years, “Greatest American Hero”, he was a fave who I’d watch even if he just read the phone book.)

    Goodbye gentlemen.