Rich Buckler (1949 – 2017).

§ May 21st, 2017 § Filed under obituary § 7 Comments

I’ll always have a soft spot for Rich Buckler, because he drew these two Roy Thomas-scripted issues of DC Comics Presents teaming Superman with the Marvel Family and I must have read ’em a million times:

In fact, Buckler drew a lot of comics around that time that made quite the impression on a Young Mike still trying to figure out this whole funnybook thing. I particularly enjoyed All-Star Squadron, another book he worked on.

My condolences to his family, friends, and fans. So long, Rich.

7 Responses to “Rich Buckler (1949 – 2017).”

  • David G says:

    So, who could defeat King Kull then? That cape looks like Red Tornado?

  • Travis says:

    I’m going to guess it was Uncle Marvel.

  • Ward Hill Terry says:

    David and Travis, I will not spoil the surprise, but you have guessed wrong. The Marvel Family was vast, as was the original DC multi-verse!

  • Thom H. says:

    I’m betting the Karate Kid. Am I right? What do I win?

  • Damien says:

    Wasn’t it Uncle Marvel and the Marvel bunny teaming up?

  • Bryan says:

    I started reading comics in the fall of 1985 after buying Marvel Secret Wars figures. I had bought the black Spider-Man figure and wanted to know why he had a new costume, so I picked up a copy of “Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man”; it was the second issue of the “Death if Jean DeWolff” storyline. I haven’t looked at those issues going on 30 years, but Buckler’s images are so burned into my memories from reading and re-reading that run on PPTSSM, that he’s one of the building blocks of what superhero comics are supposed to look like for me.

  • BobH says:

    I thought it was Ra’s al Ghul…

    I do like those issues. I’ll leave aside the discussion of how Roy Thomas’s understanding of the Marvel Family concept seemed to go completely off the rails in later years.