Saturday, March 27, 2010


Just heard that Dick Giordano, a truly legendary comic book creator, has passed away.  I didn't know Dick well—and I haven't seen him in many years—but he was certainly a presence, and a power, at DC Comics when he was Executive Editor during an extraordinarily-creative period in the 1980's.  I remember him as a man of great talent, intelligence, and—unusual in an executive—gentleness.  He wasn't the kind of Higher Up you had to be nervous about talking to.  Intimidation wasn't in his vocabulary:  He always put you at ease and treated you with respect.

I was also a huge fan of Giordano the artist.  As an inker he was, quite simply, one of the best ever, with that magical ability to make any penciler's work look better by virtue of having put his brush to it.  But he was a wonderful illustrator in his own right.  One of the first regular series I ever landed in comics was an Aquaman feature in Adventure Comics and Dick drew my first batch of stories.  What an honor for a new kid to have his work brought to life, and to a higher level, by an artist of Dick Giordano's caliber. 

My heartfelt condolences to Dick's family.


  1. One of my all-time favorite Aquaman runs. You and Mr. G made a wonderful team. R.I.P.

  2. He really took the work and brought it to another level, Rob. For a writer just starting out in the business, it was quite an honor having Dick draw those stories.