Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

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Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:08 pm

Former DC Comics Vice President/Executive Editor/artist Dick Giordano, one of the most significant figures in American comics, passed away early today aged 77. Dick, who created Charlton Comics' 'Action Heroes' line in the mid sixties as that company's Editor in Chief (he'd joined them as an artist in 1952), oversaw a number of critically acclaimed series including 'Deadman' as an editor at DC in the late sixties before joining Neal Adams' Continuity Associates firm, later working for Marvel, mostly as an inker. Returning to DC as an editor in 1980, he rose to become the company's Vice President in 1983 and held that post until 1993. His wife, Marie Trapani (sister of fellow comic artist Sal Trapani) died of stomach cancer in 1993, this and his own health issues leading Dick to retire from DC, but he remained active in the industry, notably as one of the Directors of the comics charity 'The Hero Initiative'. He will be sadly missed.

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:20 pm

Interior art from Christmas With the Superheroes #2 (1989) by Dick, a heartwarming tale in which a depressed Deadman is cheered up by the spirit of the original Supergirl...




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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by GBF on Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:28 pm

Don't you just love that little note on the side regarding colouring? How it got there and was missed God only knows - but it's great!!

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:31 pm

GBF wrote:Don't you just love that little note on the side regarding colouring? How it got there and was missed God only knows - but it's great!!
I noticed that when I was scanning it! Nobody's perfect, I guess... Laughing

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by shaqui on Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:41 pm

Really saddened to hear this. He kindly answered some questions about Continuity Studios involvement with the US Charlton 'Space:1999' magazines and Power Record comics, for the GACCH website. A great all-rounder.

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by Hourglass on Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:06 pm

tony ingram wrote:Interior art from Christmas With the Superheroes #2 (1989) by Dick, a heartwarming tale in which a depressed Deadman is cheered up by the spirit of the original Supergirl...




Such a shame. His art is absolutely fantastic. I'm beginning to see why you prefer this style Tony.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:01 pm

It just looks more vibrant and eyecatching, and a damn sight more dramatic than much of the more modern stuff.

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Post by Hourglass on Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:23 pm

tony ingram wrote:It just looks more vibrant and eyecatching, and a damn sight more dramatic than much of the more modern stuff.

The fact that it is lighter personally helps me as I often cant see the new comics.

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by tony ingram on Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:40 pm

I tend to end up squinting a bit, myself-my vision isn't great...

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by felneymike on Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:56 pm

Muddy, grimy colours and darkness the comic version of "bloom" in videogames?

(nb: If you don't know "bloom" seems to involve making every surface glow slightly whilst also being blurred, and brown. More realistic, apparently...)

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Re: Dick Giordano, July 20th 1932-March 27th 2010

Post by tony ingram on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:09 am

felneymike wrote:
(nb: If you don't know "bloom" seems to involve making every surface glow slightly whilst also being blurred, and brown. More realistic, apparently...)
Yes, because every high street and park in the country has the appearance of radioactive dog poo. Smile

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