Report: MURPHY ANDERSON Passes Away at 89

Muprhy Anderson
Muprhy Anderson
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According to a Facebook post from DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Silver Age artist Murphy Anderson has passed away at the age of 89.

Sad to hear of the passing of Murphy Anderson today, he was one of the true greats of DC Comics and helped define a...

Posted by Dan DiDio on Friday, October 23, 2015

Anderson was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1929. He broke into comic books in 1944 working on smaller strips before starting a two year run on Buck Rogers from 1947 to 1949.

Anderson is perhaps best known for relaunching Hawkman with writer Gardner Fox in 1964, and for co-creating Zatanna in that series. Anderson also designed Adam Strange's iconic spaceman look, and helped bring the Spectre into the Silver Age.

As an inker, Anderson worked alongside penciler Curt Swan on Superman and Action Comics, and was one of the artists hired by DC to redraw Superman's face in the pages of Jack Kirby's Fourth World titles in the '70's. In 1973, he launched Murphy Anderson Visual Concepts, providing backend work such as color separation and lettering for comic books.

In his lifetime, Anderson was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, and the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame.

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