Artist Dan Spiegle has passed away on January 28 at the age of 96, according to frequent collaborator and family friend Mark Evanier.
Born December 12, 1920 in Cosmopolis, Washington, Dan Spiegle served in the the U.S. Navy during World War II and following his discharge in 1946, used the GI Bill to receive formal art training. He made his comic debut as artist of Hopalong Cassidy in 1949, drawing the series until its end in 1955. Following that, the Washington native worked for 20 years with Dell and Gold Key, doing everything from TV and movie adaptations to co-creating the character Doctor Spektor.
Following the closure of Gold Key in 1975, Spiegle went on to do work for Marvel and DC on titles ranging from Scooby Doo to Batman, Jonah Hex, Teen Titans Spotlight, Blackhawk, and the Nemesis serial in The Brave & the Bold. Spiegle also drew Eclipse Comics' Crossfire title and two Indiana Jones miniseries for Dark Horse.
Spielge is survived by his wife, Marie, and four children.