Thursday, December 21, 2006

Jack Burnley R.I.P.

It's a sad day for fans of the Golden Age Of Comics. Jack Burnley, who drew many outstanding covers for several different titles for DC, has passed away at the age of 95. Burnley cut his teeth doing sports cartoons for his local newspaper before getting into the comics field in 1940. He was one of the first artists outside of their creators to draw Superman and Batman. In fact, he was the first one to draw them together, on the cover of New York World's Fair Comics in 1940. He's also responsible for my all time favorite comic book cover, the classic Superman #23, which I have posted elsewhere on this site. Here's another awesome Burnley cover, the immortal Superman #24, from September-October, 1943. It amazes me that two of the all time greatest covers were back to back in the fall of '43. He was a unique talent that will definitely be missed.

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