R.I.P. Michael Turner

I was saddened to hear the news that Michael Turner passed away over the weekend. (The comic book artist not the former San Diego Chargers running back)

The talented comic artist was only 37 years of age but had been fighting cancer for several years. A lot of recent issues of his Aspen book Soulfire were shipping late or not at all lately because of his illness.

For those of you not familiar with the man’s work (and if you read comics consistently then you don’t fall in this category) he was a magnificent artist whose work graced everything from X-Men to Supergirl. (see pic at right)

 I was always a big fan of Turner’s work because he’s one of these guys whose work you can instantly recognize by simply looking at it. His style, while not as flashy like say Jim Lee’s, was distinct, clean and visually appealing. His take on Superman, Batman, Supergirl and others were especially distinctive and I cannot imagine recent comics featuring these iconic heroes without him.

May he rest in peace and he will be missed.

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2 Responses to R.I.P. Michael Turner

  1. Spleengrrl says:

    Is he the one who did that graphic novel you lent me, the one that was controversial because it included rape? (Not that tha was shown)

  2. hostile17 says:

    No that was Identy Crisis written by Brad Meltzer and drawn by Rags Morales

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