13 COVERS: A BERNIE WRIGHTSON Superhero Comics Salute

The master of the macabre was more than horror.

Horror may have been his prime genre, but Bernie Wrightson, who died Saturday after a lengthy illness at the age of 68, also made his mark in the world of superheroes — though, really, he often intersected the two. Either way, in addition to 13 COVERS celebrating his horror work — which you can find here — I’ve put together this retrospective of some of his most compelling superhero illustrations.

I’m sure you’re asking why I’ve included Swamp Thing — perhaps his greatest contribution, which he co-created with Len Wein — in this list and not the other. I kept going back and forth and ultimately decided that Swamp Thing belongs in the land of superheroes, given how much he interacts with them.

As always, if there’s a cover you don’t see here that you’d like to see highlighted, just note it in the comments below or post it in whichever social-media thread you find this.

For BERNIE WRIGHTSON: An Appreciation, by artist KELLEY JONES, click here.


For 13 COVERS: A Bernie Wrightson Horror Comics Celebration, click here.

For BERNIE WRIGHTSON: An Appreciation, by artist KELLEY JONES, click here.

Cover images and credits from the Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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