A salute to the DC stalwart.
Dick Giordano was a favorite artist of mine growing up. His pencilling style was neither dramatic nor ground-breaking but it was clean and strong. The heroic men were uniformly handsome and the women were gracious and lovely. It was all very pleasing to the eye.
UPDATED 7/20/16: It’s a year later and we’d like to share these again. But we also have a whole other set of 13 COVERS — featuring Dick Giordano’s inks over Neal Adams’ pencils. Click here and enjoy!
Of course, Giordano was perhaps even better known as one of comics’ great inkers. Neal Adams is my favorite artist but his collaborations with Giordano signify his best work.
Giordano was also an important editor at both DC and Charlton and was instrumental in bringing people like Jim Aparo over to the larger company. He helped oversee DC when Crisis on Infinite Earths re-shaped the publisher — and inked George Perez‘s intricate pencils on the project at the same time. In the ’80s, his columns in the back of DC‘s comics were inviting and informative, giving readers a glimpse behind the veil.
I know I’m barely scratching the surface.
Dick Giordano was born July 20, 1932, and died in 2010. Below is our 13 COVERS Salute.
(Same caveat, as always: This is by no means a definitive list and it’s quite subjective. So feel free to add your own in the comments section or in whatever thread you find this.)
Thank you and good afternoon.