The popular artist would have been 69.
Rich Buckler, who was born Feb. 6, 1949, didn’t revolutionize comics — he just produced clean, eye-pleasing pages and covers over and over again. He was a Bronze Age stalwart for both Marvel and DC and everyone seems to have their own favorite Buckler work. Mine are his Superman/Captain Marvel team-ups, which I highlighted in the 13 COVERS salute published when he died last year. (Click here.)
That was a catch-all retrospective, covering many of the titles for which Buckler was known. For this birthday celebration, however, I’m focusing on just one such title: Fantastic Four.
Cover images and credits from the sharp Grand Comics Database.