The oldest living Batman artist has left us…
Joe Giella, an inker whose career spanned decades, who was often billed as “the oldest living Batman artist,” and had lengthy stints on The Flash, Green Lantern and Adam Strange in Strange Adventures, has died at the age of 94, his family announced on Facebook:
The Giella family wishes for all to celebrate the incredible life of Joe Giella. Joe passed peacefully on March 21st at the age of 94.
Joe was such a special person. His presence alone would put you at ease. Even on the most difficult days, just being with him would make everything OK again.
He was so honest and sincere, so kind and gentle and so loving and proud.
He was so proud of his service for his country in the US Navy.
He was so proud of his long prolific career in comic books and comic strips.
And he was most proud of his family. To him, family was everything. Nothing made him happier than sitting around the dinner table with family and friends. Sundays and Holidays became sacred events full of laughter and great food.
Joe’s legacy in comic books and comic strips will live on. Our family wishes to thank all of his friends and fans for their support. He truly was humbled by all the attention and love he received. Thank you all and when you think of Joe please try to smile. The world needs more superheroes like Joe.
Joe Giella: June 27, 1928 – March 21, 2023
Our deepest condolences go out to the Giella family.
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