One of the best ever was born 88 years ago…
Dick Giordano. One of the all-time greats. Simple as that.
The greatest inker who ever lived? I’d say so.
But beyond that was a life of mentoring, editing and gorgeous pencilling.
The late Giordano was born July 20, 1932 — 88 years ago — and typically we do a selection of 13 COVERS for a birthday salute. But occasionally we like to mix it up and this time around I was inspired by looking through TwoMorrows’ illustrated biography Dick Giordano: Changing Comics One Day at a Time, by Back Issue editor Michael Eury.
Below is a gallery of Giordano’s unfairly beautiful DC merchandising art, straight from the book itself. (The 2003, 176-pager is out of print but can still be obtained digitally from TwoMorrows for only $8.99. Click here to order. It’s an incredible bargain for an incredibly informative and colorful book.)
Meantime, dig these beautiful illustrations that only scratch the surface of what the biography has to offer:
A digital edition of Dick Giordano: Changing Comics One Day at a Time runs $8.99. Click here to order from TwoMorrows.
— 13 COVERS: A DICK GIORDANO Birthday Celebration — 2019 Edition. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A DICK GIORDANO Birthday Celebration — 2018 Edition. Click here.