Friday, 23 October 2015
COMICS GREAT, MURPHY ANDERSON, PASSES AWAY...
Sad news to report - MURPHY ANDERSON, one of the finest
talents ever to grace the comics medium, has passed away at the age
of 89. SUPERMAN, GREEN LANTERN and The FLASH never
looked better than when Murphy was adding the finishing inks to the
pencils of CURT SWAN, GIL KANE and CARMINE INFANTINO.
Also a fantastic penciller in his own right, Murphy could do just about
anything, artwise. The world of comics is poorer for his passing, as
is the world on a broader scale, as Murphy was renowned for
being a gentleman and all-round fine human being.
Below are a few examples of Murphy's work over the years.
Below is a Kirby pencilled page side-by-side with the inked result.
As you can see, Murphy managed to capture the 'official' Superman
look without drastically altering Jack's rendition. The only thing that's
really any different is Supes' 'S' emblem and hair; Jack was never con-
sistent in keeping the parting on the correct side. Everything else
on the page was inked by VINCE COLLETTA.
And below is the book that every true Murphy Anderson fan should have.
Posted by Kid at Friday, October 23, 2015