I am interrupting our regularly scheduled JSA Adventure review, for an appropriate piece of news.Golden Age great, Sheldon Moldoff, has passed away at the age of 91.
There's been several times (and I'm sure several more) in the short span of this blog that I have referred to the great work of Mr. Moldoff. It seems only appropriate that his passing be acknowledged here.
He was one of the greats, and his work has left a lasting impression on generation upon generation, myself included.
Below is a news clipping from BleedingCool.com:
DC Comics Golden & Silver Age Great Sheldon Moldoff Has Passed Away At Age 91
official twitter account:It's a sad day. Sheldon Moldoff has passed away at the age of 91. We have lost one of the greatest golden age artists of all time. Funeral services march 6, 2012 at Kraeer funeral home 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs at 11:00 am, 954 753-8960. From our family Richard, Ken and Ellen we will miss him. We want to say thanks to all his friends and fans.Born in Manhattan in 1920, Moldoff's first professional comic book work was a sports filler page titled "Odds 'N Ends" for the inside back cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938. Moldoff is known for his formative work on Hawkman, and as one of Bob Kane's ghost artists on Batman. He also drew the covers for the first appearances of both Green Lantern and Flash, and co-created Batman supervillains Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze among other characters.