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TimCraig
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Check www.newsfromme.com periodically. Mark Evanier runs obituaries on comics creators a lot more frequently than he'd like to!
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Robert E. Howard

Born January 22, 1906
Peaster, Texas

Died June 11, 1936 (aged 30)
Cross Plains, Texas

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

He is well known for having created — in the pages of the legendary Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales — the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can only be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond.

On the morning of June 11, 1936, told by a nurse that his mother would never again regain consciousness, he walked out to his car in the driveway, took a borrowed .38 automatic from the glove box, and shot himself in the head. His father and another doctor rushed out, but the wound was too grievous for anything to be done. Howard lived for another eight hours, dying at 4 p.m.; his mother died the following day. They were both buried on June 14, 1936 in a double funeral in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas.

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Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005


A lot of these guys were young especially Sam Loeb. 17 is way too young to leave this world.



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DrFate wrote:
Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Michael Turner, 1971-2008



If it's all right I'm gonna add Mike to your list.
Dementia5
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Could someone do a writeup of Michael Turner? I enjoyed his cover art very much, but after reading people's feedback am no where near the expert on his catalog of work that some of you folks are.

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jaryd1241 wrote:
DrFate wrote:
Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Michael Turner, 1971-2008



If it's all right I'm gonna add Mike to your list.


By all means, Jaryd. Thanks for adding him. I just wish this list was a lot smaller than it is.



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comicscastle
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jaryd1241 wrote:
DrFate wrote:
Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Michael Turner, 1971-2008

Wallace "Wally" Wood, 1927-1981


If it's all right I'm gonna add Mike to your list.

I added one of my favorites. If anyone can think of others they should be added too. They need to be remembered.



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tybird99
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008 4:43:28 PM

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comicscastle wrote:
jaryd1241 wrote:
DrFate wrote:
Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Michael Turner, 1971-2008

Wallace "Wally" Wood, 1927-1981
Dick Dillin, 1929-1980


If it's all right I'm gonna add Mike to your list.

I added one of my favorites. If anyone can think of others they should be added too. They need to be remembered.

I hope it's okay to add the JLA artist for many years...Dick Dillin.

Dementia5
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tybird99 wrote:
Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Wallace "Wally" Wood, 1927-1981
Dick Dillin, 1929-1980
Bill Everett, 1917-1973
Reed Crandall, 1917-1982
Johnny Craig, 1926-2001
William "Will" Elder, 1921-2008
George Evans, 1920–2001
Bernie Krigstein 1919–1990
Graham Ingels, 1915-1991
[b]Basil Wolverton, 1909-1978



More legends for the list, mostly from EC. Hopefully, that's it.

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tybird99
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Dementia5 wrote:
tybird99 wrote:
Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Wallace "Wally" Wood, 1927-1981
Dick Dillin, 1929-1980
Bill Everett, 1917-1973
Reed Crandall, 1917-1982
Johnny Craig, 1926-2001
William "Will" Elder, 1921-2008
George Evans, 1920–2001
Bernie Krigstein 1919–1990
Graham Ingels, 1915-1991
[b]Basil Wolverton, 1909-1978



More legends for the list, mostly from EC. Hopefully, that's it.

It's hard to image the effect that those guys have had on nearly everything that has come since their time....from books to movies to TV and back to comic.

comicscastle
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tybird99 wrote:
[quote=Dementia5][quote=tybird99]Here is a list of some great people connected to the comic book world we all love. May they all rest in peace.

Jerry Siegel, 1914-1996
Joe Shuster, 1914-1992
William Gaines, 1922-1992
Harvey Kurtzman, 1924-1993
Ross Andru, 1927-1993
Don Heck, 1929-1995
Curt Swan, 1920-1996
Mike Parobeck, 1965-1996
Mark Gruenwald, 1953-1996
Archie Goodwin, 1937-1998
Joe Orlando, 1927-1998
John Broome, 1913-1999
Gil Kane, 1926-2000
Dick Sprang, 1915-2000
Dan Decarlo, 1919-2001
John Buscema, 1927-2002
Kurt Schaffenberger, 1920-2002
Robert Kanigher, 1915-2002
Jack Kirby, 1917-1994
Bob Kane, 1915-1998
Julius Schwartz, 1915-2004
Bob Haney, 1926-2004
Sam Loeb, 1988-2005
Jim Aparo, 1932-2005
Seth Fisher, 1972-2006
Alex Toth, 1928-2006
Dave Cockrum, 1943-2006
Martin Nodell, 1915-2006
Arnold Drake, 1924-2007
Drew Hayes, 1969-2007
Marshall Rogers, 1950-2007
Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007
Steve Gerber, 1947-2008
Dave Stevens, 1955-2008
Will Eisner, 1917-2005
Wallace "Wally" Wood, 1927-1981
Dick Dillin, 1929-1980
Bill Everett, 1917-1973
Reed Crandall, 1917-1982
Johnny Craig, 1926-2001
William "Will" Elder, 1921-2008
George Evans, 1920–2001
Bernie Krigstein 1919–1990
Graham Ingels, 1915-1991
Basil Wolverton, 1909-1978
Russ Manning, 1929-1981
Alberto Giolitti, 1923-1981


Here are two more



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comicscastle
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I put the list in alphabetical order and added far too many more.

Andru, Ross 1927-1993
Aparo, Jim 1932-2005
Baker, Matt 1921-1959
Boring, Wayne 1905-1987

Broome, John 1913-1999
Buscema, John 1927-2002
Cockrum, Dave 1943-2006
Cole, Jack 1914-1958
Craig, Johnny 1926-2001
Crandall, Reed 1917-1982
DeCarlo, Dan 1919-2001
Dillin, Dick 1929-1980
Drake, Arnold 1924-2007
Eisner, Will 1917-2005
Elder, William “Will” 1921-2008
Evans, George 1920-2001
Everett, Bill 1917-1973
Fisher, Seth 1972-2006
Gaines, William 1922-1992
Gerber, Steve 1947-2008
Giolitti, Alberto 1923-1981
Goodwin, Archie 1937-1998
Gruenwald, Mark 1953-1996
Haney, Bob 1926-2004
Hayes, Drew 1969-2007
Heck, Don 1929-1995
Ingels, Graham 1915-1991
Kane, Bob 1915-1998
Kane, Gil 1926-2000
Kanigher, Robert 1915-2002
Kirby, Jack 1917-1994
Krigstein, Bernie 1919-1990
Kurtzman, Harvey 1924-1993
Loeb, Sam 1988-2005
Manning, Russ 1929-1981
Mayer, Sheldon 1917-1991
Nodell, Martin 1915-2006
Novick, Irv 1916-2004
Orlando, Joe 1927-1998
Papp, George 1916-1989
Parobeck, Mike 1965-1996
Ray, Fred 1920-2001
Rogers, Marshall 1950-2007
Schaffenberger, Kurt 1920-2002
Schwartz, Julius 1915-2004
Shuster, Joe 1914-1992
Siegel, Jerry 1914-1996
Sprang, Dick 1915-2000
Stevens, Dave 1955-2008
Swan, Curt 1920-1996
Toth, Alex 1928-2006
Wieringo, Mike 1963-2007
Wolverton, Basil 1909-1981
Wood, Wallace “Wally” 1927-1981






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tybird99
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comicscastle wrote:
I put the list in alphabetical order and added far too many more.

Andru, Ross 1927-1993
Aparo, Jim 1932-2005
Baker, Matt 1921-1959
Boring, Wayne 1905-1987

Broome, John 1913-1999
Buscema, John 1927-2002
Cockrum, Dave 1943-2006
Cole, Jack 1914-1958
Craig, Johnny 1926-2001
Crandall, Reed 1917-1982
DeCarlo, Dan 1919-2001
Dillin, Dick 1929-1980
Drake, Arnold 1924-2007
Eisner, Will 1917-2005
Elder, William “Will” 1921-2008
Evans, George 1920-2001
Everett, Bill 1917-1973
Fisher, Seth 1972-2006
Gaines, William 1922-1992
Gerber, Steve 1947-2008
Giolitti, Alberto 1923-1981
Goodwin, Archie 1937-1998
Gruenwald, Mark 1953-1996
Haney, Bob 1926-2004
Hayes, Drew 1969-2007
Heck, Don 1929-1995
Ingels, Graham 1915-1991
Kane, Bob 1915-1998
Kane, Gil 1926-2000
Kanigher, Robert 1915-2002
Kirby, Jack 1917-1994
Krigstein, Bernie 1919-1990
Kurtzman, Harvey 1924-1993
Loeb, Sam 1988-2005
Manning, Russ 1929-1981
Mayer, Sheldon 1917-1991
Nodell, Martin 1915-2006
Novick, Irv 1916-2004
Orlando, Joe 1927-1998
Papp, George 1916-1989
Parobeck, Mike 1965-1996
Ray, Fred 1920-2001
Rogers, Marshall 1950-2007
Schaffenberger, Kurt 1920-2002
Schwartz, Julius 1915-2004
Shuster, Joe 1914-1992
Siegel, Jerry 1914-1996
Sprang, Dick 1915-2000
Stevens, Dave 1955-2008
Swan, Curt 1920-1996
Toth, Alex 1928-2006
Wieringo, Mike 1963-2007
Wolverton, Basil 1909-1981
Wood, Wallace “Wally” 1927-1981



The only good news from this list is that many of these gentlemen lived long lives.

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For the most part... but read Sam Loeb's story and see if a lump doesn't form in your throat.

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Dementia5 wrote:
For the most part... but read Sam Loeb's story and see if a lump doesn't form in your throat.

Read it....that's why I qualified that "many", but not all lived a long life.

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Michael Layne Turner (April 21, 1971 – June 27, 2008)

Michael Turner was born in Crossville, Tennessee, on April 21, 1971. He was a student at the University of Tennessee. Shortly before graduating, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, then to San Diego California , where he taught martial arts. It was in San Diego that he developed an interest in comics.
Turner was discovered by Marc Silvestri at a convention, and hired by Silvestri's Top Cow Productions as an artist. He initially did background illustrations for Top Cow titles before co-creating Witchblade. In the summer of 1998 he debuted the creator-owned Fathom, having also worked on his new series Soulfire. As well as an artist, Turner was an award-winning water skier, held an instructor level red sash in martial arts , and was an avid video game player. In March 2000, Turner was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma, a form of cancer, in the right pelvis. He was treated at UCLA Medical Center with surgery in which he lost a hip, 40% of his pelvis, and three pounds of bone. The surgery was followed by nine months of radiation therapy.
Turner departed Top Cow in late 2002 to found his own comic book publishing company, Aspen MLT Inc. (where MLT stands for Michael Layne Turner), located in Santa Monica, with a studio in Marina del Rey, California. The release of comics from Aspen was delayed by a year-long lawsuit with Top Cow Productions over the rights to Fathom, and over the rights to the unreleased titles Soulfire (initially called Dragonfly) and Ekos, both of which Turner had begun development on before leaving Top Cow and before his diagnosis of cancer. Aspen and Top Cow settled the lawsuit out of court in 2003.
In 2004 Turner contributed covers to various DC Comics titles, including The Flash and Identity Crisis. He also provided cover art and co-wrote the "Godfall" story arc that ran in the three main Superman titles in early 2004. He also illustrated the six-issue "Supergirl from Krypton" story arc in Superman/Batman. His creator-owned title Soulfire also began publication in 2004, and Fathom resumed publication in that year as well, though this time with Aspen MLT rather than Top Cow.
On August 6, 2005, Marvel Comics announced the signing of Michael Turner to a work-for-hire deal for a six-issue project and covers. This would turn out to be at least the variant covers for the miniseries Civil War and the new Wolverine ongoing series Wolverine: Origins. In addition Turner had been announced as the artist on Ultimate Wolverine.
He created online comic adaptations for the NBC television series "Heroes".

Death and tribute

Turner died June 27, 2008 at the Santa Monica Hospital in California, of complications from bone cancer.[ He is survived by his mother Grace Crick, his brother Jake Turner, and his fiancee Kelly Carmichael. Fathom (vol. 3) #1, which was published on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, featured a tribute to Turner in the form of a stylized blue ribbon in the upper right hand corner of its cover, and its first page was a memorial to him, including a photograph of him at his drawing board.

Bibliography

Full Issues

• Codename: Strykeforce #14 (Image, 1995)
• Ballistic #1-3 (Top Cow). 3-issue solo miniseries of the female character of the Cyberforce series.
• Witchblade #1-8, 10-23, and 25.(Top Cow)
• Tomb Raider/Witchblade (Top Cow)
• Fathom (vol. 1) #0, 1/2, 1-14 (Aspen Comics, 2003)
• Superman/Batman #8-13 (DC Comics, 2004) The re-introduction of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl to the DC Universe.
• Soulfire (vol. 1) (Aspen Comics, 2004-2008)

Covers only


Variant incentive cover for Justice League of America #12.
DC
• Action Comics #812-813
• Adventures of Superman #625-626
• Flash (vol. 2) #207-211 (2004). Turner drew five covers for this series written by Geoff Johns, who also works in a creator-owned project with him, the series Ekos.
• Identity Crisis #1-7 (2004). Turner drew all covers for this series.
• Justice League of America (vol. 4) #0-12 (2006-07). Turner drew various covers, shifting between regular and variants, for the first thirteen issues of the series.
• Supergirl (vol. 4) #1-3, 5 (2005). Turner drew variant covers for the first issue of this new series, featuring the Kara Zor-El Supergirl's return to continuity in his Superman/Batman story arc.
• Superman (vol. 2) #202-203, 205 (2004)
• Superman/Batman #8-13, 26 (2004-06). Turner drew a first and second print for #8 as well as a variant for #8. He drew one of two covers for #10, the other being drawn by Jim Lee. He drew two covers for #13. He drew both covers for #26, the issue dedicated to the passing of Jeph Loeb’s son Sam.
• Teen Titans #1 variant (2003). Two covers were published for this issue in a 50/50 split. The Turner cover was also later used for the first trade paperback of the series.
• Wildstorm Winter Special (DC/Wildstorm, 2004). Cover with the characters Zealot, Apollo, Midnighter, Jack Hawksmoor and Deathblow.
Marvel
• Black Panther (vol. 3) #18 (variant), 23 (2006-2007)
• Civil War #1-7 (2006-07). Each issue of the miniseries has three covers, one "regular cover" by series penciller Steve McNiven, one "variant cover" by Turner, and one "sketch variant cover" by Turner. He also did another cover featuring Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine printed as an Aspen Exclusive Variant, much like Civil War: X-Men #1.
• Hulk (vol. 2) #1, 6 variant covers (2008)
• Ultimate X-Men #75 (2006) To introduce Ultimate Cable in 2006, Marvel commissioned Turner to the cover for the first book of the storyline.
• Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #100 (2006) Turner drew a "green hulk" variant as well as a "gray hulk" variant for this issue.
• Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #1 (2006)
• Onslaught Reborn #1 (2006) Turner drew a "B" cover with Rob Liefeld drawing the "A" cover for this issue.
• Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1-5 (2007) Turner drew the variant covers for this entire series in a 50/50 split with the various artists of the individual issues.Leinil Yu, Ed McGuinness, John Romita, Jr., David Finch, and John Cassaday respectively.
• Ultimate Wolverine Turner was set to pencil the covers and interior art for this series, written by Jeph Loeb
• Sub-Mariner (vol. 2) #1, 5
• World War Hulk Turner drew an Aspen Comics exclusive variant cover for the first issue available at AspenComics.com
• Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1-5 (2007)
• Wolverine: Origins #1 variant (2006). The regular cover of this issue was done by Joe Quesada.
• Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008) With Greg Land and Alex Ross providing 50/50 variants, Turner drew a chase variant cover featuring some of the most notable male members of the mutant team for this milestone issue, while Terry Dodson utilized female members for his variant.
Image/Top Cow
• The Darkness (vol. 1) #7, 11 - variant covers (1997-98)
• Witchblade #27, 50, 86, 100, 103 - variant covers

Mr. turner was a great artist and caring friend. All who knew him, loved him. He is missed terribly.

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Michael Layne Turner (April 21, 1971 – June 27, 2008)

Michael Turner was born in Crossville, Tennessee, on April, 21, 1971, student at the University of Tennessee. Shortly before graduating, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, then to San Diego California , where he taught martial arts. It was in San Diego that he developed an interest in comics.
Turner was discovered by Marc Silvestri at a convention, and hired by Silvestri's Top Cow Productions as an artist. He initially did background illustrations for Top Cow titles before co-creating Witchblade. In the summer of 1998 he debuted the creator-owned Fathom, having also worked on his new series Soulfire. As well as an artist, Turner was an award-winning water skier, held an instructor level red sash in martial arts , and was an avid video game player. In March 2000, Turner was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma, a form of cancer, in the right pelvis. He was treated at UCLA Medical Center with surgery in which he lost a hip, 40% of his pelvis, and three pounds of bone. The surgery was followed by nine months of radiation therapy.
Turner departed Top Cow in late 2002 to found his own comic book publishing company, Aspen MLT Inc. (where MLT stands for Michael Layne Turner), located in Santa Monica, with a studio in Marina del Rey, California. The release of comics from Aspen was delayed by a year-long lawsuit with Top Cow Productions over the rights to Fathom, and over the rights to the unreleased titles Soulfire (initially called Dragonfly) and Ekos, both of which Turner had begun development on before leaving Top Cow and before his diagnosis of cancer. Aspen and Top Cow settled the lawsuit out of court in 2003.
In 2004 Turner contributed covers to various DC Comics titles, including The Flash and Identity Crisis. He also provided cover art and co-wrote the "Godfall" story arc that ran in the three main Superman titles in early 2004. He also illustrated the six-issue "Supergirl from Krypton" story arc in Superman/Batman. His creator-owned title Soulfire also began publication in 2004, and Fathom resumed publication in that year as well, though this time with Aspen MLT rather than Top Cow.
On August 6, 2005, Marvel Comics announced the signing of Michael Turner to a work-for-hire deal for a six-issue project and covers. This would turn out to be at least the variant covers for the miniseries Civil War and the new Wolverine ongoing series Wolverine: Origins. In addition Turner had been announced as the artist on Ultimate Wolverine.
He created online comic adaptations for the NBC television series "Heroes".

Death and tribute

Turner died June 27, 2008 at the Santa Monica Hospital in California, of complications from bone cancer.[ He is survived by his mother Grace Crick, his brother Jake Turner, and his fiancee Kelly Carmichael. Fathom (vol. 3) #1, which was published on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, featured a tribute to Turner in the form of a stylized blue ribbon in the upper right hand corner of its cover, and its first page was a memorial to him, including a photograph of him at his drawing board.

Bibliography

Full Issues

• Codename: Strykeforce #14 (Image, 1995)
• Ballistic #1-3 (Top Cow). 3-issue solo miniseries of the female character of the Cyberforce series.
• Witchblade #1-8, 10-23, and 25.(Top Cow)
• Tomb Raider/Witchblade (Top Cow)
• Fathom (vol. 1) #0, 1/2, 1-14 (Aspen Comics, 2003)
• Superman/Batman #8-13 (DC Comics, 2004) The re-introduction of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl to the DC Universe.
• Soulfire (vol. 1) (Aspen Comics, 2004-2008)

Covers only


Variant incentive cover for Justice League of America #12.
DC
• Action Comics #812-813
• Adventures of Superman #625-626
• Flash (vol. 2) #207-211 (2004). Turner drew five covers for this series written by Geoff Johns, who also works in a creator-owned project with him, the series Ekos.
• Identity Crisis #1-7 (2004). Turner drew all covers for this series.
• Justice League of America (vol. 4) #0-12 (2006-07). Turner drew various covers, shifting between regular and variants, for the first thirteen issues of the series.
• Supergirl (vol. 4) #1-3, 5 (2005). Turner drew variant covers for the first issue of this new series, featuring the Kara Zor-El Supergirl's return to continuity in his Superman/Batman story arc.
• Superman (vol. 2) #202-203, 205 (2004)
• Superman/Batman #8-13, 26 (2004-06). Turner drew a first and second print for #8 as well as a variant for #8. He drew one of two covers for #10, the other being drawn by Jim Lee. He drew two covers for #13. He drew both covers for #26, the issue dedicated to the passing of Jeph Loeb’s son Sam.
• Teen Titans #1 variant (2003). Two covers were published for this issue in a 50/50 split. The Turner cover was also later used for the first trade paperback of the series.
• Wildstorm Winter Special (DC/Wildstorm, 2004). Cover with the characters Zealot, Apollo, Midnighter, Jack Hawksmoor and Deathblow.
Marvel
• Black Panther (vol. 3) #18 (variant), 23 (2006-2007)
• Civil War #1-7 (2006-07). Each issue of the miniseries has three covers, one "regular cover" by series penciller Steve McNiven, one "variant cover" by Turner, and one "sketch variant cover" by Turner. He also did another cover featuring Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine printed as an Aspen Exclusive Variant, much like Civil War: X-Men #1.
• Hulk (vol. 2) #1, 6 variant covers (2008)
• Ultimate X-Men #75 (2006) To introduce Ultimate Cable in 2006, Marvel commissioned Turner to the cover for the first book of the storyline.
• Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #100 (2006) Turner drew a "green hulk" variant as well as a "gray hulk" variant for this issue.
• Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #1 (2006)
• Onslaught Reborn #1 (2006) Turner drew a "B" cover with Rob Liefeld drawing the "A" cover for this issue.
• Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1-5 (2007) Turner drew the variant covers for this entire series in a 50/50 split with the various artists of the individual issues.Leinil Yu, Ed McGuinness, John Romita, Jr., David Finch, and John Cassaday respectively.
• Ultimate Wolverine Turner was set to pencil the covers and interior art for this series, written by Jeph Loeb
• Sub-Mariner (vol. 2) #1, 5
• World War Hulk Turner drew an Aspen Comics exclusive variant cover for the first issue available at AspenComics.com
• Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1-5 (2007)
• Wolverine: Origins #1 variant (2006). The regular cover of this issue was done by Joe Quesada.
• Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008) With Greg Land and Alex Ross providing 50/50 variants, Turner drew a chase variant cover featuring some of the most notable male members of the mutant team for this milestone issue, while Terry Dodson utilized female members for his variant.
Image/Top Cow
• The Darkness (vol. 1) #7, 11 - variant covers (1997-98)
• Witchblade #27, 50, 86, 100, 103 - variant covers

Mr. turner was a great artist and caring friend. All who knew him, loved him. He is missed terribly.


Even by many who never personally met the man!
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So much great talent has passed away from us and so few to call fair replacements for "The Greats" who've gone before them. I bought my first comic book in 1968 and I never realized then, as a kid, how much I was taking for granted then. It almost makes me sad for the current generation of comic book fans. You'll never truly know how good it was.
Steve Gerber, in particular, is coming to mind right now as he was one of our more recent losses. Mr. Gerber was a great and self-made master of the macabre with works like Howard The Duck, Omega and The Man-Thing to his credit. His wonderful weirdness and humor is sorely missed.
Come to think of it, once upon a time, you sure could buy one helluva lot of comic book for only .15 to .50 cents a month. And it was most of the guys on that list who made it all happen (every 30 days). It's tragic and even cruelly ironic that some of them died as financially poor men. Surely, creators of their ilk may never come our way again.
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In some ways, I think Steve Gerber was the most talented writer in the business. Certainly at the time. Not that today's writers do not employ satire (it's pretty chic to do it in most every independent mag I've come across), but Gerber was the first to do it with any real success. And he was a MASTER at it.

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Just saw an announcement by George Perez on Facebook, that Dick Giordano has just died this morning. More sad news for the comic book community.


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