The comic book world is remembering one of the greats today: the legendary Nick Cardy passed away last night at the age of 93. He leaves a legacy of timeless work at DC Comics and beyond.
Known mainly for his eye-popping, dynamic and even psychedelic cover art on the original Teen Titans series, the Superman family of titles and Aquaman, Cardy was also an incredible interior artist. He amassed over 330 story credits between DC and Quality Comics, including a plotting credit on three issues of Bat Lash. From romance titles to westerns to superheroes, Cardy captured the wild imagination and design perfection embodied by the greatest of DC Comics’ concepts and characters.
Cardy’s work graced the cover of Flash 17 times. Here, we present all 17 covers in order of publication, as well as some select sketches and Teen Titans covers. Thank you, Mr. Cardy, for these eternal classics!
I visited North Carolina on Friday to attend Day One of the 30th Charlotte Heroes Convention. Billed as “comics-first…atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors,” a massive collection of creators and vendors were on hand for the anniversary edition. What drew me was the presence of George Pérez (Crisis on Infinite Earths, The New Teen Titans, decades of greatness).
I picked up the above commission at the convention, where Pérez was joined by Crisis and Titans partner Marv Wolfman. The two, along with Pérez’s main Titans inker Romeo Tanghal, took part in a New Teen Titans panel at the outset of the convention. For a report from the panel, as well as an encounter with Nick Cardy, follow the jump!