Murphy Anderson: July 9, 1926 - October 23, 2015

Murphy Anderson: July 9, 1926 - October 23, 2015

By Michael Shelling Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Murphy Anderson, Reknowned Silver Age Artist and Inker, Passes Away, Aged 89

The DC Entertainment family is deeply saddened by the loss of Murphy Anderson.

Anderson was a giant in the comics industry and one of the driving forces in the evolution of not only DC Comics, but the Silver Age of comics in general. As one of the great artists and inkers at DC Comics, his style helped define the DC look in the Silver Age, and brought to life some of DC Comics’ most prolific characters, including Adam Strange, Atomic Knight, Hawkman and Zatanna, as well as his genre-defining collaborations with Superman artist Curt Swan.

“I’m so glad I had the chance to meet Murphy on several occasions,” said Dan DiDio, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher. “He was true gentleman and was incredibly humble and gracious in regard to the sizable impact he made over a generation of comic fans.” 

DC Entertainment extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans. 

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