Friday, June 24, 2022

Today in Comics History, June 24: Happy birthday, Mike Wieringo!

Born today in 1963: much-loved late comics artist Mike Wieringo: artist on Adventures of Superman, The Flash, Fantastic Four, Sensational Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, Spider-Boy, Tellos, (his own co-cretion with Todd Dezago), and more. Photographs of Ringo (on the right) with Dezago ("me") and Thierry Mornet at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 1999:

from Tellos #7 (Image, May 2000)

Ringo passed away in 2007. The comics industry and fandom mourned his death, with much homage of and salute to this beloved creator.

introduction to Hero Initiative: Mike Wieringo Book #1 one-shot [What If This Was the Fantastic Four?] (Marvel, August 2008)

from Marvel Comics cover-dated November 2007

Here's one page of a much longer interview with Wieringo from the pages of Elephantmen. It's excerpted from the incredible book Modern Masters: Mike Wieringo by Todd Dezago and Eric Nolen-Weathington. I highly recommend it!

from Elephantmen #11 (Image, July 2007)

Happy birthday, Ringo! We miss ya lots.

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