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Cosmo’s Gallery Remembers Bernie Wrightson

On Saturday comics legend Bernie Wrightson passed away at the age of 68. Over the years his name had become synonymous with horror comics in a way few (arguably no) others have before or since. His detailed line work added a naturalistic element to his art which only heightened the sense of atmosphere. His imaginative creature designs mixed the humane with the grotesque, finding their best expressions in Swamp Thing (co-created with Len Wein) and his acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Guillermo del Toro wanted to use Wrightson’s illustrations as the visual basis for a Frankenstein film). His contributions did crossover to superheroes from time to time, most notably in his art for Jim Starlin’s Batman: The Cult miniseries. So, as we extend our sympathies to Wrightson’s loved ones, we also remember the legacy he leaves behind.

Rest In Peace, Bernie Wrightson

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Bernie Wrightson Has Passed Away

Bernie WrightsonFamed artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. The news was announced overnight by his wife Liz via Facebook. In January Wrightson had announced his retirement due to complications from surgeries.

Wrightson is best known as the co-creator (with writer Len Wein) of DC’s Swamp Thing. Wrightson had a long involvement with DC’s horror titles and it is in that genre where he leaves his deepest legacy. Outside of comics, he is most renown for his contributions to an illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In addition, he collaborated on several projects with author Stephen King.

Wrightson was 68. A fuller obituary can be found on his website.

Rest In Peace Bernie Wrightson.

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Uncovering the Best Covers, Special Halloween Edition

In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve

Here are a selection of haunting covers from

DC’S 70s horror line . . .

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House of Mystery #209 by Berni Wrightson

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Freeze Frame 12/11/2015

From Secret Wars #8 by Esad Ribic & Ive Svorcina
From Secret Wars #8 by Esad Ribic & Ive Svorcina

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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Katharine

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Katharine Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Katharine

DC Comics Launching Several Mini-Series Written By The Characters Original Creators In Early 2016

635717467754088290-Jonboy-METAL-MEN-CMYK-PROMO-V.2In early 2016, DC Comics will be launching several miniseries of some of their own off brand superhero’s, with many of the comics written by the character’s original creators. Lein Wein will be returning to his Swamp Thing creation in addition to writing a new Metal Men series. Marv Wolfman will be writing Raven, Gerry Conway will be writing Firestorm and Mike Barr will be writing Katana. Other series will include a long demanded via twitter Poison Ivy series by Amy Chu, a Metamorpho book Aaron Lopresti & a Sugar & Spike comic by Keith Giffen. More details at USA Today

Brett Ewins Has Passed Away

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Influential 2000 AD artist Brett Ewins has passed away at the age of 59. He is known for his extensive art duties on iconic comics like Judge Dredd & Rogue Trooper while also creating anthologies Strange Days & Deadline. In addition he was an accomplished painter and had provided interior art on titles such as Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, Future Shock, Judge Anderson, ABC Warrior & more. Details at Robot 6