Jerry Robinson, Key Contributor to Batman Mythos, Dies at 89

Jerry Robinson, the legendary comic book artist who helped create pillars of the Batman mythos like Robin, Joker, Alfred Pennyworth and Two-Face, died in his sleep Wednesday in New York at the age of 89.

“Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons,” DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee said in a statement. “As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.”

Robinson, who settled down in New York since his Columbia days, is survived by a wife, Gro, a son, Jens, and a daughter, Kristen, as well as two grandchildren.

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Published by Larry Fire

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