Iconic Batman Artist Tim Sale Passes Away at 66

We’ve learned the sad news this afternoon that Eisner Award-winning comics artist Tim Sale, who co-created Batman: The Long Halloween, has passed away this week at the age of 66. Tim Sale “It’s with a heavy sadness that I must announce that Tim Sale passed away today,” a tweet sent this afternoon from Tim Sale’sContinue reading “Iconic Batman Artist Tim Sale Passes Away at 66”

George Pérez, Legendary ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Teen Titans’ Comic Book Artist, Dies At 67

George Pérez, a legend of DC Comics frequently considered one of the best comic book artists of all time, died Friday from pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Last December, Pérez announced that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The news of his death was shared by his close friend, Constance Eza, who posted a statementContinue reading “George Pérez, Legendary ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Teen Titans’ Comic Book Artist, Dies At 67”

Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist Who Revitalized Batman Dies At 80

Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York of complications from sepsis. Adams jolted the world of comic books in the late 1960s and early ’70s with his tonedContinue reading “Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist Who Revitalized Batman Dies At 80”

Stan Lee Honored With New Plaque At Avengers Campus In Disney California Adventure Park

The next time you visit Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park, take a peek at a brand new plaque located inside the land honoring the legacy of the late Stan Lee. Visitors will find a new dedication to one of the most prolific and legendary comic creators of all time, honoring his legacy thatContinue reading “Stan Lee Honored With New Plaque At Avengers Campus In Disney California Adventure Park”

ABC To Air Black Panther & Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special Tonight

Tonight on ABC, a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Marvel Studios, ABC Entertainment and ABC News will present the broadcast premiere of the film “Black Panther” followed by an ABC News special on Boseman’s life and career. Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black PantherContinue reading “ABC To Air Black Panther & Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special Tonight”

DC Universe Celebrates The Legacy of Denny O’Neil

Our hearts at THE FIRE WIRE are heavy today, as we’ve learned that comic book storyteller supreme Denny O’Neil passed away from natural causes. The DC Universe would not be the place it is today without his many contributions. In honor of O’Neil’s life, HERE is a brief look at some of the legendary workContinue reading “DC Universe Celebrates The Legacy of Denny O’Neil”

Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95

Stan Lee, who as chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics helped create some of the most enduring superheroes of the 20th century and was a major force behind the breakout successes of the comic-book industry in the 1960s and early ’70s, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 95. His death, at Cedars-SinaiContinue reading “Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95”

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Dies At 76

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtimeContinue reading “Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Dies At 76”

Adam West, Star of TV’s Batman, Dies at 88

Adam West, who donned a cape, cowl and tights to became an overnight sensation in 1966 as the star of the campy “Batman” TV series, has died, according to a family statement. He was 88. West, who later lamented being typecast as the iconic Caped Crusader but eventually embraced having been part of American popContinue reading “Adam West, Star of TV’s Batman, Dies at 88”

British Artist Chris Barker Creates “Sgt. Pepper” Styled Tribute To Those Lost in 2016

British Artist Chris Barker has created a “Sgt. Pepper” themed tribute to all the beloved celebrities we’ve lost in 2016. Legends like David Bowie, Prince, Leon Russel and Glenn Frey grace the photo along with Carrie Fisher, Muhammad Ali, John Glenn and Nancy Reagan.

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