I found out later that he was the editor of AQUAMAN right before it was cancelled. His run on the book and the character is one of the best. He re-visited the character several times, drawing a short run in ADVENTURE COMICS that is still fondly remembered by all who read it.
Of course, he was also part of the award-winning Denny O-Neil-Neal Adams-Dick Giordano triumvirate who handled BATMAN and GREEN LANTERN-GREEN ARROW during the early 1970s.
He ended his time with DC as the Vice President/Managing Editor, but still had time to illustrate the odd BATMAN story or two. He actually drew what many people call the "ultimate" Batman story, from DETECTIVE COMICS #500, "To Kill A Legend" by Alan Brennert. If you haven't read this story, borrow a GREATEST BATMAN STORIES EVER TOLD book from the library and read it. You won't be disappointed. He has said that his all-time favorite story was from DETECTIVE COMICS #457, "No Hope in Crime Alley."
Dick Giordano unfortunately left us on March 27, 2010. However, his wonderful work will be with us forever.
Thank you,and good afternoon!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Giordano!!
We miss you!!
|Dick Giordano came over as an editor, initially |
working on AQUAMAN
|Here is Dick Giordano inking Dick Dillin from JLA. |
This pairing is considered one of the best art teams the
book ever had.
|Although he was initially illustrated |
by Carmine Infantino, The Human
Target was eventually drawn
almost exclusively by Dick Giordano
|The comic I picked up BECAUSE OF THE ART|
|The Women of DC, circa 1975 (1976 calendar pose)|
|Mr Giordano's favorite work|