Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sheldon Moldoff, last Golden Age Batman artist, in remembrance...

Sad news for people who love great comic book art, Golden Age comic book artist, Sheldon Moldoff, has died. At the age of 91, he was the last surviving artist who drew Batman during the Golden Age. Besides Batman, he also drew many landmark first stories and covers for characters such as Hawkman and Hawkgirl and Green Lantern, as well as co-creating Batwoman, Ace The Bathound, and Bat-Mite.

This piece of art featuring Batman in his Batcave, is an original I bought from Sheldon Moldoff back in 1998 at the San Diego Comic-Con. I bought this piece because I've loved Sheldon Moldoff's art even before I knew that art was drawn by him (many artists were uncredited in the early days of comic books), but I also bought this piece because it shows Batman being a scientist (remember that episode of The Simpsons in which Homer randomly says "Batman's a scientist."?)

This is a Sheldon Moldoff original of Wonder Woman I bought from him at the 1998 San Diego Comic-Con. Actually, Sheldon Moldoff first started going to the San Diego Comic-Con as a guest when Las Vegan uber fan David Siegel contacted him and told him that fans would love to meet him (Sheldon Moldoff was the first Golden Age artist that David Siegel got to go to the San Diego as part of his networking / giving back to comic book greats, as there wasn't comic book conventions before 1970). Thanks for all of the great art and entertainment, Sheldon.

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