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R.I.P. Sheldon Moldoff

The great Batman artist Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff passed away this Saturday (thanks to Mark Evanier for the news).

Moldoff was Bob Kane’s most prolific ghost artist, working for DC Comics for over 15 years on various Batman comics.

In the annals of “I Love Ya But You’re Strange,” Moldoff has many classic appearances, from…

Batman Jones

to Ace, the Bat-Hound

to Mummy Batman and Robin

to that time Batman lost his cape and cowl…with his secret identity pinned to the cape!

Moldoff was 91. Our condolences to his family and friends.


It seems a bit strange to not highlight the other great work Moldoff did with the Golden Age Hawkman, where he enulated Alex Raymond rather than Bob Kane. Perhaps not as silly as his Batman but very very cool.

[…] died last week at age 91. In addition to his numerous accomplishments rightfully lauded by other comics bloggers, let’s not forget the nearly thirty comic book public service ads he illustrated for […]

Another great of the Golden and Silver Ages gone. :( R.I.P.

Ditto what Graeme said. When I think of Moldoff, I instantly think of the beautiful wings on the Golden Age Hawkman. He did those better than anyone, in my opinion.

Travis Pelkie

March 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm


The other neat thing that Evanier highlighted was that he was the last surviving creator who’d had work in Action #1. That’s pretty darn neat.

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