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R.I.P. Nick Cardy

One of the great Silver Age artists (and one of the best cover artists in superhero comics history), Nick Cardy, passed away today at the age of 93.

All of us comic book fans will miss him. Our condolences to his friends and family.


Great artist, loved his covers and his Teen Titans. RIP.

Aw, dammit! I should have known when I saw his name popping up on twitter.

He drew what I think is the second greatest comic book cover of all time. Bat Lash and the little girl hiding behind the tombstone in the snow. I only say second best because we all have a favorite, but we can all agree that Cardy is right there behind it.

Thank you, Nick. Thank you for years of awe and wonder.

[…] came earlier tonight that veteran comic artist Nick Cardy‘s passed away at the age of 93. Cardy was best known for his work for DC in the 60s and 70s, […]

Oh, I saw the Cover posts and figured that he must have passed. I’ve always heard good things about him and his art. RIP

Joseph Tages (Clutch)

November 4, 2013 at 6:16 am

Nick Cardy was always one of my heroes, counting both his work in the business and his service during WWII. For my money, he was DC’s best cover artist during the Silver and early Bronze Ages.

At age 93, Nick Cardy led a long and fruitful life, but boy, how I’m gonna miss the guy.

RIP, Nick.

I grew up a Marvel guy, and even when I looked for Silver Age books I only would read Marvel books, so I didn’t discover Cardy until well into my adulthood, along with other DC mainstays like Aparo, Fradon, and others. The guy was such a great artist, and I’m a huge fan now His Teen Titans will always be the definitive Titans to me.


Cardy prepared a prospective Hugh North newspaper comic strip, based on Wyck Mason’s espionage novels. This long preceded the 1950’s and 1960’s espionage boom.

The Hugh North strip never sold but was drawn by Nick Cardy. You can see samples of the North Strip (MAJOR NORTH) in THE ART OF NICK CARDY in the MASTERWORKS series.

Such a shame. I was lucky enough to meet him at a convention in 2001. I didn’t know much about his work, but I was amazed at some of the prints of his covers. I became a fan immediately. The BatLash Showcase volume is a favorite.

What a shame, we have lost so many great artists over the last couple of years. Heartfelt condolences to Nick’s family and friend’s.

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