Word going around on Facebook that master inker and comics technical innovator Murphy Anderson has passed away at age 89. No details yet available. Anderson was one of the great DC inkers of all time, providing crisp clean lines that defined the look of Hawkman, Superman, and Adam Strange, and, indeed, the whole DC line of the Silver Age, inking over Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and most notably, Curt Swan. He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame (precursor of the Eisner HoF) all the way back in 1988, a tribute to his statue in the industry.
He was as much the “DC Look” as Romita and Buscema were the “Marvel Look” back in the day.
Rest in peace.