Alan Kupperberg Dies, Aged 62

6.8.08AlanKupperbergByLuigiNovi
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According to his brother and fellow comic book professional Paul, veteran comic book artist and writer Alan Kupperberg died last night from thymus cancer, aged 62.

Kupperberg was an artist on many Marvel comic books during the seventies and eighties including The Invaders, Thor, Marvel Two-In-One, What If, Defenders, Star Wars, Iceman, New Universe, The Punisher and Spider-Man titles as well as The Fury Of FIrestorm, Justice League Of America and Blue Devil for DC Comics.

He also wrote and drew the classic Obnoxio The Clown Versus The X-Men single-handedly.

During the nineties, as well as working in advertising, he worked prominently on the Tom Terrific cartoon revival.

You can read his recollection of his time on Blue Devil, right here.

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