RIP Keith Giffen, Legendary Comics Artist and Author

Cowl of Lobo by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant Quantity 2
Picture: DC Comics

On the eve of this yr’s New York Comic Con, some unhappy information—however delivered by its topic himself in wry model. In response to a put up on his official Facebook page that was reposted on his X account, legendary comedian ebook artist Keith Giffen—co-creator of Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon and DC’s Lobohas handed away.

Along with his work serving to create two of the comedian world’s most cult-beloved characters—Rocket Raccoon, in fact, rose to new prominence lately because of James Gunn’s trilogy of Guardians of the Galaxy motion pictures—Giffen’s lengthy checklist of titles included DC’s Legion of Tremendous-Heroes and Justice League books; he additionally labored in different mediums, serving as a storyboard artist on animated exhibits together with The Actual Ghostbusters.

io9’s ideas are with Giffen’s household, buddies, and colleagues at the moment.


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