RIP: Comic Book Artist Extraordinaire Dick Ayers, 1924-2014

Nick Fury

A veteran of Marvel Comics golden era, artist Dick Ayers died on Sunday (May 4) at the age of 90.

He was one of Jack Kirby’s inkers during the late-1950s and 1960s, working on some of the earliest issues of Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four. He was probably best known for his 10-year run as the signature penciler of Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos and the co-creator of the western-horror character Ghost Rider.

Ayers was a regular participant at Albany’s annual Comic Con and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2007.

GO HERE to read our 2011 interview with Dick Ayers…

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One Response to “RIP: Comic Book Artist Extraordinaire Dick Ayers, 1924-2014”

  1. Stan Johnson says:

    Another recent passing I somehow missed last week was John Foldy, who was part of the Blotto Records reunion a couple years back. Ron and John, or was it John and Ron, made a lot of good music in this area.

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