Al Plastino

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Al Plastino
Al Plastino in 2007.jpeg
Al Plastino in 2007
Born(1921-12-15)December 15, 1921
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 25, 2013(2013-11-25) (aged 91)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Notable work
Action Comics
Adventure Comics
Superboy
Superman
AwardsInkpot Award 2008

Al Plastino (December 15, 1921 – November 25, 2013[1]) was an American comic book artist. He was best known as one of the most important Superman artists of the 1950s, along with his DC Comics colleague Wayne Boring. Plastino also worked as a comics writer, editor, letterer and colorist.

He co-created the DC characters Supergirl and Braniac, as well as the teenage team the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Plastino lived for many years in Shirley, New York, on Long Island.[2] At the time of his death on November 25, 2013, after suffering from prostate cancer, aged 91.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Evanier, Mark (November 25, 2013). "Al Plastino, R.I.P." News From Me. Retrieved November 26, 2013. ...who died this afternoon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lovece, Frank (November 26, 2013). "Al Plastino, 'Superman' illustrator from Shirley, dies at 91". Newsday. New York/Long Island. Retrieved November 26, 2013.

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Media related to Al Plastino at Wikimedia Commons

  • Cadigan, Glen. The Legion Companion (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2003)