R.I.P. Al Plastino

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R.I.P. Al Plastino

The longtime Superman artist Al Plastino has passed away at the age of 91.

I’ll always remember Plastino for his wonderful design of Supergirl, who he co-created with Otto Binder (granted, it is likely that Plastino was “just” working off of Curt Swan’s earlier rendition of a temporary “Supergirl” created by a wish in a then-recent issue of Superman). Check out that facial expression! Wow!

Plastino also co-created the Legion of Super-Heroes with Binder.

He was a remarkable artist who never really got the recognition of the other Superman artists of his era (as he took a backseat to first Wayne Boring and then Curt Swan) but he was a true great. One of my personal faves.

My condolences to his friends and family.