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R.I.P. Jim Mooney

He passed away last Sunday at the age of eighty-eight. Mooney's roots as an artist date back to Golden Age, where he worked for Timely/Marvel, the Igot/Eisner studio, and ghosted for Bob Kane on BATMAN.

In his post Golden-Age career, he's best known for his ten year stretch as the primary Silver Age Supergirl artist, his work on the Stan Lee penned AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and his collaborations with Steve Gerber on OMEGA THE UNKNOWN and the MAN-THING.

He's been in semi-retirement since 1985, (although Wikipedia says he did some strange one-offs, like an issue of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK) but has been active on the convention circuit and his website states that he's still accepting commissions.

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And from all accounts, and I've heard several, he was a hell of a nice guy. He will be missed.

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