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Ty Templeton awaits second angioplasty following heart attack

Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet artist Ty Templeton has been removed from a ventilator and is able to talk as he awaits a second surgery after suffering a heart attack earlier this week.

"Is it fair to have a kidney stone after a major heart attack? Ty says no, no it is not," his wife, colorist and letterer KT Smith, wrote last night in a Facebook update. "The second angioplasty is being delayed until the kidney stone can be dealt with ... tomorrow. The doctors are currently looking for a pain med that works (the standard, morphine, doesn't work on him at all)."

She noted in an earlier post that, "Hospital staff are cautiously positive."

The 52-year-old Templeton, known for his work on The Batman Adventures and on his webcomic Bun Toons, had been placed in a medically induced coma following the heart attack.

Smith has encouraged well-wishers to email Templeton,

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