Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Wonder Woman as Illustrated by Dick Giordano

Dick Giordano is a comic book artist and editor best known for introducing Charlton Comics' "Action Heroes" stable of superheroes, and serving as editor of then industry-leader DC Comics. Carmine Infantino hired Giordano as an editor in 1969. While none of his titles (such as Bat Lash and Deadman) were a commercial hit, they were critical successes. By the early 1970s, Giordano had left DC to partner with artist Neal Adams on their Continuity Studios, which as of 2007 continues to produce commercial art and some comic-book work.

In the late 1970s new DC publisher Jenette Kahn brought Giordano back. Initially the editor of the Batman titles, Giordano was named the company's new managing editor in 1981. With Kahn and Paul Levitz, Giordano helped relaunches such major characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, the Justice League of America, and the Teen Titans. By the end of the 1980s, they had also created the critically acclaimed, mature-audience Vertigo imprint, under initial editor Karen Berger, and began an influx of British talent such as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Giordano also continued to ink, such as over George Perez's pencils on the 1986 crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, and John Byrne's pencils on The Man of Steel and Action Comics.

Wonder Woman by Dick Giordano

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