Wednesday, October 21, 2009

George Tuska as Superman Family artist

Cartoonist and comic book artist George Tuska died last week. The long-time Marvel Comics freelancer also had a career with DC and is responisble for a handful of Superman-related comics in the Silver Age/Bronze Age.

"Brotherly Hate!" Script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by George Tuska (Superboy #172, Mar 1971)

"War of the Wraith-Mates!" Script by Cary Bates, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta. Legion of Super-Heroes story. (Superboy #183, Mar 1972)

"The Baffling Block of Metropolis" Cary Bates script; George Tuska & Murphy Anderson, art. (Action Comics #409, Feb. 1972)

"The Reality War!" Gerry Conway, writer; Tuska/Colletta. (World's Finest Comics #250, Apr/May 1978)

"Superman's Time-Killing Trip!" Gerry Conway/Tuska/Colletta (Action Comics #486, Aug. 1978)

...and many more...

Tuska was also the main artist, with inker Vinnie Colletta, on the newspaper comic strip "The World's Greatest Superheroes Present Superman" which ran for 15 years aftet the success of the 1977 Superman movie. The strip was written by Paul Kupperberg, among others.