Another Giant of the Comics Industry passes away
2011 is slated to be one of the most devastating years for the comics industry, as it has been previously reported legendary comic artists and creators Joe Simon and Jerry Robinson had passed away within the last couple weeks. Now the comics world is coping with the death of famed artist Eduardo Barreto, who has passed away at the way too young age of 57.
DC Comics along with other sources have confirmed that Mr. Barreto passed away on December 15; he had reportedly lost his long term battle with Meningitis, he is survived by his children Diego and Andrea.
In a statement from DC:
“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Eduardo Barreto. His work helped to chart the course of many DC Comics’ characters, from Superman to the New Teen Titans. Personally, I was a fan of his work from his time here at DC Comics.” – Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher, DC Entertainment
“With his impeccable draftsmanship and attention to nuance and detail, Eduardo Barreto was a true artist’s artist. A mainstay of DC Comics, he was one of the key artists during the 1980s who not only helped define the look and feel of the DC Universe but got me hooked on the Teen Titans. His incredible work and vision will be missed.” – Jim Lee, Co-Publisher, DC Entertainment
The Staff of SCIFI.radio would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of these incredible men; they helped us to dream, wonder, and explore exciting and fantastic new worlds of bravery and hope.
Gentlemen, we salute you.
- DC Comics: Remembering Eduardo Barreto
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