Superman Artist and Legion of Superheroes Creator Al Plastino Has Died

December 15, 1921 - November 25, 2013

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Artist Al Plastino has died. Plastino was an iconic artist in the DC universe who drew Superman, Superboy, and created the Legion of Superheroes. Glen Weldon, author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography remembered Plastino this morning on his Twitter account and Tumblr. Plastino was 91.

Plastino not only drew Superman, but he changed him into a father-figure for Earth. Weldon said it best on Twitter:

For Weldon’s full write-up on Plastino, head over to his Tumblr. He’s also continuing to post about Plastino on Twitter.

Today’s a good day to read some classic Legion of Superheroes comics.

(via Glen Weldon, image via DC Comics)

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