Swamp Thing Co-Creator Bernie Wrightson Passes Away…


After an extensive and taxing battle against brain cancer, legendary comic book artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away at the age of 68. Wrightson was the co-creator of Swamp Thing, the extremely popular plant elemental character who has stalked the pages of DC Comics since his first appearance in House of Secrets #92 in July 1971. Iconic comic artist and co-publisher of DC Comics, Jim Lee, called Wrightson’s work in the industry “Unparalleled in style and technique”.

The sad news was broken by Mr Wrightson’s wife Liz on his website“We thank everyone for all the years of love and support” she wrote. 


Wrightson first began his celebrated run in comic book lore in 1968 in House of Mystery #179. Aside from his creation of Swamp Thing, he also illustrated an acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Batman: The Cult, and had a long and extensive run as the artist on House of Mystery. He was also a concept artist for movies, which included Galaxy Quest and Ghostbusters. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.


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Posted on March 21, 2017, in Comics, Other stuff... and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That is so sad. 😦
    He certainly left behind quite the legacy.

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    • It is indeed sad my friend, he was one of my very favourite artists, he will be missed. As you said he left behind a great legacy, so will always be remembered for his fantastic contribution to art and the comic book world.

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  2. How sad… His work will live on xx

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