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In Memoriam: 27 Classic DC Covers by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

News of the death of artist Murphy Anderson, from Comic Book Resources:

Artist Murphy Anderson has passed away at age 89, multiple sources including DC Comics have confirmed. Anderson is best known for his vast work at DC in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, including co-creating characters such as Zatanna and the Atomic Knight.

Known for his work as both a penciler and an inker, Anderson’s career dates back to the 1940s, on pulp comics published by Fiction House like “Rangers Comics” and “Planet Comics.” In the early 1950s, he debuted at DC Comics and became a regular illustrator of sci-fi series “Strange Adventures,” drawing Captain Comet and the Atomic Knights (created by Murphy and writer John Broome).

Anderson is also notable as the artist who drew the famous Wonder Woman cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, included below with a wide sampling of the artist’s DC covers.

Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson self-portrait

Murphy Anderson

Ms. Magazine issue 1 (1972) cover by Murphy Anderson

DC Comics covers by Murphy Anderson

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Strange Adventures 10 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Strange Adventures 50 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Strange Adventures 128 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Strange Adventures 134 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Strange Adventures 157 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Mystery in Space 16 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Mystery in Space 75 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Justice League of America 3 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Justice League of America 10 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Justice League of America 15 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Justice League of America 18 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Showcase 55 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Showcase 56 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Showcase 61 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Showcase 64 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Spectre 1 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Spectre 7 by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Hawkman 13 by Murphy Anderson

DC Comics covers by Curt Swan with inks by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Adventure Comics 389 by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Action Comics 381 by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Action Comics 583 by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson

DC Comics covers by Carmine Infantino with inks by Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Detective Comics 371 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Detective Comics 365 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Detective Comics 362 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Detective Comics 368 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

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