Monday, August 13, 2007

R.I.P. Mike Wieringo

FanBoyWonder lends our voice to the chorus of fans and well-wishers shocked at the sudden passing of comic book artist Mike Wieringo.

As reported by and Comic Book Resources, Mike Wieringo passed away quickly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on Sunday. He was 44 years old.

To us, he will always be remembered as the ground-breaking Flash artist of the mid-90s, although he later went on to draw Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four among other books.

Mr. Wieringo’s style, although very much his own, was reminiscent of classic Flash artist Carmine Infantino, who could uniquely illustrate the super speedster. It was during his time on the Flash that he co-created Impulse with writer Mark Waid.

Like Bart Allen, Mike Wieringo didn’t live so long but he did live fast. Unfortunately, unlike the word of comics with time travel, alternate realities and a revolving death’s door, here in the real world, a life’s end can come all too soon and all to final.

Mr. Wieringo’s family has posted a message on his Website noting their thanks and promised news of his memorial service.

FanBoyWonder extends our condolences to the Wieringo family.


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