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Sheldon Moldoff Perishes, Immortalized as a Titan of Golden Age of Comics Via Tweets

Swore till death that Kane never knew how much he contributed to Batman

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Batman artist Sheldon Moldoff passed away from kidney failure on February 29th at the age of 91.

Moldoff started his career as a freelancer for DC Comics when he was only 17 years old. DC Comics released a statement saluting his accomplishments.

Historian and writer, Mark Evanier, covered Moldoff’s death on his blog and bulleted his most notable accomplishments.

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Moldoff also went on to “create his own pre-code horror comics including “This Magazine Is Haunted” and “Strange Suspense Stories” for Fawcett Comics before teaming with Batman creator Bob Kane’s shop in 1953.” Shelly died swearing that Kane remained ignorant about the amount of work he did for Batman in his glory days (late 30s & 40s); Muldoff had signed Kane’s name to many of his masterpieces under contract so he could provide for his family. He inked characters including Bat-Girl, Mister Freeze, Poison Ivy, Ace The Bathound, The Mermaid Batman, and Zebra Batman while receiving an insufficient amount of credit.

Moldoff was eventually pushed out of DC in 1967 because Kane wanted to switch the line to a more modern look. He continued to work on occasional Batman projects and continued to contribute to a variety of comices. He leaves this world known as one of the greats of the Golden Age of Comics and a kind family man.

The following are some tweets from Moldoff’s fans:

DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee remember comics industry legend Sheldon Moldoff. http://t.co/rJErhVz8(image) 6 hours ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Farewell to Sheldon Moldoff, creator of DC women – Golden and Silver Age artist Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff… http://t.co/zjlzuhp1(image) 1 hour ago via Tumblr ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter remembers Sheldon Moldoff:… http://t.co/YnSLtUkP(image) 2 hours ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Sheldon Moldoff’s flapping black Hawkman wings look creeeeeepy http://t.co/uKc6VK6f(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Old news but new bg info: R.I.P. Shelly Moldoff, last of the Golden Age Batman artists. Influencer of a generation! http://t.co/VaS1D8aY(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Today we lost two tremendous artists, Ralph McQuarrie and Sheldon Moldoff, but their legacies live on – thanks for showing us how it’s done.(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

R.I.P. Shelly Moldoff. If you read World’s Funnest you mite know I’m a fan. He was very kind to me when we met. Wished me luck. Thx, Shelly.(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Sad to hear about the passing of Shelly Moldoff, a familiar person from my childhood. Coolest cover ever!!! RIP http://t.co/UcIZedtD(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Sheldon Moldoff Perishes, Immortalized as a Titan of Golden Age of Comics Via Tweets
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