Artist Edd Cartier Passes Away at Age 94

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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6 Responses

  1. MARK WHEATLEY says:

    Goodbye, Edd! What an incredible artist! His work has been and continues to be an inspiration to me.

  2. mike weber says:

    THose who only know Cartier from his whimsical aliens and supernatural characters would be amazed by some of his "Shadow" cover paintings – i remember on in which Lamont Cranston in full evening fress with a fat cigar casts the shadow of The Shadow, complete with gun…

    • TOM FISHER says:

      Cartier did the "interiors" for "The Shadow"…the Rozen brothers did the covers during his tenure…he did; however, do covers for "Unknown"…I believe you are thinking of a George Rozen piece used on "The Shadow Annual" for 1942 (or perhaps my memory eludes me)…he was, nevertheless, EXTRAORDINARY!"…personally I like his return to "The Shadow" when it was published in digest format in 1948 (Aug./Sept. '48 "Jade Dragon")…and another earlier favorite, Nov. 15th 1937 "Teeth of the Dragon"…

  3. Hilary Barta says:

    What a fabulous artist. For years I marveled at his work in a copy of Unknown Worlds, and later found and proudly own a beautiful noirish Cartier illustration from a newspaper serial from the late 40s.

  4. mike weber says:

    The "Shadow" cover i'm referring to was specifically identified as a Cartier painting in a bokk on the pulps i had years ago.OTOH, the book could easily be wrong – i remember a supposedly authoritative book on comics that discusses "The Spirit" at some length, rhaposdising over Eisner's composition and draftmanship and masterful technique in spotting blacks … and then reprinted a "Soirit" splash page to illustrate the article that was clearly done by someone else (quite possibly Jack Cole, if my memory is still good after thirty-plus years, but definitely *not* Eisner…).

  5. Bhob says:

    My lengthy Cartier tribute is now up at Potrzebie: http://potrzebie.blogspot.comScroll down past "Origin of 'Fanboy'."Bhob