Rich Buckler, American comic book artist, Died at 68

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Rich Buckler was born on February 6, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan and died on May 19, 2017.

He was an American comic book artist and penciler.

He was best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four in the mid-1970s and for creating the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales #25.

He drew many major characters at Marvel and DC, often as a cover artist.

His first comics work was as a teenager with the four-page historical story “Freedom Fighters: Washington Attacks Trenton” in the King Features comic book Flash Gordon #10 (cover-dated Nov. 1967).

While working for DC Comics, he drew the “Rose and the Thorn” backup stories in Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane.

He had collaborated with writer Gerry Conway on a “Superman vs. Shazam!” story published in All-New Collectors’ Edition #C-58 (April 1978).

He died due to cancer.

Rich Buckler passed away at 68 years old.

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