RIP comic book great Al Plastino

al plastino supergirl action 252

The comic book Golden Age was a simpler time and – as befits the name – a truly golden period of straightforward storytelling, plots and art.

Al Plastino, who passed away Nov. 25 at age 91, was responsible for some of the most golden Golden Age art, particularly in DC Comics and particularly with the Superman family of books and characters.

In 1959, in Action Comics 252, Plastino co-created with Otto Binder the character of Supergirl, Superman’s cousin who also survived the destruction of Krypton.

The debut of Kara, the Supergirl from Krypton, was on the charming cover above.

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