Sad news to report once again in the world of comics. Artist Michael Turner passed away last night in California at the age of 37 after a long struggle with cancer.
Turner is probably best known for being the co-creator of Witchblade with Brian Haberlin and Christina Z for Top Cow in 1995. He also created his own comic publishing company, Aspen Comics (Aspen MLT Inc.), in 2002. Hi creator-owned series' Fathom and Soulfire were also on his lists of accomplishments.
Over the course of his career, Turner contributed to many DC and Marvel comics titles. His Marvel work included variant covers for Civil War and Wolverine: Origins. Most prominently he drew all the covers for the DC's Identity Crisis and illustrated the return of Supergirl in her six-issue arc in Superman/Batman.
If you would like to make a charitable donation in his name, his requested charities were The American Cancer Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Sigh. The Buffy Tarot deck I told you about a few months ago and updated a few weeks later has been canceled. My good blogging buddy Geekboy was actually the first to break the news to me. I've been out of the loop the last few days because of a lack of internet at my house (don't ask). It's not even back yet and I've been blogging from my real job or other peoples houses when I can.
Anyway, Dark Horse has a message up on their site that reads:
Please Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dark Horse will not be producing the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Tarot Deck. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but no existing orders will be filled. We appreciate your support of this program, and again apologize to those who placed advance orders and to fans alike.I always hate the "circumstances beyond our control" answer. Just tell us what the circumstances were. Rights issues? Printing costs too high? What?! I'm not the only one disappointed by this as seen on the Whedonesque board.
More news as I get it, or rather when Geekboy fills me in. :)