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Al Plastino (b. December 15, 1921 – d.November 25, 2013) was a comic book artist.

Professional History

Al Plastino's earliest comic work was as an assistant to Bill Everett, working on Sub-Mariner for Timely Comics. His first credited work was the cover of Novelty Press' Blue Bolt Comics #9 in 1943.

In 1948 Plastino showed samples of his work to editors at DC and began a 20-year stint on the Superman family of books. At first he was required to mimic Wayne Boring's style but as time went on he was allowed to draw like Al Plastino. He worked on Superman, Superboy, and Lois Lane. With Otto Binder he co-created Supergirl and The Legion of Super-Heroes.

Legion of Super-Heroes Plastino

The Legion as they first appear to Superboy. Pencils by Al Plastino

Plastino also drew the Superman newspaper strip in the late 60s and the Batman strip from 1966-1972. When DC ousted him from their books in 1968, Al Plastino also took over the Ferd'nand newspaper strip. He drew this strip until he retired in 1989. In 1983, Plastino drew the Sunday episodes of Nancy after Ernie Bushmiller died. He also drew a year's worth of Peanuts strips in the early 1980s to be used if Charles Schulz became ill. Plastino died on November 25, 2013, at the age of 91.[1]

Personal History

He was born on Long Island.

Work History

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