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Comics Legend Al Williamson Passes

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Word spread throughout the comic community today of the passing of comic book legend Al Williamson at the age of 79.  His career spanned five decades and might be best known for his work on Star Wars comics during the 80’s, having been personally chosen George Lucas due to Williamson’s work on Flash Gordon.

In the 1950’s Williamson illustrated comics for Marvel’s predecessor Timely Comics for series such as Kid Colt and The Ringo Kid.  He also worked for EC on various horror, crime and sci-fi stories.

His last profile comic was in honor of the Sub-Mariner’s 70th anniversary and most recent work included Spider-Girl, Spider-Man 2099, Daredevil and Atomic Age which won him seven Harveys and three Eisners.