Comics giant Darwyn Cooke has begun receiving palliative care in response to the “aggressive” cancer from which he has been suffering. Aside from being a prolific artist with an immediately recognizable style, he also wrote some wonderful tales. He is best known for his work on the now classic DC: The New Frontier. He also did extensive work for various entries in DC’s animated universe. His wife Marsha had this to say:
“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Darwyn is now receiving palliative care following a bout with aggressive cancer. His brother Dennis and I, along with our families appreciate the outpouring of support we have received. We ask for privacy as we go through this very difficult time.”
We at Release The Kraken!!! wish him every comfort and we salute his body of work. I, personally, have always admired Mr. Cooke’s work. It always remains fresh yet keeps a clear eye on the past. His work is reverent without being stodgy. He has, and always will have, my respect. Please honor Marsha’s request to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.
This story was first reported by Michael Doran at NEWSarama.
He also sings for the Supra-70s band, RIFLE.