Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike Wieringo RIP

When I was getting back into comics in the early 2000s, Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's amazing run on the Fantastic Four was a primary reason why I started picking up the funnies again. I read this morning on Mike passed away this weekend at the age of 44. Not your typical geek, he was a vegetarian and in great health according to the Newsarama post about it.

Wieringo's art style was just on the cartoony side of realistic, and he drew a sexy Sue Storm. More importantly, he clicked amazingly well with Mark Waid on their FF run. It's rare when an artist and writer click as well as they obviously did (Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale come to mind as another team that clicks), and it's sad to know that a reunion will never take place.

Thanks Mike, for making a True Believer out of me again.

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