RIP Al Rio

Posted by David On February 4, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

As reported on CBR and Bleeding Cool, artist Al Rio passed away on January 31st.

I’m a big fan of Mr Rio’s artwork, from his run on Gen13, to his work on Shi, and Voodoo. He also worked on other ‘Bad Girl’ characters like Lady Death and Purgatory, as well as the Grimm Fairy Tales (but I didnt collect those).

He was a natural choice to replace J Scott Campbell, with a great style that complemented Campbell’s work and then expanded on it. Of course he will be remembered most for his ‘Good Girl’ style, and I never understood why DC didnt put him on Supergirl. Mr Rio leaves behind his wife and children and our well wishes go out to them.

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