Rest in Peace Nick Cardy (1920-2013)
I am so saddened to learn of the passing of the outrageously talented Nick Cardy. Not only was he a wonderful person with a fantastic sense of humor (I had the good fortune to meet him and talk with him a few times at conventions over the years), he was an enormously talented artist. His romance covers are some of the strongest in my mind, and I'm sure many of you can agree. The women Cardy portrayed on the covers of so many romance issues (affectionately known by fans as "Cardy Babes") managed to be both beautiful and relatable. Cardy's covers remain some of the most beloved and iconic of the entire comics medium.
Coincidentally, I was prepping a post this weekend on the story, "Second Choice" from Heart Throbs #121 (August/September 1969). This particular issue is one of my new acquisitions, and one of the issues that I had been hunting for quite a while due to the gorgeous and intriguing Cardy cover. I look forward to sharing it with you later in the week. But for now, all I can say is thank you, Mr. Cardy. You will be missed.