We’ve just recently learnt via Comicbook.com the sad news that Captain Britain co-creator Herb Trimpe has passed away today.
Of course Herb was responsible for many more famous creations than Captain Britain, but here on this blog we choose to celebrate his work on the UK’s finest superhero.
Chris Claremont in a 2006 interview for the Captain Britain volume one trade paperback said of Herb:
“He’s one of the very best at what he does… he was one of the core talents on the Marvel art staff.”
Claremont added: “The work I did with him is but one of the smaller fractions of his career and in numbers probably mine as well. But among those few are stories that I am most proud of even today. ”
Fine words I’m sure you will agree for a great talent who will be missed, but lets finish on a high with some great Trimpe art.
Whether facing evil computers or deadly gang members…
Or showing Cap at ease with a pipe
or doing science…
Herb Trimpe defined Captain Britain for all of his fans. RIP Herb.
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