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“Hellblazer”/”Preacher” Artist Steve Dillon Has Died (1962-2016)

Steve Dillon - 2016 (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)
Steve Dillon – 2016 (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)

We were saddened to learn of the passing of artist Steve Dillon earlier in the day on Saturday. His brother announced it via social media and no cause of death was disclosed even though some others have mentioned that he was ill recently – he was 54 years of age and the cause was complications of a ruptured appendix. We loved Steve’s work on the original “Hellblazer” series and of course the iconic “Preacher” title – both of which he worked on with Garth Ennis for the DC Comics Vertigo imprint. They also worked on a “Punisher” series for Marvel Comics which I didn’t read myself but heard was a pretty violent title. I guess I need to look into that one now. Dillon was recently at the NY Comic Con mega-happening that took place at the Javits Center but we didn’t manage to see him.

We wish his family, friends and colleagues in the medium all the condolences in the world. Thanks Steve for some inspiring and amazing art, may you Rest In Peace.

Official Artist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Dillon

AMC and DC to give away 100,000 copies of Preacher #1

Comic - Preacher 1 - 2016

Thanks to the fine folks at DC Comics and AMC Network, fans can get a copy of “Preacher” #1 for absolutely free so be sure to ask your local comic book shop for one when you go to pick up your weekly haul on Wednesday. The series was a compelling read for the Vertigo Comics imprint of the company and was written by Garth Ennis with art by Steve Dillon and painted covers by Glen Fabry. It was definitely a title for a more mature audience and since its final issue back in 2000 the full series has been reprinted in several collected editions for you newer readers to add to your library. The title will get its own live television show this coming Sunday and star Dominic Cooper as the “Preacher” Jesse Custer along with Ruth Negga and Joe Gilgun as Tulip and Cassidy. The cover of this free title has been drawn to show the players for the television show.
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