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March 30, 2010

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Mike Rhode

Nice one.

Craig Fischer

Thanks for the visual treats, CH. There's beautiful figure drawing there, and high camp too: how about that phallic NATURE BOY cover?

Last summer, I met Giordano for my first and only time. When I found out that he was going to attend Heroes Con 2009, I wrote him an e-mail, asking if I could interview him as part of the Steve Ditko panel Ben Towle and I were organizing. His reply was gracious: he'd love to participate, but he was worried that his near-deafness would make an interview impossible. We e-discussed some ways to solve the problem--we could transcribe my questions in advance, etc--but eventually decided to just wing it.

The event went great. Roy Thomas was also on the panel, and together we spoke loud and guided Dick through any hearing difficulties. Dick reminisced about playing ping-pong with Ditko, about the mechanical lettering in so many Charlton titles (which was apparently done with something like a giant typewriter--the letterer rolled the original art into the machine and typed letters directly onto the art!), and about how Ditko got him his job as a DC editor.

Afterward, I gave Dick a small present (some locally-made jams and snacks), and then a family member rolled him off in a wheelchair. And he was gone.

Here's a photo from the panel:

http://www.box.net/shared/j0m8935u1e#/shared/j0m8935u1e/1/29030652/301454256/1 [.]

Jim Kingman

This is the first time I've seen the Young Romance cover by Giordano. It's beautiful.

Charles Hatfield

Thanks for visiting, Jim. Hope you like the Who's Who post as well...

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