Comic Book Legend, Darwyn Cooke (53) Passes Away from Battle with Cancer


Just days ago it had been announced that Darwyn Cooke, Comic Book Writer and Artist, was being treated for ‘Aggressive Cancer.’

Cooke’s wife, Marsha, announced in a post on his official blog, that he was undergoing “palliative care.”

This morning with great sadness, we confirm (via the Cooke blog page:

the reports that Darwyn Cooke has lost his battle with cancer and passed away early Saturday morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.

We regret to inform you that Darwyn lost his battle with cancer early this morning at 1:30 AM ET. We read all of your messages of support to him throughout the day yesterday. He was filled with your love and surrounded by friends and family at his home in Florida.

Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Hero Initiative.

Please continue to respect our privacy as we go through this very difficult time.

A longer statement will come later today.

“Then we shall not be weary. Then we shall prevail.” — John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier speech

Darwyn Cooke who is most known for the miniseries “DC: The New Frontier,” that was turned into the groundbreaking, almost exact replica of an animated movie. Cooke had been working in comics for as long as I can recall, with one of his major works I immediately followed of his was during his short but epic run on the revamped Catwoman with Ed Brubaker and Mike Allred. Cooke then went on to write and draw many fantastic stories and showcase even more of his inspirational classic artworks. DC Comics’ New Frontier was exactly what it is named after, it was Cooke’s grand vision of a new look and feel to the iconic DC Comics “Big Bang” origin tale.

Darwyn has been long known in the comic book community as a pioneer in the industry with his unmistakable uniquely dynamic, cartoon-like style. His cover work is unmatched by any and his storytelling was beyond spectacular.

Darwyn Cooke, will be greatly missed. R.I.P.


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