Comic Book artist/writer Alan Kupperberg passed away yesterday after a battle with thymus cancer. He was 62. In a career that spanned 40 years Kupperberg worked for Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics as well as in animation. Throughout his career he worked as both artist and writer on a number of titles including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Invaders, Defenders, Thor, What If, Blue Devil, Firestorm, and many others.
In 1978, Kupperberg and writer Marv Wolfman took over the Howard the Duck weekly newspaper strip. Kupperberg also worked on the short-lived The Incredible Hulk strip and Little Orphan Annie. Kupperberg created the 1983 one-shot comic Obnoxio the Clown vs. The X-Men as s solo project, handling everything from writing and illustrating to lettering.
Kupperberg has done illustrations for National Lampoon, Cracked magazine, Spy, and McClannahan Books. He also worked on the 1994 animated feature film “Thumbelina” doing script development and character design. His brother Paul is also a longtime comic book writer.