Murphy Anderson, legendary comic book artist from Greensboro, dies at 89

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Murphy Anderson’s art was featured on the cover of the first issue of Ms. Magazine with the headline “Wonder Woman for president” in 1972. (Images via The Greensboro News & Record)

SOMERSET, N.J. — Long before he was a DC Comics artist, Murphy Anderson was jumping a winding creek on his walk to Greensboro Senior High (now Grimsley) and “always drawing something,” said his brother, K.C. Anderson of Greensboro.

Murphy Anderson, whom DC Comics called “a giant in the comics industry,” died Oct. 22 in a New Jersey hospital. He was 89.

Anderson inked the likes of Batman, Superman, Buck Rogers, Zatanna and Adam Strange. His powerful Wonder Woman strode across the cover of the first issue of Ms. Magazine in 1972.

At DC, Anderson “would pencil or ink nearly every major series the company published, including Superman, Hawkman and The Brave and the Bold, which introduced the Justice League of America,” according to his New York Times obituary.

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