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Al Plastino
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Al Plastino in 2007
Born (1921-12-15)December 15, 1921
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died November 25, 2013(2013-11-25) (aged 91)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Notable work
Action Comics
Adventure Comics
Awards Inkpot Award 2008

Al Plastino (December 15, 1921 – November 25, 2013) was an American comic book artist. He was best known as one of the most important Superman artists of the 1950s, along with his DC Comics colleague Wayne Boring. Plastino also worked as a comics writer, editor, letterer and colorist.

He co-created the DC characters Supergirl and Braniac, as well as the teenage team the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Plastino lived for many years in Shirley, New York, on Long Island. At the time of his death on November 25, 2013, after suffering from prostate cancer, aged 91.

  • Cadigan, Glen. The Legion Companion (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2003)
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