Lightle was amazing on LOSH and Doom Patrol. Always loved seeing him on covers or popping up unexpectedly. A very smooth and fine line with lots of personality or style for characters he drew. Sad he wasn't a bigger high profile artist. Reminds me of John Buscema in his ability to showing off the body in various sexy or powerful ways and posture. His people all looked great!
Last Edit: Jan 8, 2021 17:21:01 GMT -5 by brutalis
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!
That's so sad. I've really enjoyed his work. His Legion was great. I re-read his Doom Patrol recently. He also provided covers and frontispieces for Classic X-Men for a while. He also was a guest artist for one issue of X-Factor (#32) that's one of my favorite issues of the series art-wise.
Oh my God. I never realized he and I were the SAME age.
I got that RED SONJA when it came out. It was the ONLY version of RED SONJA I liked after Frank Thorne abruptly left the series in mid-story. (And here I had JUST re-read the first 2 RS appearances in CONAN a couple days ago.)
Lightle was one of my very favorite LEGION artists. The book suffered when he left to do the DOOM PATROL revival, and madenningly, Lightle once said he realized he'd made a mistake almost as soon as he did that, as very soon into the new project, he realized he didn't like it.
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This virus is terrible and no one knows how to treat it. It's all guess work.
I saw a projection that the number of deaths in the U.S. may peak in February at about 5,500 per day. It sounds like a lot of hospitals are overburdened by the number of cases, so there's rationing of resources. It's really important to be careful. Lots of folks will be vaccinated in a few months if they just make it through.
The article notes that Lightle and Paul Levitz co-created Quislet (the character in my avatar) and Tellus, the first two non-humanoid Legionnaires. I agree with Lightle's quote that it was a very cool development for the Legion. I guess it depends on how you define Wildfire, who a humanoid being, turned non-humanoid, but housed in a humanoid-shaped costume.
His run on the Legion, in particular the membership drive issue, was one of the highlights of any volume. He really captured that youthful optimism in a bright future that's at the core of the book. I had always hoped we'd see more of Lightle's work in the Legion, other than the odd guest spot. Thoughts with his family, friends and colleagues.
Post by adamwarlock2099 on Jan 13, 2021 11:08:29 GMT -5
I think this was the first of seeing his art. Issues #108 and 109 had a Jim Starlin Thanos story in it. 109 was the start of Typhoid's Kiss. I had liked a Typhoid Mary story I had read earlier in Spiderman so I bought through to 116, the end of the storyline. 108 was the first one I saw, but 112 really sealed my appreciation for Lightle's wonderful art. (Good story too.)
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