The 87 year old artist who did the art work for early Marvel & DC Comics like WonderWoman, Superman, Batman, etc is doing a 5 minute open edition on Nifty Gateway.

Jose Delbo is not new to NFTs. In fact, in September last year dropped his first 1/1 edition on Makersplace, ‘The Last Son of Krypton Fights for Humankind’, selling for 27 ETH, around $8.2k at the time.

Since then, there’s been more single and multiple editions sold across many platforms breaking records along the way.

 

José Delbo became a professional comics artist at the age of 16. His early work for the U.S. market included Billy the Kid for Charlton Comics.

A comics biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower drawn by Delbo was published by Dell in 1969 soon after the former President’s death.

His first work for DC Comics appeared in The Spectre #10 (May–June 1969).

Delbo became the artist on the Wonder Woman title with issue #222 (Feb.–March 1976) and drew the series until #286 (Dec. 1981).

Following the popularity of the Wonder Woman television series (initially set during World War II), Delbo and writer Martin Pasko transposed the comic book series to this era.

Delbo’s other work for DC includes the Batman Family, three stories for the “Whatever Happened to…?” backup feature in DC Comics Presents, the Jimmy Olsen feature in The Superman Family, and the Batgirl feature in Detective Comics.

His final major work for DC was a brief run on the Superman/Batman feature in World’s Finest Comics in 1985.

In 1986, Delbo began working for Marvel Comics where he drew ThunderCats, The Transformers, and NFL SuperPro. He co-created Brute Force with Simon Furman in 1990.

Delbo taught at The Kubert School from the 1990s until 2005. After moving to Florida, he taught at a “cartoon camp” program for school aged children in Boca Raton.

The Nifty Gateway Drop

The Nifty Gateway drop will feature,

  • Silent Auction –  Edition of 10
  • 3 Open Editions of ‘heroes playing poker’
  • 1 Open Edition of ‘death…always present
  • Auction – Edition of 1

Heroes Playing Poker – Inked Edition (Edition of 10 – Silent Auction)

Heroes Playing Poker – Classic Edition (5 Minute Open Edition – $750) – 1 collector will also be chosen at random to receive a signed 1/1 canvas print. Coloring by Blair Shedd.

Heroes Playing Poker – Modern Edition (5 Minute Open Edition – $750) – 1 collector will also be chosen at random to receive a signed 1/1 canvas print. Coloring by Ross Campbell.

Heroes Playing Poker – Painterly Edition (5 Minute Open Edition – $750) – 1 collector will also be chosen at random to receive a signed 1/1 canvas print. Coloring by Sarah Perryman

The drop will take place on Nifty Gateway at Friday Feb 5th, 7pm EST

Jose Delbo has a multi-decade long career and has worked on MANY comics and art projects according to wikipedia.

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