Source: Nick Cardy's website
Nick Cardy, the legendary penciler on the original Teen Titans and Aquaman series, passed away yesterday in a Florida hospital. He was 93 years old.
Born Nicholas Viscardi, he began his comic book career as an employee of Eisner and Iger Studios in 1939. His career was interrupted when he was drafted to fight in World War II. Cardy served as tank driver and received two Purple Hearts during his time in the US Army.
When he returned, Cardy began to work for DC National Comics, and had a storied run as the penciller of Aquaman, and was responsible for the design of characters such as Black Manta and Mera. He also worked on the first 43 issues of Teen Titans before becoming the primary cover artist for DC Comics during the early to mid 1970s.
The twilight of Cardy's career was spent working on commercial art outside of comics. Cardy worked on the movie posters for Street Fighter and Apocalypse Now under the name Nick Cardi.
Cardy was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005.
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