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Marvel comics artist Joe Sinnott passes away at 93 (news).

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More

Marvel comics artist Joe Sinnott has sadly passed away at the grand old age of 93.

Working primarily as an inker, Sinnott worked on Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981 (and briefly in the late 1980s), initially over the pencils of Jack Kirby. During his 60 years as a Marvel freelancer and then salaried artist working from home, Sinnott inked virtually every major title, with notable runs on The Avengers, The Defenders and Thor.

Stan Lee described Joe as his most in-demand inker, saying “Pencilers used to hurl all sorts of dire threats at me if I didn’t make certain that Joe, and only Joe, inked their pages. I knew I couldn’t satisfy everyone and I had to save the very most important strips for him . To most pencilers, having Joe Sinnott ink their artwork was tantamount to grabbing the brass ring.”

His family have sent this message to his fans,

It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the knowledge that his family, friends, and fans adored him. He enjoyed life and was drawing up until the end. He always loved hearing from all of you and having your comments read to him. Each and every one of you were special to him.
The Sinnott family requests their privacy and understanding during this difficult time. Please send condolences to:
The Sinnott Family
27 Spaulding Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477
Thank you again for being such loyal and dedicated fans and friends to Joe. He considered all fans friends, and seeing you at cons and reading your messages was what kept him young at heart.
RIP Joe Sinnott
October 16th, 1926 – June 25th, 2020

Joe’s art appeared on two US Postal Service commemorative stamps in 2007, and he continued to ink The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday comic strip until his retirement in 2019.

Marvel comics artist Joe Sinnott passes away at 93 (news).

Marvel comics artist Joe Sinnott passes away at 93 (news).

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