A fond farewell to Nick Cardy, one of the truly great comics artists. Best-known for long runs on Aquaman and Teen Titans, he went on to become probably DC”s most prolific cover artist for much of the early 1970s. His eight issues of the underrated Bat Lash series rank among the most beautiful comics pages of all time. I have much to say on the subject, but for now deadlines dictate that Mr Cardy’s lovely work must speak for itself…

Nick Cardy cover art, Aquaman #37

Aquaman #37, February 1968

Nick Cardy cover art, Bat Lash #2

Bat Lash #2, Dec 1968-Jan 1969

Nick Cardy cover art, Girls Love

Girls’ Love Stories #145, August 1969

Nick Cardy cover art, Teen Titans #13

Teen Titans #13, Jan-Feb 1968

Nick Cardy cover art, Love 1970

Super DC Giant S-17, September-October 1970

Nick Cardy cover art, Witching Hour #2

The Witching Hour #2, May 1969

Nick Cardy cover art, Aquaman #56

Aquaman #56, April 1971

Nick Cardy cover art, Aquaman #49

Aquaman #49, February 1970

Nick Cardy cover art, Aquaman #42

Aquaman #42, December 1968

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