Well, we just lost the mighty Murphy Anderson as well. It's like Stan once said: 'If you wanna interview the guys who started it all, you'd better be quick!' and that's sadly true.
Nobody here needs me to tell 'em how great Murphy Anderson was, how his inks had a pristine sheen unequalled by anyone in the business, or how his and Curt Swan's Superman is the gold standard all other creative teams are judged by:
But I will anyway. How great was Murphy Anderson? He was so great that, when I was a little kid, I had no idea who he and Curt Swan were. What I did know was that, in some issues, Superman looked better than he did in others. I was the same with Nick Cardy and lots of people were the same with Carl Barks. Suddenly, our characters looked much more interesting visually, and that's not a conscious thought, but as a little kid you're responding to something that just grabs you. That's a truly great artist.
Kaluta, natch, jumped at the chance to draw John Carter, only to be told: 'No, no. Murphy Anderson has wanted to do that since he was a kid.'
So here's Murphy and that gentleman from Virginia, with all the episodes they got to do ( along with a second issue insert from Gray Morrow, but I can't see anyone minding that too much )