R.I.P. Earl Norem (1924 – 2015)

It is with a heavy heart that we report that the legendary illustrator Earl Norem passed away at the age of 92 on June 19, 2015. Earl worked on many popular brands of the day, providing cover art for the likes of Marvel Comics, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, G.I. Joe and at the time of his passing working on a new Mars Attacks! line of trading cards.

Images courtesy of EarlNorem.com
Images courtesy of EarlNorem.com

Roboto - Earl Norem

Dragonslayer - Earl Norem

Earl Norem - Conan - Earl Norem.Com

Transformers - Earl Norem

Earl Norem - G.I. Joe

Mars Attacks Invasion - Gangster Squad - Topps - Earl Norem

Earl Norem - Masters of the Universe 2000 - Earl Norem.Com

A big thanks to Earl Norem.Com for most of the images you see above as well as to Branded in the 80s for breaking this sad news.


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