Comic Book Fans Honor Bernie Wrightson by Posting His Finest Artwork

Wrightson amazed horror fans for decades with his extremely detailed ink illustrations of monsters and eerie locales

Comic book fans took to Twitter Sunday morning to pay tribute to Bernie Wrightson, the famed comic book artist and horror novel illustrator who created some of the most detailed horror images ever seen for stories like Stephen King’s “Cycle of the Werewolf” and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Wrightson died Sunday at the age of 68 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Wrightson was also known for his work on one of the darkest Batman stories ever created: “The Cult.” Written by Jim Starlin, the miniseries shows Batman being captured, tortured and brainwashed by Deacon Blackfire, a cult leader with an army of homeless followers. They twist Batman’s mind until he joins in their violent crusade against criminals and police alike, forcing the city to go under martial law. It is only after a rescue by Robin and a long, painful recovery that Batman can find the strength to return to his original mission and defeat Blackfire.

Wrightson’s fans, who affectionately referred to him by his nickname “Berni,” posted their favorite works by the late artist on Twitter. Check out some of the best below.


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