Very sad news to report that iconic comic artist Ramona Fradon has passed away at the age of 97, just almost a month since she announced her retirement in January of this year of a total of 74 years working and creating wonderful artworks.

She first started to work for DC on the comic series Shining Knight in 1950 and would soon go on to take over as the lead artist for Aquaman for 10 years and made him a star during her run with him. She and writer Robert Bernstein would create Aqualad and continue to establish the origin and mythos of Aquaman with Bernstein’s writing and Fradon’s artwork. Later she and Bob Haney, who co-created the Teen Titans and Doom Patrol, would go on to create Metamorpho, a superhero with the power to transmute his body to almost any elemental compounds and form them at will.

In the 1980 Fradon would go on to work on the comic strip series Brenda Starr, Reporter, the series is about the life and time of a glamorous adventurous reporter Brenda Starr. She worked on the comic series from 1980 to 1995 where she would retire from the comic strip.

Since then she would go on to work for other comic companies such as Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, Nemo Publishing, and Nickelodeon.

From all of us here we send our condolences to her family and loved ones.