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    Nick Cardy - 'Nicholas Viscardy'
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Bio:
Nicholas Viscardi worked in the Iger/Eisner studio doing Fight Comics, Jungle Comics, Kaanga Comics for Fiction House. For Will Eisner, Viscardi drew the Lady Luck strip in the Spirit newspaper sections. Many Lady Luck stories by Chuck Mazoujian and Viscardi were credited to Ford Davis, a fictional name. In her article in the Lady Luck volume 2 reprint book, Cat Yronwode noted that somewhere in his stories Viscardi would have a subtle NV. Nick Viscardi was the first artist to draw Senorita Rio, in Fight Comics 19. Viscardi left comics to serve in World War II as a tank driver and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts.

In the 1950's, as Nick Cardy, he drew the Tarzan comic strip and later worked for DC National Comics drawing 2 short lived series, The Legends of Daniel Boone and the jungle adventure, Congo Bill and stories for varied titles including House of Mystery and Gang Busters. For Standard Comics, he drew many horror and romance comics.

Following those series, Cardy enjoyed a long tenure drawing 40+ issues of Aquaman, where he designed Mera and Ocean Master. With Carmine Infantino becoming publisher of DC Comics, Cardy gained more creative freedom which was most evident on the Aquaman covers.

Cardy also handled most of the artwork (drawing and/or inking) for the first 42 issues of the Teen Titans among other comics stories. As the Teen Titans grew into adulthood, Cardy designed Wonder Girl's new look. On the cover of Teen Titans 23, Wonder Girl's sandals and pigtail were replaced by beads, boots and a new hairdo. Back off, tigers!!

Along with the Teen Titans, Cardy found time to draw the short lived western series, Bat Lash. Even today, the combination of great stories, beautiful women and cartoonish villains makes Bat Lash a cult favorite. Cardy wrote as well as drew Bat Lash 2.

After the Teen Titans, Cardy worked on Marvel Comics' Crazy Magazine and was the primary cover artist for DC from the early to mid 1970's. Cardy drew many, many covers including Superman, Action Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Batman, Flash, Ghosts, Witching Hour, Secret Origins, Jimmy Olsen, World's Finest and the various 100 Page Giant comics. During the late 1960's, Nick helped childhood friend, Al Plastino on the Batman syndicated strip.

After finally leaving comics, Cardy moved on to illustrating advertising art and movie posters. Cardy worked on posters for "Apocalypse Now", "Movie, Movie", "California Suite", "The Street Fighter", "The Night They Robbed Big Bertha's", and "Casey's Shadow".

Throughout his comics career, Cardy always handled the penciling and inking of the artwork. This is unique, occasionally during the 1950's and even more in the 1960's, artwork was usually divided between an artist who started the art in pencil and another artist who completed the art in ink. Although his drawing style changed over the years, Cardy consistently delivered artwork featuring great composition, rendering and story telling. Cardy's renditions of gorgeous female characters became one aspect of his still singular drawing style.

Cardy was skilled at drawing western, jungle, crime and super-hero adventures as drawing romance, science fiction, humor and horror. Had Cardy been drawing Superman or Batman on a regular basis, he would be widely considered one of the greatest comic artists. In any case, Congo Bill, Aquaman and Teen Titans are some of the most sought after comics series. Although Nick Cardy was not as well known as some of his contemporaries, his artwork is respected and admired by those contemporaries. Cardy's cult following includes many of today's comic writers and artists. Find those Cardy comics and join the club!

Date of Birth: October 20th, 1920
Birthplace:
Date of death: November 3rd, 2013

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Nick Cardy - 'Nicholas Viscardy' is a favorite creator of 9 users


Awards:
  • 2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Voter's choice)




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Penciller:
Action Comics (1938)
Adventures Into Darkness (1952)
The Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
All-Star Western (1970)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
Aquaman (1962)
Aquaman Archives (2003)
The Art of Nick Cardy (1999)
Back Issue (2003)
Bat Lash (1968)
Batman In The Seventies (2000)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Best Romance (1952)
Black Canary Archives (2001)
Blackhawk (1957)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Christmas With the Super-Heroes (1988)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents 100 Sexiest Women in Comics (2011)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
Congo Bill (1954)
Crime Files (1952)
Daring Adventures (1963)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Super Stars (1976)
A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
Detective Comics (1937)
Explorer Joe (1951)
Fight Comics (1940)
Golden Age Greats (1994)
Haunted Horror (2012)
Heart Throbs (1957)
Heroes Convention (1981)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Secrets (1956)
Images of A Distant Soil (1997)
Jumbo Comics (1938)
Knockout Adventures (1953)
The Legends of Daniel Boone (1955)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Lost Worlds (1952)
Monstrosis (2011)
My Greatest Adventure (1955)
My Real Love (1952)
National Comics (1940)
National Lampoon Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1979)
The Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory (1997)
Out of the Shadows (1952)
Planet Comics (1940)
Planet Comics (1984)
Plop! (1973)
Seduction of the Innocent (1985)
Seduction of the Innocent 3-D (1985)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase Presents: Bat Lash (2009)
Silver Age Secret Files (2000)
Silver Age Teen Titans Archives (2003)
Streetwise (2000)
Superman (1939)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman Sonderband (1997)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman: The Wedding & Beyond (1998)
Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)
Tales of the Unexpected (1956)
Teen Titans (1966)
Teen Titans Lost Annual (2008)
Tellos (1999)
This Is WAR (1952)
The Titans (1999)
True Love (1986)
Weird Mystery Tales Annual (1975)
Weird Western Tales (1972)
Who Is Next? (1953)
The Wicked West (2004)
Wings Comics (1940)
The Witching Hour (1969)
World's Finest Comics (1941)

Inker:
Action Comics (1938)
Adventures Into Darkness (1952)
All-Star Western (1970)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
Aquaman (1962)
Aquaman Archives (2003)
The Art of Nick Cardy (1999)
Bat Lash (1968)
Batman In The Seventies (2000)
Best Romance (1952)
Black Canary Archives (2001)
Blackhawk (1957)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Christmas With the Super-Heroes (1988)
Congo Bill (1954)
Crime Files (1952)
Daring Adventures (1963)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Super Stars (1976)
A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams (2009)
Detective Comics (1937)
Explorer Joe (1951)
Fight Comics (1940)
Ghosts (1971)
Golden Age Greats (1994)
Haunted Horror (2012)
Heart Throbs (1957)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Secrets (1956)
Jumbo Comics (1938)
Knockout Adventures (1953)
The Legends of Daniel Boone (1955)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Lost Worlds (1952)
My Greatest Adventure (1955)
My Real Love (1952)
National Comics (1940)
National Lampoon Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1979)
Out of the Shadows (1952)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
Planet Comics (1940)
Planet Comics (1984)
Plop! (1973)
Seduction of the Innocent (1985)
Seduction of the Innocent 3-D (1985)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase Presents: Bat Lash (2009)
Silver Age Secret Files (2000)
Silver Age Teen Titans Archives (2003)
Superman (1939)
Superman Sonderband (1997)
Superman: The Wedding & Beyond (1998)
Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)
Tales of the Unexpected (1956)
Teen Titans (1966)
Tellos (1999)
This Is WAR (1952)
True Love (1986)
Weird Mystery Tales Annual (1975)
Weird Western Tales (1972)
Who Is Next? (1953)
The Witching Hour (1969)
World's Finest Comics (1941)

Colorist:
The Art of Nick Cardy (1999)

Letterer:

Cover Artist:
Action Comics (1938)
Alter Ego (1999)
Aquaman (1962)
The Art of Nick Cardy (1999)
Back Issue (2003)
Bat Lash (1968)
Bat Lash (2008)
Batman (1940)
The Batman Family (1975)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Challengers of the Unknown (1958)
Comic Book Artist (1998)
Congo Bill (1954)
Crazy Magazine (1973)
Crime Files (1952)
The Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love (1971)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Comics Presents: Superman (2004)
DC Special (1968)
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980)
DC Super Stars (1976)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Flash (1959)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972)
From Beyond the Unknown (1969)
Gang World (1952)
Ghosts (1971)
Giant Batman Album (1962)
Heart Throbs (1957)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Secrets (1956)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice League of America (1977)
The Legends of Daniel Boone (1955)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1973)
The Legion Outpost (1972)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Lost Worlds (1952)
Marvel Movie Premiere (1975)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
Planet Comics (1940)
Rip Hunter...Time Master (1961)
Roter Blitz (1976)
Secret Origins (1973)
Secret Six (1968)
Secrets of Sinister House (1972)
Shazam! (1973)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase Presents: Aquaman (2007)
Showcase Presents: Bat Lash (2009)
Showcase Presents: Ghosts (2011)
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (2005)
Showcase Presents: Rip Hunter...Time Master (2012)
Showcase Presents: Secrets of Sinister House (2010)
Showcase Presents: Teen Titans (2006)
Showcase Presents: The House Of Mystery (2006)
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour (2011)
Silver Age Teen Titans Archives (2003)
Silver Age: Teen Titans (2000)
Silver Comics (2004)
The Spectre (1967)
The Spirit (2007)
Strange Adventures (1950)
Strange Sports Stories (1973)
Super Adventure Comic (1960)
Super DC Giant (1970)
Superboy (1949)
Superman (1939)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Superman/Batman: Saga of the Super Sons (2007)
Tales of the Unexpected (1956)
Teen Titans (1966)
Teen Titans Annual No. 1, 1967 Issue (1999)
Teen Titans Lost Annual (2008)
Tellos: Sons & Moons (2002)
Tomahawk (1950)
The Unexpected (1968)
The Unseen (1952)
Wanted, the World's Most Dangerous Villains (1972)
Weird Mystery Tales (1972)
Weird Mystery Tales Annual (1975)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Weird Western Tales (1972)
Weird Worlds (1972)
The Witching Hour (1969)
Wonder Comic Monthly (1965)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
World's Finest Comics Monthly (1965)
Young Romance (1963)



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