Friday, March 28, 2014
Never to be forgotten:
Lorenzo Semple Jr. 1923-2014
Lucius Shepard 1947-2014
David Trampier 1954-2014
The eldest of the recently dead, Lorenzo Semple Jr., created the TV show Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Some people may think his movies Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View are more fitting ways to remember the man's talent, but he readily admitted that if people remembered him at all, it was for the silly TV show that introduced baby boomer kids to the plot hanger device their grand parents and parents knew all too well from the serials like The Perils of Pauline and Flash Gordon.
The youngest of the dead is David Trampier, best known for his work in Dungeons & Dragons manuals, including this literally iconic cover of a thief stealing the eye of an icon of a god.
Best wishes to the family and friends of Lorenzo Semple Jr., Lucius Shepard and David Trampier, from a fan.
May they never be forgotten.