Comic artist José Delbo, who was well known for his long run on Wonder Woman and his work in The Transformers, died on Monday, February 5, 2024. He was 90 years old.

Delbo was born on December 9, 1933, in Argentina. He became a comic artist when he was just 16 years old, with art in the Western comic, Pancho Negro. He moved to Brazil in 1963, then came to the US two years later where he started working at Charlton on their Western titles like Billy the Kid.

In ’67, Delbo began working on Dell’s comic adaptation of the TV series, The Big Valley. That led to drawing more of Dell’s TV adaptations, including Hogan’s Heroes, The Monkees, The Mod Squad, The Brady Bunch, and The Young Rebels, among others.

Delbo started working with DC in the early ‘70s on Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen. In ’75 he took over as the regular artist on Wonder Woman, remaining with the title through the early ‘80s. During that time, he had a short stint as the regular artist on World’s Finest Comics, and he worked on Superman Family and Batman Family.

Moving to Marvel in the mid-1980s, Delbo worked primarily on their licensed comics. He drew the Thundercats series, then had a popular run on Transformers. In 1990, he and Simon Furman co-created Brute Force with plans for a possible toyline that didn’t pan out. He also worked on Captain Planet and NFL SuperPro during that time.

Delbo taught at The Kubert School from the ‘90s through 2005, then he continued teaching comic classes after moving to Florida. More recently, he was one of the first comic artists to draw comic art for NFTs.