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Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke dies at 53

Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his vibrantly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53.

Cooke's wife, Marsha Cooke, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Florida following a battle with lung cancer.

Cooke famously reimagined the Justice League members in 2004 with a signature retro style in "DC: The New Frontier."

His other work included gritty adaptations of Richard Stark's "Parker" novels, a modern interpretation of Catwoman and the "Solo" graphic novel series, which earned Cooke an Eisner Award, considered to be the Academy Awards of the comics world.

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