19 Facts About Nick Cardy


Nicholas Viscardi, known professionally as Nick Cardy and Nick Cardi, was an American comics artist best known for his DC Comics work on Aquaman, the Teen Titans and other major characters.


Nick Cardy was born Nicholas Viscardi on October 20,1920, in New York City.


Nick Cardy wrote and drew the four-page backup feature "Lady Luck" in Will Eisner's 16-page, newspaper Sunday-supplement comic book colloquially called "The Spirit Section", from the May 18,1941 strip through February 22,1942.


Nick Cardy had one room where he worked, and the other room took up all the rest of the paraphernalia.


Nick Cardy did World War II military service from 1943 to 1945, earning two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered as a tank driver in the armored cavalry.


Nick Cardy began his Army career with the 66th Infantry Division, during which time he won a competition to design its patch, creating its snarling black panther logo.


Later, between the end of the war and his discharge, Nick Cardy said he worked for the Army's Information and Education office in France.


Nick Cardy documented his time in the military in a series of intricate sketches and watercolors.


Back in civilian life, Nick Cardy begin doing advertising art as well as covers for crossword puzzle magazines and other periodicals.


From 1952 to 1953, Nick Cardy assisted Warren Tufts on Tufts' comic strip Casey Ruggles.


In 1950, Nick Cardy began his decades-long association with DC Comics, starting with the comic book Gang Busters, based on the dramatic radio show.


Nick Cardy began developing his breakout reputation with Tomahawk, his most prominent series at the time, which starred a white American colonist fighting the British undercover as an Iroquois Indian during the American Revolutionary War.


Neal Adams was called upon to rewrite and redraw a Nick Cardy-drawn Teen Titans story which had been written by Len Wein and Marv Wolfman.


Nick Cardy became the primary DC cover artist from the early to mid-1970s.


Nick Cardy left the comics industry in the mid-1970s for the more lucrative field of commercial art.


In 1996, Nick Cardy was one of the many creators who contributed to the Superman: The Wedding Album one-shot wherein the title character married Lois Lane.


Nick Cardy died of congestive heart failure in Florida on November 3,2013.


On July 15,2005, Nick Cardy was one of four professionals inducted that year into the comics industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.


Nick Cardy designed the patch for the 66th Infantry Division after winning a competition.