A 10-year remembrance of the artist's legacy as "Spider-Man: Homecoming" launches in theaters

Jul 07, 2017 - EVANSTON, IL – Legacy.com, the world’s leading platform for online memorials, pays tribute this week to the memory of beloved Spider-Man artist Mike Wieringo, ten years after his untimely death at the age of 44.

Wieringo, an artist for both Marvel and DC Comics and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, was beloved in the comics industry for the exuberant, joyful sense of fun that he brought to drawing superhero comics in the 1990s and 2000s. His work paved the way to the upbeat style of 2017's new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" movie during an era when other artists' styles were trending to the dark and gritty.

Legacy.com's in-depth tribute by contributing writer Eric San Juan includes commentary from comics superstar Mark Waid, who was Wieringo's collaborator on fan-favorite series such as "The Flash" and "The Fantastic Four."

As part of Legacy's local-community initiative RichmondRemembers.com, the piece also includes fond memories from prominent members of the Richmond comics scene who knew Wieringo in his student days at VCU. For more information on Legacy's Richmond Remembers initiatives, contact Legacy’s Richmond team at richmond@legacy.com.

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