The Eisner-winning and industry beloved comics journalist Tom Spurgeon died Wednesday at the age of 50. Spurgeon was co-founder of The Comics Reporter and worked as the Executive Director of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus since 2015. Spurgeon and The Comics Reporter won the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism in 2010, 2012, and 2013.
He co-authored the Stan Lee biography Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book as well as the historical book We Told You So: Comics As Art and the John Romita Sr. tribute, The Romita Legacy.
Spurgeon was adored by nearly everyone across the comics industry for his love of the medium and dedication to comics. Here’s a small sampling of tweets honoring him.