Comic book artist Lee Modder, who co-created the Courtney Whitmore version of Stargirl with Geoff Johns in 1999, has died, according to a statement from ComicBook.com and his colleagues. The Web site cited a family friend, who indicated that Moder died quietly at home on or before January 15. No cause of death was given. Moder was 53.
A TV series based on the Stargirl character ran for three seasons on The CW, ending last December. DC’s Stargirl Follow Courtney and her stepfather Pat Duggan (Luke Wilson) as he leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s first superhero team, the Justice Society of America. Johns served as showrunner and executive produced the series with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
Moder has worked in the comics industry for nearly three decades. At that time he drew the title An army of super-heroes And wonder woman At DC he also provides art for the subject Highlander And Red Sonja Works for Dynamite and Marvel The X FactorCrossGen’s Sion, and BOOM! Studio collection zombie story.
“The industry has lost a great talent with the passing of Lee Modder,” Johns told ComicBook.com. “He was the first artist I collaborated with on my first comic book, stars and stripes, Which introduces Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. Lee co-created Courtney and her world with me, reimagining the old 1940’s Pat Duggan stripyness in Stripe, while also embodying warmth, energy, beauty and comedy in all of her art. We had so much fun. I will miss Lee very much.”