Yesterday, it was reported that Brazilian comic book creator Deodato Borges died, at the age of 80. He suffered a series of heart attacks, some time after being treated for cancer of the kidneys.
His son, Mike Deodato, tweeted,
O Flama morreu.
— Mike Deodato, Jr. (@mikedeodato) August 25, 2014
“The flame died”.
Broadcaster, journalist and radio dramatist, Borges was the creator of one of Brazil’s earliest super-heroes in, The Adventures Of Flame, A fantastically successful radio show that he turned into a comic book that he wrote and drew – a publication that was famed for selling out in the offices of the radio station after it was announced before they could even get them to news stands.
He also worked in the eighties with his son a local history of Paraíba, as well the sci-fi saga 3000 Years Later, reprinted in the USA a decade later at the height of his son’s American comics success as Fallout 3000, where he was credited as Mike Deodato Sr.
Intended to be a guest at the next Brazil Comic Con, Borges made a massive cultural impact in his own country, and a legacy from his son across the world.