Rich Buckler was an American comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four in the mid-1970s and for creating the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales #25. Buckler’s first comics work was as a teenager with the four-page historical story “Freedom Fighters: Washington Attacks Trenton” in the King Features comic book Flash Gordon #10 (cover-dated Nov. 1967). At DC Comics, he drew the “Rose and the Thorn” backup stories in Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #117-121 (Dec. 1971 – April 1972).
Buckler also worked for Archie Comics in 1983 and 1984, when that publisher briefly revived its Red Circle Comics superhero line.
He is the author of two books: How to Become a Comic Book Artist and How to Draw Superheroes In 2015, he became an Inkwell Awards Ambassador.
He died on May 19, 2017 at age 68, from cancer.