Dick Ayers is one of those artists who seemed to be around forever. It seemed no matter when you looked he was somewhere kicking out artwork. He is remembered as the creator of the original western Ghost Rider. Most famously he was the go-to embelisher for much of the early Lee-Kirby stuff which launched the Marvel Age. Later he became recognized for his own pencil work on the war comics mostly at Marvel such as Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos, Captain Savage and the Leatherneck Raiders, but sometimes elsewhere such as a short stint on Captain Marvel when he and Don Heck switched jobs. After Marvel, Ayers went to DC to draw westerns like Scalphunter and war and other things, and during the 90's he was a respected venerable master working for Indy companies most notably runs of Femforce and the short-lived and utterly wacky Dr. Wonder. He produced comics right up until his passing, to his final day a comic book artist.