Miscellaneous Creators

BLOGROLL
September 11, 2019

WRITERS:

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Larry Lieber

Larry Lieber is the younger brother of Stanley Martin Lieber, better known to Marvel fans as Stan Lee. Larry was an artist and writer for early Marvel anthology titles as well as some of the popular superhero comics, including writing the scripts for the origin stories of Thor, And Man and Iron Man based on plot outlines given to him by his older brother. Lieber also penciled some Amazing Spider-Man annual issues. In the 70s, Leiber became editor of Marvel UK, which re-packaged Marvel Universe comic books for the British market. He also wrote the adventures of Captain Britain for Marvel UK. In the 80s and 90s, Lieber wrote and drew for the Amazing Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk newspaper strips. He finally retired from the Spider-Man strip in 2018.

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ARTISTS:

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George Roussos

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LETTERERS:

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Artie Simek

Art Simek was a well-known letterer in the comics industry. He designed logos and lettered some of Marvel Comics’ greatest issues such as the Fantastic Four #1 and Amazing Fantasy #15. Simek died on February 20, 1975 at the age of 59.

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John Duffy

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John D’Agostino

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COLORISTS:

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Stan Goldberg

Stan Goldberg was 16 year old when he joined Timely Comics, which would become Marvel Comics, in 1948. He was the color designer for all the classic Marvel heroes including the Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Spider-Man, and the X-Men. It was he who decided that in order to visually distinguish between the heroes and villains, he would color the heroes bright blues, reds, greens and yellows, and leave the olive-drab greens and burnt hombres for the villains. Because his first name was the same as his boss, Stan Lee, people usually referred to him as Stan G. Stan was born in the Bronx, NY in 1932 and died there on August 31, 2014.

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Andy Yanchus

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INKERS:

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Dick Ayers

“Darlin'” Dick Ayers was one of the first artist in the Marvel Comics’ Bullpen, specifically known for being the primary artist for the adventures of Marvel’s WW II comic, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos. But he is better known as the inker for much of Jack “the King” Kirby’s 1960’s Silver Age work, particularly many issues of The Fantastic Four. Ayers passed away on May 4, 2014.

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George Klein

George Klein was a inker for Timely Comics during the Golden Age of Comics in the early 40s. He did work for DC Comics as well. But probably his most important distinction, which went unacknowledged for a long time, was his inking contribution to the first two issues of The Fantastic Four comic book. He inked John Buscema’s Avengers and Gene Colan’s Daredevil pencils as well as some of Jack Kirby’s Thor work until passing away in 1969 at the age of 49.

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Paul Reinman

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Joe Sinnott

Joe Sinnott was born October 16, 1926 in Saugerties, N.Y. For 3 years Joe worked in a cement factory before entering the Cartoonists and Illustrators School in 1949 (now the School of Visual Arts) in N.Y.C. run by Tarzan artist Burne Hogarth. While there his first comic book work Trudi, a 5 page filler story in Mopsy #12 (Sept. 1950) was published  for St. John’s Publishing. He also worked for one of his instructors at the school Tom Gill (Lone Ranger artist). He  began working for Stan Lee at Timely (Marvel) in 1950, pencilling and inking crime,  horror, war, westerns, sci-fi and romance books. He also drew for Dell, Charleton, Treasure Chest, ACG, Archie and Classic Illustrated. In 1965 Joe began working regularly with Jack Kirby on the Fantastic Four. This is the book Joe is most well known for. He also worked on many other Marvel books such as Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, The Hulk, The Defenders, The Invaders, Rom, The Thing, Ms. Marvel and Nick Fury to name a few. Joe’s favorite character to draw is The Thing! He received the 1967 & 1968 Alley Award as comics best inker, an Inkpot Award at the 1995 San Diego Con, 2 Inkwell Awards in 2008 among numerous other awards. The Inkwells Hall Of Fame “Joe Sinnott Award” is named in his honor. In 2013 Joe was elected into the Will Eisner Comic Hall of Fame. Joe retired in 1992 from comic books to ink the Sunday Spider-man comic strip for King Features. He inked the strip for 27 years, until Spidey’s final appearance in March 2019.  Joe worked a total of 69 years for Marvel Comics.

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PRODUCTION:

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Sol Brodsky

Sol Brodsky was one of a handful of artists who did covers for Atlas Comics, which would become Marvel Comics. He left to launch Cracked magazine in the 50s but returned to Atlas, now Timely Comics, in the early 60s to do production work just before it became Marvel Comics and the Marvel Age was launched. A master craftsman, Brodsky designed logos, drew, inked, and finally became production manager in 1964. He left Marvel in 1970 to form a new company called Skywald, but returned to Marvel in the mid-70s where he would stay until his death in 1984.

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2 Comments

  • Reply V. L. Jones September 12, 2019 at 3:46 AM

    You actually posted something! Yay!

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