Superman Fan Podcast Episode #127: Happy Birthday, Win Mortimer!

(L to R:) Action Comics 101 Oct. 1946, Superman 51 March/April 1948 & Adventure Comics 373 October 1968!

(L to R:) Action Comics 101 Oct. 1946, Superman 51 March/April 1948 & Adventure Comics 373 October 1968!

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Win Mortimer was born on May 1, 1919 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He died on January 11, 1998. He was survived by his wife Eileen, three children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a prolific comic book artist who drew many stories and covers, mostly for DC Comics, throughout his adult life. While he is not very famous, Win Mortimer drew many Superman covers and stories, mostly in the 1940’s and 1950’s. This episode features three of them:

CRIME PARADISE, in ACTION COMICS 101, October 1946, published around August 15, 1946.

THE MAGNETIC MOBSTER, in SUPERMAN 51, March/April 1948, published around January 7, 1948. It was written by Alvin Schwartz and both pencilled and inked by Win Mortimer, who often inked his own work.

THE TORNADO TWINS, in ADVENTURE COMICS 373, October 1968, published around August 29, 1968. This story was written by Jim Shooter. It was reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVE vol. VIII.

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