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Curt Swan, A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno Published by Vanguard Productions!

Curt Swan, A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno Published by Vanguard Productions!

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Curt Swan was born on February 17, 1920 (NOTE: I mistakenly said 1910). To honor his birthday this year I want to share some of their thoughts on working with Curt Swan, as recorded in Eddy Zeno’s book, CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS. The comic pros mentioned here are Mort Walker, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, Julius Schwartz, Sheldon Moldoff, Elliot S! Maggin (no typo), Len Wein, Mark Waid and Joe Kubert.

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(L - R:) The original art to the cover of SUPERMAN 411, autographed by the DC staff as a birthday gift for Julius Schwartz and the printed version of the cover!

(L – R:) The original art to the cover of SUPERMAN 411, autographed by the DC staff as a birthday gift for Julius Schwartz and the printed version of the cover!

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DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz celebrated his 70th birthday in 1985. For a birthday surprise, writer Elliot S! Maggin proposed a surprise birthday issue of SUPERMAN, starring Julius Schwartz, to DC executive Paul Levitz. Maggin and artist Curt Swan created the story in advance so that it could be inserted into the production schedule in place of the middle issue of a Lex Luthor trilogy Schwartz was working on. That story would appear in the next issue, 412. The staff was able to pull off the surprise, with a few close calls. The issue appeared on June 13, 1985, with the cover date of September 1985. The story, THE LAST EARTH PRIME STORY, was written by Elliot S! Maggin, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Murphy Anderson, lettered by John Costanza and colored by Gene D’Angelo, with the tag: aided and abetted by Dick Giordano, Paul Levitz, Bob Rozakis.

Julius Schwartz described the story in his autobiography MAN OF TWO WORLDS: MY LIFE IN SCIENCE FICTION AND COMICS, written with Brian M. Thomsen and published by Harper Entertainment in 2000. The book may not be in print any more, so check your local library, used book store or internet vendor.

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DC Comics Presents Batman #1, September 2004, the first of 8 Julius Schwartz tribute comic book published by DC Comics!

DC Comics Presents Batman #1, September 2004, the first of 8 Julius Schwartz tribute comic book published by DC Comics!

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After Julius Schwartz passed away in 2004, DC Comics did eight tribute issues recreating iconic issues of titles he edited during his long career. Current artists re-create those covers, with the original covers being reproduced inside. The stories were done by creative teams who either worked with Julie or were inspired by him.
Thanks to Steve Saaf for his appreciative e-mail about mentioning his father Art Saaf, back in Episode 38 about Supergirl. To see samples of Art Saaf’s art, go to http://artsaaf.com.

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Superman and all related characters are copyright DC Comics.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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