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Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Bill Everett’s birthday

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Bill Everett (18 May 1917 – 27 February 1973, USA) was born in Cambridge, Mass., in 1917. He studied art in Boston, after which he held several commercial jobs before he was employed in the Lloyd Jacquet Comic Shop in 1939. He created the comics ‘Skyrocket Steele’, ‘Amazing man’ and ‘Dirk the Demon’ under his own name as well as under the pseudonyms William Blake and Everett Blake. He also cooperated with publications like Marvel Mystery Comics, Blue Bolt and Target Comics.

In 1939, he came up with his most important creation: ‘The Sub-Mariner’, which appeared in Marvel Mysetery Comics #1. The characters sometimes had cross-over stories with ‘The Human Torch’, which was created by Carl Burgos for the same title. In the years that followed Everett made other under-water heroes, such as ‘Hydroman’, ‘Namora’ and ‘The Fin’, as well as characters like ‘Music Master’ and ‘White Streak’. After his army service, he took up ‘Sub-Mariner’ again in 1947, as well as ‘Marvel Boy’, ‘Venus’, ‘Namora’ and ‘Namaor’.

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(Uncle Joe’s Funnies #1 was published by Centaur in 1938.)

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