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Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Bob Lubbers’s birthday

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Bob Lubbers (born 10 January 1922, USA) is an artist whose career began at age 18, when he and Stan Drake (both at the Art Students League in New York City) decided to shop some of their school projects to Centaur.

He published stories at Centaur and Fiction House before and during World War II. He was art director at Fiction House from 1945 to 1950, where most of his stories appeared during that period. He also published at Lev Gleason, St. John, DC Comics, and others.

Lubbers drew a lot of ‘Firehair’ and ‘Captain Wings’ stories, and worked on many more features.

In 1950, he became the artist on the ‘Tarzan’ newspaper strip and left comic books. He drew ‘Tarzan’ for four years then worked in Al Capp’s studio, including on the ‘Long Sam’ strip. He drew ‘The Saint’ starting in 1959.

From 1960 to 1967 he drew ‘Secret Agent X-9’ using the pen-name Bob Lewis (an inker named Bob Lewis worked at DC Comics in the 1980s, but that was not Lubbers). In the 1970s he worked for Capp again, this time on ‘Li’l Abner’.

He published a handful of comic-book stories at Marvel in 1978, mostly in “The Human Fly”. He retired in 1989.

Lubbers received a Yellow Kid prize in Rome in 1998 and an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2002.

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