Friday, August 05, 2022

Today in Comics History, August 5: Happy birthday, Steve Mitchell!

Put your hands or hoofs together to give birthday appleause for Steve Mitchell, production manager, illustrator and comic book inker (Batman/Detective Comics, Static, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Green Lantern, more)!

from DC Comics cover-dated September 1978

And here's Steve in his first comic book appearance, as an author who can't see his true love even tho' she's right under his nose!

Oh, wait, I've been informed that this is not the Steve Mitchell. Well, I'm going to return all those romance novels now.

from "Written Proposal" in Love Letters #27 (Quality, January 1953), pencils by Chuck Cuidera (?)

But this is him! He got to go to the Muhammad Ali-beats-the-stuffing-out-of-Superman exhibition! Can you spot him amongst the comics polloi?

cover of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-56 (DC, March 1978), layout by Joe Kubert, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Neal Adams (?) and/or Cory Adams (?), logo design by John Workman
(Click top picture to GOAT-size)

Happy birthday, Steve! You enigma wrapped in a riddle, you.

from The Amazing World of DC Comics #1 (DC, July 1974)

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