Everett's Amazing Man

By | Sunday, December 13, 2009 Leave a Comment
20th Century Danny Boy has posted a letter from Grace Everett, which he found (but didn't buy) on eBay. Grace was, of course, the wife of Bill Everett, creator of the Sub-Mariner. In the letter, she notes the difficulty Bill was having coming up with a new character on demand to play off the success of this poorly drawn Superman character the kids will probably enjoy. I like how, even at this early stage of comicdom, creators were blatantly referring back to old European folk tales for inspiration, preceding Joseph Campbell's early work on mythology and storytelling by at least a decade. Fascinating stuff!

(h/t Robert Beerbohm)
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