2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry
Hall of Fame Nominees
Writer/artist Carl Burgos created the Golden Age Human Torch for Timely/Marvel.
Writer Steve Gerber, best known for co-creating Howard the Duck, wrote such titles as The Defenders, Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, and Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel and was one of the founders of the Malibu Comics Ultraverse.
As a penciller/inker Dick Giordano worked for a variety of publishers, including Charlton, DC, Marvel, and Dell. He also served as editor-In-chief at Charlton and as executive editorial director of DC, where he was the guiding force behind Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, among other projects.
Artist and illustrator Michael Kaluta is best known for his work on The Shadow and Elaine Lee's Starstruck and for his cover art. Influenced by art nouveau and the 1930s pulps, he brought a unique look to comics.
One of the most prolific EC artists, Jack Kamen drew crime, horror, humor, suspense, and science fiction stories. He also drew all the comic book artwork for Stephen King and Georger Romero's 1982 horror anthology film Creepshow.
The Flemish woodcut artist, Frans Masereel, wrote "novels without words" and can be seen as a precursor to current graphic novelists. His works include De Stad (1925), Geschichte Ohne Worte and De Idee.
Cartoonist George McManus created the newspaper strip Bringing Up Father, starring Maggie and Jiggs. His "clean line" style has influenced a great number of artists, including Herge and Joost Swarte.
Artist Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Kane's first assistant on Batman, worked on the character off and on for 30 years. In 1940 he created both the Black Pirate and the Hawkman for DC. He was also one of DC's most prolific cover artists.
Artist Martin Nodell co-created the Green Lantern in 1940 with writer Bill Finger. He drew Green Lantern in various DC titles until leaving DC in 1947 to work for Timely Comics, where he drew Captain America, The Human Torch, and the Submariner, among others.
Golden/Silver Age Artis
Artist Bob Oksner started out on superhero titles at DC but found his element drawing teen and humor titles, including Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, The Adventures Of Bob Hope, Dobie Gillis, and Sgt. Bilko. He went on to draw such titles as Angel and the Ape, Stanley and His Monster, Lois Lane, and Shazam.
Golden Age Artist
As part of the Eisner-Iger Studio, artist Bob Powell drew stories for such titles as Wonderworld Comics, Mystery Men Comics, Hit Comics, and Smash Comics. His most famous series was "Sheena," for Fiction House's Jumbo Comics. Later on, he co-plotted the first Blackhawk story in Quality's Military Comics and wrote and drew Mr Mystic. After leaving Eisner he worked for Harvey Comics, Marvel, and a number of other companies.
Manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi is credited with starting the gekiga style of alternative comics in Japan, having coined the term in 1957. His works include A Drifting Life, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and The Push Man.
Golden/Silver Age DC editor
The Superman editor at DC Comics during the 1940s–1960s, Weisinger is also credited with co-creating Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Johnny Quick. It was under his tenure that many aspects of the Superman universe came into being, from Supergirl and Krypto to the Legion of Super-Heroes and the variety of types of kryptonite.