June 12, 2020


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He was a comic book writer and editor often held in high regard by both readers and his colleagues. His work on the Batman family of books is particularly notable, forming the foundation on which many future writers would build their stories on and some of which would be adapted into other media. He was involved in the creation of numerous characters that would go on to appear on Saturday morning; including Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, the League of Assassins, Anthony Lupus, Professor Ojo, Lady Shiva, Green Lantern John Stewart, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Maxie Zeus and the “Matches Malone” identity for Batman for DC Comics, and Calypso, Lady Deathstrike, Hydro-Man and Madame Web for Marvel Comics. A caricature of him known as The Perfesser was featured in the original Batman Adventures comic series.

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