Wednesday, November 7, 2007

In Memoriam: Paul Norris

Aquaman co-creator Paul Norris has passed away at age 93. Norris, who had been hospitalized after a series of strokes, also wrote and drew the Brick Bradford comic strip for 35 years.
A native of Greenville, Ohio, Norris worked after college as an illustrator and cartoonist for the Dayton Daily News, but he moved to New York in 1940, where he got a job at Prize Publications, creating the comics ‘Power Nelson, Futureman’ and ‘Yank and Doodle’ before being hired by DC Comics. There, in 1941, he launched Aquaman with editor-writer Mort Weisinger.
Norris worked on several King Features comic strips, including Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X-9 and Jungle Jim. In 1952, he took over Brick Bradford, and wrote and drew the strip until it ended in 1987.

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