GIBSON, WALTER
 Source (some data)
  Additions & corrections: Anthony Tollin May 2006 & Will Murray June 2006
 Name and vital stats
  GIBSON, WAYNE [1897-1985] (writer; artist; publisher)
 Pen names
  In comics and pulps: MAXWELL GRANT
  In other media: ANDY ADAMS; C.B. CROWE; DOUGLAS BROWN
  In other media: FELIX FAIRFAX; JOHN ABBINGTON
  In other media: GAUTIER LE BRUN; ISHI BLACK; JOHN ABBINGTON
  In other media: MABORUSHI KINEJI; P.L. RAYMOND
  In other media: WILBER GASTON; RUFUS PERRY; CLIFF HOWE? (house name at ACE)
 Education
  B.A. Colgate University; Pratt Institute [Brooklyn]
 Influences
  Horatio Alger; Oz books; Sherlock Holmes; magic; Dracula
 Member
  Cartoonists Guide; Graphic Arts Guide, member: Executive Board
  International Brotherhood of Magicians; Magicians Guild
  Mystery Writers of America; Society of American Magicians
 Print Media (non-comics)
  Artist: Crossword puzzle magazines
  Editor: 1927-28 Tales of Magic & Mystery> 27 28
  Editor: 1928 True Strange Stories> 28
  Editor: 1952 Fantastic Science Fiction> 52
  Editor: 1953 Houdini on Magic> 53
  Editor: 1965 Fine Art of Murder> 65
  Editor: 1965 Fine Art of Spying> 65
  Editor: 1966 Fine Art of Robbery> 66
  Editor: 1966 Fine Art of Swindling> 66
  Editor: 1969 Rogue's Gallery...> 69
  Editor: 1976 Original Houdini Scrapbook> 76
  Editor: Book: 1979 Shadow Scrapbook (with Anthony Tollin)> 79
  Editor: Magicians
  Writer: Books and articles on magic & games, including Hoyle's Modern Encylopedia of Card Games
  Writer: Books: 1921 After Dinner Tricks> 21
  Writer: Books: 1921 Practical Card Tricks> 21
  Writer: Books: 1927 Book of Secrets, Miracles . . .> 27
  Writer: Books: 1927 The Bunco Book> 27
  Writer: Books: 1930 Brain Tests . . .> 30
  Writer: Books: 1930 Houdini's Escapes> 30
  Writer: Books: 1948 Professional Magic for Amateurs> 48
  Writer: Books: 1956 The Key to Hypnotism> 56
  Writer: Books: 1966 The Master Magicians...> 66
  Writer: Books: 1970 Family Games America Plays> 70
  Writer: Ghosted Thurston's autobiography c1930> 30
  Writer: Newspaper: 1922-32 Philadelphia Public Ledger> 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
  Writer: Novels: 1931-79 Created the Shadow & most characters in nearly 300 stories;> 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
  Writer: Novels: 1960s Man from U.N.C.L.E. series> 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
  Writer: Novels: Biff Brewster series; The Coronation Murders; House of Death
  Writer: Novels: Shadow series: The Black Master; The Death Giver; The Death Tower
  Writer: Novels: Shadow series: The Eyes of the Shadow; Fingers of Death
  Writer: Novels: Shadow series: The Gangdom's Doom; Hands in the Dark; The Hidden Death
  Writer: Novels: Shadow series: The Living Shadow; The Mobsmen on the Spot
  Writer: Novels: Shadow series: The Red Menace; The Shadow Laughs
  Writer: Novels: Shadow series: The Shadowed Millions; The Silent Seven
  Writer: Short stories: 1928-29 True Strange Stories magazine> 28 29
  Writer: Short stories: 1937-40 Norgil series> 37 38 39 40
  Writer: Short story: 1983 Games magazine> 83
 Performing Arts
  Magician: Magic Radio Program for Philadelphia's WIP 1922> 22
  Magician: Wrote material for Houdini, Blackstone and Thurston
  Star/Host/Narrator: ABC's Strange 1955 summer series> 55
  Writer: Radio: [plots] Blackstone the Magician Detective; The Avenger
  Writer: Radio: [plots] Chick Carter; Frank Merriwell; Nick Carter
  Writer: Radio: Inaugurated Nick Carter
 Additional biography
  Comic Book Marketplace #119
  Comics Journal #105 Feb., 1986 [obituary]
  Contemporary Authors, vol. 110, p. 204
  Man of Magic and Mystery: Guide to...W.B. Gibson 1988
  Walter B. Gibson and the Shadow 2003 biography
 Honors
  Inkpot Award (San Diego Comicon) 1977> 77
 Syndication
  BRUCE GENTRY [Sunday] (wr/) 1952 for ARROW: THE FAMILY COMIC WEEKLY / Colony Pubs / Post-Hall> 52
  CAPTAIN GALAXY [Sunday] (wr/) 1953 for ARROW: THE FAMILY COMIC WEEKLY / for GIBSON & FUNNIES INC.> 53
  DICKIE DEAN [Sunday] (wr/) 1953> 53
  HANDY FAMILY, THE (wr/) 1955- co-creator for General Features> 55
  RICK KANE, SPACE MARSHALL (wr/) 1951-52> 51 52
  SHADOW, THE [daily] (wr/) 1940-42 for Ledger Syndicate> 40 41 42
  Various features including crossword puzzles (wr/) 1920s for Leger Syndicate; as many as 42 features per week> 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
 Comics in other media
  BATMAN (wr/) 1953 in ARROW: THE FAMILY COMIC WEEKLY 1953 8-page tabloid through GIBSON & FUNNIES, INC.> 53
  BRUCE GENTRY (wr/) 1953 in ARROW: THE FAMILY COMIC WEEKLY, 8-page tabloid> 53
  CAPTAIN GALAXY (wr/) 1953 in ARROW: THE FAMILY COMIC WEEKLY, 8-page tabloid> 53
  DEBBIE DEAN (wr/) 1953 in ARROW: THE FAMILY COMIC WEEKLY, 8-page tabloid> 53
 Promotional comics
  BLACK PHANTOM AND CHINA BOY~ (wr/) 1950s mini-comic premiums for Wisco by VITAL> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
  BLACKSTONE~ (wr/) 1950s mini-comic premiums for Wisco by VITAL> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
  JIM SOLAR, SPACE SHERRIFF~ (wr/) 1950s nineteen Wisco mini premiums by VITAL> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
 Comics Studio (Shop)
  GIBSON STUDIO (own/) c1943-c46> 43 44 45 46
 ACE PERIODICALS
  SPACE ACTION~ (wr/) 1952> 52
 AMERICAN COMICS GROUP
  OUT OF THE NIGHT~ (wr/) early-1950s> 50 51 52 53
 AVON COMICS
  ROBOTMEN OF THE LOST PLANET~ (wr/) 1952> 52
  ROCKET TO THE MOON~ (wr/) 1951> 51
  SAINT, THE (wr/) c1951-c52> 51 52
  SPACE DETECTIVE~ (wr/) 1951-52> 51 52
  SPACE PATROL (wr/) 1952> 52
  STRANGE WORLDS~ (wr/) c1951-c52> 51 52
 CHARLTON COMICS
  CRIME AND JUSTICE~ (wr/) early-1950s> 50 51 52 53
  DR. NEFF, THE ORIGINAL GHOST-BREAKER (wr/) 1952/55> 52 55
  HOT RODS AND RACING CARS~ (wr/) c1951-c52> 51 52
  LAWBREAKERS~ (wr/) c1951-52> 51 52
  RACKET SQUAD IN ACTION~ (asst ed/wr/) 1952-53> 52 53
  SPACE ADVENTURES~ (wr/) c1952-c53> 52 53
  SPURS JACKSON AND HIS SPACE VIGILANTES (wr/) 1952-53 in SPACE WESTERN> 52 53
  STRONG BOW (wr/) 1952-53> 52 53
  Text (wr/) 1952 in RACKET SQUAD IN ACTION [imprint: CAPITOL]> 52
  THING, THE~ (wr/) 1952-53> 52 53
  Weird/Horror (wr/) 1952-53 in THE THING!> 52 53
 D.S. PUBLISHING
  EXPOSED~ (wr/) c1948-49> 48 49
 DC COMICS
  BATMAN AND ROBIN (wr/) 1949-50 probably 2 stories in BATMAN #69: Buttons of Doom; and Batman Expose> 49 50
  MYSTERY IN SPACE~ (wr/) c1952> 52
  REAL FACT COMICS~ (wr/) 1949> 49
  STRANGE ADVENTURES~ (wr/) 1952> 52
  Text (wr/) 1981> 81
 EC COMICS
  BLACKSTONE (wr/) 1947> 47
 FARRELL PUBLICATIONS
  BATTLE REPORT~ (wr/) c1952-53> 52 53
  VOODOO~ (wr/) c1952-53> 52 53
 FAWCETT COMICS
  CAPTAIN MARVEL (wr/) 1951 in MARVEL FAMILY #63> 51
  SAM HILL PRIVATE EYE~ (wr/) c1950-51> 50 51
 FEATURE COMICS
  JUSTICE TRAPS THE GUILTY~ (wr/) late-1940s-early-50s> 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
  TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET (wr/) c1955> 55
 FICTION HOUSE COMICS
  MOVIE COMICS~ (wr/) c1946-47> 46 47
  Various features (wr/) 1940s in PLANET COMICS> 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
 HARVEY COMICS
  Backup feature (wr/) late-1940s-early-50s in KERRY DRAKE> 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
  WARFRONT~ (wr/) 1950s> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
 HILLMAN PERIODICALS
  TOP SECRETS~ (wr/) 1952> 52
 LEV GLEASON
  CHIP GARDNER (wr/) 1950-51 for CRIME DOES NOT PAY #87-103> 50 51
  CRIME AND PUNISHMENT~ (wr/) c1950-51> 50 51
  YOU SOLVE IT (pen/ink/) 1950-51> 50 51
  YOU SOLVE IT (wr/) 1950-51> 50 51
 MAGAZINE ENTERPRISES
  ASTONISHING COMICS~ (wr/) 1950s> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
  STRAIGHT ARROW (wr/) early-1950s> 50 51 52 53
 MARVEL COMICS
  Backup feature (wr/) c1951-52 in SPACE SQUADRON> 51 52
  BLACKSTONE (wr/) 1948> 48
  JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS~ (wr/) 1950s> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
  SPACE SQUADRON~ (wr/) c1951-52> 51 52
  SPACE WORLDS~ (wr/) 1952> 52
 NOVELTY COMICS
  CADET, THE (wr/) c1944> 44
  DICK COLE (wr/) c1943-c44> 43 44
 QUALITY COMICS
  G.I. BATTLE~ (wr/) early-1950s> 50 51 52 53
  Various features (wr/) 1940s in POLICE COMICS> 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
 ST. JOHN PUBLISHING
  AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES~ (wr/) 1950s> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
 STREET & SMITH COMICS
  AIR ACE~ (wr/) 1944-47> 44 45 46 47
  Backup feature (wr/) 1947-49 in RED DRAGON> 47 48 49
  BILL BARNES, AMERICA'S AIR ACE (wr/) 1940-43> 40 41 42 43
  BLACKSTONE (wr/) 1943-46> 43 44 45 46
  ELLIMAN, ACE OF MAGIC (wr/) 1946> 46
  GHOST BREAKERS starring DR. BILL NEFF (wr/) 1948-49> 48 49
  NICK CARTER (wr/) 1940-49> 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
  NORGIL (wr/) 1940-41> 40 41
  ROD ROGER AND HIS RANGERS (wr/) 1942> 42
  SHADOW, THE (wr/) 1940-47 started with #2> 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
  SUPERSNIPE (wr/) 1940s occasionally> 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
  Text (wr/) 1942> 42
  TRUE SPORT PICTURE STORIES~ (wr/) 1942-46> 42 43 44 45 46
  Various features (wr/) 1941-47 in SUPER-MAGICIAN> 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
 TOBY PRESS
  BUCK ROGERS (wr/) 1951> 51
 ZIFF-DAVIS COMICS
  Backup feature (wr/) 1952 in CRUSADER FROM MARS> 52
  SPACE BUSTERS~ (wr/) 1952> 52