MAYER, SHELDON
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 Name and vital stats
  MAYER, SHELDON [1917-91] (artist; writer; editor)
 Pen names
  SHELLY MAYER; possibly DON SHELBY
 Print Media (non-comics)
  Writer & Artist: Juvenile books: 1932-33 Scores of titles> 32 33
 Animation: Fleischer
  Opaquer: 1934> 34
 Other career notes
  Teacher: The School of Industrial Art
 Additional biography
  Amazing Heroes #129, 1987 & #142, 1988; Comic Book Marketplace #38; Robin Snyder's The Comics vol. 12 #12 Dec., 2001
  Amazing World of DC Comics #5, 1975; World Encyclopedia of Comics, 1976; Comics Buyer's Guide Feb. 7, 1992
  Gold and Silver Overstreet's Comic Book Quarterly #3, 1994; Alter Ego #21 Feb., 2003 & #26, 2003
  Letter-to-editor in Detective Comics #512, 1982; Fifty Who Made DC Great, 1985; Great Comic Book Artists, 1986
 Honors
  Harvey Award The Jack Kirby Hall of Fame 1996> 96
 Syndication
  BOBBY THATCHER [daily] (ghost wr/ghost pen&ink/) 1937-38 for McClure Syndicate> 37 38
  Various features (ed/) 1936-39 for McClure Syndicate> 36 37 38 39
 Creator
  BLACK ORCHID; SCRIBBLY and the original RED TORNADO
  LEAVE IT TO BINKY
 Co-creator
  JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA and ALL-AMERICAN features
 Overseas comics
  SUGAR AND SPIKE (wr/pen/ink/) 1978-83> 78 79 80 81 82 83
 Assisted
  Various New York City newspaper cartoonists 1932-35 including Ving Fuller> 32 33 34 35
 Retired from comics
  1991> 91
  1991> 91
 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
  COMIC-BOOK COMICS~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1981 graphic album reprint> 81
 Note on comics career
  Along with M.C. Gaines recommended SUPERMAN to DC COMICS1938> 38
  Packaged comics for DELL 1936-38 starting with POPULAR COMICS #1> 36 37 38
  Stopped drawing due to vision problems; continued to write comics 1971> 71
 CENTAUR COMICS GROUP
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1936> 36
  J. WORTHINGTON BLIMP, ESQ. (wr/pen/ink/) 1936> 36
  STRANGE ADVENTURES OF MR. WEED (wr/pen/ink/) 1936> 36
 DC COMICS
  ADVENTURE COMICS~ (wr/) 1974 fantasy> 74
  ADVENTURER'S CLUB (wr/) 1984> 84
  ALL-STAR COMICS ARCHIVE~ (pen/ink/) 1991 graphic album reprint of JSA panels and Red Tornado appearance> 91
  ALL-STAR COMICS ARCHIVE~ (plot/) 1991/93/97 graphic album reprint of Justice Society of America> 91 93 97
  BEST OF D C, THE~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1980-86 reprint mostly Sugar and Spoke> 80 81 82 83 84 85 86
  BIBLE, THE~ (wr/) 1975> 75
  BLACK ORCHID (wr/) 1973-75> 73 74 75
  BLACK PIRATE (ink/) 1943> 43
  BLACKIE BEAR (wr/pen/ink/) 1945> 45
  BO BUNNY (wr/pen/ink/) 1950-60> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
  BULLDOG DRUMHEAD (wr/pen/ink/) 1945> 45
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1939-71/74-75/80/82-83/95-96 including MUTT AND JEFF in '40s> 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 80 82 83 95 96
  D C SILVER AGE CLASSICS~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1992 with reprint Sugar and Spike> 92
  DARK MANSION~ (wr/) 1973> 73
  DAY AFTER DOOMSDAY (wr/) 1975-76> 75 76
  DIZZY DOG (wr/pen/ink/) 1950-60> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
  DOODLES DUCK (wr/pen/ink/) 1968> 68
  FORBIDDEN TALES OF DARK MANSION~ (wr/) 1973> 73
  GARY CONCORD, THE ULTRA-MAN (ed/plot/) 1939-40> 39 40
  HOUSE OF MYSTERY~ (wr/) 1972--83> 72 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 83
  HOUSE OF SECRETS~ (wr/) 1972-74> 72 73 74
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1939-41> 39 40 41
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1971 of Sugar and Spike> 71
  J. RUFUS LION (wr/pen/ink/) 1944-47/49> 44 45 46 47 49
  J. WORTHINGTON BLIMP (wr/pen/ink/) 1935-36> 35 36
  JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA (plot/) 1941-46> 41 42 43 44 45 46
  LI'L CHIC-A-DEE (wr/pen/ink/) 1950-51> 50 51
  LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION~ (adapt/) c1976 The Bible> 76
  LITTUL SNOONY (wr/pen/ink/) 1949/56> 49 56
  MC SNURTLE THE TURTLE (wr/) 1945> 45
  MC SNURTLE THE TURTLE (wr/) 1945> 45
  POPSICLE PETE (wr/pen/ink/) 1939> 39
  RAYMOND (wr/pen/ink/) 1971> 71
  RED TORNADO (pen/ink/) 1940 in JSA interlude> 40
  RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (wr/pen/ink/) 1972/74-75/80> 72 74 75 80
  SCRIBBLY (wr/pen/ink/) 1939-41/48-51> 39 40 41 48 49 50 51
  SCRIBBLY AND THE RED TORNADO (wr/pen/ink/) 1941-44> 41 42 43 44
  SECRET ORIGIN: RED TORNADO [1st version] (wr/pen/ink/) 1988> 88
  SECRETS OF HAUNTED HOUSE~ (wr/) 1972-73/82> 72 73 82
  STRANGE ADVENTURES OF MR. WEED (wr/pen/ink/) 1935-36 in NEW COMICS #1-4> 35 36
  SUGAR AND SPIKE (wr/pen/ink/) 1956-71 with reprint from overseas '82-84/92> 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71
  Support (ed dir/) 1939-46 [Imprint: ALL-AMERICAN]> 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
  Support (ed dir/) 1947 [Imprint: NATIONAL COMICS]> 47
  Support (ed dir/plot/) ALL-AMERICAN; FLASH; MOVIE; ALL-STAR; MUTT & JEFF [Imprint: ALL-AMERICAN]
  Support (ed dir/plot/) BIG ALL-AMERICAN; FUNNY STUFF; GREEN LANTERN [Imprint: ALL-AMERICAN]
  Support (ed dir/plot/) ED WHEELAN'S JOKE BOOK FEATURING FAT AND SLAT [Imprint: ALL-AMERICAN]
  Support (ed dir/plot/) SENSATION; WONDER WOMAN; COMIC CAVALCADE [Imprint: ALL-AMERICAN]
  Support (let/) 1939-44 on his own features and some magazine logos> 39 40 41 42 43 44
  THREE MOUSEKETEERS (wr/pen/ink/) 1945/56-57/60> 45 56 57 60
  TIME WARP~ (wr/) 1980> 80
  UNEXPECTED, THE~ (wr/some pen/some ink/) 1981-82> 81 82
  WEIRD MYSTERY TALES~ (wr/) 1973> 73
  WEIRD WAR TALES~ (wr/) 1973-76> 73 74 75 76
  WHO'S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE (pen/ink/) 1986 entries> 86
 DELL PUBLICATIONS
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1936-38> 36 37 38
  House ads (wr/pen/ink/) 1936-38> 36 37 38
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1936> 36
  SCRIBBLY (wr/pen/ink/) 1936-38 in THE FUNNIES #2-29 and POPULAR COMICS #8-9> 36 37 38
  Support (ed/) 1936-38 Titles: POPULAR COMICS, THE COMICS and THE FUNNIES> 36 37 38