An Editor by Many Other Names
ARGH! Looks like . . . you've got me at last . . . but looks are deceptive! Nemesis from Adventures Into The Unknown #161 [ 1965]
Working with Dick was a pleasure. He was an educated, intelligent man with a great sense of humor.
Artist Gloria Kamen
For 30 years, most comic book artists, writers, and editors worked anonymously, often doing so by choice. Wages were low, production values were frequently shoddy, and many creators took no pride in working for this offspring of the equally distasteful "pulps." When stories were signed, it was by artists who, working through comic book "shops" and for many different publishers, used dozens of pen names. As far as readers could tell, comic books were written by machines. And, as Norman Fruman has recalled, "We were not aware [that we were involved in the birth of an art form] at the time, because comic books were looked down on then, and television was just burgeoning."
Many publishers encouraged or forced obscurity, fearing that a writer or artist with a following of fans would demand higher page