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Encyclopedia > Jim Mooney

Jim Mooney (born 1919) is an American comic book artist best known as a Marvel Comics inker and Spider-Man artist, and as the signature artist of DC Comics' Silver Age Supergirl. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956), often thought the first appearance of the first Silver Age superhero, the Barry Allen Flash. ... Supergirl is a DC Comics superhero, generally considered the female counterpart to Superman. ...

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Early life and career

After attending art school, Mooney, circa 1941, left Hollywood, California to enter the fledging, New York City-based comic-book industry. Following his first assignment, the feature "Moth" in Fox Publications' Mystery Men Comics, he worked for the comic-book packager Eisner & Iger, the studio of Golden Age greats Will Eisner and Jerry Iger. He left voluntarily after two weeks: "I was just absolutely crestfallen when I looked at some of the guys’ work. Lou Fine was working there, Nick Cardy (but at that time it was Nick Viscardy [sic]), and on and on, and Eisner himself. I was beginning to feel that I was way, way in beyond my depth...." [1] ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ... Fox Feature Syndicate (a. ... Eisner & Iger was a comic book packager that produced comics on demand for publishers breaking into the field during the late-1930s and 1940s Golden Age of Comic Books. ... Superman, the catalyst of the Golden Age, from Superman #14, January-February 1942. ... Will Eisner (March 3, 1917, Brooklyn, New York City – January 3, 2005, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida) was an acclaimed American comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. ... Samuel Maxwell Jerry Iger (born Aug. ... Louis Kenneth Fine (born 1914, New York City; died July 24, 1971) is an American comic book artist known for his work during the 1940s Golden Age of comic books, where his quality draftsmanship became a highly influential model to a generation of fellow comics artists. ... Nick Cardy (born Nicholas Viscardi, circa 1921), a. ...


Mooney went on staff at Fiction House for approximately nine months, working on feature including "Camilla" and "Suicide Smith" and becoming friends with colleagues George Tuska, Ruben Moreira (a future Tarzan comic-strip artist), and Cardy. He began freelancing for Timely Comics, the 1940s predecessor of Marvel, on that company's "animation" comics of funny animal and movie-cartoon tie-in comics. He also wrote and drew a funny-animal feature, "Perky Penguin and Booby Bear", in 1946 and 1947 for Treasure Chest, the Catholic-oriented comic book distributed in parochial schools. Fiction House was a American publisher of pulp magazines and comic books that existed from the 1920s to the 1950s. ... George Tuska (born April 26, 1916, Hartford, Connecticut) a. ... Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... Timely Comics is the 1940s comic book publishing company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. ... Funny animal is a cartooning term for the genre of comics and animated cartoons in which the main characters are humanoid or talking animals. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Treasure Chest (full name Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact) was a Catholic-oriented comic book created by Dayton, Ohio publisher George A. Pflaum and distributed in parochial schools from 1946 to 1972. ... A parochial school is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ...


Supergirl and the DC years

Mooney then began a 22-year association with the company that would evolve into DC. From 1946 to 1968, he drew for such titles as Batman and Superboy and such features as "Dial H For Hero" in House Of Mystery and "Tommy Tomorrow" in Action Comics and World's Finest Comics, and, most notably, the backup feature "Supergirl" in Action Comics. (He also contributed to Atlas Comics, the 1950s iteration of Marvel, on at least a handful of 1953-54 issues of Lorna the Jungle Queen.) 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The DC Comics superhero Batman (originally and still sometimes referred to as The Batman) is a fictional character who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Superboy is the name of two fictional characters published by DC Comics. ... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ... Worlds Finest Comics was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1941 to 1986. ... Atlas Comics is the 1950s comic book publishing company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ...


By the late 1960s, Mooney recalled, DC was "getting into the illustrative type of art then, primarily Neal Adams, and they wanted to go in that direction. Towards the end there I picked up on it and I think my later Supergirl was quite illustrative, but not quite what they wanted. I knew the handwriting was on the wall, so I was looking around.... The reason I hadn’t worked at Marvel for all those years was because they didn’t pay as well as DC. ... I think at that time [it] was $30 [a page] when I was getting closer to $50 at DC." [2] The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (April 1970), the first of a landmark run by artist Neal Adams and writer Denny ONeil. ...


Spider-Man and Marvel

By now, however, the rates were closer, and Mooney jumped ship. Marvel editor Stan Lee had him work with The Amazing Spider-Man penciler John Romita. Mooney would go on to ink a classic run of Amazing Spider-Man (#65, 67-88; Oct. 1968, Dec. 1968-Sept. 1970), which he recalled as "finalising it over John’s layouts" [3]. Mooney, who combined a slick, polished line with a down-to-earth, Everyman feel, also embellished John Buscema's pencils on many issues of The Mighty Thor. Stan Lee and his most famous creation, Spider-Man. ... Cover by Steve Ditko for The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Volume 1), March 1964. ... In producing a comic book, the penciller (or penciler) draws the comic based on the script created by the writer. ... John Romita, Sr. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... John Buscema (December 11, 1927- January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a Marvel Comics superhero, based on the thunder god of Norse mythology. ...


As a penciler, Mooney did several issues of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, we well as Spider-Man stories in Marvel Team-Up, and he both penciled and inked issues of writer Steve Gerber's Man-Thing and the entire 10-issue run of Gerber's cult-hit Omega the Unknown, among many other titles. Marvel Team-Up is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... Steve Gerber (born 20 September 1947) is an American writer of comic books. ... The Man-Thing is a fictional comic-book creature created by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, and featured in various Marvel Comics titles, most often written by Steve Gerber. ...


Mooney left Marvel in the late 1980s to semi-retire in Florida, where he has since worked on Star Rangers with Mark Ellis and Anne Rice's The Mummy for Millennium Publications, Soul Searchers, an Elvira comic book for Claypool Comics, a retro "Lady Supreme" story for Awesome Entertainment, and commissioned pieces. The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... Mark Ellis can refer to different people: Mark Ellis: a record producer Mark Ellis: a Major League Baseball player Mark Ellis: a writer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Elvira poses with mechandising Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1949) is better known for her on-screen persona Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame wearing dark, gothic, cleavage-enhancing clothing as host of Elviras Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. ...


References

  • Jim Mooney interivew
  • Lambiek Comiclopedia: Jim Mooney
  • Don Markstein's Toonpedia" Supergirl
  • The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
  • The Grand Comic Book Database
  • WRLC Libraries Digital and Special Collections: Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact Note: List of contributors is not comprehensive.

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Jim Mooney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (631 words)
Jim Mooney (born 1919) is an American comic book artist best known as a Marvel Comics inker and Spider-Man artist, and as the signature artist of DC Comics' Supergirl, both during what comics historians and fans call the Silver Age of comic books.
Mooney, who combined a slick, polished line with a down-to-earth, Everyman feel, also embellished John Buscema's pencils on many issues of The Mighty Thor.
As a penciler, Mooney did several issues of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, as well as Spider-Man stories in Marvel Team-Up, and he both penciled and inked issues of writer Steve Gerber's Man-Thing and the entire 10-issue run of Gerber's cult-hit Omega the Unknown, among many other titles.
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