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Encyclopedia > Paul Reinman

Paul Reinman is an American comic book artist (born 1910, Germany) best known as one of Jack Kirby's Silver Age inkers, including on the first issues of The Incredible Hulk and The Uncanny X-Men. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Artist is a subjective term which describes a person creative in, innovative in, or adept at, their endeavors. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Fantastic Four, one of Kirbys most famous creations. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956), often thought the first appearance of the first Silver Age superhero, the Barry Allen Flash. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ...

Reinman entered the field in the 1940s for the company that would evolve into DC Comics, working on such characters as the original Green Lantern and Wildcat before succeeding series creators Ben Flinton and Jon Kozlak on The Atom from 1947-49. Other Golden Age DC characters he drew include Starman and Wonder Woman. Reinman also worked for MLJ, the company that would become Archie Comics, on characters including the Black Hood, the Hangman and the Wizard. His Golden Age work for Timely, the 1940s predecessor of Marvel Comics, included Human Torch and Sub-Mariner stories in Captain America Comics and elsewhere. The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... Wildcat is a fictional character, a superhero published by DC Comics. ... The Atom is a superhero created in 1941 for All-American Comics, and recreated in 1962 in a self-named title, a part of DC Comics Silver Age of Comic Books. ... Superman, the catalyst of the Golden Age, from Superman #14, January-February 1942. ... Starman is Ted Knight, a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ... Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones. ... Marvel Comics NYSE: MVL, (AKA Marvel Entertainment Group, Marvel Characters, Inc. ... For the Fantastic Four member of the same name, see Human Torch (Johnny Storm) The original Human Torch is a fictional character who was created in 1938 by Carl Burgos for Timely Comics first comic book, titled Marvel Comics. ... Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional character, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers (in some accounts Steven Grant Rogers), is a Marvel Comics superhero. ...

He went on to pencil horror, science fiction, Bible stories, war fiction and other genres for Marvel's 1950s predecessor, Atlas Comics. With the late-'50s return of comics legend Jack Kirby to the company, Reinman became a frequent inker of Kirby's work in such "pre-superhero" monster comics as Strange Tales and Journey Into Mystery, as well as on the espionage series The Yellow Claw. Reinman would eventually ink Kirby on numerous landmark Marvel books, including The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962), The Uncanny X-Men #1-5 (Sept. 1963 - May 1964) and The Avengers #2, 3 & 5 (Nov. 1963, Jan. & May 1964), giving a dark, scratchy moodiness distinct from the full, fleshy inks of Dick Ayers, the bold, blocky thickness of George Roussos or the arid, tapestry-like flatness of Vince Colletta, to name three other frequent Kirby inkers of that era. In producing a comic book, the penciller (or penciler) draws the comic based on the script created by the writer. ... Horror can mean several things: Horror (emotion) Horror fiction Horror film This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Bible Stories are selected passages from the Bible that are simple, enjoyable, and suitable for children. ... The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional comic book, or graphic novel. ... Strange Tales is the name of several comic book anthology series published by Marvel Comics. ... The Avengers are a Marvel Comics superhero team, comprised of many of the Marvel Universes most popular and powerful heroes and the Marvel Comics counterpart to DC Comics Justice League of America. ... Richard Dick Ayers is a comic book artist and cartoonist, born April 28th, 1924, in Ossining, New York. ...

In 1965, Reinman and Jerry Siegel created The Mighty Crusaders for Archie Comics' short-lived, unintentionally campy superhero line. Reinman also worked with Siegel on the company's The Shadow, based on the famous radio and pulp magazine character. Jerome (Jerry) Siegel (October 17, 1914 - January 28, 1996) was the co-creator of Superman, the first of the great comic book heroes and one of the most recognizable fictional characters from the 20th century. ... This article is about the radio/pulp magazine/comic book hero. ... Pulp magazines (often referred to as the pulps) were inexpensive fiction magazines widely published from the 1920s through the 1950s. ...

The prolific Reinman's other work includes numerous issues of Adventures into the Unknown and Forbidden Worlds for the small American Comics Group (AGC) in the 1950s and '60s. He and Richard E. Hughes co-created the the spy character John Force in ACG's Magic Agent #1 (Jan-Feb 1962). American Comics Group (ACG) was a small publisher during the Golden and Silver Age of comic books that published several well-remembered characters and titles. ... AGC is a TLA which may stand for: Alpha Group Center American Greetings Corporation Applied Global Cogeneration Asahi Glass Co. ...

Outside comics, Reinman drew the syndicated Tarzan comic strip in 1949 and 1950. Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ...

Reinman remained active through at least the mid-1970s, penciling Ka-Zar #1 (Jan. 1974) and assisting John Romita on the pencils of The Amazing Spider-Man #132 (May 1974). Ka-Zar (pronounced KAY-sar) is the name of two jungle-dwelling fictional characters, both published by Marvel Comics. ... John Romita, Sr. ... The Amazing Spider-Man is the title of both a comic book published by Marvel Comics and a daily newspaper comic strip. ...

External Links

  • Ask Art: The American Artists Bluebook - Paul Reinman
  • Lambiek Comiclopedia: Paul Reinman
  • The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
  • The Grand Comic Book Database
  • "Esoteric Atlas: Bible Tales for Young Folk" by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo
  • ERBzin-e #621: "Bob Hyde's Odyssey of a Tarzan Fanatic, Chapter XIV"
  • Captain Comics column, Jan. 18, 2004: "There's the good, the bad and the so-bad-it's-good"


  • Alter-Ego #42, Nov. 2004 (offline)



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