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Robert Kanigher (June 18, 1915 - May 6, 2002) was a prolific comic book writer whose career spanned five decades. Jump to: navigation, search 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Kanigher's career as a writer started early, with his short stories and poetry being published in magazines. He won The New York Times Collegiate Short Story Contest in 1932. Kanigher also wrote for radio and authored several plays. Jump to: navigation, search The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by publisher Jack Doff, and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ...

Kanigher's earliest comics work was in such titles as Fox Feature Syndicate's Blue Beetle, MLJ/Archie Comics's Steel Sterling and The Web, and Fawcett Comics Captain Marvel Adventures. Fox Feature Syndicate (a. ... The Blue Beetle is a superhero published by DC Comics. ... 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. ... Whiz Comics #2, the first appearance of Captain Marvel, the companys most popular character. ... Jump to: navigation, search Shazam! redirects here. ...

In 1943 Kanigher wrote How to Make Money Writing for Comics, one of the earliest works on the subject. That same year he also wrote How to Make Money Writing for Radio. Jump to: navigation, search 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...

Kanigher joined National Periodical Publications, the future DC Comics, as a scripter in 1946, and was quickly promoted to editor. He wrote for The Justice Society of America, Hawkman, Green Lantern, and edited Wonder Woman in addition to scripting the title. Jump to: navigation, search The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Jump to: navigation, search The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of fictional superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... Hawkman is also the name of a reggae artist who collaborated with trip-hop artist Tricky. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine. ...

Starting in 1952, Kanigher began editing and writing the "big 5" DC Comics' war titles: G.I. Combat, Our Army at War, Our Fighting Forces, All-American Men of War, and Star-Spangled War Stories. His creation of Sgt. Rock with Joe Kubert is considered one of his most memorable contributions to the medium. Later in his careeer he also created other popular war series, such as Enemy Ace, The Haunted Tank and The Unknown Soldier. Jump to: navigation, search 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sgt. ... Joe Kubert is a legendary comic book artist who went on to found the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. ... Enemy Ace is the name of DC Comics property about the adventures of a skilled but troubled German flying ace in the World Wars, Hans von Hammer AKA The Hammer of Hell. ...

In the late 1950s and 1960s, Kanigher had a hand in creating many other characters, including Viking Prince, Ballon Buster, Black Canary and the Batman villian Poison Ivy. // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Black Canary is a female superhero published by DC Comics. ... Jump to: navigation, search The comic book character Batman, originally and still sometimes referred to as The Batman, is a fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Jump to: navigation, search Poison Ivy is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ...

Kanigher also scripted the first appearance of the Barry Allen Flash in Showcase #4, the comic generally credited for reviving superheroes and and starting the Silver Age of Comics. The Flash is a DC Comics superhero possessing super-speed, nicknamed the Scarlet Speedster. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956, the first appearance of the Silver Age Flash. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956), often thought the first appearance of the first Silver Age superhero, the Barry Allen Flash. ...


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Kanigher steered the direction of the character away from Marston's unique blend of bondage and matriarchal content to a more streamlined and romantic version with the aid of his artist Irwin Hasen.
RK is one of a trio of the greatest of war comics writer-editors: Harvey Kurtzman, Robert Kanigher and Archie Goodwin.
Kanigher had a way of writing about animals and anthropomorphised machines and objects that was seldom matched by other authors.
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