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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Reflecting On Paul Reinman...
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book Artists
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Paul Reinman
Comic Book Artist
September 2, 1910 - September 27, 1988


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3795 -    I have been reading some back issues of Alter Ego, the magazine edited by Roy Thomas, and published by TwoMorrows Publishing this past week.

Which reminded me of my earlier years, when I first discovered comic books in the late 1950s and joined in on the Marvel Age of Comics in the early 1960s.

One of the comic book artists during this early time of my reading comic books was Paul Reinman.  Yes, for those of you that are reading this blog post, several of you may not know the name or his works.  I'm going to relay what I remember of those early days of my reading comic books.

You see, as evidenced by Paul's credits at Grand Comics Database, (GCD), Paul has over 1,400 credits to his name in comic books!

My earliest rememberances of Paul would be his work in the sci-fi 5 page stories that existed before Marvel's superheroes started in November of 1961.  Those included stories in Tales To Astonish, Tales of Suspense, Strange Tales, and Journey Into Mystery.

I had no idea that Paul was also submitting work to ACG, Prize, and Horwitz during that time period! See the GCD link for those.

Paul was also illustrating western tales in Kid Colt Outlaw, Two-Gun Kid, and Gunsmoke Western during that time, but not all of the stories were signed.

In Amazing Adventures #6 (dated November of 1961), Paul penciled and inked a Dr. Droom (not Dr Doom) story.

In Magic Agent #1 for ACG Paul penciled a few stories of the main character.  I didn't see this issue come out though...

Throughout early 1962, Paul was working for both Marvel Comics and ACG.  He turned to mostly inking for Marvel stories, while penciling for ACG into 1964.

As a matter of fact, Paul inked Jack Kirby's pencils on Incredible Hulk #1, X-Men #1-5, and Avengers #2, 3 & 5.  So Paul was pretty busy during that period.

As the years followed... I basically saw more of Paul outside of Marvel Comics, such as in The Shadow series by Archie Comics.  Issue #7 is shown above, cover dated July of 1965 when I was in Kodiak, Alaska.  Paul penciled and inked this cover, as well as most of the other issues in this eight issues series!

Paul also contributed to Tower Comics, including a NoMan story and a Dynamo story in 1968.

Paul basically stopped drawing in the 1970s, although his works have been reprinted by Marvel, and other publishers.

Paul never received the accolades while at Marvel Comics, which was my main emphasis of reading in the 1960s... His work is now in Marvel Masterworks books, so his work will be remembered.

For more reading on Paul Reinman, I'd suggest:

Paul's Wikipedia entry.

Paul's credist at Grand Comics Database.

Paul is also mentioned in a few of the Alter Ego magazines.

My thanks to Paul for his works when I was a kid growing up.  I for one, remember them...

 ~ Michael


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