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Friday, February 22, 2013
Contemplating On Flo Steinberg...
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book Writers
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Contemplates On...
Flo Steinberg
Marvel Comics' Gal Friday & More!


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3798 -    I have been reading a collection of Alter Ego magazines that I purchased at the San Diego Comic Con International a while back.

While going through the issues, I've run across some names of persons I haven't thought of for a while...

One of those was Fabulous Flo Steinberg!

She is shown at the top right of this blog post circa that era.

Flo was sent by a temp agency in New York City in March of 1963 to Marvel Comics, when a 25 year old Flo was looking for a job. 

Stan Lee had been running the Marvel Comics division of Magazine Management in a small office.  He needed help.  Help in the way of what was then called a 'Gal Friday'.  Flo fit that bill and worked there for several years.

Matter of fact, it was Flo who was the third voice on the flexi-record that I received after sending in my dollar to the ol M.M.M.S.  (Merry Marvel Marching Society).  Here's a link to the audio that you can listen to, with Stan, Flo, Jack, Sol, Stan G, Artie Simek, Sam Rosen, Chic Stone, Wally Wood, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, and others.  I wore that record out listening to it so much!

Flo only quit after not receiving a $5 week raise in 1968, after working at Marvel Comics for 5 years. She was sad about it, but went on.  Indeed, she even published a comic book herself, titled 'Big Apple Comix', in 1975!

Flo had moved out to San Francisco in 1970, and ended up in the state of Oregon.  Later she came back to New York, working for Captain Company, which was the mail order division of the Warren Publishing Company.

Others at Marvel remembered Flo with a lot of good feelings about her.  As a matter of fact, Flo was included in the Fantastic Four in What If? issue #11 from 1978 that Jack Kirby scripted and penciled!  Flo was the Invisible Woman, while Jack was the Thing, Stan Lee was Mr. Fantastic, and Sol Brodsky was the Torch.  Great little story there, in case you haven't read it yet!  The front cover is shown at the top of this blog post.

I remember Flo's name being mentioned a few times in Marvel Comics during that early to late 1960s period, usually in the Bullpen Bulletins sections.  I unfortunately never got to meet her at a convention.  I do know that she was a panel at the 2007 New York Comic Con with Ralph Macchio, Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott, and Gene Colan.

Here's the link to Flo's Wikipedia entry.

Here's the link to Flo's Grand Comics Database entry.

~ Michael


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