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Kurt Schaffenberger's first job in comics came in June of 1941, when he was assigned to inking backgrounds for a 'Captain Marvel' story for Fawcett. After the war, Schaffenberger joined the studio of C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza, and his work expanded by becoming a featured artist on 'Ibis the Invincible', also by Fawcett. Schaffenberger was hired by DC Comics in 1957 to become the artist on 'Lois Lane'. From there, Schaffenberger became a regular contributor to the entire Superman comics line. He later became a frequent artist on the anthology series 'The Superman Family'. Schaffenberger also created artwork for DC's Shazam! series after C.C. Beck's departure. In 1968, Kurt Schaffenberger succeeded Jim Mooney as the artist on the 'Supergirl' feature.
Joe Staton started at Charlton Comics, then worked briefly at Marvel before being bought out by DC. He illustrated such events as the death of Earth-Two Batman and the JSA's origin. Over the course of his career, he's worked on Showcase, Superboy and the Legion of Super-heroes, Metal Men, The Huntress, The New Guardians, Green Lantern, and Green Lantern Corps.
Richard "Dick" Giordano was an American comics artist and editor whose long and prosperous career included introducing Charlton Comics' "Action Heroes" stable of superheroes and serving as executive editor of DC Comics. He worked on a wide range of titles over the years, including Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Action Comics among countless others. His style was very much in the Neal Adams mold, making him a popular go-to artist in the 70s and 80s.
Ken Landgraf is an American comic book artist and commercial illustrator. Landgraf illustrated many of DC's horror titles in the late 70's, including The Witching Hour, Ghosts, Weird Tales and The Unexpected among others. He would later form his own company Landgraf Publications that would publish work by Neal Adams, Armando Gil, Dave Simons and others.
Juan Ortiz was born in Puerto Rico, and having moved to New York, Juan graduated from the Art & Design School and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Later, Juan's skills took on comic book form, when he was inspired by the styles of Jack Kirby and Alex Raymond. In 1990 he published a comic series named 'Rescue Comics' together with Francisco Espinosa by Pigeon Press. At the pinnacle of his career, Juan was elevated to Director of Illustration for Warner Bros. Studio Stores. From 1989 to 1992, under the art direction of Vice President/Executive Editor Joe Orlando, he illustrated covers for the Warner Bros. magazines Looney Tunes and Tiny Tunes Adventures. He is the President and publisher of Silver Comics where he has created an entire new universe of characters including 'Sea-Bolt', 'Cloud Buster', 'The End', 'Dr. Monster', 'Boom Boxx', 'Captain Rescue' and many more.
Rich Buckler was an American comic book artist, best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four in the mid-1970's and for creating the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales #25. Buckler drew virtually every major character at Marvel and DC, often as a cover artist.