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    Curt Douglas Swan
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Bio:
Drafted into the army in 1940, he spent World War II working on the G.I. magazine, Stars and Stripes. After returning to civilian life in 1945 he began working for DC Comics. After a stint on Boy Commandos he began to just pencil pages, leaving the inking to others.

He drew many different features including Tommy Tomorrow and Gangbusters, but slowly began gravitating towards the Superman line of books including Superboy, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen and the Legion of Super-Heroes in Adventure Comics. He drew the daily newspaper comic strip Superman from the late 1950s until its demise in 1964.

Swan became the artist most associated with Superman during the Silver Age of comic books, producing hundreds of covers and stories from the 1950s through the 1980s. With his frequent inker Murphy Anderson, the pair's collaborative artwork came to be called "Swanderson" by the fans.

After DC's 1985 12-issue limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths and with the impending 1986 revision of Superman by writer and artist John Byrne, Swan was released from his duties on the Superman comics. His swan song on Superman was the noncanonical 1986 story Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, a critically acclaimed story written by Alan Moore. After this, Swan continued to do an occasional minor project for DC.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1920
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of death: June 16, 1996



Favorite Creators:
Curt Douglas Swan is a favorite creator of 23 users


Awards:
  • 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame




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Penciller:
3-D Batman (1953)
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
The Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Adventures of the Outsiders (1986)
Alan Moore: Storyteller (2011)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (1973)
Aquaman (1989)
Aquaman Special (1989)
Arak Son of Thunder (1981)
Aurora Comic Scenes Instruction Booklet (1974)
Back Issue (2003)
Batman (1940)
Batman & Superman (1997)
Batman 3-D (1990)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The Batman Family (1975)
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (2003)
Batman In The Fifties (2002)
Batman: A Word to the Wise (1992)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: The Strange Deaths Of Batman (2009)
The Best of DC (1979)
Black Magic (1973)
Book and Record Set (12" LP) (1975)
Captain America (1968)
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (1982)
Christmas With the Super-Heroes (1988)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents 100 Sexiest Women in Comics (2011)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl (1982)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Comics Presents: Batman - Arkham (2011)
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '70s (2011)
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '80s (2011)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC Super Stars (1976)
DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)
DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams (2009)
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (2013)
Der Neue Superman (1987)
Detective Comics (1937)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
Elvira's House of Mystery (1986)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe - Deluxe Edition (2006)
Even More Secret Origins (2003)
Four Star Spectacular (1976)
The Fury of Firestorm (1982)
Genesis (1993)
Ghosts (1971)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Vol. 2 (2007)
Hawk and Dove (1989)
Heroes Against Hunger (1986)
Hit Comics (1998)
House of Mystery (1951)
Images of A Distant Soil (1997)
Justice League Europe (1989)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice League Quarterly (1990)
Karate Kid (1976)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Krypton Chronicles (1981)
L.E.G.I.O.N. (1989)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
MASK (1987)
MASK Comic-Magazin (1987)
Mighty Comic (1957)
Mr. District Attorney (1948)
MV Comix (1968)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
The New Teen Titans Omnibus (2011)
The New Teen Titans (1980)
The New Teen Titans (1984)
The New Titans (1988)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Outsiders (1985)
Penthouse Comix (1994)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
The Power of SHAZAM! (1995)
Secret Origins (1986)
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents - Superman Team-Ups (2009)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Star Trek (1984)
Star Trek (1989)
Star Trek Archives (2008)
Strange Sports Stories (1973)
Super A (1977)
Super Adventure Comic (1950)
Super Adventure Comic (1960)
The Super Heroes Monthly (1980)
Superboy (1949)
Superboy (1990)
Superboy Special (1992)
Superboy Spectacular (1980)
Superman (1939)
Superman (1982)
Superman (1987)
Superman (1990)
Superman (1996)
Superman [Bradman Commission] (1988)
Superman & Batman Annual (1974)
Superman 3-D (1997)
Superman 3-D (1999)
Superman and Batman Annual (1974)
Superman Extra (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (1971)
The Superman Gallery (1993)
Superman in "The Computer Masters of Metropolis" (1982)
Superman In "Victory By Computer" (1981)
Superman IV Movie Special (1987)
Superman Jubiläumsband (1979)
The Superman Movie Special (1983)
Superman Sonderband (1997)
Superman Special (1992)
Superman Special (1996)
The Superman Story (1979)
The Superman Story (1983)
Superman Superband (1973)
Superman Taschenbuch (1976)
Superman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Superman vs. Mongul (2013)
Superman vs. Zod (2013)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman-Sonderausgabe (1976)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman: Exile (1998)
Superman: The Earth Stealers (1988)
Superman: The Legacy of Superman (1993)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman: The Man of Steel (2003)
Superman: The Man of Steel Gallery (1995)
Superman: The Secret Years (1985)
Superman: The Silver Age Dailies (2013)
Superman: The Wedding & Beyond (1998)
Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997)
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane Archives (2011)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Tales of the Legion (1984)
Teräsmies (1977)
Time Warp (1979)
The Unexpected (1968)
The Warlord (1976)
Who's Who in Star Trek (1987)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Wonder Comic Monthly (1965)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman (1987)
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (2004)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
World's Finest Comics Monthly (1965)

Inker:
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventures of the Outsiders (1986)
The Best of DC (1979)
Captain America (1968)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
The Outsiders (1985)
Penthouse Comix (1994)
Superman (1939)
Superman: The Silver Age Dailies (2013)
Time Warp (1979)

Cover Artist:
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (1973)
Aquaman (1989)
Aquaman Special (1989)
Aurora Comic Scenes Instruction Booklet (1974)
Back Issue (2003)
Batman (1940)
Batman: The TV Stories (2014)
Big Bang Comics (1994)
Book and Record Set (45 rpm) (1974)
Boy Commandos (1942)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
Comics Collector (1983)
Comics Feature (1980)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Silver Age Classics (1992)
DC Special (1975)
DC Super Stars (1976)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
Detective Comics (1937)
Dinosaurs: For Hire (1993)
Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985)
House of Mystery (1951)
Justice League of America (1960)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1973)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (1991)
The Legion of Super-Heroes Index (1986)
The Legion Outpost (1972)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
MASK (1987)
Mighty Mouse (1987)
Millennium Edition:... (2000)
New Frontiers (1989)
Secret Origins (1986)
Showcase Presents Legion of Super Heroes (2007)
Showcase Presents Supergirl (2007)
Showcase Presents Superman (2005)
Showcase Presents Superman Family (2006)
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (2007)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Super A (1977)
Super Adventure Comic (1950)
Superboy (1949)
Supergirl Archives (2005)
Superman (1939)
Superman [Bradman Commission] (1988)
Superman 3-D (1997)
Superman 3-D (1999)
Superman Extra (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman Through the Ages (2007)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: Adventures of Flamebird & Nightwing (2009)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman: The Man Of Tomorrow Archives (2004)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Tales of the Legion (1984)
Teräsmiehen poika (1961)
Teräsmies (1965)
Three Dimension Adventures (1953)
Tomahawk (1950)
Wonder Comic Monthly (1965)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World's Finest (1978)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
World's Finest Comics Archives (1999)



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