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    Alex Schomburg - 'Xela, Antonio Alejandro Schomburg'
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Stan Lee said it best about Alex Schomburg, "Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to The Saturday Evening Post...When it came to illustrating covers, there simply was no one else in Alex's league."

During the war years, Schomburg turned out the most ornate, flamboyant and outrageous covers of the time. Jammed with detail, these covers were wild and amazing. Schomburg was Timely's definitive artist. Ron Goulart (Comic Book Culture: An Illustrated History) has called Schomburg the undisputed champ of cover artists and the Hieronymous Bosch of comics. Schomburg's work during the Golden age of Comics ranged from Captain America, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner to covers for "Wonder Comics," "America's Best Comics," "Exciting Comics," and "The Fighting Yank" to name but a few.

Schomburg was also a prolific science fiction artist. His most famous works were arguably the endpapers for the Winston Juvenile series in the 1950s. This collection of science fiction icons defined the field for nearly all those who started reading science fiction as teenagers in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

Alex Schomburg won every major award for science fiction art, as well as comic book art, from a Lifetime Achievement Award (accepted for him by Susan Schomburg) at the 1989 Hugo Awards to the Inkpot, to the first Doc Smith Lensman Award in 1978 and the Frank R. Paul Award in 1984. He was inducted posthumously into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame at the 1999 Comic-Con International.

Date of Birth: May 10th, 1905
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
Date of death: April 7th, 1998


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  • 1996 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 1999 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Judges' choice)

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JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)

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All Select Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
All-Select Comics (1943)
All-Winners Comics (1941)
Amazing Adventures (1950)
Amazing Comics (1944)
America's Best Comics (1942)
Billy West (1949)
Black Terror (1942)
Brick Bradford (1948)
Broncho Bill (1947)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain Easy (1947)
The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History (1989)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
Complete Comics (1944)
Daring Comics (1944)
Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Exciting Comics (1940)
Fighting Yank Special (2008)
The Fighting Yank (1942)
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970)
Golden Age Greats (1994)
Golden Age Greats Spotlight (2003)
Green Hornet Comics (1942)
The Human Torch (1940)
The Invaders (1975)
Jon Juan (1950)
Kid Komics (1943)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All Winners (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics (2004)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Mystic Comics (2011)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age U.S.A. Comics (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Young Allies (2009)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1999)
Men of Mystery Spotlight Special (2001)
Miss America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Miss Fury (1942)
Mystery Comics (1944)
Mystic Comics (1940)
Mystic Comics (1944)
Mystic Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (1970)
Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace (1993)
Previews (1988)
Speed Comics (1941)
Startling Comics (1940)
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941)
Suspense Comics (1943)
Taylor History of Comics (1991)
Timely Presents (1999)
USA Comics (1941)
Wonder Comics (1944)
Young Allies Comics (1941)

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