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    James Winslow Mortimer - 'Win Mortimer'
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Bio:
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, James Winslow Mortimer was trained from the age of two by his father in the poster department of a Canadian lithography firm. As a teenager, Win became a recurring contributor to the Toronto Star’s Pictures And Poetry feature. After high school, he studied art in New York, returning in 1939 to join the army when Canada entered World War II. Resuming civilian life in 1943, Mortimer designed posters for the Canadian Ministry of Information, then landed a job at DC in 1945. Soon he was chief cover artist for most of the Superman, Superboy and Batman titles, including World’s Finest. From 1949 to ’55, he drew the Superman newspaper strip, but left in 1956 when a syndicate purchased his David Crane strip. In 1960 Mortimer left Crane to return to the Toronto Star, producing the Larry Brannon strip from 1961 to ‘68.

In 1960 Mortimer was also back at DC, penciling The Legion of Super Heroes, Supergirl and Plastic Man. From 1968 to ’83, he showed amazing versatility, contributing to a wide range of DC, Marvel and Gold Key titles such as Scooter, Stanley And His Monster, Spider-Man, Boris Karloff’s Tales of Mystery, The Twilight Zone and Supernatural Thrillers. In 1983, Mortimer joined Neal Adams’ Continuity Associates to work on various advertising and commercial projects including editorial cartoons and a religion oriented comic.

Though not as flashy as many of his comic-book colleagues, Mortimer was an accomplished craftsman whose deceptively low key style prized characterization and storytelling over elaborate artistry. For this reason, Mortimer became one of DC Comics’ most extensively utilized cartoonists during the 1940s and ’50s. His extensive involvement in drawing Superman and Superboy also made him one of Joe Shuster’s natural successors, as well as a “bridge” between the Golden and Silver Ages.

Bio compiled by Henry Mietkiewicz for the Joe Shuster Awards.

Date of Birth: 1 May 1919
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Date of death: 11 January 1998



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Notes:
Win Mortimer was inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame in 2006.




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Penciller:
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
The Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
Adventures of Superboy (2010)
All-American Men of War (1952)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Annie (1982)
Back Issue (2003)
Barbie (1991)
Batman (1940)
The Batman Gallery (1992)
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (2003)
Batman In The Fifties (2002)
Batman In The Forties (2004)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Featuring Two-Face and The Riddler (1995)
Batman: Secrets of the Batcave (2007)
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (1992)
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (2002)
Battle of the Planets (1979)
The Best of DC (1979)
The Big Book of... (1994)
Big Edsel Band (1987)
Binky (1970)
Binky's Buddies (1969)
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962)
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives (2009)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Capt. Storm (1964)
Castle of Horror (1978)
Congo Bill (1954)
Das Geisterhaus (1989)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
Detective Comics (1937)
Die Spinne (1980)
Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (1962)
Doctor Who Magazine (1979)
Dracula Lives (1973)
Dracula Lives (1974)
Emergency! (magazine) (1976)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)
Essential Spider-Man (2001)
Essential Tales of the Zombie (2006)
Fat Albert (1974)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972)
The Fox and the Crow (1951)
Ghosts (1971)
Giant-Size Chillers (1975)
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972)
Honeymooners (1987)
House of Mystery (1951)
The Inferior Five (1967)
Journey Into Mystery (1972)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Super Special (1977)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
MV Comix (1968)
Mystery Comics Digest (1972)
Night Nurse (1972)
Phantom Stranger (1952)
Plastic Man (1966)
Real Fact Comics (1946)
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1965)
Sea Devils (1961)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
Spoof (1970)
Stanley and His Monster (1968)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
Superboy (1949)
Superman (1939)
Superman Extra (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Supernatural Thrillers (1972)
Swing With Scooter (1966)
Tales of the Unexpected (1956)
Tales of the Zombie (1973)
Toyboy (1986)
The Twilight Zone (1962)
The Unexpected (1968)
Vampire Tales (1973)
What The--?! (1988)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
The Witching Hour (1969)
Women Of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Omnibus (2010)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World of Metropolis (1988)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Young Love (1963)

Inker:
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventures of Superboy (2010)
All-American Men of War (1952)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Avengers Spotlight (1989)
The Avengers (1963)
Batman (1940)
The Batman Gallery (1992)
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (2003)
Batman In The Fifties (2002)
Batman In The Forties (2004)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Featuring Two-Face and The Riddler (1995)
Batman: The Sunday Classics (1991)
Batman: The Sunday Classics (2007)
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (2002)
Battle of the Planets (1979)
The Best of DC (1979)
The Big Book of... (1994)
Big Edsel Band (1987)
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962)
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives (2009)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Capt. Storm (1964)
Castle of Horror (1978)
Congo Bill (1954)
Das Geisterhaus (1989)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
The Destroyer (1989)
Detective Comics (1937)
Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (1962)
Doctor Who Magazine (1979)
Dracula Lives (1973)
Dracula Lives (1974)
Emergency! (magazine) (1976)
Essential Avengers (2000)
Essential Spider-Man (2001)
Fat Albert (1974)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972)
The Fox and the Crow (1951)
Ghosts (1971)
Giant-Size Chillers (1975)
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972)
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers (2013)
Haunt of Horror (1974)
House of Mystery (1951)
Journey Into Mystery (1972)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
Mystery Comics Digest (1972)
Night Nurse (1972)
Phantom Stranger (1952)
Plastic Man (1966)
Real Fact Comics (1946)
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1965)
Sea Devils (1961)
Secrets of Haunted House (1975)
Spoof (1970)
Stanley and His Monster (1968)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
Superboy (1949)
Superman (1939)
Supernatural Thrillers (1972)
Tales of the Zombie (1973)
The Twilight Zone (1962)
Vampire Tales (1973)
What The--?! (1988)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
The Witching Hour (1969)
World's Finest Comics (1941)

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Editor:
Superman In The Forties (2005)

Cover Artist:
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
The Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
All Star Comics Archives (1991)
Annie (1982)
Batman (1940)
Batman Archives (1990)
Batman: The TV Stories (2014)
DC Silver Age Classics (1992)
Detective Comics (1937)
Fat Albert (1974)
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972)
House of Mystery (1951)
The Inferior Five (1967)
Millennium Edition:... (2000)
Night Nurse (1972)
Plastic Man (1966)
The Robin Archives (2005)
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (2007)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
Superboy (1949)
Superman (1939)
World's Finest Comics (1941)



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