George Papp

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George Papp
Born George Edward Papp[1]
(1916-01-20)January 20, 1916
Died August 8, 1989(1989-08-08) (aged 73)
Oradell, New Jersey
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Superboy
Green Arrow
Congorilla

George Edward Papp (January 20, 1916 - August 8, 1989)[2] was an American comic book artist. Best known as one of the principal artists on the long-running Superboy feature for DC Comics, Papp also co-created the Green Arrow character with Mort Weisinger and co-created Congorilla along with writer Whitney Ellsworth.

Papp began his comic book career with the occasional feature and cartoon in early issues of the Superman family of comics. Pep Morgan, Congo Bill (later Congorilla) and Clip Carson were the first features he worked on for Action Comics. The Green Arrow feature made its first appearance in the More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941). Papp joined the American army during World War II. He drew the Superboy feature from 1958–1967, working on a variety of memorable characters, including early appearances of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Papp was fired by DC in 1968 along with many other prominent DC writers and artists who had made demands for health and retirement benefits.[3]

Notable stories[edit]

  • Adventure Comics #258: "Superboy Meets the Young Green Arrow"

Collections[edit]

These books contain stories illustrated by Papp:

  • Legion of Super-Heroes: Archives 1
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: Archives 3
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: Archives 4
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: Archives 5
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: Archives 6
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: Archives 8
  • Showcase Presents: Green Arrow 1
  • Superboy #147 80-Page Giant
  • Superman in the Sixties
  • Superman vs. Lex Luthor
  • The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told
  • The Seven Soldiers of Victory: Archives 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Papp entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index, SS# 063-16-5777.
  3. ^ Barr, Mike W. "The Madames & the Girls: The DC Writers Purge of 1968," Comic Book Artist #5 (Summer 1992).