Mac Raboy

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Mac Raboy
Born Emmanuel Raboy
(1914-04-17)April 17, 1914
New York City
Died December 12, 1967(1967-12-12) (aged 53)
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Captain Marvel Jr.
Flash Gordon Sunday strip

Emmanuel "Mac" Raboy (April 17, 1914 – December 12, 1967)[1] was an American comics artist best known for his comic-book work on Fawcett Comics' Captain Marvel Jr. [2] and as the Sunday comic-strip artist of Flash Gordon for more than 20 years. [3]

Born in New York City, Raboy began his art career with the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. In the 1940s he began working for comic books and gained fame as the illustrator for Captain Marvel, Jr. and the Green Lama. In the spring of 1946, King Features hired Raboy to continue the Sunday page adventures of Flash Gordon, which he continued to work on until his death. [3]


  1. ^ Social Security Death Index, SS# 075-14-1435.
  2. ^ Brent Frankenhoff & Maggie Thompson The Greatest Comic Book Covers Of All Time. Iola, WI : Krause Pub. ; F+W Media, Inc., 2012. ISBN 144023499X (p. 26-7).
  3. ^ a b Marguerite Cotto, "Flash Gordon", in Ray B Browne; Pat Browne,The Guide to United States Popular Culture Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001. ISBN 0879728213 (p. 283)