Jack Adler by Michael Netzer
|Born||July 1, 1917
Manhattan, New York
|Died||September 18, 2011
New York City, NY
|Awards||Shazam Award, 1971|
Jack Adler (July 1, 1917 – September 18, 2011) was an artist who worked as a cover artist and colorist for DC Comics. He was a staff member of DC's production department from 1946 to 1981, rising steadily up the ranks to production manager and vice president of production.
Adler's first comics job was for Funny Folks #2 (DC Comics, Jun./July 1946). He received the industry's Shazam Award for Best Colorist in 1971. Adler's cover art was often featured on Silver Age issues of Sea Devils, G.I. Combat, and Green Lantern.
After going to work for DC Comics in 1946, he took on a staff position doing production and coloring for the entire DC line in 1947. He held this position until 1960, when he became DC's assistant production manager for the next fifteen years. In 1972 Adler was the visual inspiration for the Swamp Thing villain Ferrett, drawn by Bernie Wrightson in the first issue of the hit series. From 1975 until his retirement in 1981, Adler was DC's production manager and vice president of production.
- Bails, Jerry. Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Accessed Feb. 18, 2009.
- Kimball, Kirk. "Gaspar Saladino — The Natural". Dial B for Blog Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- "Jack Adler Retires, Dick Giordano Promoted". The Comics Journal #67 (October 1981), p. 15.
- Jack Adler's Cousin - HOWARD STERN; by Jim Amash; in Alter Ego #56 (excerpted at Issuu); published by TwoMorrows Publishing; February 2006
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- QuickTime clip of Adler talking about his breaking into comics, on Michael Catron's website
- Jack Adler at the Comic Book DB
- "DC Profiles #8: Jack Adler" at the Grand Comics Database
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