Marvin Stein

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Marvin Stein
Born(1925-02-11)February 11, 1925
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 11, 2010(2010-02-11) (aged 85)
Florida, U.S.[1]
Spouse(s)Florence Lennowitz[1]

Marvin Stein (February 11, 1925 – February 11, 2010)[1][2] was an American comic book artist who also worked in animation, advertising, illustration and television broadcast graphics.


Stein was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a sign painter. Stein graduated from the Pratt Institute, and went to work for the Chesler Studio, which supplied comic stories and art to the comic book industry. Stein worked on Captain Valiant for Croyden Publications between 1944 and 1946, and the Funnyman daily and Sunday syndicated strip, and Superboy[3] and Boy Commandoes for National Comics/DC. Stein joined the Simon & Kirby Studio and worked on myriad titles — Black Magic, Headline, Justice Traps the Guilty, Young Love and Young Romance[4] — while freelancing for several other publishers, including Atlas, Feature Comics, Prize Comics, and Ziff Davis.

In 1958, he left comics to work in advertising and broadcast news graphics. From 1965 to 1969, he illustrated the syndicated McGurk's Mob with Bud Wexler for Newsday. Stein also worked illustrating children's books.


  1. ^ a b c "Marvin Stein Comic Book illustrator Dies at 85". Newsday.
  2. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Marvin Stein, 11 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Superboy".
  4. ^ "Simon and Kirby". Jack Kirby Museum.

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