Bob Brown (comics)

Bob Brown (comics)

Infobox Comics creator
name = Bob Brown

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deathdate = 1977
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Bob Brown (died 1977) was an American comic book artist with an extensive career from the early 1940s through the 1970s. With writers Edmond Hamilton and Gardner Fox, Brown created the DC Comics hero Space Ranger, drawing the character's complete run from his deubt in the try-out comic "Showcase" #15 (Aug 1958) through "Mystery in Space #103 (July 1965).

Brown's work appeared in DC's "Action Comics", "The Brave and the Bold", "Challengers of the Unknown", "Detective Comics", "Doom Patrol", "House of Mystery", "House of Secrets", "My Greatest Adventure", "Superboy", "Tales of the Unexpected", "Tomahawk" and "World's Finest Comics"; the Marvel Comics titles "The Avengers", "Warlock", "Daredevil", and "The Rawhide Kid"; and the French comic series "Big Boy". Brown died following a long illness.


Mark Evanier, comics historian: "Bob Brown, a veteran artist who had drawn everything from Batman to Challengers of the Unknown ... now found his work regarded as 'old-fashioned'. It wasn't so much that Brown couldn't take a more modern approach to his work as that he just plain didn't understand what that meant. Editors kept showing him the work of new artists, he told me. They'd say, 'This is what we want now', but Brown couldn't grasp just what it was he was supposed to learn from the examples, which often struck him as displaying weak anatomy, poor perspective and other fundamental errors. It was almost like they were telling him that, 'Kids relate to crude artwork', and he knew it wasn't that". ["P.O.V. Online (column): "Notes from Me" (Dec 7, 2004), by Mark Evanier]

Tony Isabella, scripter during Brown's run on "Daredevil": "I loved working with the late Bob Brown. I was a fan of his from his days as the artist on DC's Challengers of the Unknown. Yes, he was very much underappreciated". [Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (fan site): Isabellainterview, May 1997]



* [ Lambiek Comiclopedia: Bob Brown]
* [ Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Space Ranger]

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