Sam Loeb

Sam Loeb

Sam Loeb, born Joseph Loeb IV, (April 13, 1988June 17, 2005) was the son of comic book writer Jeph Loeb. His work included a collaboration with Tim Sale in "Tales of the Vampires", and the main story of "Superman/Batman" #26.

Sam Loeb in Batman/Superman

Jeph Loeb's son Sam Loeb died on June 17, 2005 at the age of 17 after a three-year battle with cancer before finishing the story he was writing for "Superman/Batman" #26. Jeph Loeb, along with 25 other comic book professionals and artists who had known Sam, worked on the issue, scripting or penciling individual pages. Marvel Comics allowed John Cassaday and Joss Whedon to work on the issue despite their exclusive contracts. All 26 contributors donated their fees and royalties for the issue to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund.

In "The Boys Are Back in Town" (issue #26), Superman and Batman send Superboy and Robin to visit the teenage Toyman in Japan because he has not been heard from in a while. The issue was released shortly after Superboy's death in "Infinite Crisis" #6, and Robin's eulogy of Superboy serves as both a framing sequence and as a meditation on the author's passing.

The 26 contributors to the issue:

"Sam's Story", a back-up story written by Jeph Loeb ten days after his son's death, depicts young Clark Kent's friendship with a boy named Sam who gets cancer. Tim Sale provides the art for the story in a style reminiscent of the "Superman For All Seasons" limited series. [ [ Newsarama.Com: Jeph Loeb On "Sam'S Story" ] ]


*The seventeenth episode of "Robot Chicken" was dedicated in memory of Sam Loeb. Following the closing credits, a title card announced, "This episode of Robot Chicken was dedicated to the memory of Sam Loeb. A big fan. A great friend. And an inspiration to us all."

* Adult Swim had a banner that said Sam Loeb [1988-2005] .

* In the 89th episode(S05E01) of "Smallville", '"Arrival" was dedicated in memory of Sam Loeb. Following the closing credits, a title card announced, "In Memory of SAM LOEB (1988 - 2005) - A True Superboy"
** In the 100th episode of "Smallville", "Reckoning", Lana Lang informs Clark Kent that she has just visited Lex Luthor and is on Route 40 near 'Loeb's Bridge'.


External links

* [ Jeph Loeb on "SAM's story"]
* [ Jeph Loeb on Superboy & "SAM's story"]
* [ Spirit of superhero Sam lives on in comic]
* [ Jeph Loeb on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" discussing the links between the funeral of Captain America and that of Sam Loeb]

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