- Robert Bernstein (comics)
Robert Bernstein (died circa 1988, age 69), sometimes credited as "R. Berns", is an American
comic bookwriter active from at least 1946. He is best known for his work on several titles in DC Comics' Supermanline, and for establishing the origin and most of the mythos of the superhero Aquaman.
With various artists, Bernstein co-created the characters Congorilla, Aqualad / Tempest and
Aquagirlfor DC, and the Jaguar for Archie Comics' "Archie Adventure Series" superhero line.
Bernstein's first recorded credit is a five-page story in Spark Publications' "Golden Lad" #4, featuring the character
Swift Arrow. Other early work includes text fillers for DC Comicsand Fawcett Comics, as well as a 1947 Green Lantern story.
Marvel Comics' 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, Bernstein wrote several stories of the masked Western character Black Rider. Like most comics professionals of this time, Bernstein went largely uncredited, often receiving credit belatedly in modern-day reprints of his work.
During the 1950s, Bernstein confirmably scripted war stories for Atlas' "War Comics" and DC's "All-American Men of War", "G.I. Combat", "Our Army At War", "Our Fighting Forces", and "Star Spangled War Stories"; psychological drama in
EC Comics' "Psychoanalysis" and " Shock Illustrated"; and superhero stories, working with celebrated artist Jack Kirbyon at least one Green Arrowtale, in " World's Finest Comics" #99 (Feb. 1959).
uperman and Aquaman
Bernstein's first recorded Superman story, for DC Comics, is "The Oldest Man In Metropolis", in "
Action Comics" #251 (April 1959). Later work include the DC titles "Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane", "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen", " Superboy" (as well as the later Superboy feature in " Adventure Comics"), and features starring Green Arrow, Supergirl, and Aquaman, a 1940s Golden Age character he reintroduced with artist Ramona Fradonin "Adventure Comics" #260 (May 1959) and scripted through at least #282 (March 1961), introducing major characters along the way.
Later, during what historians and fans call the
Silver Age of Comic Books, Bernstein scripted stories of the Archie Comics character the Fly, and, with plots by Marvel editor-in-chief Stan Lee, some of the earliest Iron Manand Thor stories, in, respectively " Tales of Suspense" and " Journey into Mystery". He also scripted some Human Torch stories, plotted by penciler Jack Kirby, in " Strange Tales".
Bernstein's last known original DC story is "King Superman versus Clark Kent, Metallo" in "Action Comics" #312 (May 1964). Bernstein adapted the famed
radiocharacter The Shadowfor Archie Comics that same year, and his last known comics work are the two stories in "The Shadow" #3 (Nov. 1964).
* [http://www.comics.org The Grand Comics Database]
The Comics Journal" #127 (Feb. 1989): "Bernstein Dead at 69"
* [http://members.shaw.ca/super-heroes/silver-age/talent/#robert_bernstein Creators of the Silver Age Superman Family]
* [http://members.aol.com/mg4273/superboy.htm Classic Comic Books: "Superboy", by Michael E. Grost]
* [http://www.toonopedia.com/congoril.htm Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Congorilla] and [http://www.toonopedia.com/jaguar.htm The Jaguar]
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=tempest2 The Unofficial Tempest Biography]
* [http://www.supermanartists.comics.org/silverage/slvrage.htm Superman Artists: Silver Age Who File]
* [http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2006/01/12/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-33/ Comics Should Be Good!: "Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed" #33 (Jan. 12, 2006)]
* [http://povonline.com/iaq/IAQ05.htm POV Online: "Why did some artists working for Marvel in the sixties use phony names?" by Mark Evanier]
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