Happy 80th birthday, Marie Severin!
Rather than rehash all the excellent work Michael Pinto at Fanboy.com has done chronicling her amazing life, we’re just going to point you to his article:
At the end of the silver age of comic books (which was sometime the early 70s) there was a well known cigarette ad campaign which would proudly proclaim to the ladies “You’ve come a long way, baby.”
But sadly while the wider world of publishing started to open up to
women, the comic book biz was — and still today largely a boys club.
Now I can already hear the indignation from my fellow fanboys, but
here’s the evidence:
Tomorrow is the 80th birthday of a living legend in the field of comics — yet sadly in my humble opinion not enough people today know the name Marie Severin.
Yet like a Stan Lee or a Jack Kirby by all rights Severin should be one
of a handful of names that every fanboy (and fangurl too) knows.