Gardner Fox United States

20 May 1911 in United States
24 December 1968 in United States
57 years
Credited for


Also known as

Gardner Francis Cooper Fox

Bart Sommers (pen name)

Don (pen name)

Ed (pen name)

Ed Carlisle (pen name)

Eddie Duane (pen name)

Edgar Weston (pen name)

Gardner F. Fox (pen name)

Jefferson Cooper (pen name)

Larry Dean (pen name)

Lynna Cooper (pen name)

Paul Dean (pen name)

Ray Gardner (pen name)

Robert Starr (pen name)

Rod Gray (pen name)

Tex and Willis Blane (pen name)

Tex Slade (pen name)

Warner and Michael Blake (pen name)

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Fox is best known for creating numerous characters for DC Comics, including co-creating the Flash, Hawkman, Doctor Fate and the original Sandman. He created the Justice Society of America and Justice League of America. He introduced the concept of the Multiverse in the 1961 story 'Flash of Two Worlds!'

He was also a science fiction author and wrote many novels and short stories. During the mid 1940s and into the 1950s Fox wrote for Weird Tales, Planet Stories, Amazing Stories, Marvel Science Stories and a diverse range of pulp magazines. While writing for DC, Fox wrote under a variety of male and female pseudonyms for publishers such as Ace, Gold Medal and Signet Books.

Fox stopped working for DC in 1968 when the company refused to give health insurance and other benefits to its older creators. He began to write novels full time.

In the early 1970s, Fox worked briefly for Marvel on The Tomb of Dracula, Red Wolf and 'Doctor Strange' in Marvel Premiere. In 1971 Skywald reprinted some of his earlier work and he worked for Warren on Creepy and Eerie. In 1985, he worked briefly for Eclipse.

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The Avenger (Avon, 1954? series) #5 (February 1956)
The Birth of the Avenger (The Avenger)
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Straight Arrow Comics (Red Circle, 1955 series) #15 (March 1956)
The Death Warning! (Straight Arrow)
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Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #21 (May 1956)
The Secret of the Life-Ray
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The Durango Kid (Atlas, 1954? series) #19 (May 1956)
The Lady Packs a Six-Gun (The Durango Kid)
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Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 (July 1956)
Three Notches on a Gun! (Hopalong Cassidy)
Comic: Comic story
Triple Western Pictorial Monthly (Red Circle, 1955 series) #14 (August 1956)
The White Comanche! (Tales of the Tipi)
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Hopalong Cassidy (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #88 (1956)
Shadow of the Toy Soldier! (Hopalong Cassidy)
Comic: Comic story
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 (November 1956)
The Wyoming Kid's Pal (The Wyoming Kid)
Comic: Comic story
Davy Crockett and the Frontier Fighters (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #11 (November 1956)
The War of Magic (Foley of the Fighting 5th)
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Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #27 (November 1956)
Zero Hour for Earth!
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  • 1 Apr 2018

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  • 22 Jul 2019