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Newman, Paul S., 1924-1999


Paul Sylvan Newman was born on April 29, 1924 in New York City. After service in Italy during World War II, He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1947. That same year, Newman broke into comic books with DC Comics' teen-humor series A Date with Judy, based on the radio program, for which Newman had originally applied to write. He went on to script for Avon Comics, Fawcett Comics, Hillman Periodicals, St. John Publications, Ziff Davis, and, as a staff writer, at Marvel Comics' two predecessor companies, Timely Comics and Atlas Comics. In addition, Newman worked on Four Color Comics, Turok, Son of Stone, and Dell Comics for which he wrote "The Lone Ranger." In 1962, Newman and Western Publishing editor Matt Murphy created the character "Doctor Solar." Later that decade, Newman wrote the comic-book adaptation of the Beatles' animated feature "Yellow Submarine." By the 1980s, he was writing for the DC Comics series "G.I. Combat" and "House of Mystery" and for the Disney comic "Darkwing Duck" as well as for industrial films and audio-visual presentations. Newman is credited in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the most prolific comic-book writer, with more than 4,100 published stories totaling approximately 36,000 pages. He died on May 30, 1999.

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Paul S. Newman papers

Identifier: MS-645
Overview Paul S. Newman (1924-1999), comic book writer. Dartmouth College Class of 1947. The collection contains material, including photocopies of comic strips, comic books and correspondence documenting the creation of a comic strip.