The Golden Age stalwart was born 118 years ago…
By PETER BOSCH
The late Alex Schomburg, who was born 118 years ago on May 10, 1905, was one of the greatest comic book artists during the Golden Age, known especially for his cover work at Timely (now Marvel).
Two previous 13th Dimension birthday salutes to him included looks at his covers featuring the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. This year, we’re going all out: Here are 13 amazing covers by Alex Schomburg for All-Winners Comics that feature the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner AND Captain America (plus Toro and Bucky!).
(NOTE From Dan: The covers are World War II-era and some of them feature propagandist, racial depictions that are ugly and from a less enlightened time. We are running them in the context of that period.)
— 13 COVERS: An ALEX SCHOMBURG Birthday Celebration — SUB-MARINER. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: An ALEX SCHOMBURG Birthday Celebration — HUMAN TORCH. Click here.
13th Dimension contributor-at-large PETER BOSCH’s first book, American TV Comic Books: 1940s-1980s – From the Small Screen to the Printed Page, has just been published by TwoMorrows. He has written articles and conducted celebrity interviews for various magazines and newspapers. Peter lives in Hollywood.
May 10, 2023
Happy birthday to Mr Schomburg ! My love for the Golden age keeps growing and growing.
May 10, 2023
Great collection of images! However, I am pretty sure he reused the same Captain America head and expression in almost all of these! Haha