The late writer and editor was born 91 years ago on Sept. 22, 1931…
When it comes down to it, I suppose E. Nelson Bridwell is the most important history teacher I’ve ever had. When it comes to comics anyway. (I still love you, Mrs. Pritz!)
Bridwell was a longtime writer and editor at DC and besides being a walking comics encyclopedia, he was instrumental in selecting so many of the reprints we enjoyed as kids in various issues.
The 100-Page Super Spectacular lines in particular were a bounty of great old comics stories and Bridwell was the prime curator. He was also central to the famed Batman, Superman and Shazam! decade hardcover collections that were staples of every young fan’s bookshelf.
So for this year’s 13 COVERS birthday salute, we bring you a run of those Super Spectaculars, as well as the decade books.
— PAUL KUPPERBERG: My 13 Favorite E. NELSON BRIDWELL Projects. Click here.
— PAUL KUPPERBERG: My 13 Favorite WORLD OF KRYPTON Miniseries Moments — RANKED. Click here.