A BIRTHDAY SALUTE!
UPDATED 4/4/23: Bob Rozakis turns 72! Perfect time to re-present this slightly updated favorite from 2020! Dig it.— Dan
Bronze Age fan-fave Bob Rozakis — born April 4, 1951 — turns 72 years old, so let’s celebrate with one of his most popular contributions to DC lore: his famed Ask the Answer Man! columns.
Ask the Answer Man!, along with Fred Hembeck’s satirical strips, were my favorite features of the old Daily Planet pages that kept readers up to date on the latest DC doings in the ’70s and ’80s. According to the indispensible Mike’s Amazing World of Comics, Rozakis’ column — which addressed a wide array of fan questions, often with a winking tone — ran from Jan. 18, 1977, to Aug. 20, 1981.
So since Bob — who just recently wrote a guest column here at 13th Dimension on WHY ROBIN HAS ENDURED FOR 80 YEARS (click here) — is having his big day, we figured we’d share 13 of his witty and informative Ask the Answer Man! installments. We’re starting with his first and ending with his last. The rest are in no particular order.
— Why ROBIN Has Endured for 80 Years, by BOB ROZAKIS. Click here.
— The BOB ROZAKIS Interviews: BATMAN FAMILY — The Coolest Batbook of the Bronze Age. Click here.
Source: Column scans from Mike’s Amazing World of Comics.