Julius Schwartz - RIP

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Patrick Sun, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Just heard the Julius Schwartz passed away over the weekend. I saw him when he attended Dragon Con for the past 5 years, and he was always in good spirits and a class act. The comic book industry lost one of their giants this weekend.
  2. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    And science fiction; he bought Ray Bradbury's first story and was an agent for sf authors as well. And he still came in to work at DC once a week, at least as of a few years ago.

    Everyone knows Stan Lee, but his counterpart at DC seems to be less well known.
  3. Jacinto

    Jacinto Second Unit

    Jul 8, 2002
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    Littleton, Colorado
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    This is very sad indeed. I've spoken to Mr. Schwartz a few times over the years at comic conventions, and as Patrick decribed him, he truly was a giant in the field. Even though this in no way could be thought of as an untimely or tragic death (based on how he looked tha last time I saw him), it is still most definitely a huge loss for the industry as a whole.
  4. Bill Williams

    Bill Williams Screenwriter

    May 28, 2003
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    Remember the special issue of "Superman" (pre-Crisis revamp) they did in honor of Julie's 70th birthday? It was a real surprise for everyone because it was in the middle of a 3-part Superman/Lex Luthor story arc, and the DC Comics staff had to really work in secret to keep Julie from seeing it.

    It was a wonderful story in which he was spotlighted as the main supporting character of the story, and he and Superman had a nice adventure together in which they had to save Julie's Earth-1 counterpart. There was also a nice little aside to the Christopher Reeve films in which someone said, "Don't tell me they're making another one of those movies!" And at the end of the story it showed Clark putting his hat on a marble bust of Julie's face.

    Such a sweet story, and a wonderful memory of one of comics' pioneers of the 20th century. The world's a bit sadder now without him. May he rest in peace.

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