Schnapp Crackled

A week or two ago, Mark Evanier called his readers’ attention to this utterly fascinating essay. If you’re at all interested in the history of DC Comics, it’s time you found out who Ira Schnapp is and what part he played in forming the aesthetic of every DC reader.

7 Responses to “Schnapp Crackled”

  1. Robby Reed Says:

    Steve Gerber called my essay utterly fascinating! I can die happy now. Thanks, Steve!

  2. Brian Spence Says:

    Yeah, I’ve been reading this too! I’d never heard about this guy, and it’s so fascinating. It may be impossible to exaggerate his importance to the industry. Who knows what would have happened to Superman if it had crappy cover design?

  3. sam Says:

    dont you ever talk about health and fitness?

    love you dad!

    p.s. i am proud of you 2!

  4. Steve Gerber Says:

    Sam: “dont you ever talk about health and fitness?”

    Of course I do. With each wheezing step I take, I lament their absence.

    (Love you, too, but not in front of the fans, okay? I have this wry, ironic image to keep up.)

  5. Steve Gerber Says:

    Robby: Glad I could make you happy, but please don’t die.

  6. Brian Spence Says:

    Ha ha, Steve is busted as being an ol’ softie!

  7. Alistair Says:

    Intensely moving to see that photo from 1938 of Action Comics#1 at the newstand.

    What a great article.