The Woman in Red, by George Mandel

George Mandel is an American writer who worked in comic books in the 1940s. Coming from New York City, Mandel attended the Pratt Institute, the Art Students League of New York and The New School. He worked as a comic book artist through the Funnies Inc. shop in the early 1940s. He worked on several features for Better Publications, including 'The Woman in Red', a series about a masked woman solving mysteries and fighting crime, beginning in Thrilling Comics #2 of March 1940. Among his other features for Better were 'Son of the Gods', 'Ted Crane', 'Doc Strange' and 'Scoop Langdon'. In addition, he also drew for companies like Fox ('Voodoo Man'), Hillman ('The Crusader'), Lev Gleason ('Young Robin Hood'), Timely ('Black Marvel', 'The Patriot') and Novelty ('Blue Bolt'). His brother Alan was also a comic artist for Funnies Inc.

Mandel had to stop drawing after being severely wounded during World War II. He took on writing and saw his first novel, 'Flee The Angry Strangers', published in 1952. This was followed by novels like 'The Breakwater', 'Into the Woods of the World', and 'The Wax Boom'. His later work included 'Crocodile Blood' and 'Scapegoats', as well as two cartoon books, 'Beatville U.S.A.' and 'Borderline Cases'.

The Woman in Red, by George Mandel

Last updated: 2009-02-20

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