Ben Thompson a comic book artist during the late 1930s and 1940s. Educated at the Chicago Art Institute and the University of Washington, Thompson has done magazine art for Colliers, Click and The New Yorker and gag cartoons for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times and New York Journal-American. Working through Funnies Inc., he did fillers for the comic books by Eastern Color Printing, as well as features like 'Purple Zombie', 'Rainbow Boy' and 'Hydroman', a superhero who could transform into water.
Thompson was additionally the creator of 'The Music Master', about a violinist who was able to fly through the air on musical notes (in Heroic Comics issues 12 to 26). For Feature Comics, he did 'Dr. Frost' and for Marvel Comics #1, he created 'Ka-Zar the Great'. Other Marvel features include 'Blue Diamond', 'Citizen V', 'Loony Laffs' and 'The Texas Kid'. He was also an artist for Centaur's 'Masked Marvel'.