DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Julius Schwartz (aged 88)
Editor (Superman and Batman)
Julius “Julie” Schwartz (June 19, 1915 – February 8, 2004) was a comic book editor, and a science fiction agent and prominent fan. He was born in The Bronx, New York. He is best known as a longtime editor at DC Comics, where at various times he was primary editor over the company’s flagship superheroes, Superman and Batman.
DEATH: Schwartz died at the age of 88, after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He was survived by his son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He remained a “goodwill ambassador” for DC Comics and an Editor Emeritus up until his death.