William Gaines

Comic Book Writer

1922 – 1992

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Who was William Gaines?

William Maxwell Gaines, better known as Bill Gaines, was an American publisher and co-editor of EC Comics. Following a shift in EC's direction in 1950, Gaines presided over what became an artistically influential and historically important line of mature-audience comics. He published the popular satirical magazine Mad for over 40 years.

He was posthumously inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Ghastly Awards' Hall of Fame.

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Born
Mar 1, 1922
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • William Maxwell Gaines
  • William M. Gaines
  • Bill Gaines
  • Bill
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
Employment
  • EC Comics
Died
Jun 3, 1992
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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