Julius "Julie" Schwartz was an American comic book editor, and a science fiction agent and prominent fan.
19 Facts About Julius Schwartz
Julius Schwartz 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.
Julius Schwartz was inducted into the comics industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1997.
Julius Schwartz graduated at age seventeen from Theodore Roosevelt High School in The Bronx.
In 1932, Schwartz co-published Time Traveller, one of the first science fiction fanzines.
Julius Schwartz helped organize the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939.
Julius Schwartz first thought the concept of the Justice League of America as an updating of the Justice Society and the idea was then developed by Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky.
In 1964, Julius Schwartz was made responsible for reviving the faded Batman titles.
Julius Schwartz helped writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams come to prominence at DC Comics.
The duo, under the direction of Julius Schwartz, would revitalize the Batman with a series of stories reestablishing the character's dark, brooding nature.
From 1971 to 1986 Julius Schwartz was the editor of the Superman titles, helping to modernize the settings of the books and move them away from "gimmick" stories to stories with more of a character-driven nature.
Julius Schwartz oversaw the launch of DC Comics Presents in 1978 and edited it throughout its 97 issue run.
Julius Schwartz worked out the plot with the writer in story conferences.
Julius Schwartz retired from DC in 1986 after 42 years at the company, but continued to be active in comics and science fiction fandom until shortly before his death.
In 1952, Julius Schwartz married Jean Ordwein who had been his secretary.
Julius Schwartz died at the age of 88, after being hospitalized for pneumonia.
Julius Schwartz was survived by his son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Julius Schwartz remained a "goodwill ambassador" for DC Comics and an Editor Emeritus up until his death.
Julius Schwartz has appeared as himself in a number of comics:.