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And there was great rejoicing…Ogden Whitney collection


Methinks this news has been out there before, but Dan Nadel makes it official: PictureBox is doing Ogden Whitney:

PictureBox is going to publish a collection of Ogden Whitney’s romance and sci-fi comics in late 2009 or early 2010. Co-edited by Frank Santoro, Bill Boichel and little ol’ me. We are scouring the earth for any and all Whitney material. We aim to solve a few mysteries with this one and should get down to work on it as soon as Mr. Santoro stops blogging for a minute and finished Cold Heat! Ha! Just kidding. Sort of. No, but seriously, Frank is very close to finishing and we will send the book to the printer in December in order to have the books in stores everywhere in April.

They are also seeking Whitney’s son…so get out your sleuthing caps.


  1. I spent 10 years researching my book Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics Group, and could never find a photo of Whitney (nor was I able to confirm how he died). I, too, am a huge fan of his work. He was a minimalist like Alex Toth, although I think no one ever pointed that out, and was the absolute best at visual body language and very very human looking people–no Greek demi-gods from Ogdon. Everyone I had access to said he was very quite, even shy, a perfect gentleman, and, regretable towards the end of his life, a drunk.

    PS, I don’t think he had children. His wife, therefore, was everything to him, and when she died, he fell apart.

    Michael Vance

  2. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for responding — I’ve been meaning to get in touch with you. Would you contact me off the board: dan (at) pictureboxinc.com


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