Gaylord DuBois

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Comic strips and comic books:
– Wrote over 3,000 comics stories in his career
– Specialized in Westerns, jungle comics, and animal reality comics
– Created features like Captain Venture: Beneath the Sea and Two Against the Jungle
– Adapted Zane Grey’s western novels for Dell Four Color Series
– Created American Indian features like Young Hawk and Turok, Son of Stone

– Wrote 35 Big Little Books and several adventure novels
– Authored The Lone Ranger novel and various ghost-written novels
– Penned Little Blue Books on topics like Spanish and French self-taught guides
– Co-wrote books with Oskar Lebeck including Hurricane Kids on the Lost Island
– Adapted classics like Tom Sawyer and Kidnapped for Western Publishing

– Published spiritual poems in books like Walk Among the Poems of Gaylord Du Bois
– Released Christian poems in The Shining Path: Highlights of a Christian Pilgrimage
– Shared personal reflections through poetry in Reflections on the Eyrie
– Compiled letters into a narrative form in A Walk Around Whallons Bay, New York
– Released poetic works in the 1980s

– Posthumously received the 2020 Bill Finger Award
– Baptism certificate confirms his birth name
– Signed his name as Gaylord Du Bois and DuBois
– Listed in the United States Social Security Death Index
– Known for his prolific contributions to comic books and strips

Gaylord DuBois (Wikipedia)

Gaylord McIlvaine Du Bois (sometimes written DuBois; August 24, 1899 – October 20, 1993) was an American writer of comic book stories and comic strips, as well as Big Little Books and juvenile adventure novels. Du Bois wrote Tarzan for Dell Comics and Gold Key Comics from 1946 until 1971, and wrote over 3,000 comics stories over his career.

Gaylord DuBois
BornGaylord McIlvaine Du Bois
(1899-08-24)August 24, 1899
Winthrop, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 20, 1993(1993-10-20) (aged 94)
Orange City, Florida, U.S.
Notable works
Western comics
Tarzan comics
AwardsBill Finger Award posthumously 2020

An avid outdoorsman, Du Bois had a true affinity for writing stories with natural settings. His forte was in Westerns, as well as jungle comics and animal reality comics. He created many original second features for Western Publishing (e.g., "Captain Venture: Beneath the Sea", "Leopard Girl", "Two Against the Jungle", etc.), but most of his work for the company was in writing stories with licensed characters.

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