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Ben Oda

Real Name
Ben Oda
Employers
DC Comics, Hillman, EC Comics, Warren Publishing, Apartment 3-G (strip), Big Ben Bolt (strip), Dondi (strip), The Dropouts (strip), Flash Gordon (strip), Johnny Hazard (strip), Little Orphan Annie (strip)

Job Titles

Characteristics
Gender

Date of Birth
December 21, 1915

Date of Death
November , 1984

Place of Birth

First publication

Unknown





Personal History

Ben Oda served in the United States military as a paratrooper and spy, and was also played baseball part-time.


Professional History

Ben Oda lettered some of the early works of Jack Kirby. His work appeared in the EC Comics war comics of the 1950's. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune and King Features Syndicate, and eventually for DC Comics. He has been described by Andrew Helfer as the letterer who people turned to when a deadline would be hard to meet.


Notes

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Trivia

A eulogy for Ben Oda, written by Andrew Helfer, appeared in the "Guest Meanwhile..." column in DC comics dated June 1985.



See Also

Work History


Official Website

  • None.


Links and References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Oda

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