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(1913-1975) US Radio scriptwriter, Television screenwriter, radio producer and director, and author whose The Adventures of Superman: Based on the Cartoon Character Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (1942), an original story Tied to the newish Superman universe, which had to this point manifested mostly in Comics format, though despite the subtitle it seems likely that Lowther's version of the Superhero is connected more closely to his own work in the 1940s as scriptwriter for the Radio series. Various elements in the overall venue, plus some character names, seem first to have been laid down in this text: the Daily Star here becomes the Daily Planet; George Taylor becomes Perry White; and Jimmy Olsen the office boy may be introduced here, as well as Luthor. [JC]
George Francis Lowther
born New York: 9 April 1913
died Westport, Connecticut: 28 April 1975
- The Adventures of Superman: Based on the Cartoon Character Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (New York: Random House, 1942) [tie to the Superman universe: Superman: illus/hb/Joe Shuster]
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