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George Tuska

Born( 1916-04-26 ) April 26, 1916 Hartford, Connecticut
DiedOctober 16, 2009 (2009-10-16) (aged 93) Manchester Township, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Pseudonym(s)Carl Larson
Notable worksCrime Does Not Pay Fawcett's Captain Marvel Iron Man The World's Greatest Superheroes comic strip
AwardsInkpot Award , 1997
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George Tuska began his professional career as artist at Eisner & Iger Studio in late 1930s, drawing features for publishers like Fox and Quality, including Uncle Sam. He next worked for Harry Chesler, drawing Captain Marvel for Fawcett and Shadow Comics for Street and Smith, as well as published by Chesler himself. From there, Tuska moved on to Fiction House, illustrating Jungle Comics, Ranger Comics, Comics, and others. After service in War II, he returned to Fiction House before joining Standard Publishing, where he drew tales of Black Terror and Fighting Yank. But he really made his mark in Golden Age when he was Hire by Lev Gleason on Crime do not Pay, leading true-Crime comic. Tuska worked for from 1947 to 1954. When Kefauver Senate hearings brought end to Crime and horror Comics, Tuska switched to newspaper strips, drawing first Scorchy Smith and later Buck Rogers for better part of decade. When Buck Rogers strip end, Tuska starts at Marvel Comics inking Jack Kirby Captain America, followed by stint inking Marie Severin on Incredible Hulk. After penciling several issues of X-Men, fate brings Tuska together with character called Iron Man, beginning ten-year run on title. Tuska also contributed to other books while at Marvel, Luke Cage, SUb-Mariner, Ghost Rider, Avengers, Black Goliath, and Daredevil. Along way, Tuska also worked for Joe Simon on Sick magazine, as well as Archie Comics, Harvey Comics, Warren Publishing, and Tower Comics, where he drew THUNDER Agents. Tuska also produced significant body of work for DC Comics in early seventies, including stories in Challengers of Unknown, Teen Titans, House of Secrets, and Legion of Super-Heroes in Superboy. Then in 1978, Tuska began newspaper strip, Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes, featuring Superman and members of Justice League of America. He remained on strip until 1983, when he to Comics, drawing Green Lantern, Worlds Finest, and Masters of Universe. Tuska retired in late 1980s, but continued to draw commissions for fans until his death at age of 93.

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