|Birth name||Otto Oscar Binder|
|Born||August 26, 1911|
|Died||October 13, 1974 (aged 63)|
Chestertown, New York
Otto Oscar Binder (1911 - 1974) was a writer of American science fiction, non-fiction UFO, and comic books. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Bessemer is a city in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2148 Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Eando Binder is a Pseudonym for two brothers Earl Andrew Binder (1904-1965 and Otto Binder (1911-1974 who were Science fiction Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative
Otto Binder was born on August 26, 1911 in Bessemer, Michigan, the youngest of six children born into a family who had emigrated from Austria a year earlier. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Bessemer is a city in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2148  The family "settled in Chicago in 1922, during a period rich with science fiction, which "enthralled Otto and his brother Earl. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. " The two began writing in partnership, and sold their first story, "The First Martian" to Amazing Stories in 1930; it saw publication in 1932 under the pen-name "Eando Binder" ("E" and "O" Binder). Amazing Stories was an American Science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback 's Experimenter Publishing. 
Not earning enough to live on, Binder and his brother "worked at many jobs" in addition to their writing work, Earl ultimately finding work at an iron works, after which Otto took over "most of the writing," although keeping the nom de plume for his Science fiction writings throughout his life. A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a Pseudonym adopted by an Author or their publishers to conceal their identity  In 1935, Binder was hired by author Otis Adelbert Kline "as an agent in charge of his New York literary office," although business wasbad enough that "they called it quits two years later. Otis Adelbert Kline (1891-1946 was an adventure novelist and literary agent during the pulp era New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous " At the same time, however, Binder was writing for Mort Weisinger (then editor of Thrilling Wonder Stories and Ray Palmer (editor of Amazing), for whom he created the Adam Link series, and particularly the short story "I, Robot" which inspired Isaac Asimov's positronic robot Robbie. Mortimer Weisinger ( April 25, 1915 - May 7, 1978) was an American Jewish Magazine and Comic book Raymond Arthur Palmer (1910-1977 was the influential editor of Amazing Stories from 1938 through 1949 when he left publisher Ziff-Davis to Adam Link is a fictional Robot made in the likeness of a man and the protagonist of several Science fiction short stories written " I Robot " is a Science fiction short story by Eando Binder (nom de plume for Earl and Otto Binder about a Robot Isaac Asimov (c January 2 1920 &ndash April 6 1992 ˈaɪzək ˈæzɪmʌv originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as, was a Russian Robbie is an uncommon Given name. Data indicate that this name experienced a significant rise in popularity in Northern Ireland in 2003 
Binder is best known for his comic book work, an area he entered in 1939 thanks to another brother, Jack, who moved to New York to "join the Harry "A" Chesler shop as an artist. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Harry Chesler Jr was the Entrepreneur behind what is often credited as the first Comic book "packager" (shop of the late-1930s to 1940s Golden " Shortly thereafter, (in 1940) Fawcett Comics began its comics line, and Binder started writing features including Captain Venture, Golden Arrow, Bulletman and El Carim. Events and publications January Ace Comics ( 1937 series #34 - David McKay Publications Fawcett Comics, a subsidiary of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful Comics publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s Bulletman was a Fawcett Comics Superhero created by Bill Parker and Jon Smalle for Nickel Comics #1 in May 1940  After working on such titles for around a year, editor Ed Herron felt Binder ready to tackle Fawcett's most notable character: Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is a fictional Comic book Superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics. 
Binder is best known for his 12-year stint on Fawcett Comics's Captain Marvel (1941 to 1953), writing "986 stories. Fawcett Comics, a subsidiary of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful Comics publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. . . out of 1,743 - over half the entire Marvel Family saga. The Marvel Family is a group of Fictional characters a team of Superheroes in the Fawcett Comics and DC Comics universes " During this time, he co-created, with Marc Swayze and C. C. Beck, such characters as Mary Marvel, Uncle Dudley, Mr. Marc Swayze was an American Comic book Artist from 1941-53 for Fawcett Publications Charles Clarence Beck ( June 8, 1910 - November 22, 1989) was an American Cartoonist and Comic book Mary Marvel is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine originally published by Fawcett Comics and now owned by DC Comics Tawky Tawny, Black Adam, and Mr. Mind, as well as Dr. Sivana's "evil progeny, Sivana Jr. Black Adam is a fictional Comic book character created in 1945 by Otto Binder & C Mister Mind is a Fictional Comic book Supervillain created for Fawcett Comics, and now owned and published by DC Comics. Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana is a Fictional Comic book Supervillain. and George Sivana. "
His first script for Capt. Marvel was "Captain Marvel Saves the King" in Captain Marvel Adventures no. 9 (April 1942); he had previously written a text novel (called a Dime Action Book) starring the character called Return of the Scorpion featuring the villain from the 1941 Republic serial The Adventures of Captain Marvel. Adventures of Captain Marvel is a 1941 twelve-chapter Film serial directed by John English and William Witney for .
Despite such voluminous output, Binder continued to write for, in the words of E. Nelson Bridwell "virtually all the other Fawcett features," including creating some of the text features that were then a requirement for comics, in order to "fulfill postal regulations" and be eligible for cheap shipping rates. Edward Nelson Bridwell (1931 - 1987 was a writer for Mad magazine (writing the now-famous Catch phrase, " What you mean we white man " Binder, under the "Eando" pseudonym wrote a series of science fiction text stories for Captain Marvel Adventures starring Lieutenant Jon Jarl of the Space Patrol.  Binder left Fawcett, when the company shut down its comic book franchise in 1953, but found no shortage of work, having by this time already worked for a number of other comics companies.
Binder also wrote and created characters for other publishers, including Timely Comics (the fledgling Marvel Comics), for whom "he [co-]created Captain Wonder, The Young Allies, Tommy Tyme and Miss America," (a female version of Captain America) and also wrote for Captain America, the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, Destroyer, Whizzer, All-Winners Squad and others. Timely Comics is the 1940s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into first Atlas Comics, and then Marvel Comics Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Captain Wonder may refer to Captain Wonder (DC Comics, a DC Comics supervillain Captain Wonder (Timely Comics, a Timely Comics superhero The Young Allies is the name of two Superhero teams in the Marvel Universe. The Human Torch ( Jonathan "Johnny" Storm) is a Fictional character and Superhero of the Marvel Comics universe The Whizzer is a fictional Comic-book character in the Marvel Comics multiverse. The All-Winners Squad is a fictional Superhero team in the Marvel Comics universe. 
For Quality Comics, Binder co-created Kid Eternity, and wrote for Blackhawk, Doll Man, Uncle Sam and the Black Condor, and for MLJ Comics (subsequently known as Archie Comics), he wrote for Steel Sterling, The Shield, The Hangman and The Black Hood. Quality Comics was an American comic book Publishing company that operated from 1939 to 1956 and was an influential creative force in what historians and fans call Kid Eternity is a Comic book Superhero who first premiered in Hit Comics #25 published by Quality Comics in December 1942. Doll Man is a fictional Superhero from the Golden Age of Comics, originally published by Quality Comics and currently part of the DC Comics Uncle Sam is a Fictional character, a DC Comics Superhero based on National personification of the United States, Uncle For the Jetman character see Choujin Sentai Jetman. Black Condor is the name of three Fictional characters, DC Comics Archie Comics is an American Comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper Archie Comics is an American Comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper The Black Hood was originally a golden age character created by MLJ Comics, later known as Archie Comics.  Binder also produced work for Gold Key.
In 1948, Binder began working for National Periodical Publications (DC Comics), swiftly creating "Merry, Girl of 1,000 Gimmicks in the Star-Spangled Kid strip", whose place Merry soon took in Star-Spangled Comics, before moving on to his best-known DC work on the Superman titles. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Star-Spangled Comics was the title of a comic book series published by DC Comics which ran for 130 issues through 1952 Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon  In addition to writing the first Legion of Super-Heroes story, Binder "introduced Jimmy Olsen's Elastic Lad identity" and signal-watch in the pages of the first issue of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen. This is about the DC Comics superhero team For the animated television series based on this see Legion of Super Heroes (TV series. James Bartholomew "Jimmy" Olsen is a Fictional character, a Photojournalist who appears mainly in DC Comics ’ Superman stories James Bartholomew "Jimmy" Olsen is a Fictional character, a Photojournalist who appears mainly in DC Comics ’ Superman stories  He also wrote the first tales featuring the supporting Superman characters Lucy Lane, Beppo, the Super Monkey, Titano, the Super Ape and "most important of all - Supergirl" with artist Al Plastino. Lucy Lane is a Fictional character in the DC universe. She is the younger sister of Lois Lane. Beppo is a fictional Monkey in the DC Universe. Created by Otto Binder and George Papp, he first appeared in Superboy Titano the Super-Ape is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as a foe of Superman, and was likely inspired by Mighty Joe Young and to Supergirl is a fictional Comic book superheroine that is depicted as a female counterpart to the DC Comics iconic Superhero Superman Al Plastino (1921-) is an American Comic book Artist best known as one of the most prolific Superman artists of the 1950s along with his  He also created Brainiac, the Phantom Zone -- highlighted regularly on the Smallville television show -- and Krypto the Superdog, recently featured in an animated series of the same name. Brainiac is a DC Comics Supervillain that appears in the Comic books published by DC Comics. The Phantom Zone is a Fictional Prison Dimension featured in the Superman Comic books and related media Krypto, also known as Krypto the Superdog, is a Fictional character.
Bridwell credits Binder as creating the first "Imaginary Tale, for Lois Lane," and of writing "most of the early" Bizarro stories including (at least) the first Tales of the Bizarro World feature. Elseworlds is the publication Imprint for a group of Comic books produced by DC Comics that take place outside the company's canon Lois Lane-Kent is the primary love interest in the DC Comics ’ Superman stories Bizarro is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics.  Binder also scripted the "classic [storyline] "Superman's Return to Krypton. Krypton (ˈkrɪptən or /ˈkrɪptɒn/ from kryptos "hidden" is a Chemical element with the symbol Kr and Atomic number 36 "
Binder briefly quit comics in late 1960, to become editor of Space World magazine, returning to comics in 1964 for a further five years, before leaving again in 1969, devoting the rest of his life to science fiction. is a Theme park in Yahata Higashi ward, Kitakyushu, Japan created in 1990 by Nippon Steel when the company was Downsizing its steel  He was also merge the two areas by adapting (in 1973) some classic science-fiction stories into comics form for a "paper-back publisher. " Titles included "Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and The Mysterious Island". Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a Novel written by the British author Mary Shelley Not to be confused with Invisible Man, a novel written by Ralph Waldo Ellison The Time Machine is a novella by H G Wells, first published in 1895 and later directly adapted into at least two Feature films of the same name as For the 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas see 20000 Leagues Under the Sea. The Mysterious Island (L'Île mystérieuse is a Novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. 
Binder was also a biographer of Ted Owens, and wrote many articles and several books about the subject of UFOs. Ted Owens (1920-1987 was a man who claims to have had contacts with multi-dimensional Extremely Advanced Beings
He died in Chestertown, New York on October 13, 1974, leaving behind him "a wealth of fine writing" in the form of several classic science fiction works, and "almost 50,000 pages of comics," comprising "over 1,300 scripts for Fawcett [and] more than 2,000 for 20 other publishers" including "some 93 heroes in 198 magazines. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ") . Binder's name was pronounced with a short "i" sound.
He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is a prize given for creative achievement in American Comic books It is named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner