Golden Age of Comic Books legend and co-creator of Captain America with another legend, Jack Kirby. He also handled Sandman, the Newsboy Legion, the Boy Commandos, and Manhunter during the 1940s. He and Kirby pioneered romance and horror comics.
He was the first editor of Timely Comics, which would later change its name to Marvel Comics. His first comic-book creation was the Fiery Mask.
He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.
His father had immigrated to Rochester, New York, from Leeds, England, in 1905. His father then ran a tailor shop out of the family's first-floor flat. He was married to Harriet Feldman until 1971.
He played a large role in the development of Marvel Comics, although he was not as well known outside of the comic book community as fellow legend Stan Lee .