July 28, 2003 by

William Woolfolk


Categories: Writers/Editors

wwoolfolk.jpgGolden Age superheroes are mourning the death of William Woolfolk. In the 1940s and 1950s, Woolfolk penned the stories of Batman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Plastic Man, The Spirit and Superman.
He received the 2002 Comic-Con International Inkpot Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of comics. Other recipients include Mel Blanc, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury and Bob Kane.
Woolfolk also wrote 18 novels, two nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles. His scripts for the ’60s TV show, “The Defenders,” earned him two Emmy nominations.
Woolfolk died on July 20 of congestive heart failure. He was 86.

2 Responses to William Woolfolk

  1. Melody C. Del Rosario

    hi! i have had read one of his books, and i greatly am inspired by his talent for writing such good books. I have just start reading one of his books entitled- “WE TWO”, and it is very beautiful.. i admire him. =)

  2. Bethany C.

    Bill was a close family friend, and was present at many of my fondest childhood memories. He was an amazingly intelligent and sweet man. His former wife, Joanna Woolfolk, and my grandmother remain friends to this day. He is greatly missed and I only wish I could have known him better.

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