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| RealName = Ben Oda
 
| RealName = Ben Oda
 
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| Employers = Apartment 3-G (strip); Big Ben Bolt (strip); DC; Dondi (strip); The Dropouts (strip); EC; Flash Gordon (strip); Hillman Periodicals; Johnny Hazard (strip); Little Orphan Annie (strip); Miss Peach (strip); On Stage (strip); The Phantom (strip); Prince Valiant (strip); Rip Kirby (strip); The Spirit (strip); Steve Canyon (strip); Warren Publishing
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| Employers = Apartment 3-G (strip); Big Ben Bolt (strip); DC; Dondi (strip); The Dropouts (strip); EC; Field Newspaper Syndicate; Flash Gordon (strip); Hillman Periodicals; Johnny Hazard (strip); Little Orphan Annie (strip); Miss Peach (strip); On Stage (strip); The Phantom (strip); Prince Valiant (strip); Rip Kirby (strip); The Spirit (strip); Warren Publishing
 
| Titles = Letterer
 
| Titles = Letterer
   
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| PersonalHistory = Ben Oda served in the United States military as a paratrooper and spy, and was also played baseball part-time.
 
| PersonalHistory = Ben Oda served in the United States military as a paratrooper and spy, and was also played baseball part-time.
   
| ProfessionalHistory = Ben Oda lettered some of the early works of [[Jack Kirby]]. His work appeared in the EC Comics war comics of the 1950's. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune and King Features Syndicate, and eventually for DC Comics. He has been described by [[Andrew Helfer]] as the letterer who people turned to when a deadline would be hard to meet.
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| ProfessionalHistory = Ben Oda lettered some of the early works of [[Jack Kirby]]. His work appeared in the EC Comics war comics of the 1950's. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune and King Features Syndicate, and eventually for DC Comics. He worked on the Steve Canyon strip for the [[Field Newspaper Syndicate]]. He has been described by [[Andrew Helfer]] as the letterer who people turned to when a deadline would be hard to meet.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 06:10, May 1, 2014



Personal History

Ben Oda served in the United States military as a paratrooper and spy, and was also played baseball part-time.


Professional History

Ben Oda lettered some of the early works of Jack Kirby. His work appeared in the EC Comics war comics of the 1950's. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune and King Features Syndicate, and eventually for DC Comics. He worked on the Steve Canyon strip for the Field Newspaper Syndicate. He has been described by Andrew Helfer as the letterer who people turned to when a deadline would be hard to meet.


Notes

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Trivia

  • A eulogy for Ben Oda, written by Andrew Helfer, appeared in the "Guest Meanwhile..." column in DC comics dated June 1985.



See Also


Work History


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