1911 - 1986

Writing as: Gardner Fox, Rod Gray, Bart Somers

Gardner Fox was a man of incredible imagination and the remarkable ability to put his ideas down on paper, whether it was in prose form or in thousands of comic books.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he earned a law degree and started practicing law but the Great Depression forced him to find other ways to make money. He found that in the offices of Detective Comics. Though he did not create Batman, he was one of the earliest writers on the series and cmae up with many of the 'standards' including the very handy utility belt.

Other characters he either helped create or flesh out include the first Flash and Hawkman. He created the Justice League, a rework of the Justice Society.

Series Books
Gardner Fox
Nick Carter (1964) Night of the Condor (1987)
The Coxeman The Best Laid Plans (1969)
  Up And Coming (1972)
Cherry Delight The Italian Connection (1971)
  Tong In Cheek (1973)
  Silverfinger (1973)
  Up Your Ante (1973)
  Crack Shot (1973)
  I'm Cherry, Fly Me (1973)
  Chuck You, Farley (1973)
  Hot Rocks (1973)
  Hang Loose (1974)
  Treasure Chest (1974)
  Busted! (1974)
  What A Way To Go (1974)
  In A Pinch (1974)
  Fire In The Hole (1974)
  Broad Jump (1974)
  Made In Japan (1974)
  The Jersey Bounce (1974)
  Over the Hump (1974)
  Lights! Action! Murder! (1975)
  In A Bind (1975)
  Always On Sunday (1975)
  Mexican Standoff (1975)
  The Big Bankroll (1975)
  Roman Candle (1975)
Starr Flagg Dinner Date With Death (ss) (1947)
Lady From L.U.S.T. The Poisoned Pussy (1968)
  Laid In The Future (1970)
  The Copulation Explosion (1970)
  Blow My Mind (1971)
Spy-Chief [creator]
Rod Gray
Lady From L.U.S.T. The Lady From L.U.S.T. (1967)
  Lay Me Odds (1967)
  The 69 Pleasures (1967)
  The 69 Pleasures (1967)
  Five Beds To Mecca (1968)
  South Of The Bordello (1968)
  The Hot Mahatma (1968)
  To Russia With L.U.S.T. (1968)
  Five Beds To Mecca (1968)
  The Hot Mahatma (1968)
  Kiss My Assassin (1968)
  The Big Snatch (1970)
  Lady In Heat (1970)
  The Lady Takes It All Off (1971)
  Turned On To Lust (1971)
  Easy Ride (1971)
  Skin Game Dame (1972)
  Go For Broke (1975)
  Target For Tonight (1975)
  The Maracaibo Affair (1975)
  Voodoo Kill (1975)
  The Lady Killer (1975)
  Kill Her With Love (1975)
  Have A Snort! (1975)
Other Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon: Movie Novel (1962)
  Escape Across the Cosmos (1964)
  The Arsenal of Miracles (1964)
  Warrior of Llarn [Llarn] (1964)
  Beyond the Black Enigma (1965)
  The Hunter Out of Time (1965)
  Thief of Llarn [Llarn] (1966)
  Abandon Galaxy! (1967)
  Barbarian Swordsman (1969) [Kothar] (1969)
  Kothar of the Magic Sword (1969) [Kothar] (1969)
  Kothar and the Demon Queen (1969) [Kothar] (1969)
  The Druid Stone (1970)
  Kothar and the Wizard Slayer (1970) [Kothar] (1970)
  Kothar and the Conjurer's Curse (1970) [Kothar] (1970)
  Conehead (1973)
  Kyrik Fights the Demon World (1975) [Kyrik] (1975)
  Warlock Warrior (1975) [Kyrik] (1975)
  Kyrik and the Lost Queen (1976) [Kyrik] (1976)
  Kyrik and the Wizard's Sword (1976) [Kyrik] (1976)
  Carty (1977)
Bart Somers
Commander Craig Beyond The Black Enigma (1965)
  Abandon Galaxy! (1967)