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Dennis Neville is a comic book artist.

Professional History

Dennis Neville was a comic book artist who worked for DC Comics in the 1930s and 40s.

He quickly became one of Joe Shuster's early assistants and helped him work on the early Superman daily comic strip at the time. He also worked on the detective comic series for Slam Bradley during that same time.

Neville also became known as the artist who helped Gardner Fox create the original versions of Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Hath-Set, with Flash Comics #1 1940.

Hawkman's first 3 to 4 adventures were drawn by Dennis Neville in the beginning (who was inspired by the look based on the hawkmen characters from the Flash Gordon comic strip by Alex Raymond); Neville left when he was replaced by Sheldon Moldoff, who was also replaced by Joe Kubert later on.

Joe Kubert slightly redesigned the Hawkman mask in Flash Comics # 85 (Jul 1947) and then, one year later, replaced the winged-hawk-like mask by a much simpler yellow cowl in Flash Comics #98 (Aug 1948).

Afterwards Dennis Neville returned to the Superman comic for a time.

Even though he wasn't one of the big names in early comics history, Dennis Neville did help work on some important comic features from the 'Golden Age' of American Comic Books.

Work History


Dennis Neville was the original artist for Hawkman, Hawkgirl & Hath-Set.