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Don C. Cameron (b. December 21, 1905 – d.November 17, 1954) was a writer.

Professional History

Donald Clough Cameron was a Golden Age comic book writer. After starting out as a crime reporter for the Detroit Free Press in the 1920s, he worked for two years at the Windsor Star in Ontario, Canada. He moved to New York in the 1930s. In the early 1940s, he started - not quite successfully - writing for the pulps. From 1939 to 1941, several novels (Murder's Coming; Grave Without Grass; And So He Had to Die) were published by Henry Holt, followed later by Dig Another Grave (1946) and White for a Stroud (1947) for Mystery House. It may be around this time that he sold some stories to Fawcett. He wrote Batman scripts for Batman, and Detective Comics, and supposedly created the Penguin (Although this has never been confirmed), he also wrote scripts for World's Finest Comics and Superman stories for the latter as well as for the eponymous title and for Action Comics. Cameron created Liberty Belle for Boy Commandos and continued the feature in Star-Spangled Comics for several years, receiving a rare byline; he also did several Newsboy Legion stories. For Action Comics, he also wrote Vigilante, Congo Bill and Zatara scripts. The last issues of More Fun Comics saw several Cameron scripts for the Superboy and Johnny Quick features. From 1946 on, Cameron did Superboy, Johnny Quick, Aquaman, Green Arrow and Shining Knight scripts (including the very last one) for Adventure Comics; earlier, he had written a single Starman story for the 91st issue. The post-war years saw a gradual shift in his work: While he continued to write superhero stories, he also penned scripts for several western features: Full Steam Foley for World's Finest Comics, Pow Wow Smith for Detective Comics, Cowboy Marshal, Rodeo Rick, Wyoming Kid and, especially, Nighthawk for Western Comics. Additionally, in 1948, Cameron was writing a serialized exposé of Communist infiltration of Canadian trade unions which was syndicated in American and Canadian papers. He had written more than two dozen scripts for the Hopalong Cassidy title and started work on a book about occultism titled "Stones at odds" when he died from cancer in November 17, 1954, in New York City.

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