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Vincent Sullivan (b. June 5, 1911 – d.February 3, 1999) was a writer.

Personal History

Vincent Sullivan married writer Mary Partrick on April 13, 1940. He died in Manhasset, New York at the age of 87.

Professional History

Vincent Sullivan was a cartoonist for the Brooklyin Daily Eagle before he started working in 1935 for DC Comics, then called National Periodical Publications, on the title New Fun. He later on moved to work on titles like More Fun and Detective Comics.

When DC founder Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was ousted from the company, Sullivan became the editor-in-chief at DC Comics. In this role, he was responsible for buying the character of Superman from creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He was also responsible for suggesting to Bob Kane that he should create his own superhero, which led directly to the creation of Batman.

Following a dispute over the royalties for New York World's Fair Comics #1, Sullivan left DC Comics. He moved on to work for Columbia Comics in 1940 and three years later he formed Magazine Enterprises, where he worked until his retirement in 1958.

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  1. Interview printed in Alter Ego #27 (TwoMorrows Publishing, August 2003)