AYERS, DICK
 Source (some data)
  Additions by Tom Lammers September 2006
  DICK AYERS via Jim Amash in July 2003
 Name and vital stats
  AYERS, DICK SR. [1924- ] (artist)
 Pen names
  AIRZ ARBY; R. B.
  D.A. Signed at TOPPS
 Education
  Art Career School [NYC]
  Cartoonists and Illustrators School
  School of Visual Arts
 Influences
  Milt Caniff; Burne Hogarth
 Member
  National Cartoonists Society
 Print Media (non-comics)
  Artist: Portfolios: 1991 Femforce> 91
 Other career notes
  Teacher: Adult education 1974-76/83> 72 74 75 76 83
  Teacher: Guggenheim Museum 1972> 72
  Teacher: Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts 1977-78> 77 78
 Additional biography
  Alter Ego #31 Dec., 2003
  Claw the Unconquered #12 [DC Profiles] 1978
  Comic Book Marketplace #27 Sep., 1995
  Comics Scene #11, 1983
  Jack Kirby Quarterly #6 Feb., 1996
  Wonder Woman #246
  World Encyclopedia of Comics 1976
 Honors
  Cartoonists Society: nominated National Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist (3 years)
  Inkpot Award (San Diego Comicon) 1997> 97
 Syndication
  FUNNYMAN [daily] (asst pen/) 1948 for Bell Syndicate> 48
 Comics in other media
  Various features (pen/ink/) c1989 anti-drug tale in Boy's Life> 89
  Various features (wr/pen/ink/) 1974+ in adult education> 74 75 76 77
 OLD TOWN PUBLISHING
  DR. WONDER (pen/ink/) 1996-97 and covers> 96 97
  Filler (pen/ink/) 1996> 96
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1996-97> 96 97
 Promotional comics
  TANDY COMPUTER WHIZ KIDS~ (pen/) 1985/87 Archie characters for Radio Shack & cover> 85 87
  TRS-80 COMPUTER WHIZ KIDS~ (pen/) 1984 Archie characters for Radio Shack & cover> 84
 AC COMICS
  AVENGER (pen/ink/) 1991/97 reprints> 91 97
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1991 in FEMFORCE> 91
  CALICO KID (pen/ink/) 1992/96 reprints> 92 96
  CLAW, THE (pen/) 1992> 92
  Covers (pen/) 1991-92/96-97> 91 92 96 97
  FEMFORCE (pen/) 1991-92> 91 92
  GARGANTA (pen/) 1992> 92
  GHOST RIDER (pen/ink/) 1996 reprint> 96
  HAUNTED HORSEMAN (pen/ink/) c1990 reprint from M.E.> 90
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1996> 96
  MS. VICTORY (pen/) 1993> 93
  NIGHTVEIL'S CAULDRON OF HORROR (pen/ink/) 1991> 91
  PRESTO KID (pen/ink/) 1992/96 reprint> 92 96
  RED DEVIL (pen/) 1992> 92
  RED DEVIL AND CRIMEBUSTER (pen/) 1991 reprint> 91
  REDDEVIL AND CRIMEBUSTER (pen/) 1991> 91
  TARA (pen/ink/) 1992> 92
  Text (wr/) 1992> 92
  THUN'DA (ink/) 1989 re-inked reprint> 89
 AIDA-ZEE COMICS
  AIDA-ZEE COMICS~ (pen/) 1990> 90
  SONS OF ISAIAH GLORY (pen/) 1990> 90
 AMERICA'S COMIC GROUP
  EH!~ (pen/ink/) 1997 reprint [Imprint: AVALON]> 97
  Filler (pen/ink/) 1997 reprint [Imprint: AVALON]> 97
 COMICO THE COMIC COMPANY
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1988> 88
  TROUBLE WITH GIRLS, THE (ink/) 1989> 89
 J. C. COMICS
  NOMAN (pen/) 1983 in HALL OF FAME FEATURING THE T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS reprint> 83
 MODERN PUBLISHING
  Support (col/) 1984/85> 84 85
  VOLTRON~ (pen/ink/let/) 1984-86> 84 85 86
 REVOLUTIONARY COMICS
  JOE MONTANA STORY, THE (pen/ink/let/) c1991> 91
  MICKEY MANTLE (pen/ink/let/) 1992> 92
 SOLSON ENTERTAINMENT
  Various features (pen/ink/)
 Fan & trade zines
  Cartoonist PROfiles (wr/pen/ink/) 1992> 92
  Comics Journal (contrib/) #118, 1987> 87
  Jack Kirby Quarterly (contrib/) #6, 1996> 96
  Robin Synder's Comics [newsletter] (contrib/) 1990s> 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
 ACE PERIODICALS
  Horror (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
 AMERICAN COMICS GROUP
  Horror (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
 ARCHIE PUBLICATIONS
  Backup feature (pen/) 1984 in STEEL STERLING> 84
  BLACK HOOD, THE (pen/) 1984> 84
  Covers (pen/) 1983-85-> 83 84 85 86 87
  CRUSADERS (pen/) 1984-85> 84 85
  FLY, THE (pen/) 1959/84> 59 84
  FOX, THE (pen/) 1984> 84
  JAGUAR, THE (pen/) 1984> 84
  MANTECH ROBOT WARRIORS (pen/) 1984-85-> 84 85 86 87
  MIGHTY CRUSADERS, THE (pen/) 1984-85-> 84 85 86 87
  ORIGINAL SHIELD, THE (pen/ink/) 1983-84> 83 84
  Support (let/) 1984> 84
 BONANZA BOOKS
  FANTASTIC FOUR (ink/) 1971 reprint> 71
 CHARLTON COMICS
  Crime (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
  CRIME AND JUSTICE~ (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  EH!~ (pen/ink/) 1953-55> 53 54 55
  Horror (pen/ink/) 1953-55> 53 54 55
  RACKET SQUAD IN ACTION~ (pen/) 1955> 55
  SPACE: 1999 (pen/ink/) 1976> 76
 DC COMICS
  ALL ABOUT. . . [Weapons] (wr/pen/ink/) 1979> 79
  ALL-OUT WAR~ (pen/) 1979-80> 79 80
  ARMY AT WAR~ (pen/) 1978> 78
  Backup feature (pen/) 1978/80 in SERGEANT ROCK> 78 80
  BLACK EAGLE (pen/) 1979-80> 79 80
  CODENAME: GRAVEDIGGER (pen/) 1978-80> 78 79 80
  Covers (pen/) 1979-84> 79 80 81 82 83 84
  DESERTER, THE (pen/) 1978> 78
  DR. LIGHT (pen/) 1977> 77
  EL DIABLO (pen/) 1982-83> 82 83
  ELVIRA'S HOUSE OF MYSTERY~ (pen/) 1986> 86
  Filler (pen/ink/) 1978/82> 78 82
  FREEDOM FIGHTERS (pen/) 1977-78> 77 78
  G.I. COMBAT~ (pen/some ink/some wr/) 1977-79/81-83/85> 77 78 81 82 83 85
  GHOSTS~ (pen/) 1979-82> 79 80 81 82
  GRAVEDIGGER (pen/) 1978-80> 78 79 80
  HAUNTED TANK (pen/ink/) 1979-82> 79 80 81 82
  HOUSE OF MYSTERY~ (pen/) 1981> 81
  JONAH HEX (pen/) 1979-84> 79 80 81 82 83 84
  KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH! (pen/) 1976-78> 76 77 78
  MADEMOISELLE MARIE (pen/) 1978/81> 78 81
  PRIVATE LIFE OF A TANKER (pen/ink/) 1977> 77
  RUPTURED DUCK, THE (pen/) 1980-81> 80 81
  SCALPHUNTER (pen/) 1977-81> 77 78 79 80 81
  SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS (pen/) 1977/78> 77 78
  SECRETS OF HAUNTED HOUSE~ (pen/) 1981-82> 81 82
  SERGEANT ROCK (pen/) 1978-81> 78 79 80 81
  SERGEANT ROCK~ (pen/) 1978/80> 78 80
  STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES~ (pen/) 1977> 77
  TIME WARP~ (pen/) 1980> 80
  UNEXPECTED, THE~ (pen/) 1980-82> 80 81 82
  UNKNOWN SOLDIER (pen/) 1977-82> 77 78 79 80 81 82
  UNKNOWN SOLDIER AND MADEMOISELLE MARIE (pen/) 1978> 78
  UNKNOWN SOLDIER~ (pen/some ink/) 1978-80> 78 79 80
  WEIRD WAR TALES~ (pen/) 1977-80> 77 78 79 80
  WHO'S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE (pen/) 1985 entries> 85
  WITCHING HOUR, THE~ (pen/) 1978> 78
  WOMEN AT WAR (pen/) 1977-78> 77 78
  WONDER WOMAN (pen/) 1978> 78
 FAGO COMICS
  ATOM AGE-COMBAT~ (pen/ink/) 1958> 58
  TENSE SUSPENSE~ (pen/ink/) 1958> 58
 FEATURE COMICS
  BLACK MAGIC~ (pen/ink/) 1960-61> 60 61
  Humor (pen/ink/) 1950s-60s> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
  Romance (pen/ink/) 1961> 61
  SICK~ (pen/ink/) 1963> 63
 HARVEY COMICS
  ALARMING ADVENTURES~ (pen/ink/) 1962-63> 62 63
  BEE-MAN (pen/ink/) 1966> 66
  JIGSAW (pen/) 1966> 66
  SPYMAN (pen/ink/) 1966> 66
 I.W. PUBLICATIONS
  AVENGER (pen/ink/) 1958 reprint> 58
  GHOST RIDER (pen/ink/) 1958 reprint> 58
  PRESTO KID (pen/ink/) 1958 reprint> 58
 MAGAZINE ENTERPRISES
  AVENGER, THE (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  BADMEN OF THE WEST~ (pen/ink/) 1953-54> 53 54
  BOBBY BENSON'S B-BAR-B RIDERS (wr/pen/ink/) 1952-53> 52 53
  CALICO KID (pen/ink/) 1949> 49
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1948-56> 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
  COWBOYS AND INDIANS~ (pen/ink/) 1948> 48
  DANGER IS THEIR BUSINESS~ (pen/ink/) 1949> 49
  FUNNYMAN (pen/) 1948> 48
  GHOST RIDER (pen/ink/) 1949-54> 49 50 51 52 53 54
  JIMMY DURANTE (pen/ink/) 1948> 48
  JOLLY JIM DANDY (pen/ink/) 1955-57> 55 56 57
  PRESTO KID (pen/ink/) 1954-56> 54 55 56
  STRAIGHT ARROW (pen/ink/) 1951> 51
  TALES OF THE GHOST RIDER (pen/ink/) 1952> 52
  TALES OF THE GHOST RIDER [filler] (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
  TIM HOLT~ (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
  WESTERN RANGE BOOK~ (pen/ink/) 1949-50> 49 50
  WINDY WALES (pen/ink/) 1952> 52
 MAJOR MAGAZINES
  CRACKED~ (pen/ink/) 1989> 89
 MARVEL COMICS
  ADVENTURE INTO MYSTERY~ (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
  ADVENTURES INTO TERROR~ (pen/ink/) 1952-54> 52 53 54
  ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS~ (pen/ink/) 1952/54> 52 54
  AMAZING ADVENTURES~ (ink/) 1961> 61
  ANGEL, THE (ink/) 1970-71> 70 71
  ANT-MAN (ink/) 1962-63> 62 63
  ASTONISHING COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1952-53/55-57> 52 53 55 56 57
  AVENGERS (ink/) 1963-66/76> 63 64 65 66 76
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1955 in WESTERN KID> 55
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1955-59 in KID COLT OUTLAW> 55 56 57 58 59
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1955/57/59/63 in TWO-GUN KID> 55 57 59 63
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1956 in MATT SLADE GUNFIGHTER> 56
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1956 in SERGEANT BARNEY BARKER> 56
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1956-59 in OUTLAW KID> 56 57 58 59
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1957 in WYATT EARP> 57
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1960-64 in RAWHIDE KID> 60 61 62 63 64
  BATTLE ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1954-56> 54 55 56
  BATTLE~ (pen/ink/) 1953-56/58-59> 53 54 55 56 58 59
  BATTLEFIELD~ (pen/ink/) 1953-54> 53
  BATTLEFRONT~ (pen/ink/) 1954-57> 54 55 56 57
  BATTLEGROUND~ (pen/ink/) 1955-57> 55 56 57
  BATTLESHIP BURKE (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
  BLACK RIDER (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  BUZZ BRAND (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
  CAPTAIN AMERICA (ink/) 1965-66/70-71> 65 66 70 71
  CAPTAIN MARVEL (pen/) 1969> 69
  CAPTAIN SAVAGE (pen/) 1968-70> 68 69 70
  CHAMBER OF DARKNESS~ (pen/ink/) 1970> 70
  CLIFF MASON (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  COMBAT CASEY (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
  COMBAT KELLY (pen/) 1972-73> 72 73
  COOKIE (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1954/59-73> 54 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 6970 71 72 73
  COWBOY ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1955-56> 55 56
  CRAZY~ (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  DAREDEVIL (ink/) 1966-67> 66 67
  DENNY (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  DR. DROOM (ink/) 1961> 61
  DRACULA (pen/ink/) 1974> 74
  FANTASTIC FOUR (ink/) 1961-63/81> 61 62 63 81
  Filler (pen/ink/) 1956 in SERGEANT BARNEY BARKER> 56
  FRONTIER WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  G.I. TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
  GHOST RIDER (pen/some wr/) 1967/70-72 western hero> 67 70 71 72
  GHOST RIDER AND GUNHAWK (pen/ink/) 1971> 71
  GIANT-MAN (pen/ink/) 1964/71> 64 71
  GUNHAWK (ink/) 1971> 71
  GUNHAWKS, THE (pen/) 1973> 73
  GUNSMOKE WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57/61-63> 56 57 61 62 63
  HERCULES (ink/) 1970> 70
  HULK (ink/some pen/) 1962-66/69/71-72> 62 63 64 65 66 69 71 72
  HUMAN TORCH & THING (pen/) 1964> 64
  HUMAN TORCH (pen/ink/) 1954/62-65> 54 62 63 64 65
  HUMAN TORCH, THE (pen/ink/) in YOUNG MEN ? (c) 1954 Marvel 0145AyersDick.jpg> 54
  Illustration (pen/) 1964> 64
  INVADERS (pen/) 1976> 76
  IRON MAN (ink/) 1963-65/75> 63 64 65 75
  IT, THE LIVING COLOSSUS (pen/ink/) 1973-74> 73 74
  JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY~ (ink/) 1960-62> 60 61 62
  JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY~ (pen/ink/) 1952/54-56> 52 54 55 56
  JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS~ (pen/ink/) 1952/54-56> 52 54 55 56
  JUSTICE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  KID COLT (pen/ink/) 1954-56/58/60-62/67/75> 54 55 56 58 60 61 62 67 75
  KID COLT OUTLAW~ (pen/ink/) 1956/62> 56 62
  MARINES IN ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  MARINES IN BATTLE~ (pen/ink/) 1954-58> 54 55 56 57 58
  MARVEL TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1953/55-56> 53 55 56
  MARVEL UNIVERSE~ (pen/) 1987> 87
  MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (pen/) 1987> 87
  MEN IN ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1952> 52
  MEN'S ADVENTURES~ (pen/ink/) 1953-54> 53 54
  MIGHTY MARVEL WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1972> 72
  MYSTERY TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1952-55/57> 52 53 54 55 57
  MYSTIC~ (pen/ink/) 1952-53/55-56> 52 53 55 56
  MYSTICAL TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  NAVY ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1955/57> 55 57
  NAVY COMBAT~ (pen/ink/) 1955/57> 55 57
  NAVY TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
  NICK FURY (ink/) 1965> 65
  OUTLAW FIGHTERS~ (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  OUTLAW KID (pen/) 1972-73> 72 73
  POLICE ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  QUICK-TRIGGER WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  RAWHIDE KID (pen/ink/) 1956-58/60-64/67/72> 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 64 67 72
  RED WOLF (pen/) 1973> 73
  RINGO KID (pen/ink/) 1955-56> 55 56
  RUGGED ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  SAVAGE TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1986> 86
  SECRET STORY ROMANCES~ (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  SERGEANT FURY (pen/some ink/some wr/) 1963-74> 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
  SIX-GUN WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
  SPELLBOUND~ (pen/ink/) 1952-56> 52 53 54 55 56
  STRANGE STORIES OF SUSPENSE~ (pen/ink/) 1955-57> 55 56 57
  STRANGE TALES OF THE UNUSUAL~ (pen/ink/) 1956> 56
  STRANGE TALES~ (pen/some ink/) 1952-62> 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
  STRANGE WORLDS~ (pen/ink/) 1959> 59
  SUB-MARINER (ink/) 1966> 66
  Support (let/) 1971-74> 71 72 73 74
  SUSPENSE~ (pen/ink/) 1952> 52
  TALES OF SUSPENSE~ (ink/some pen/) 1959-62/64> 59 60 61 62 64
  TALES OF THE ZOMBIE~ (pen/) 1974> 74
  TALES TO ASTONISH~ (ink/some pen/) 1951-52/60-62> 51 52 60 61 62
  THING AND HUMAN TORCH (pen/some ink/) 1964-65> 64 65
  THOR (ink/) 1962-63/92> 62 63 92
  TWO-GUN KID (pen/ink/) 1954/61-68> 54 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68
  TWO-GUN WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  UNCANNY TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1952-56> 52 53 54 55 56
  WAR ADVENTURES~ (pen/ink/) 1952> 52
  WAR COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1953-57> 53 54 55 56 57
  WAR IS HELL!~ (pen/) 1974> 74
  WESTERN KID~ (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  WESTERN OUTLAWS~ (pen/ink/) 1954-57> 54 55 56 57
  WILD WESTERN~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  WILD~ (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  WORLD OF FANTASY~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  WORLD OF MYSTERY~ (pen/ink/) 1956-57> 56 57
  WORLDS UNKNOWN~ (pen/) 1974> 74
  WYATT EARP (pen/ink/) 1957-60> 57 58 59 60
  X-MEN (ink/) 1965-67> 65 66 67
  YOUNG MEN~ (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
 MAYFAIR PUBLICATIONS
  NATIONAL CRUMB, THE~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
 MYRON FASS ENTERPRISES
  Various features (pen/ink/)
 SIMON & SCHUSTER
  SON OF ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS~ (pen/) 1975 with Avengers; and Shield [Imprint: FIRESIDE BOOKS]> 75
 SKYWALD PUBLISHING COMPANY
  Covers (pen/) 1971> 71
  SUNDANCE KID (pen/) 1971> 71
  SUNDANCE KID, THE (pen/) 1971> 71
  WILD BUNCH (pen/) 1971> 71
 SPIRE CHRISTIAN (religious/)
  ATTACK~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
 ST. JOHN PUBLISHING
  DO YOU BELIEVE IN NIGHTMARES?~ (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
 STANMOR
  Horror (pen/ink/) 1950-51> 50 51
 TOPPS COMICS
  BOMBAST (pen/ink/) 1993> 93
  Covers (ink/) 1993 for DRACULA VS. ZORRO> 93
 TOWER COMICS
  DYNAMO (pen/) 1966> 66
  MENTHOR (pen/) 1966> 66
  NOMAN (pen/) 1966-67> 66 67