I’d like to thank the following people for their support, assistance and input over thelast year: Amy Donenfield, Paul Levitz at DC Comics, Gary Groth at Fantagraphics,Doug Atkinson, Phil Straub at the Museum of Words and Pictures, Steve Flower,Bill at Earth Prime Comics, Joseph Reed, Andre Dogan, and Justin Caplicki.Special Thanks:To Remy-Luc Auberjonois, Michael Roberts, Benjamin Stout and Damian Hess forkeeping me sane on a daily basis.To John Johnson at Knight’s Quest Comics for all of his time and patience… andhis comics.Especially to Professor Richard Slotkin: for having confidence in my work, and forbeing a mentor, a colleague and a friend. Without your tutelage this project wouldnever have existed. And, of course, to both the Mintz and Effron Families: Bob, Marilyn, Linda, David,Randi, Jon, Sydney, Will, Curtis, Maret, Adele, Neil, Alan, Doug, Liz, Cherie, Bruce,Erica, Lisa, Jack, Rita, Steven, Mike, Neil, Rachel, Grandpa and Grandma Effron,and Grandma Mintz.Dad, Mom and Jon. I love you. Thanks for believing in me. Finally, to GrandpaSidney Mintz, for giving me my first comic.