Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2016; $19.95 tpb; 352 pages
Otto Binder is best known as one of the most prolific writers of comic books with over 3,000 stories written between 1938 and 1969, many of which chronicled the iconic superhero families of Captain Marvel and Superman. Many of those stories were firmly in the science fiction genre, including classic work for EC Comics, DC Comics, and others, and he began his writing career as one of the most prolific writers for the science fiction pulp magazines in the 1930s, returning often to science fiction in later decades up to his death in 1974. His most famous science fiction prose stories were the Adam Link series that began with “I, Robot” in 1939. (Many of his earliest stories were cowritten with his brother Earl and published under the joint pseudonym Eando Binder.) This comprehensive biography of Otto Binder by comic book historian Bill Schelly (with foreword by sf author Richard A. Lupoff) provides valuable information for fans and historians in the science fiction field as well as the comic book field.