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​Blanche Fago (November 15, 1909 - February 23, 2013) was an editorial assistant for Charlton Comics during the Golden Age of Comics.

Life & CareerEdit

Fago was born in the Bronx, New York to Frank and Tine (DiNapoli) Gramaglia in November 1909. In 1932, after her formal education, she married "a newspaperman", Alexander R. Hodges.[1] They had two daughters, Cathleen and Patricia.[2] By 1949, they had divorced and she married Al Fago, an old family friend and comics artist.

She and Fago started a studio to sell stories to comics publishers before going on staff at Charlton Comics in 1952. At both the studio and Charlton, Fago edited both comics and short text stories that were often included in Golden Age comics. Two writers she bought text stories from were Ray Bradbury and Joe Gill. She also hired Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to work for the Fago studio on a freelance basis.

In 1957, they established Copystat of Connecticut and its Fago Publications, Inc. division. Her husband died in 1975, but she continued to manage Copystat into the 1980s.

In February 2013, she passed away at the age of 103 in Clinton, Connecticut.

SourcesEdit

  1. New York Marriage record
  2. 1940 US Census record
Bails-icon See Blanche Fago's entry on Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books.

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