Gwen M. Hansen was an editor and writer for Quality Comics in the 1940s, specializing in humor features.[1]

Life & Career Edit

She wrote the saucy "Torchy" feature while Gill Fox drew it, and she imbued her stories with double entendres.[2] She lived in the Tudor City apartment complex on the East Side of Manhattan.[2]

Manly Wade Wellman described Hansen as "a good editor, intelligent, educated, fair-minded, and very pretty, I remember; sort of like a young Katharine Cornell."[3]


  • All Humor Comics (1946) #1, 3-5
  • Doll Man (1941) #10-13
  • Feature Comics (1939) #79-117[4]


  1. O'Hearn, Martin. Comment on "Klaus Nordling's Barker is no dummy!", Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, 23 May 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kooiman, Michael and Jim Amash, The Quality Companion, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2012. pp. 84
  3. Hamerlinck, P.C., ed. "Easy Money: Fawcett Writer Manly Wade Wellman", Fawcett Companion: The Best of FCA, p. 86. Interview by Matt Lage.
  4. Quality Comics Timeline
GCD-icon See Gwen Hansen's credits at the Grand Comics Database.

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