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Mercedes Shull (October 13, 1915 - August 27, 2003), nicknamed Mercy, was an editor for Fawcett Comics from 1944 to 1953.

Life & Career Edit

Shull was born in Puerto Rico to Santos Andino and Angelina Oquendo in October 1915.[1] She came to New York City at age 6 with her grandmother.[2][3] In 1934, she married a fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Ruiz,[4] but by 1940 they had divorced[5] and she was married to Winning Shull.[6]

She began working at Fawcett around 1944 and continued through 1953, when she and her husband left New York to run a dude ranch.

By 1960, her marriage to Shull had ended and she married a Maurice Praga,[7] who passed away in 1973. In 1979, while living in Virginia, she married a Bruce Fredrick Stuart,[8] who died in 1986.

She died in Washington, Arkansas in August 2003.[9]

BibliographyEdit

  • Beware! Terror Tales (1952) #3-4
  • Billy the Kid (1945) #2
  • Funny Animals (1942) #18, 24, 29, 31, 36-38, 46
  • Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (1945) #1-6, 8-13
  • Mary Marvel (1945) #4, 9-10
  • Master Comics (1940) #122-133
  • Nyoka the Jungle Girl (1945) #24
  • Real Western Hero (1948) #72
  • Strange Stories from Another World (1952) #3
  • Tom Mix Western (1948) #44
  • Whiz Comics (1940) #102-112, 133-153
  • Wow Comics (1940) #27-41

SourcesEdit

  • "Mercedes Shull", 1940 United States Federal Census. FamilySearch.org. Accessed 5 Feb 2018.
  • Hamerlinck, Paul. The Fawcett Companion: The Best of FCA. TwoMorrows Publishing, 2001.
  1. "Mercedes Andino y Oquendo", Puerto Rico Civil Registration 1805-2001.
  2. "Mercedes Andino y Oqeundo", United States Census, 1920.
  3. "Mercedes Andino", New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924
  4. "Mercedes Andino", New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.
  5. "Roberto Ruiz Ortiz", United States Census, 1940.
  6. 1940 United States Census.
  7. "Maurice Praga", New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995.
  8. File:Mercedes_Andino_Shull_Praga_marriage_license_to_Stuart.jpg
  9. "Mercedes Andino Shull", Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
GCD-icon See Mercedes Shull's credits at the Grand Comics Database.

Bails-icon See Mercedes Shull's entry on Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books.