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Ruth Roche
Born: 1921
Died: 1983
Country: United States
Area(s): Writing, Editing
Notable Work: Partner of Jerry Iger

Ruth Ann Roche (1921-1983), also credited as R. A. Roche and Rod Roche, was a writer and editor in the Golden Age. She was also the business partner of Jerry Iger.

Life and CareerEdit

Roche started as a writer at the Eisner-Iger studio, a packager for Fiction House, in 1940. She wrote such features as "Phantom Lady", "Senorita Rio", "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle", "Kaanga", and "Camilla". She also wrote the female-led adventure newspaper strip "Flamingo", drawn by Matt Baker and syndicated by Iger's Universal Phoenix Features Syndicate. She soon became Iger's associate editor; later they became business partners, and the studio became the Roche-Iger studio.

She stayed with the Roche-Iger studio until it ceased publication in 1961.

She later married a man named Schaffer. She died in 1983.


Trina Robbins and Catherine Yronwode dedicated their 1985 book, Women in the Comics, to Roche.



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