Born: 1914 July 14 in New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Died: 1961 February 28 in Closter, New Jersey, United States

Notes: Pete Riss used the pen name of Pete Nebird in conjunction with Jack Binder.

Riss' obituary stated his birth town as Meriden, Connecticut. Riss' own 1940 World War II Draft Card, which he had filled out, stated his birth town was New Britain, Connecticut.

Riss fought the illness for six months but died of rectal and liver cancer.

Biographical information can be found at:

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    Pete Riss Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Pete Nebird Type: Pen Name
  2. P. Riss Type: Common Alternative Name
  3. Peter Riss Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Peter Family name: Riss
  4. Joe Shuster Type: Ghost Name


  1. Pratt Institute [Brooklyn] ? to 1937


  1. Joe [generic]
  2. Joe Shuster [generic]


  1. Employee of - Binder Studio
    Notes: Riss was the art director for the studio from 1941 to 1943.
  2. Ghosted for - Joe Shuster (b. 1914)