Born: 1913 September 4 in United States

Died: 1973 June 3 in New York City, New York, United States

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

Syd Shores stated in a 1971 interview that he believed his first work for Timely was on the cover for Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #1 (March 1941). However, per his daughter, Nancy Shores Karlebach, Syd's wife kept a detailed scrapbook and she recorded that Syd became a part of the staff of Timely on March 24, 1941, a few months after the comic book's creation and release.

Sample Scan:


    Syd Shores Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Syd Family name: Shores

Other Names:

  1. Vince Alascia Type: Ghost Name
  2. Jim Elder Type: None
  3. Sid Shores Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Sid Family name: Shores
  4. Sydney Lawrence Shores Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Sydney Lawrence Family name: Shores
  5. Sid Lawrence Type: Common Alternative Name


  1. Pratt Institute [Brooklyn] ? to ?


  1. S. L. Shores [generic]
  2. S. Shores [generic]
  3. Shores [generic]
  4. Sid Shores [generic]
  5. Syd Shores [generic]
  6. Vince Alascia [generic]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1968: Alley Awards - Best Full-Length Story
    The Silver Surfer (1968 series) #1

Art Influences:

Syd Shores (b. 1913) stated influences by:
  1. Hal Foster (b. 1892)
  2. Alex Raymond (b. 1909)
Influences by Syd Shores (b. 1913) were stated by:
  1. Gene Colan (b. 1926)


  1. Ghosted for - Vince Alascia (b. 1914)
  2. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Shores did assistant artwork for the studio circa 1940.
  3. Ghosted by - Al Avison (b. 1920)