Born: 1915 June 14 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Died: 1969 May 10 in New York City, New York, United States

Biography: George Klein was an American comic book artist, cartoonist, and fine artist whose career stretched from the 1930s and 1940s' Golden Age of comic books. He was best known as an inker for DC Comics, where he was an integral part of the Superman family of titles from 1955 to 1968, and for Marvel Comics, where he was the generally recognized, uncredited inker on Jack Kirby's pencil art for the landmark comic book The Fantastic Four #1.

Notes: Died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village.


    George Klein Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: George Family name: Klein

Other Names:

  1. Nick Karlton Type: Pen Name
  2. George Dunsford Klein Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: George Dunsford Family name: Klein
  3. Mark Midnight Type: Pen Name


  1. New York School of Visual Arts ? to ?

  2. Kansas City Art Institute [Missouri] ? to ?

  3. Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1935 to 1938

    Notes: Graduated June 1938, school was known as the Fenway School of Illustration


  1. G. Klein [generic]
  2. George Klein [generic]
  3. Klein [generic]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1963: Alley Awards - Favorite Annual
    Fantastic Four Annual (1963 series) #1