Gaines, William M.
- Will Murray
Gaines, William M. (01 March 1922–03 June 1992), publisher, was born William Maxwell Gaines in the Bronx, New York, the son of Maxwell Charles Gaines, a printer's representative, and Jessie Postlewaite Gaines. In 1933 his father thought of reprinting newspaper comic strips in pamphlet form, which became the first comic books. By 1939, in association with National Comics' Harry Donenfeld and ...