18 April 2011
So who are the 1940s Goodmans? Ah, here's the answer - to at least some - of your questions.
Abraham Goodman (c1913- ) brother of Martin Goodman ; manging editor of Marvel Comics from 1939-c1948, then took over the Humorama line up to around the end.
business manager of at least Snap Magazine in 1940
Arthur Goodman (c1918- ) youngest brother of Martin Goodman;; in charge of colonists 1941-1945;
editor of Goodman's Crossword Puzzle Books
Chip Goodman (Charles) son of Martin Goodman, in charge of the 1970s Atlas comics. Later publisher of Swank.
David Goodman (C1914- ) co-owner of Goodman company in 1952; Lt. in World War 2
Publisher and owner of Snap Magazine in 1940
Evelyn Goodman - no kin, wrote for DC and Classics Illustrated
Jean Goodman (nee Jean Davis) married Martin Goodman, listed as co-owner 1952
listed as editor 1944-1947; credited to text stories in 1946-1947; mother of Chip; related to Stan Lee and Larry Lieber
Martin Goodman (c1909 -1992 ) 7th child, but first boy in his family; worked for Eastern Distribution from
1927-1931 (Paul Sampliner, later co-founder of IND and DC comics); magazine publisher from 1931-
mid 1970s, first with Louis Silberkleit (later of Columbia and MLJ / Archie) and most notably a 40 year run as owner and publisher of Magazine Management and Marvel Comics.
"Martin" was not his birth name.
Sidney "Charles" Goodman (c1916- 1937) editor for Goodman
editor of Best Sports 1937, Complete Sorts 1937, Two-Gun Western 1937 -1938, Western Novelets 1936
There are beliefs that one or two of Martin Goodman's 7 sisters married someone that Martin put to work.
but this isn't substantiated - yet. Obviously a close family.
Speculation is that Robert Solomon was Goodman's brother-in-law, and Stan Lee's Uncle.
Robert Erisman (1908-1995) does not appear to be married to a Goodman sister, he is (some say)
married to Adele Goodman.
updated October 6, 2011