A comic book writer’s racy spy novels

Gardner F. Fox (1911-1986)

Gardner F. Fox (1911-1986 may not be that well-remembered today. But in his time, he created many comic book characters, including the original Flash, Hawkman, the Justice Society of America and the Justice League of America.

He also wrote a number of Batman stories and contributed to that character’s mythos.

Fox also penned a 1961 story where the original Flash met the second Flash, who was introduced in 1956.

However, during the period Fox worked, comic books didn’t pay that well. So the prolific Fox did other writing, including racy spy novels.

There is now an official website about his paperback novels. It features complete stories.

Among those novels, there was a series featuring the Lady From L.U.S.T. (written under the pen name of, ahem, Rod Gray) and a series featuring Cherry Delight (written under the pen name of Glen Chase).

Fox also wrote novels featuring (as the website calls them) Tough Guys.

You can read these stories for free on the official Gardner F. Fox website. Here’s an example of a promo on Twitter: