From Library Journal
Using anecdotes, capsule portraits of writers, and an appropriately jocular style, Schwartz highlights his strategic location as a literary agent in 1930s sf and an editor at DC Comics after World War II. Growing up in New York City, he became a fan of pulp sf and used his familiarity with sf editors and writers to place the early stories of authors like Alfred Bester, Robert Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury. When the market for pulp sf declined, Schwartz began editing such popular comics as Flash, Justice League of America, Superman, and Batman. This book might interest those curious about the economics of sf publishing in the Golden Age or insider publishing activities at DC Comics. However, too often the author focuses on the trivialities of business lunches or petty interoffice squabbles. Ultimately, Schwartz epitomizes the 20th-century phenomenon of sf and comics fandom, and, like many fans, he never quite explains what fascinates him about these genres. Recommended for specialized collections only, except where local interest warrants.DRoger A. Berger, Everett Community Coll., WA
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"A witty, warm and wonderful memoir...highly recommended. Buy it!" -- --Starlog
"Contains lively stories about Schwartz's stints as editor of the 'new look' '60s Batman and 'relevant' '70s Superman." -- --The Onion
"Conveys affectingly the wonder and enthusiasm...a measure of the love Schwartz has accumulated during the course of a remarkable career." -- --Locus
"Good anecdotes...a lot of good stories." -- --Denver Post
"Schwartz's fan days and subsequent career reads like a Who's Who of SF legends." -- --Peter David, Comics Buyer's Guide