I got this from Mr. Staton himself and could not have been more thrilled. While poking around the con I also found a copy of Ms. Wayne’s first appearance in All Star Comics and an old E-Man (#3?) for a buck! Mr. and Mrs. Staton were very nice and I only wish I’d studied up on him a little more before going. Staton at one point worked for Gil Kane as an assistant!! I DID know that they’re still great friends with Walt and Louise Simonson, and that they had a 90th birthday celebration for Joe Sinnott at their house! Great people and I am very glad to have met them. Having seen some old pictures, I also have a sneaking suspicion that Hilarie Staton was Joe’s model for Helena Wayne.
I DID mention that Joe’s “Secret Origin of the Justice Society” story was (and is) an all-time favorite, and that I really enjoyed his depiction of FDR, even kidding that I should probably have requested a Roosevelt sketch instead of the boring old Huntress I eventually got. They both seemed kind of amused by that, so that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
History of the DC Universe Poster by Jim Mooney, Jim Aparo, Steve Bissette, John Totleben, Denys Cowan, P. Craig Russell, Martin Nodell, Joe Staton, Dave Stevens, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, Keith Giffen, Bret Blevins, Al Williamson, Michael Kaluta, Gene Colan, Steve Lightle, Brian Bolland, Michael T. Gilbert, Jim Starlin, Joe Kubert, Arthur Adams, Walter Simonson, Paul Norris, Mike Grell, Mary Wilshire, Andy Kubert, Gil Kane, Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob Kane, Curt Swan, George Pérez, Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, Carmine Infantino, Jim Steranko, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson, Dave Gibbons, Gilbert Hernandez, Dan Spiegle, Frank Thorne, Ramona Fradon, Matt Wagner, Ernie Colon, Irwin Hasen, Joe Orlando, Pat Broderick, Jamie Hernandez, Steve Rude, Frank McLaughlin, and Dick Giordano