Monday, August 14, 2017
R.I.P. FLO STEINBERG (1939 - 2017)
The "Marvel Universe" lost one its original stars last July 23rd. Boston-born "Fabulous" Flo Steinberg was Stan Lee's secretary at the dawn of the "Marvel Age of Comics" in New York. She also was the company's receptionist and fan liaison.
Flo (or rather, her voice) appeared on the Merry Marvel Marching Society's flexi-disc recording that was a part of the club's membership kit.
After leaving Marvel, she worked for three years as the head of Warren Publishing's mail-order department (don't blame her for the late and lost mail -- blame the shipping department and the Post Office!).
Ms. Steinberg moved to the West Coast and became friends with several individuals in the underground comix industry, including Trina Robbins (who designed the original Vampirella costume) and Roger and Michelle Brand. In 1975, she published her own underground title, BIG APPLE COMIX. The 20,000 print run of the title contained text and stories by many "mainstream", above-ground writers and artists, such as Archie Goodwin and Neal Adams.