Comics A.M. | Alvin Schwartz passes away; Martin leaves Daredevil

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Comics A.M. | Alvin Schwartz passes away; Martin leaves <i>Daredevil</i>

Passings | Alvin Schwartz, the prolific writer who penned Batman comics and the Batman and Superman comic strips for DC Comics in the 1940s, passed away Oct. 28 after a long illness. He was 95. Before leaving comics in 1958, Schwartz wrote for most of DC’s titles, including Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. [News from ME]

Creators | Tucker Stone talks to Mark Waid about his work on Daredevil, and Waid confirms that Marcos Martin, originally announced as the artist on every other arc, won’t be working on the book after issue #6: “Unfortunately, it was something that came up while we were working. He’s doing 4, 5 and 6. When he came on, I don’t think things were firmed up with his next project and now they have. I salute him, and I think it’s going to be great and I want to see him go off and do creator owned stuff. But my heart breaks.” [comiXology]

Comics | Out magazine spotlights the debut of Bunker, the Teen Titan with “a decidedly more flamboyant twist.” [Out]

Comics | The Texas Library Association has released their “2012 Maverick Graphic Novel List,” which notes great graphic novels for teens. The list includes Daredevil Reborn by Andy Diggle and Davide Gianfelice, Astro City Shining Stars by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu, Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers, Barry Deutsch’s Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword and many more. [Texas Library Association]

Creators | A Distant Soil creator Colleen Doran will appear on the Dec. 12 edition of Stalked: Somebody’s Watching, which will tell the story of a fan who “believes he is in love with her and inundates her with love letters, cards, and gifts. When she spurns his advances, he attempts to ruin her career by spreading lies about her throughout the industry, according to the show’s description.

Creators | Tom Spurgeon talks to colorist Rich Tommaso about his work on Fantagraphics’ Carl Barks Library project. [The Comics Reporter]