COMIC URBAN LEGEND: Snapper Carr was named after George Lucas.
Snapper Carr was with the Justice League of America from their very beginning, when they were hanging out in Habby Harbor.
He was the League’s mascot for a number of years.
That ended in 1969 when Snapper betrayed the League (he wasn’t exactly appearing in a lot of stories anyways at the time)…
For the next decade plus, Snapper made extremely rare appearances in DC Comics, but in one of them, they finally addressed something odd – no one had ever actually given Snapper’s real name!!
So in Superman Family #195, in the Supergirl story in the issue (where Snapper had been appearing for a few issues), Jack C. Harris was tasked by Julie Schwartz to come up with a name for Snapper.
This being the late 70s and Harris being a comic book writer, he decided to pay homage to George Lucas, of Star Wars fame.
So from then on, it was Lucas “Snapper” Carr.
Thanks to H from the awesome blog The Comic Treadmill and Back Issue magazine for this neat information.
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