I’ve always heard these were “rumours”, but I know of other creators who were with me when this stuff happened in front of us. It wasn’t a secret to anyone we knew. But still, they’re “rumours”.
In a month where Louie CK, President G H W Bush, Kevin Spacey, and so many others are being outed as sexual miscreants, let’s hope the dam is finally broken. This stuff happens ALL the time, with lovable, respectable men we don’t want to believe are capable of such creepy activities. I’m still reeling from Bill Cosby.
Was Julius Schwartz a predator or a lovable (but dirty) old man? I don’t know. I didn’t really know him.
But he genuinely pulled this “whoops, did I run my hands over your nipple?” trick in front of me. More than once.
When women tell you it’s happening, believe them.
When men know it’s happening. Say something.
Otherwise it’s everywhere.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Schwartz appeared as himself in a couple of cameos in DC Comics and ended up an official fictional character in the DCU. He met Superman a few times, helped rescue a dimension-lost Flash, and was uniquely chosen to survive the destruction of “Earth Prime” during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, arriving on the final Earth 1 at the conclusion of it all. Oh, and he helped create the DCU in the first place. So there’s that.