Leonard P. Leone Sr. died July 1 at the age of 92. Leone was Art Director at Bantam Books from 1955 to 1984.
Courtney Rogers wrote appreciatively of Leone,
Doc Savage fans owe a huge debt of gratitude to Len as he influenced the decision to reprint the pulp stories, designed the Doc Savage logo and book lettering, hired James Bama for the art, and directed Bama to give Doc his iconic widow’s peak and musculature.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]