Comics writer Virginia Bloch dies

Virginia Bloch died April 15, 2006, at her home in Woodstock at the age of 92.

Born March 23, 1914, she settled in Woodstock in 1943 with her first husband, Carl Hubbell, and they worked in the comics industry for years. Under the name Virginia Hubbell she wrote much of the later content of Charles Biro’s Daredevil and Boy comics. (Charles Hubbell drew comics including Daredevil for Biro.)

Her obituary credits her with creating the characters of Witch Hazel and Little Itch for Dell’s Little Lulu stories during the 1950s.

She is survived by two sons, Jonathan and Craig Hubbell.

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