Sam Loeb, born Joseph Loeb IV, (April 13, 1988 – June 17, 2005) was the son of comic book writer Jeph Loeb.
His first and only completely written work was Tales of the Vampires: Some Like it Hot for Dark Horse Comics which was drawn by Tim Sale.
The main story of Superman/Batman #26 was also co-written and dedicated to Sam.
Jeph Loeb's son, Sam Loeb died on June 17, 2005 at the age of 17 after a three-year battle with osteosarcoma, a type of cancer (in his leg, his jaw, and finally his lung) before finishing the story he was writing for Superman/Batman #26.
Jeph Loeb, along with 25 other comic book professionals and artists who had known Sam, worked on the Superman/Batman #26 issue, scripting or penciling individual pages. Marvel Comics allowed John Cassaday and Joss Whedon to work on the issue despite their exclusive contracts. All 26 contributors donated their fees and royalties for the issue to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund to benefit a student each year that has attended the same high school as Sam.
In "The Boys Are Back in Town" (issue #26), Superman and Batman send Superboy and Robin to visit the teenage Toyman in Japan because he has not been heard from in a while.