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Action Comics
Action Comics
Action Comics
is an American comic book
American comic book
series that introduced Superman, one of the first major superhero characters. The publisher was originally known as National Allied Publications, and later as National Comics Publications and as National Periodical Publications, before taking on its current name of DC Comics. Its original incarnation ran from 1938 to 2011 and stands as one of the longest-running comic books with consecutively numbered issues. A second volume of Action Comics
Action Comics
beginning with issue #1 ran from 2011 to 2016. Action Comics
Action Comics
returned to its original numbering beginning with issue #957 (Aug
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Jim Mooney
Mooney
Mooney
is a family name, which is probably predominantly derived from the Irish Ó Maonaigh. It can also be spelled Moony, Moonie, Mainey, Mauney, Meaney and Meeney depending on the dialectic pronunciation that was Anglicised.Contents1 Origins 2 Mooneys 3 See also 4 ReferencesOrigins[edit] The origin of the different Moony or Mooney
Mooney
families is lost in antiquity. The name is derived from maoin a Gaelic word meaning wealth or treasure of treasure, hence when O'Maonaigh was anglicised to Mooney
Mooney
it meant the descendant of the wealthy one.[1] According to Irish lore, the Mooney
Mooney
family comes from one of the largest and most noble Irish lines. They are said to be descendants of the ancient Irish King Heremon, who, along with his brother Herber, conquered Ireland
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Scott Lobdell
Scott Lobdell (/ˈlɑːbdəl/; born 1963) is an American comic book writer. He also wrote the script to the 2017 slasher film Happy Death Day.Contents1 Career1.1 Early career 1.2 Marvel Comics 1.3 Other work 1.4 DC Comics 1.5 Awards2 Personal life 3 Controversy 4 Bibliography 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksCareer[edit] Early career[edit] Lobdell did not begin to read comics until he was 17 years old, while lying in bed after lung surgery. Later, he went to college to study psychology, but quit two years later when he began to write. While in college, he wrote for the college newspaper and interviewed Marvel editor Al Milgrom. Lobdell started submitting various stories to Marvel, but was systematically rejected by various editors, including Tom DeFalco. Later, DeFalco started editing Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Comics Presents
(a bi-weekly book) requiring many writers, pencillers and inkers
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Zero Hour
Zero Hour may refer to:Midnight, or 00:00 Zero Hour (military designation), the scheduled time for the start of some event, especially a military operation Zero Hour, the time of a sitting session of India's Lok Sabha immediately following the Question HourContents1 Literature 2 Film, television and radio 3 Music 4 Video games 5 See alsoLiterature[edit]Zero Hour: Crisis in Time, a 1994 DC Comics comic book miniseries and crossover storyline Zero Hour, a 1997 financial espionage thriller by Joseph Finder Zero Hour (play), a 2006 play by Jim Brochu a
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Penciller
A penciller (or penciler) is a collaboration artist who works in creation of comic books, graphic novels, and similar visual art forms, with focus on primary pencil illustrations, hence the term "penciller". In the American comic book
American comic book
industry, the penciller is the first step in rendering the story in visual form,[1] and may require several steps of feedback with the writer. These artists are concerned with layout (positions and vantages on scenes) to showcase steps in the plot.Contents1 Tools and materials 2 Notable creators and their techniques 3 Style 4 Workflow 5 See also 6 ReferencesTools and materials[edit] A penciller works in pencil. Beyond this basic description, however, different artists choose to use a wide variety of different tools. While many artists use traditional wood pencils, others prefer mechanical pencils or drafting leads
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Kurt Busiek
Kurt Busiek
Kurt Busiek
(/ˈbjuːsɪk/; born September 16, 1960)[1] is an American comic book writer. His work includes the Marvels limited series, his own series titled Astro City, and a four-year run on The Avengers.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Bibliography5.1 Dark Horse Comics 5.2 DC Comics5.2.1 DC Comics
DC Comics
and Marvel Comics 5.2.2 Milestone Media 5.2.3 Wildstorm5.3 Dynamite Entertainment 5.4 Eclipse Comics 5.5 Harris Comics 5.6 Image Comics 5.7 Marvel Comics 5.8 Topps Comics6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Busiek was born in Boston, Massachusetts
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Ed Benes
José Edilbenes Bezerra (born November 20, 1972), better known by his professional name Ed Benes, is a Brazilian comic book artist, known for his work for DC Comics, on such titles as Birds of Prey, Supergirl, Superman, and Justice League
Justice League
of America.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Studio and teaching3 Bibliography3.1 DC 3.2 Marvel 3.3 Other publishers4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] José Edilbenes Bezerra was born November 20, 1972, in Alto Santo, a small town in the Brazilian state of Ceará, in the northeast region of the country. He has lived in Limoeiro do Norte, a medium town also in Ceará
Ceará
state, since he was 14 years old
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Talent Caldwell
Talent Caldwell is a comic book artist best known for his work on the Top Cow Productions character Fathom. He has also drawn for DC Comics' Superman and Marvel Comics' Spider-Man characters.Contents1 Career 2 Bibliography 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Talent Caldwell came to the attention of artist Michael Turner of Top Cow Productions and was signed to work with that comic book company.[citation needed] He made his professional debut drawing backgrounds on Turner's Fathom. Caldwell went on to draw the Fathom mini-series Killian's Tide. When Turner and some other Top Cow employees broke off to form Aspen Comics, Talent joined them. After a lawsuit between Aspen and Top Cow, Talent's Fathom: Dawn of War miniseries, which he co-wrote and drew, was released in 2004. Talent then left Aspen and began doing freelance work for DC Comics and Marvel Comics
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Irv Novick
Irving "Irv" Novick (April 11, 1916 – October 15, 2004)[1] was an American comics artist who worked almost continuously from 1939 until the 1990sContents1 Career 2 Influence 3 Awards 4 Bibliography4.1 DC Comics5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksCareer[edit] A graduate of the National Academy of Design, Irv Novick
Irv Novick
got his start in the workshop of Harry "A" Chesler
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Dick Dillin
Richard Allen "Dick" Dillin[1] (December 17, 1928 – March 1, 1980)[2][3] was an American comics artist best known for a 12-year run as the penciler of the DC Comics
DC Comics
superhero-team series Justice League of America. He drew 115 issues from 1968 until his death in 1980.Contents1 Early life and career 2 DC Comics 3 Animation 4 Bibliography4.1 DC Comics 4.2 Quality Comics5 Collected editions 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and career[edit]Blackhawk #74 (March 1954). Cover art by Dillin (pencils) and Chuck Cuidera (inks) Dick Dillin
Dick Dillin
was born in Watertown, New York.[4] Determined since childhood to draw for comics, Dillin graduated from Watertown High School to become an art student at Syracuse University
Syracuse University
on the G.I. Bill, following his military service with the 8th U.S
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Action (comics)
Action was a controversial weekly British anthology comic that was published by IPC Magazines, starting on 14 February 1976. Concerns over the comic's violent content saw it withdrawn from sale on 16 October 1976. It reappeared the following month, in toned-down form, and continued publication until 12 November 1977, at which point it was merged with Battle Picture Weekly. Despite its short lifespan, Action was highly influential on the British comics scene, and was a direct forerunner of the long-running 2000 AD.Contents1 Publication history1.1 Legacy 1.2 Action – The Story of a Violent Comic2 Major stories 3 Collected editions 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksPublication history[edit] The comic was devised in 1975 by freelance writer/editor Pat Mills, at the request of publishing house IPC. It was intended to reflect the changing social and political times of the late 1970s, and to compete with DC Thomson's war-themed Warlord title
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Superhero Comics
Superhero
Superhero
comics are one of the most common genres of American comic books. The genre rose to prominence in the 1930s and 1940s and has remained the dominant form of comic book in North America since the 1960s. Superhero
Superhero
comics feature stories about superheroes and the universes these characters inhabit. Beginning with the introduction of Superman
Superman
in 1938 in Action Comics #1 — an anthology of adventure features — comic books devoted to superheroes (heroic people with extraordinary or superhuman abilities and skills, or god-like powers and attributes) ballooned into a widespread genre, coincident with the beginnings of World War II
World War II
and the end of the Great Depression.Contents1 Precursors 2 The Golden Age (c. 1938 – c. 1950) 3 Decline 4 The Silver Age (c.1956 – c. 1970) 5 The Bronze Age (c. 1970 – c. 1985) 6 The Modern Age (c
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Ongoing Series
In comics, the term "ongoing series" is used in contrast to limited series (a series intended to end after a certain number of issues), a one shot (a comic book which is not a part of an ongoing series), a graphic novel, or a trade paperback. However, a series of graphic novels may be considered ongoing as well. The term may informally refer to a finite series if the number of issues is predetermined. An ongoing series is traditionally published on a fixed schedule, typically monthly. However, many factors can cause an issue to be published late
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Kurt Schaffenberger
Kurt Schaffenberger
Kurt Schaffenberger
(December 15, 1920[1] – January 24, 2002)[2] was an American comics artist. Schaffenberger was best known for his work on Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family
Marvel Family
during both the Golden Age and Bronze Age of comics, as well as his work on the title Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
Lois Lane
during the 1950s and 1960s.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early career 1.2 DC Comics 1.3 Personal life2 Awards 3 Bibliography3.1 DC Comics 3.2 Fawcett Comics 3.3 HM Communications, Inc. 3.4 Marvel Comics4 References 5 External links 6 Further readingBiography[edit] Early career[edit] Schaffenberger was born on a farm in the Thuringian Forest, Germany, where, as a boy, he ". .
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Ross Andru
Ross Andru
Ross Andru
(born Rossolav Andruskevitch;[1] June 15, 1927 – November 9, 1993)[2] was an American comics artist and editor. He is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Flash, Metal Men and for co-creating the character the Punisher. His most frequent collaborator was inker Mike Esposito, with whom he worked on projects over a span of four decades. The two founded three short-lived comic books companies: Mr
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Andy Diggle
Andy Diggle
Andy Diggle
is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. He is best known for his work on The Losers,[1] Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon
Silent Dragon
at DC Comics
DC Comics
and for his run on Thunderbolts and Daredevil after his move to Marvel. In 2013 Diggle left writing DC's Action Comics
Action Comics
and began working with Dynamite Entertainment, writing a paranormal crime series Uncanny. He is also working on another crime series with his wife titled Control that is set to begin publishing in 2014
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