by Bob Gough, Contributing Writer
- Steve "the Dude" Rude
Steve "the Dude" Rude broke onto the comic book scene in 1981 with the
introduction of First Comics'
written by collaborator Mike Baron. He gained critical acclaim quickly for
his dynamic and clean style, inspired by the work of comics legend Jack "the
King" Kirby, but delivered with a unique style, devotion to consistency and
love of detail. He's a two-time Eisner Award winner and recipient of the Russ
Manning Newcomer Award in 1983. Steve is also the self-described "keeper of the
flame" at Marvel and revels in each chance to do homage to Kirby's Fourth World
saga at DC. His latest projects have been a series of four issue mini-series of
Marvel icons such as
X-Men: Children of the Atom
The next is Captain America: What Price Glory available in March 2003. Ardent fans
can't wait for each new project.
- Geoff Johns
Writer Geoff Johns infuses excitement into any title he's attached to.
Although he followed in the footsteps of landmark writers on signature
titles (he and David Goyer followed James Robinson on
he followed Mark Waid on
Johns has proven that he's no caretaker scribe. Once a title has his name
on it, that series becomes a phenomenon of its own. Characters are lively
and three dimensional, his dialogue alone paints mental pictures for the
reader of crisp, unique characters who jump, creep or fly off the page.
- Joe Kubert
The promise of youth has always been the hallmark theme throughout the
sterling career of Joe Kubert. Joe started drawing for comics at age 12
and over 60 years later, his world-famous art school hones the skills of
young artists who wish to make their own contributions to the field. And
the heroes Joe created or brought into the limelight -
to name just a very few - provide hours of entertainment for fans of
quality comic art, young and old alike....
- Bob McLeod
For two generations of comics fans, the name Bob McLeod has been
synonymous with quality pens and inks. Whether it was as co-creator
of Marvel's New Mutants, or as penciller for DC and Marvel's flagship
titles (Superman and Spider-Man), or as an inker on a multitude of books,
McLeod embodies bold, confident creativity. He's passed on that vision to
readers of Marvel's popular How to Draw Super-Heroes line of instructional
books and continues to inspire young artists today....
- Jerry Ordway
Jerry Ordway's strength as both a comics writer and artist is his ability
to humanize his characters in a way that makes them endearing and approachable
(even the villainous ones). Since his first break in comics in 1980 (inking
a Carmine Infantino-penciled story in Mystery in Space #94), Ordway has
grown quickly into a unstoppable force in modern comics....
- Tony Daniel
Tony Daniel's career as a comic book illustrator and writer has long
provided fans with iconoclastic storylines, exciting and sexy characters and
unforgettable scenarios of nightmare and intrigue. Now, as he moves further
into screenwriting, his comic book work is inspiring a new generation of
artists and writers....
- Paul Gulacy
Paul Gulacy - for many collectors all it takes is for that name to appear
on a book and it's a sale. Since 1973, Gulacy has been a force in the comic
book industry, working on more than two dozen regular titles and
contributing to scores more. Cinematic styling, lush backgrounds,
graceful characters, powerful, soulful men and beautiful, dangerous
women - these are his hallmarks....
- Roy Thomas
With the seventh volume of the All-Star Comics Archive now available,
the monthly JSA comic kicking into high gear in its second year, and the
release of The All-Star Companion, the definitive study of the 'swell
buncha guys' that made up the Justice Society of America, it was time to
check in with comics legend Roy Thomas......
- Don McGregor
I've been a fan of yours since Jungle Action and Amazing Adventures
and also enjoyed seeing your work for Eclipse in the '80s. Congratulations
on the upcoming projects......