Comic Writer: DC, Marvel
Please welcome an award-winning author and Marvel editor-in-chief, Mr. Marv Wolfman, to the Washington State Summer Con on June 15th and 16th. Wolfman is known for his many writing credits, his collaborations with George Perez, his work on Marvel horror titles such as Tomb of Dracula, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the New Teen Titans for DC.
Marv Wolfman was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame in 2011. He has created or co-created dozens of characters including: Black Cat, Nova, Blade, Bullseye, Terrax, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, Deathstroke, Jericho, and Nightwing/Tim Drake to name a few.
Early in his career, Wolfman published Stephen King, with “In A Half-World of Terror” in Wolfman’s horror fanzine Stories of Suspense. While working on the Tomb of Dracula, Wolfman took a fledgling horror comic and turned it into a rich and complex stories with artist Gene Colan. The Tomb of Dracula became one of the most critically-acclaimed horror-themed comic books ever. Marv created his own vampire mythology and introduced a set of new characters, including Blade.
Wolfman moved to Marvel as a protege to editor Roy Thomas and would later take over the position of editor-in-chief. While at Marvel Wolfman wrote lengthy runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four; and Godzilla. In 1980, Wolfman returned to DC and teamed up with penciller George Pérez and relaunched DC’s Teen Titans. The New Teen Titans added the Wolfman-Pérez creations of Raven, Starfire and Cyborg to the old team’s Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, and Beast Boy. Through this series, he also created the super villain Deathstroke.
While at DC, Marv would work on Action Comics, Night Force, Green Lantern, Batman, and the DC Challenge limited series. In 1985, Wolfman and George Pérez launched the ground-breaking Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 12-issue limited series celebrating DC’s 50th anniversary. Featuring a cast of thousands and a timeline that ranged from the beginning of the universe to the end of time.
Wolfman would later write for numerous animated television series including: Transformers, Jem, G.I. Joe, Superman, Fraggle Rock, Batman: The Animated Series, Blade, Green Lantern, and teen Titans.