Wolfman at the 1982 Comic-Con
|Birth name||Marvin A. Comic-Con or Comic Con may refer to Comic-Con International, annual fan convention in San Diego held since 1970 also known as Comic-Con Wolfman|
|Born||May 13, 1946 |
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
New Teen Titans
Jack Kirby Award
Marvin A. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an American comic book writer. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms He is best known for lengthy runs on Tomb of Dracula, creating Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics. Tomb of Dracula is a horror Comic book series published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979 Blade ( Eric Brooks) is a Fictional character, a Superhero Vampire hunter in the Marvel Comics universe. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc For the animated TV series based on this comic see Teen Titans (TV series. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company
Wolfman was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous
Active in fandom before he broke into professional comics at DC in 1968, he often collaborated (particularly in his early years) with friend Len Wein. Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Len Wein (born June 12, 1948) is an American Comic book Writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics When asked what a book about the both of them would be like, Wein and Wolfman replied it would resemble the Three Stooges minus one. The Three Stooges were an American Vaudeville and Comedy act of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous Short subject films
In 1974, Wein and Wolfman moved to Marvel Comics as protégés of then-editor Roy Thomas. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Roy Thomas (born November 22 1940, Missouri, United States) is a Comic book Writer and editor, and When Thomas stepped down, Wein and Wolfman took over as editors. Initially Wein was in charge of the color comics and Wolfman the black and white titles. After about a year, Wolfman succeeded Wein as editor-in-chief of the color line. One innovation which Wolfman instituted was the "warehouse story"; when writers and artists missed deadlines, it cost Marvel a great deal of money to delay the release of a scheduled issue, and using reprints to tread water wasn't as appealing to readers. So, Wolfman had various creative teams produce complete stories for various titles, which were then stored for possible later use if a book went off schedule, allowing the editor to keep the book on track with an entirely original story that wouldn't alienate readers.
Because Marvel was producing an ever-expanding line of comics, Wolfman found it difficult to both supervise their titles and still write comics. He opted to step down as editor-in-chief in order to spend more time editing and writing.
While at Marvel Wolfman wrote lengthy runs of Amazing Spider-Man (where he co-created the Black Cat); Fantastic Four; and Doctor Strange. The Amazing Spider-Man is the name of several media Presentations which feature the Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-Man, Black Cat ( Felicia Hardy) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Anti-hero that has been both a one-time foe and an ex-girlfriend The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. He created Nova in that character's eponymous first issue. Nova ( Richard Rider) is a fictional character, a Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.
His best-received work was Tomb of Dracula, a fledgling horror comic which Wolfman turned into a rich, complex piece of high gothic, well matched with the moody shade-and-light pencilling of Gene Colan. Tomb of Dracula is a horror Comic book series published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979 Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. Eugene "Gene" Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an American comic book artist. Taking Bram Stoker's basic story, Wolfman created his own vampire mythology and introduced a set of new characters, including Blade. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912 was an Irish writer of novels and short stories who is best known today for his 1897 horror Vampires are mythological or folkloric revenants who subsist by feeding on the blood of the living Blade ( Eric Brooks) is a Fictional character, a Superhero Vampire hunter in the Marvel Comics universe.
In 1980, Wolfman returned to DC after a dispute with new Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, who offered to renew Wolfman's contract as a writer, but not as an editor. James Shooter (born September 27 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Writer, occasional fill-in artist editor, and Teaming with penciller George Pérez, he relaunched DC's Teen Titans. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an illustrator and writer of Comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican descent For the animated TV series based on this comic see Teen Titans (TV series. The New Teen Titans added the Wolfman-Pérez creations Raven, Starfire and Cyborg to the old team's Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash and Beast Boy (renamed Changeling). Raven is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics. Starfire is the name of several fictional Comic book characters published by DC Comics. Cyborg is a fictional character a Superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Richard John "Dick" Grayson is a fictional Superhero that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics. Donna Troy is a Fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. Wally West is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the Garfield Mark "Gar" Logan, also known as Beast Boy or Changeling, is a Fictional character, a Superhero appearing in Comic The series became DC's first new hit in years, and its first serious competitor to Marvel since the early 1970s.
During the early 1980s Wolfman also collaborated with artist Gil Kane on a run on Superman, rejoined Colan (who had also moved to DC) on the short-lived Night Force, and worked with Carmine Infantino on a revival of Dial H for Hero. Eli Katz ( April 6, 1926, Riga, Latvia – January 31, 2000, Miami Florida, United States) who Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Night Force is the name of two Comic book series published by DC Comics. Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925) is an American Comic book Artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age Dial H for Hero is a Comic book feature published by DC Comics about a mysterious dial that enables an ordinary person to become a Superhero
In 1985, Wolfman and Pérez launched Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 12-issue limited series celebrating DC's 50th anniversary. Crisis on Infinite Earths is a twelve-issue American comic book Limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series" and crossover A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues Featuring a cast of thousands and a timeline that ranged from the beginning of the universe to the end of time, it killed scores of characters, integrated a number of heroes from other companies to DC continuity, and re-wrote 50 years of DC universe history in order to streamline it. In Fiction, continuity (also called time-scheme) is consistency of the characteristics of persons plot, objects places and events seen by the reader or The DC Universe ( DCU) is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place
Wolfman was also involved in the DC Comics relaunch of the Superman line, reinventing nemesis Lex Luthor and initially scripting the Adventures of Superman title. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Lex Luthor is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Superman (sometimes called Superman (volume 1 and for a time published as Adventures of Superman) is a comic book published by DC Comics
After Pérez left The New Teen Titans in 1986, Wolfman continued with other collaborators - including pencillers Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Eduardo Barreto and Tom Grummett - but never enjoyed the same level of commercial or critical success. José Luis García-López (b 1948 is a Spanish-Argentine Comic book Artist who works in the United States of America mostly for DC Comics. Eduardo Barreto is an artist from Uruguay who has worked in the Comic book industry Thomas "Tom" Grummett is a Canadian Comic book Artist and Penciller. It was around this time that Wolfman had begun a brief run on the Batman titles, most notably creating Robin III Tim Drake and writing an anniversary adaptation of the first ever Batman story which was printed along with two other adaptations and the original. Timothy "Tim" Drake Wayne is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero from the DC Comics universe.
Wolfman got into disputes with DC over a proposed ratings system, and finally, after several years, asked to be taken off the title and put onto another book.
Wolfman's writing for comics decreased as he turned to animation and television, though he wrote the mid-1990s DC series The Man Called A-X. The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic
A decade later, he began writing in comics again, scripting Defex, the flagship title of Devil's Due Productions' Aftermath line. Defex is a Comic book series printed by Aftermath (itself an imprint of Devil's Due Productions) Devil's Due Publishing (often abbreviated as DDP) is one of the ten largest comic book publishers in the United States He also wrote an "Infinite Crisis" issue of DC's "Secret Files", and consulted with writer Geoff Johns on several issues of The Teen Titans. Geoff Johns (born 25 Jan 1973 in Detroit Michigan) is an American Comic book Writer, best known for his work for
Wolfman also wrote a novel based on Crisis on Infinite Earths, but rather than following the original plot, he created a new story starring the Barry Allen Flash that takes place during the original Crisis story. Wolfman wrote the novelization of the film Superman Returns, and worked on a direct-to-video animated movie, Condor, for Stan Lee's Pow Entertainment. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters
In 2006, Wolfman was editorial director of Impact Comics, publisher of educational manga-style comics for high school students. Impact Comics was an Imprint of DC Comics that was aimed at younger audiences ˈmɑŋgə is the Japanese word for Comics (sometimes called komikku コミック and print Cartoons In their modern form manga date from shortly High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution
Starting with issue #125, Wolfman began writing DC's Nightwing series. For the Marduk album see Nightwing (album. For the current and most prominent holder of the Nightwing title see Dick Grayson Nightwing Initially scheduled for a four-issue run, Wolfman's run was expanded greatly, and finished with issue #137. During the course of his run, Wolfman introduced a new Vigilante character. Following Wolfman's departure from the pages of Nightwing, Vigilante will be spun off into his own ongoing title, which Wolfman will write. He will also pen a miniseries starring the Teen Titan Raven, a character he and Perez co-created during their run on the New Teen Titans. He is also currently working with George Pérez on a direct-to-DVD movie adaptation of the popular "Judas Contract" storyline from their tenure on Teen Titans.
Wolfman, on the panel "Marvel Comics: The Method and the Madness" at the 1974 New York Comic Art Convention, told the audience that when he first began working for DC, he received DC's first writing credit on their mystery magazines. The City of New York The Comic Art Convention was an American, Comic book Fan convention held annually New York City, New York, over Independence In those days Gerry Conway wrote pages between the actual stories which had the book's hosts tell you what was coming up. In one, knowing Marv wrote the next story, he wrote that the following story was told to him by a wandering Wolfman. The comics code, which did not permit the mention of werewolves or wolfmen, demanded it be removed. DC informed the code that the Wolfman in question was Marv's real name, so the code insisted that he be given a credit to show the Wolfman in question was a real person and not a monster. Once Marv was given a credit, the other writers demanded them, too. Shortly, credits were given to all writers and artists. 
In the November 1966 issue of Tales of Suspense (#83), a fan letter written by Wolfman was printed concerning the hate and bigotry represented by the character of the Red Skull. The Red Skull is a name shared by several fictional Comic book Supervillains from the Marvel Comics universe.
Wolfman won the Shazam Award for Best Writer (Humor Division) in 1973. The Academy of Comic Book Arts is an American professional organization of the 1970s that was designed to be the Comic book industry analog of such groups as the
Wolfman's and artist George Pérez' Crisis on Infinite Earths won the 1985 Jack Kirby Award for Best Finite Series. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an illustrator and writer of Comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican descent Crisis on Infinite Earths is a twelve-issue American comic book Limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series" and crossover The duo's The New Teen Titans #50 (with inker Romeo Tanghal) was nominated that year for Best Single Issue. For the animated TV series based on this comic see Teen Titans (TV series. Romeo Tanghal is a Filipino Comic book artist who has worked primarily as an Inker.
He was nominated for the Comics' Buyer's Guide Award for Favorite Writer in 1986, and his work on the "Batman: Year Three" story arc in Batman #436-439 was nominated Comics' Buyer's Guide Favorite Writer Award in 1990. Batman is an ongoing Comic book series featuring the DC Comics Hero of the same name.
In 2007 Wolfman won the "Scribe" Award, given by writers of novelization and tie-in fiction for his novel based on "Superman Returns. "
in 2008 Wolfman's non-fiction book, Homeland, The Illustrated History of the State of Israel, won the prestigious National Jewish Book Award as well as many others.
|Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief|
Bob Brown & Tony Isabella
Gerry Conway & Jim Shooter
(with Len Wein)
|Fantastic Four writer|
|Amazing Spider-Man writer|
|Teen Titans writer|