Comic Book Writers

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Stan Lee
(Primary Creative Leader of Marvel Comics and Characters such as 'Spider-Man', 'X-Men' and 'Iron Man')
Stan Lee
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Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 2018

Stan Lee was one of the most popular comic book writers, thanks to his appearances in several Marvel movies. He is well-known as the co-creator of many famous superheroes, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Hulk. He pioneered a naturalistic method to writing superhero comics and challenged the Comics Code Authority, which ultimately led to changes in its policies.

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Jack Kirby
(Co-Creator of The Superhero 'Captain America' in 1940 with Joe Simon)
Jack Kirby
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Birthdate: August 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 1994
Jacob Kurtzberg, or Jack Kirby, initially published comics under various other pseudonyms, such as "Jack Curtiss" and "Curt Davis." He worked with Marvel, where he co-created characters such as The Fantastic Four and the X-Men, along with Stan Lee. He then joined DC, where he created the Fourth World Saga
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Steve Ditko
(Comic book artist who co-created The Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange comics, as well as The Creeper)
Steve Ditko
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Birthdate: November 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 29, 2018

Steve Ditko was a writer and comics artist. He is credited with co-creating popular Marvel Comics superheroes like Doctor Strange and Spider-Man. Ditko is also credited with co-creating Captain Atom, a character that appears in DC Comics. Ditko received several awards including many Alley Awards. In 1994, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

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James Marsters
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Birthdate: August 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, Plumas County, California, USA
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Robert Kirkman
(Comic Book Writer Best Known for His Works: 'Invincible', 'The Walking Dead' and 'Outcast')
Robert Kirkman
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Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Robert Kirkman is an American writer who is credited with co-creating several comic book series, such as The Walking Dead, Ultimate X-Men, Marvel Zombies, Irredeemable Ant-Man, and Invincible. In 2020, Kirkman's overall achievement earned him a special award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
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Gillian Flynn
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Birthdate: February 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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David S. Goyer
(Screenwriter)
David S. Goyer
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Birthdate: December 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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Todd McFarlane
(Comic book artist best known as the creator of the popular Spawn comics.)
Todd McFarlane
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Birthdate: March 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Todd McFarlane is a Canadian writer, artist, comic book creator, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Renowned for his artistic work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Todd became a comic book superstar during the 1980s and 1990s for his work on the Spider-Man franchise. As an entrepreneur, Todd McFarlane is credited with founding Todd McFarlane Productions and its subsidiary McFarlane Toys.

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Bob Kane
(Comic Book Writer)
Bob Kane
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Birthdate: October 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 3, 1998

Bob Kane was an American animator, comic book writer, and artist. He is credited with co-creating the world-renowned DC Comics character Batman. He is also credited with co-creating the popular animated series Cool McCool. In 1977, Bob Kane was honored with the prestigious Inkpot Award. In 1996, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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Max Brooks
(Actor)
Max Brooks
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Birthdate: May 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Garth Ennis
(Writer Known for His Books: ‘Preacher’, ‘The Boys’, ‘Hellblazer’, ‘Punisher’ and ‘Hitman’)
Garth Ennis
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Birthdate: January 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
Garth Ennis is best known for the Vertigo comic series Preacher, co-written with Steve Dillon. Ennis is also known for his Marvel franchise Punisher and The Boys. His other collaborations include Hitman and The Darkness. He has won the UK Comic Art Award and the Eisner Award, among other honors.
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Geoff Johns
(Writer)
Geoff Johns
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Birthdate: January 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Mark Millar
(Comic Book Writer)
Mark Millar
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Birthdate: December 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
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Damon Lindelof
(Screenwriter)
Damon Lindelof
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Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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John Barrowman
(Known for His Role as 'Captain Jack Harkness' in 'Doctor Who')
John Barrowman
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Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland

John Barrowman is a Scottish-born author, comic book writer, presenter, singer, and actor. Barrowman is also known for his charity work and activism. Over the years, he has been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and has worked with organizations like Stonewall. He also has his own skincare line named HIM.

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Jim Lee
(Comic Book Artist, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of 'DC Comics')
Jim Lee
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Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Korean-American comic-book artist Jim Lee began his career with Marvel and then soared to fame with his X-Men series. Though initially trained in psychology, he skipped medical school and became a comic writer instead. Apart from co-founding Image Comics, he also created WildStorm, which he sold to DC later.

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Jodi Picoult
(Novelists)
Jodi Picoult
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Birthdate: May 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: USA
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Alison Bechdel
(Known for the Long-Running Comic Strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For')
Alison Bechdel
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Birthdate: September 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, United States

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is best known for her Dykes to Watch Out For strip, which gained a lot of popularity in various LGBT weeklies. The strip’s prime character is believed to be modeled on her. The lesbian artist’s works gave rise to the Bechdel Test, which targets gender inequality in Hollywood.

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Warren Ellis
(Comic book writer best known as the co-creator of several original comics series, including Transmetropolitan (1997–2002), Global Frequency (2002–2004) and Red (2003–2004))
Warren Ellis
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Birthdate: February 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Essex, England, United Kingdom

Warren Ellis is a novelist, screenwriter, and comic-book writer. He is credited with co-creating many original comics series like Red, Transmetropolitan, and Global Frequency. Red was adapted into a couple of movies titled Red and Red 2. He has also written many Marvel series, including the six-issue story arc Extremis which formed the basis for the movie Iron Man 3.

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Nick Simmons
(Writer)
Nick Simmons
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Birthdate: January 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Bill Finger
(Comic Book Writer & Co-creator of the DC Comic Superhero 'Batman')
Bill Finger
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Birthdate: February 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: January 18, 1974

Bill Finger was an American film, TV, comic book, and comic strip writer. Although he had co-created the popular superhero character Batman along with Bob Kane, Finger's work was uncredited until 2015. As a result, Finger died in poverty and obscurity. He was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

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Chris Avellone
(Game Designer)
Chris Avellone
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Birthdate: September 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Brian Michael Bendis
(Comic book writer)
Brian Michael Bendis
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Birthdate: August 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Brian K. Vaughan
(Comic Book Writer)
Brian K. Vaughan
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Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Dwayne McDuffie
(Known for Producing and Writing the Animated Series: 'Static Shock', 'Damage Control', 'Justice League Unlimited')
Dwayne McDuffie
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Birthdate: February 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 21, 2011

Dwayne Glenn McDuffie was an American writer best remembered for writing and producing popular animated series like Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, and Static Shock. He is credited with co-founding Milestone Media, which is renowned for creating Milestone Comics. Over the course of his illustrious career, Dwayne Glenn McDuffie won many prestigious awards like the Humanitas Prize and Inkpot Award.

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Chris Claremont
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Birthdate: November 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England, UK
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Jim Starlin
(Comics artist)
Jim Starlin
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Birthdate: October 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
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Roy William Thomas Jr.
(Comic Book Writer)
Roy William Thomas Jr.
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Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Missouri, United States
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John Byrne
(Comic-book Writer & Artist)
John Byrne
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Birthdate: July 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England
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Will Eisner
(Cartoonist)
Will Eisner
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Birthdate: March 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 2005
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Elizabeth Holloway Marston
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Birthdate: February 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Isle of Man
Died: March 27, 1993
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Bryan Lee O'Malley
(Canadian Cartoonist Best Known for His 'Scott Pilgrim' Series)
Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist and musician. He is best known for his work in the Scott Pilgrim series. One of the most celebrated cartoonists of his generation, O'Malley has won several prestigious awards, such as the Doug Wright Award and Joe Shuster Award.

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Michael Green
(Screenwriter)
Michael Green
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Birthplace: Mamaroneck, New York, United States
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Jonathan Ames
(Novelist)
Jonathan Ames
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Birthdate: March 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, United States
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Joe Simon
(Writer)
Joe Simon
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Birthdate: October 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: December 14, 2011
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Greg Rucka
(Comics artist)
Greg Rucka
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Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Matt Ruff
(Writer)
Matt Ruff
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Birthdate: September 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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Brad Meltzer
(Writer)
Brad Meltzer
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Birthdate: April 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
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Ed Brubaker
(Comic Book Writer Who Works Primarily in the Crime Fiction Genre)
Ed Brubaker
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Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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Gardner Fox
(Famous for Creating Numerous Comic Book Characters for DC Comics)
Gardner Fox
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Birthdate: May 20, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 1986
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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
(Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics)
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Washington, D.C. United States
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Tamora Pierce
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Birthdate: December 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US
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Jerry Robinson
(Comic book artist)
Jerry Robinson
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Birthdate: January 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 7, 2011
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Gerry Conway
(Known for Co-creating the Marvel Comics Vigilante Antihero the 'Punisher' as Well as the 'Scarlet Spider')
Gerry Conway
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Birthdate: September 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Brian Azzarello
(Comic book writer, Screenwriter)
Brian Azzarello
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Birthdate: August 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Wally Wood
(Former Comic book artist, illustrator and cartoonist best known for his work on the humor magazine, Mad)
Wally Wood
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Birthdate: June 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Menahga, Minnesota, United States
Died: November 2, 1981
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Rick Remender
(Comic Book Writer Best Known for His Works Published by Marvel)
Rick Remender
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Birthdate: February 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States of America
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Peter M. Lenkov
(Known as the showrunner of the reboot series Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I.)
Peter M. Lenkov
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Birthdate: May 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Enki Bilal
(Comic book creator)
Enki Bilal
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Birthdate: October 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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William Gaines
(Publisher)
William Gaines
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Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 3, 1992