Comic Book Writers

Comic book writers tell stories to children in an interesting and creative way. Know about famous comic book writers, such as A.B. Frost, Anant Pai, André Franquin, Bob Kane and Brad Meltzer.

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 1 Stan Lee

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Famous As: Comic book writer
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.

 2 Neil Gaiman

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portchester, Hampshire, England
Author Neil Gaiman has written numerous novels, short stories, film scripts, and comics. He has won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and Nebula awards, and the Carnegie and Newbery medals. Some of his best works are American Gods, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, and the comic series The Sandman

 3 John Barrowman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: 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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 4 Steve Ditko

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Famous As: Comic book artist who co-created The Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange comics, as well as The Creeper
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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 5 James Marsters

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, Plumas County, California, USA

 6 Robert Kirkman

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Famous As: Writer
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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 7 Gillian Flynn

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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 8 Todd McFarlane

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Famous As: Comic book artist best known as the creator of the popular Spawn comics.
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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 9 David S. Goyer

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 10 Bob Kane

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Famous As: Comic Book Writer
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.

 11 Max Brooks

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 12 Geoff Johns

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 13 Mark Millar

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Famous As: Comic Book Writer
Birthdate: December 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

 14 Garth Ennis

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Famous As: Comics writer
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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 15 Damon Lindelof

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

 16 China Miéville

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwich, England

 17 Alison Bechdel

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Famous As: Known for the Long-Running Comic Strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For'
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.

 18 Bill Finger

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Famous As: Comic Book Writer
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.

 19 Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult
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Famous As: Novelists
Birthdate: May 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: USA

 20 Warren Ellis

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Famous As: 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)
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.

 21 Frank Frazetta

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 10, 2010

Frank Frazetta was an American science fiction and fantasy artist remembered for his work on comic books, LP record album covers, paperback book covers, posters, and paintings among other media. Nicknamed the Godfather of fantasy art, Frazetta is also considered one of the 20th century's best-known illustrators. He was honored at the World Fantasy Convention with a Life Achievement Award. 

 22 Chris Avellone

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Famous As: Game Designer
Birthdate: September 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

 23 Nick Simmons

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 24 Dwayne Glenn McDuffie

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Famous As: American writer
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.

 25 Brian K. Vaughan

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Famous As: Comic Book Writer
Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 26 Chris Claremont

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England, UK

 27 Diana Wynne Jones

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: March 26, 2011

Diana Wynne Jones was an English writer who is known for  fantasy and speculative fiction novels for children and young adults.. She began writing stories for her siblings at the age of thirteen. However, she was actually introduced to children's literature while reading out to her sons, starting to write on her own once her children started going to school, authoring more than forty books in her lifetime.

 28 Jim Starlin

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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: October 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

 29 Roy William Thomas Jr.

Roy William Thomas Jr.
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Famous As: Comic Book Writer
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Missouri, United States

 30 Brian Michael Bendis

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Famous As: Comic book writer
Birthdate: August 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 31 John Byrne

John Byrne
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Famous As: Comic-book Writer & Artist
Birthdate: July 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England

 32 Elizabeth Holloway Marston

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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: February 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Isle of Man
Died: March 27, 1993

 33 Will Eisner

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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: March 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 2005

 34 Bryan Lee O'Malley

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Famous As: Cartoonist
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.

 35 Michael Green

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mamaroneck, New York, United States

 36 Jonathan Ames

Jonathan Ames
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, United States

 37 Joe Simon

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: December 14, 2011

 38 Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

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Famous As: Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Washington, D.C. United States

 39 Greg Rucka

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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 40 Matt Ruff

Matt Ruff
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

 41 Jerry Robinson

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Famous As: Comic book artist
Birthdate: January 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 7, 2011

 42 Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US

 43 Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

 44 Brian Azzarello

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Famous As: Comic book writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 45 Rick Remender

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Famous As: Comic Book Writer Best Known for His Works Published by Marvel
Birthdate: February 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States of America

 46 Wally Wood

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Famous As: Former Comic book artist, illustrator and cartoonist best known for his work on the humor magazine, Mad
Birthdate: June 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Menahga, Minnesota, United States
Died: November 2, 1981

 47 Peter M. Lenkov

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Famous As: Known as the showrunner of the reboot series Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I.
Birthdate: May 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 48 Enki Bilal

Enki Bilal
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Famous As: Comic book creator
Birthdate: October 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 49 William Gaines

William Gaines
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 3, 1992

 50 Sylvain Chomet

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France