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

Stan Lee.
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Famous As: Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, 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 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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 3 Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby.
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Famous As: Comic Book Artist
Birthdate: August 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, 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

 4 Gillian Flynn

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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 5 Max Brooks

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

 6 James Marsters

James Marsters
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, Plumas County, California, USA
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 7 Robert Kirkman

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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 8 David S. Goyer

David S. Goyer
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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 9 Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

 10 Geoff Johns

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

 11 Mark Millar

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

 12 Bob Kane

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.

 13 Garth Ennis

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.

 14 Damon Lindelof

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

 15 Jodi Picoult

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

 16 Bill Finger

Bill Finger.
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Famous As: Screenwriter
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.

 17 Frank Frazetta

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

 18 Chris Avellone

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

 19 Dwayne Glenn McDuffie

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.

 20 Brian Michael Bendis

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

 21 Nick Simmons

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

 22 Chris Claremont

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

 23 Diana Wynne Jones

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.

 24 Brian K. Vaughan

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

 25 Jim Starlin

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

 26 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

 27 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

 28 Bryan Lee O'Malley

Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

 29 Will Eisner

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

 30 Jonathan Ames

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

 31 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

 32 Greg Rucka

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

 33 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

 34 Matt Ruff

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

 35 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

 36 Jerry Robinson

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

 37 Sylvain Chomet

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

 38 Enki Bilal

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

 39 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

 40 Georges Wolinski

Georges Wolinski
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: June 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: January 7, 2015

 41 Julius Schwartz

Julius Schwartz
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: June 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 8, 2004

 42 Hal Foster

Hal Foster
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Died: July 25, 1982

 43 Joe Kubert

Joe Kubert
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Famous As: Comic Book Artist
Birthdate: September 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Second Polish Republic
Died: August 12, 2012

 44 André Franquin

André Franquin
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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: January 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
Died: January 5, 1997

 45 Patrice Leconte

Patrice Leconte
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 46 Anant Pai

Anant Pai
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: September 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karkala, India
Died: February 24, 2011

 47 Peter O'Donnell

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England
Died: May 3, 2010

 48 Jacques Lob

Jacques Lob
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Famous As: Comic book creator
Birthdate: August 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 30, 1990

 49 A.B. Frost

A.B. Frost
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: January 17, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 22, 1928

 50 Reg Smythe

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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: July 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartlepool, England
Died: June 13, 1998
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