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Steve Ringgenberg (born 20 September 1957, USA) is a comic book writer and historian.

His fiction was published by AC Comics, DC Comics, Archie, and others in the 1980s. More recently he has written for Bongo.

He has also published articles and interviews in a variety of comics-related magazines and books.

He co-edited “Al Williamson: Hidden Lands” (Dark Horse, 2004) and wrote the biography and much of the commentary.

He wrote the commentary in “Lost Art of Matt Baker 1: Canteen Kate” (Picture This Press, 2013).

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YY6N304mXlV

(Bill Sienkiewicz created the cover of “Moon Knight” #31, May 1983, with a short story by Ringgenberg)

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Doug Hazlewood (born 20 September 1954, USA) is a comic book artist whose earliest work appeared in high-circulation fanzines such as “The Comic Reader”, “The Comics Journal”, and “Amazing Heroes”.

In 1986, he was named the winning inker of the “Marvel Comics Try-Out Book” and began a career as an inker. His earliest professional work was at AC Comics, Eclipse, First, Malibu, and other publishers.

His earliest DC Comics project was inking Grant Morrison’s “Animal Man” series over pencils by Charles Truog for its first two dozen issues (1988–1990).

Aside from some work for Marvel and for the UK series “2000 A.D. Showcase” in the early 1990s, Hazelwood has worked at DC since then.

He has inked the first 50 issues of “Superboy” (1994–1998) and all of John Byrne’s “Doom Patrol” (2004–2006), among many other stories.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Hazlewood
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/cFHI304mUNs

(Nicola Scott penciled and Hazlewood inked the cover of “Teen Titans” #100, Late October 2011)

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Steve Gerber (20 September 1947 – 10 February 2008, USA) was an American comic book writer.

His best-known work may be the satiric Marvel character ‘Howard the Duck’ (1973), co-created with artist Val Mayerik.

Other works include “Man-Thing” (1972–1975, 1988–1989), “Daredevil” (1973–1975), ‘Son of Satan’ in “Marvel Spotlight” (1974–1975), “The Defenders” (1975–1976), ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in “Marvel Presents” (1976), and in collaboration with Mary Skrenes, “Omega the Unknown” (1976–1977).

At the time of his death, he was writing “Countdown to Mystery: Doctor Fate” for DC Comics, having briefly worked with a version of the character in 1983.

Gerber won three Eagle Awards in 1977 for ‘Howard the Duck’. He received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 1978. In 2010, he was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Gerber
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/naiL304mQvN

(Gil Kane and Ernie Chan created the cover of “Fear” #19, December 1973, where Gerber and Mayerik introduced Howard the Duck)

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Gus Edson (20 September 1901 – 26 September 1966, USA) was a successful, life-long newspaper strip cartoonist. He created his first strip, ‘Streaky’, in 1933 and continued it through 1935.

That year, the creator of the popular strip ‘The Gumps’ died and Edson took it over — he wrote and drew the strip for the next 24 years.

In 1955, Edson met Irwin Hasen while on a USO tour in Europe. The two men created the ‘Dondi’ strip later that year, Edson writing and Hasen drawing. ‘Dondi’ continued for 30 years, until 1986.

‘Streaky’ and ‘The Gumps’ appeared in some of the very earliest USA comic books, “Popular Comics” and “Super Comics”, in the late 1930s and the 1940s.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Edson
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/edson.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/P61P304mNsc

(This Sunday page, from around 1940, is from SavedFromThePaperDrive.blogspot.com)

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Cynthia Martin (born 19 September 1961, USA) is an artist whose work in comics began in the mid-1980s.

She drew “Ms. Victory Special” (AC Comics, 1985). She is known for her run on “Star Wars” (Marvel, 1985–1986).

In addition to a few other Marvel comics, she contributed to “Renegade Romance” (Renegade, 1987), “Wonder Woman Annual” (DC, 1989), and the “Choices” benefit anthology (Angry Isis, 1990).

She drew a ‘Poison’ story-arc written by Steve Gerber in “Marvel Presents” (Marvel, 1990) and inked part of George Peréz’s work on “War of the Gods” (DC, 1991).

In 2006, she worked on a series of graphic biographies for young readers from Capstone Press, including books about Elizabeth Blackwell, Wilma Rudolph, Nathan Hale, Hedy Lamar, and others.

Martin drew a Christine Boylan story in “Girl Comics” (Marvel, 2011) and a Trina Robbins story in “Honey West: This Girl for Hire” (Moonstone, 2013).

She has sometimes been credited as ‘Cindy Martin’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_cynthia.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Martin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/OMeJ304kfaj

(Martin created the cover of “Captain Atom” #51, March 1991)

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Adam West (19 September 1928 – 9 June 2017, USA) was an actor who worked in film and television.

He appeared in “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (1964) and in the Three Stooges movie “The Outlaws Is Coming” (1965), among other films.

He is best known for the role of ‘Batman’ in the television show of the same name (1966–1968). He reprised the role in the film “Batman” (1966) and as a voice actor in the animated films “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” (2016) and “Batman vs. Two Face” (2017).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_West
‘Adam West’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/MNqL30ffdrb
‘Batman ’66’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/qP0i30ffcUY

(Jaime Martinez Rodriguez created the cover of “The Mis-Adventures of Adam West” #4, October 2011)

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Garry Leach (born 19 September 1954, UK) is a comics creator and publisher and a commercial illustrator.

His earliest comics work appeared in “2000 A.D.” on features such as ‘Dan Dare’ and ‘The V.C.s’.

From 1981 he was the art director at Quality Communications. He was present in nearly every issue of “Warrior” (1982 – 1984), where he was the first artist on Alan Moore’s ‘Miracleman’ and where he co-created ‘Warpsmith’ with Moore.

In 1988, Leach and Dave Elliott launched Atomeka Press with the anthology “A1”. They later revived both the publisher and that title in the 2000s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/leach_garry.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Leach
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/nGZZ304keKL

(Leach created the cover of “Warrior” #10, April-May 1983)

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‘Storm P.’ was the pen name of Robert Storm Petersen (19 September 1882 – 6 March 1949, Denmark), a popular humorist in writing and in drawing.

His first comic strip appeared in 1906. “De tre små mænd og nummermanden” (1913–1923) featured three mad-cap little men making mischief.

His most successful strip was “Peter og Ping” (1922–1949) about a fellow and his friend/son who was a penguin. Ping’s silly expressions and jokes about life in Copenhagen made him especially popular with children, who could join a Ping Club.

Storm P. was also a painter and an actor. His trenchant essays on daily life, written as though by his dog, were collected in “Grog, My Dog-Tales 1926–1935”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/p-storm.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Storm_Petersen
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/q7Bi30ff7No

(This cartoon is from the “De tre små mænd” entry at Michael Pilgaard’s WeirdSpace.dk)

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Irene Vartanoff (born 18 September, USA) has combined her love of comic books and romances by working for Marvel Comics and DC Comics as well as Harlequin, Bantam, Berkley, and MyRomanceStory.com.

As a teenager, her letters to the comic editors caused such a sensation that she was incorporated into the storylines of several comic books, notably “Metal Men” and “The Flash”.

Dubbed ‘Poison Ivy’ at DC Comics, she received a new sobriquet when she took an editorial position at Marvel Comics, working closely with Stan Lee, who named her ‘Impish Irene’.

Following a long editorial career in romance publishing, Vartanoff turned to writing novels. She kicked off her career in 2015 with a superhero, a romance, and a general novel — “Temporary Superheroine”, “Captive of the Cattle Baron”, and “Summer in the City”.

Fellow author Scott Edelman is married to Vartanoff.

Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/41LO304jdnV
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/JKml304jdmP

(Jay Scott Pike created the cover of “Young Romance” #182, May 1972, which has a story written by Vartanoff)

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William Stout (born 18 September 1949, USA) is a cartoonist, illustrator, and film designer.

His graphics work in the 1970s ranged from assisting on the ‘Tarzan’ newspaper strips and the ‘Little Annie Fannie’ feature in “Playboy”, through underground comics, to record album covers.

From the 1980s his comics work has been published by Pacific Comics, Kitchen Sink, Eclipse, Dark Horse and others.

Stout has developed a specialty in paleontological paintings that are recognized for both their art and their science.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stout
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stout_william.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/figl304jhaH (some explicit images)

(Stout created the cover of “Small Wonders: The Funny Animal Work of Frank Frazetta”, 1986)

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