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Jess Jodloman (born 25 February 1925, The Philippines) has drawn since he was a boy. He began publishing comics in 1954, in “Luz-vi-minda Klassiks”.

From 1955 to 1957, he produced his best-known work, the heroic fantasy series ‘Ramir’ in “Bulaklak Komiks”. His detailed, realistic rendering was very popular. A film based on the series was released in 1957.

Jodloman also appeared in “Maharlika”, “Top Komiks”, and other series. In the early 1960s, one of his students was Alex Niño.

He was among the Filipino artists working in the USA market in the 1970s, at Warren, DC Comics, Marvel, and others.
His stories appeared in “Creepy”, “House of Secrets”, “Weird War Tales”, “Conan the Conqueror”, and other series.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jodloman_jess.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/VQVE309lnmo

(Jack Sparling created the cover art on “House of Secrets” #108, June 1973, which includes a story by Jodloman)

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Randy Reynaldo (born 24 February, USA) is the creator of ‘Rob Hanes Adventures’, the story of a private investigator and his world-wide cases. He cites Milton Caniff and Roy Crane as influences on the feature.

The Rob Hanes stories appeared from 1990 in half-sheet mini-comics called “Adventure Strip Digest”. Most of those stories are collected in “The Rob Hanes Archives” (1996).

Hanes next appeared in full-size comics in “Adventure Strip Digest” (1994–1996). They are collected in “Rob Hanes Adventures” Volume 0 (2010).

Now it appears in “Rob Hanes Adventures”, begun in 2000 and currently at issue #13.

Reynaldo received a Xeric Foundation Award in 1995.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/reynaldo_randy.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/3yFr309jhMF

(Reynaldo created the cover of “Rob Hanes Adventures” #1, Oct 2000)

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Greg LaRocque (born 24 February 1954, USA) worked in advertising before beginning his comics career in the early 1980s. For a dozen years, he worked for both Marvel and DC Comics.

At Marvel, he drew a few issues of “The Avengers” in 1982. He worked on “Power Man and Iron Fist” (1984–1985) and was the initial penciler on “Web of Spider-Man” (1985).

At DC, he had a long run on the Baxter-paper “Legion of Super-Heroes” series with writer Paul Levitz (1984–1988). He also had a notable run on “The Flash” with William Messner-Loebs (1988–1993), during which he redesigned the character’s costume.

Larocque formed Exiled Studios in the mid 1990s and launched his creator-owned series “The Exiled” and “Cry Baby”.

He has also worked as a graphic designer on licensed products featuring SpongeBob, Looney Tunes, and Batman.

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

(Larocque created the cover of “The Exiled” #1, January 1998)

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Bryan Talbot (born 24 February 1952, UK) is a comic book artist and writer whose career began in the mid-1970s in British underground comix.

He is best known as the creator of “The Adventures of Luther Arkwright” (1978–1989) and its sequel “Heart of Empire” (1999), and the “Grandville” series of books (begun 2009).

Mary Talbot, his wife, created and wrote “Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes” (2012), which he drew. The book won the Costa biography award that year.

The pair have also collaborated on the historical fiction “Sally Heathcote: Suffragette” (2014) and the biography of Louise Michel, set in the Paris Commune of 1871, “The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia” (2016).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/talbot_bryan.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandville_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YFhuE

(Talbot created the cover of “Near Myths” #3, December 1978, the first full-cover appearance of Luther Arkwright)

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Jan van Haasteren (born 24 February 1936, The Netherlands) “started out making many humorous comics for a variety of publications, of which ‘Baron van Tast’ is probably the best-known.

“He is most famous however for his large and crowded drawings, which have appeared on posters and jigsaw puzzles. His work is characterized by its high density of (visual) jokes and absurdities.”
—Lambiek Comiclopedia

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/haasteren_van.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YFgwE

(Van Haasteren created the cover art on “Pep” #47/1972, 18–24 November 1972)

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Muhammad Ali ( http://ow.ly/SE0r309i6uf )

Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.

As a world champion boxer, social activist, and pop cuture icon, Ali was the subject of numerous books, films, music, video games, TV shows, and other creative works, including comics.

As a celebrity, he had his fair share of appearances in Mad Magazine and Crazy, and in period pieces such as DC's New Frontier, but his most famous appearance in comics was in Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, a 1978 DC Comics comic book pitting the champ against the superhero.

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali is an oversize celebrity comics comic book published by DC Comics in 1978. The 72-page book features Superman teaming up with the heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali to defeat an alien invasion of Earth. It was based on an original story by Dennis O'Neil which was adapted by Neal Adams, with pencils by Adams, and figure inks by Dick Giordano with background inks by Terry Austin.

The book suffered numerous delays, going from an original publication date of fall 1977 to spring 1978. By the time the book was published, Ali was no longer World Heavyweight Champion, having been dethroned by Leon Spinks in February 1978. (Ali won back the title later that year in September.)

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali's wraparound cover shows a host of late 1970s celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Tony Orlando, Johnny Carson, the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter, and The Jackson 5; sharing close-up seating with Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, and other DC superheroes; as well as Warner and DC employees.

excerpted from http://ow.ly/UFY9309i6o0 and http://ow.ly/qRCj309i6rQ

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Valerie D’Orazio (born 23 February 1974, USA) is a comic book writer, editor, and critic.

At Acclaim Comics from 1997 to 2000, she worked on “Shadowman” and “Magnus Robot Fighter”.

She joined Creative Services at DC Comics in 2000 and became an assistant editor in 2002. She worked on such titles as “Justice League of America” and “Identity Crisis” until 2004.

As a comics blogger, D’Orazio famously wrote “Goodbye to Comics” in 2006, describing the sexual harassment she encountered in the comics industry and in fandom.

She was the final President of Friends of Lulu, a charitable organization that worked to promote females in the comic book industry and its readership, from 2007 to 2010.

She published three stories at Marvel in 2010, and was the editor of MTV Geek from 2010 to 2013.

Fellow comics writer David Gallaher is married to D’Orazio.

At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Valerie_Gallaher
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_D'Orazio
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/KDdi309hcxr

(Benjamin Zhang Bin painted the cover of “X-Men Origins: Emma Frost” #1, July 2010)

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Tom Peyer (born 23 February 1954, USA) is a comic book creator and editor. He is probably best known for his 1999 revision of Golden Age super-hero ‘Hourman’ and his work on “Legion of Super-Heroes” in the 1990s.

He edited at the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics from 1987 to 1993, and was assistant editor on Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman”. He has also worked for Marvel Comics, Wildstorm, and Bongo Comics, among others.

He and John Layman wrote and Scott Chantler drew “Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen” (Oni Press, 2007).

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

(Barry Kitson created the cover of “L.E.G.I.O.N. ’93” #61, December 1993, the first issue written by Peyer)

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Princeless (https://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=cover&method=icon...)

Princeless tells the story of Princess Adrienne, a strong-minded, brave, and intelligent black princess who questions and challenges expectations and stereotypes associated with princesses. From a young age, Adrienne resents any limitations placed on her as a princess and struggles against them in order to define her own role. On her 16th birthday she is tricked into imprisonment in a tower, as is the expected fate of any princess in the land. Instead of waiting for a prince to rescue her, Adrienne escapes from her tower with the aid of her guardian dragon, trades her dress and crown for armor and sword and sets out to rescue her six sisters from their own prisons.

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Doug Moench (born 23 February 1948, USA) is a writer with a large body of work in comics. From 1970, he has written for Warren, Marvel, DC Comics, Eclipse Comics, and other publishers.

He appeared in every issue of the “Planet of the Apes” (1974–1977), “Doc Savage” (1975–1977), and “Rampaging Hulk” (later just “Hulk”) Marvel magazines, and in most of the rest of that line.

In the color comics, he took over the “Werewolf by Night” series and created a striking, acclaimed story with artist Paul Gulacy (1974–1977).

Moench was a prolific creator that decade. He artist Rich Buckler created ‘Deathlok’ in “Astonishing Tales” (1974–1976). With Don Perlin, he created ‘Moon Knight’ in “Werewolf by Night” (1975). Mike Ploog joined him in creating ‘Weirdworld’ in “Marvel Super Action” (1976).

At DC Comics, Moench has had two notable runs on the ‘Batman’ titles, 1983–1986 and 1992–1998. He wrote the story in which Jason Todd replaced Dick Grayson as Robin (1984) and the story in which Azrael replaced Batman (1993).

He wrote quite a few Elseworlds stories, such as the ‘vampiric-Batman’ triptych “Red Rain”, “Crimson Mist”, and “Bloodstorm”. As well, he and Gulacy collaborated on “Dragon Lord” (2001), about a Green Lantern in ancient China.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Moench
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/DYBt309hbNW

(Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano drew the cover of “Batman” #368, February 1984)

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