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Encyclopedia > Archie Goodwin (comic book writer)

Archie Goodwin (September 9, 1937February 28, 1998) was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties in Missouri, USA. Although it is the largest city in Jackson County, the suburb of Independence is the county seat. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ...


Goodwin started his career as an artist, working as an assistant in comic strips and drawing cartoons for magazines. His first editorial work was for Redbook magazine. In the early 1960s, he worked for Warren Publishing where his career oriented towards writing. Goodwin wrote scripts for King Features Syndicate, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics (where he briefly replaced Julius Schwartz as editor of Detective Comics). For other uses, see Red Book. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Warren Publishing was a publication company better known for the Warren adult comic magazines which were the major black and white horror magazines from the 1960s through the 1970s. ... King Features Syndicate is a syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation; it distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to thousands of newspapers around the world. ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Julius Julie Schwartz (June 19, 1915 - February 8, 2004) was a comic book and pulp magazine editor, and a science fiction agent and prominent fan. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ...


From 1967 to 1980, Goodwin wrote the daily strip Secret Agent X-9, drawn by Al Williamson. Daily strips are newspaper comic strips that appear in newspapers Monday through Saturday, as contrasted with Sunday strips which appear on Sunday. ... Secret Agent Corrigan a. ... Al Williamson (March 21, 1931 - ) is an American cartoonist of partly Venezuelan descent. ...


In 1976, Goodwin replaced Gerry Conway named as the eighth chief editor for Marvel Comics. He resigned in 1978 and was replaced by Jim Shooter. While Goodwin worked on numerous series throughout his career, his best remembered work was probably his adaptations of the Star Wars movie franchise to the comics. Goodwin wrote a comic book series and a daily comic strip based on the characters from the movies. As Editor in Chief he secured the rights for Marvel to publish the adaptation and tie-in series, which then sold phenomenally well (helped by a dearth of other Star Wars merchandise at the time) at a point when the comics industry was in severe decline and many executives at Marvel were contemplating winding things up and leaving comics altogether. Some, including Jim Shooter, have attributed the very survival of Marvel to Goodwin's securing the rights. [1] 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #136 which was written by Conway. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Jim Shooter (born September 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an United States writer, occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books. ... Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie that George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired by multiple myths and classic stories. ... Jim Shooter (born September 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an United States writer, occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books. ...


Goodwin set up the Marvel Graphic Novel series, Epic Illustrated magazine, and the Epic Comics imprint at Marvel. These gave a number of artists and writers their first break as well as allowing established Marvel staff to work with material too difficult for the monthly titles. Epic Illustrated was a bi-monthly large format anthology series published by Marvel Comics between 1981-1988. ... A cover for the mini-series Havok & Wolverine by Kent Williams Epic Comics was a creator-owned imprint of Marvel Comics started in 1982, lasting through the mid-1990s, and being briefly revived on a small scale in the mid-2000s. ...


Goodwin returned to DC Comics as an editor and writer in 1989. He wrote the graphic novel Batman: Night Cries painted by Scott Hampton and published in 1992. One of Goodwin's last editorial projects was Starman, written by James Robinson and first published by DC in 1994. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Starman VII is Jack Knight, a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ... James Dale Robinson is a writer of comic books and screenplays, notably of the comic book series Starman. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Goodwin died unexpectedly in 1998.


His work won him a good deal of recognition in the industry, including both the 1973 Shazam Award for Best Writer (Dramatic Division), and the 1974 Shazam Award for Best Writer (Dramatic Division) for the Manhunter series running in Detective Comics #437 through 443. In addition, he won the Shazam Award for Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic) in 1973 for "The Himalayan Incident" in Detective Comics #437 (with Walt Simonson). In 1974, he won the Shazam Award for Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic) for "Cathedral Perilous" in Detective Comics 441 (with Walt Simonson) as well as the Shazam Award for Best Individual Story (Dramatic) for "Gotterdammerung" in Detective Comics #443 (with Walt Simonson). Manhunter may refer to: Manhunter, an individual who hunts human beings for sport or profit. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... Walter or, usually, Walt Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book writer and artist. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... Walter or, usually, Walt Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book writer and artist. ...


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  • [2] Comic Book Awards Almanac

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Archie Goodwin (September 9, 1937 - February 28, 1998) was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist.
Goodwin wrote a comic book series and a daily comic strip based on the characters from the movies.
Goodwin set up the Marvel Graphic Novel series, Epic Illustrated magazine and the Epic Comics imprint at Marvel that gave a number of artists and writers their first break as well as allowing established Marvel staff to work with material too difficult for the monthly titles.
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Archie Goodwin (September 8, 1937 – March 1, 1998) was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist.
As a writer and editor he is credited with providing a mythology for Warren's classic Vampirella character, as well as penning her most compelling stories from the Warren era.
Among Goodwin's last editorial projects were Starman, written by James Robinson and first published by DC in 1994 and DC's Batman: The Long Halloween by Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb; Loeb has said that Goodwin inspired their portrayal of Gotham police chief Jim Gordon in The Long Halloween and its sequel Batman: Dark Victory.
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