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Encyclopedia > Bill Mantlo
Bill Mantlo
Born November 9, 1951
Nationality America
Notable works Micronauts, Rom

Bill Mantlo (born November 9,[1] 1951) is an American comic-book writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an attorney, best-known for his work on two licensed toy properties whose adventures occurred in the Marvel Universe: the Eagle Award-winning Micronauts and the long-running Rom. Unused cover art for The Micronauts #1, 1979. ... Rom the Spaceknight was a toy created by Bing McCoy and sold to Parker Brothers, who in cooperation with Marvel Comics also created a superhero that appeared in the Marvel Universe. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing sequential art in the form of a narrative. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ... The Eagle Awards are the name given to a series of awards for comic book titles and creators. ... Unused cover art for The Micronauts #1, 1979. ... Rom the Spaceknight was a toy created by Bing McCoy and sold to Parker Brothers, who in cooperation with Marvel Comics also created a superhero that appeared in the Marvel Universe. ...

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Biography

Career

Mantlo's early work at Marvel included a short stint as a colorist. He soon transitioned to writer, and by the mid- to late-1970s had written issues of nearly every Marvel title. Aside from the licensed properties Micronauts and Rom a.k.a. Rom: Spaceknight, his notable work included runs as regular writer on The Incredible Hulk, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger (starring two characters he created), and Alpha Flight. A colorist is an artist who colors comic art reading it for production as a comic book. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Unused cover art for The Micronauts #1, 1979. ... Rom the Spaceknight was a toy created by Bing McCoy and sold to Parker Brothers, who in cooperation with Marvel Comics also created a superhero that appeared in the Marvel Universe. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man. ... Cloak and Dagger (Tyrone Ty Johnson & Tandy Bowen) are a fictional teenage mutant comic book superhero duo in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Alpha Flight is a Marvel Comics superhero team, noteworthy for being one of the few Canadian superhero teams. ...


By the mid-1980s, Mantlo was enrolled in law school. While continuing to write for Marvel, his workload began to decrease. He wrote briefly for DC Comics in 1988, scripting the Invasion! miniseries. By this time he had passed the bar exam and was engaged in full-time work as a public defender in New York City. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... For other uses, see Invasion (comics). ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... A bar examination is an series of tests conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given American examination usually consists of the following: complicated essay questions concerning that jurisdictions law; the Multistate Bar Examination, a standardized, nationwide examination containing generalized... In the United States, a public defender is a lawyer whose duty is to provide legal counsel and representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases who are unable to pay for legal assistance. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


In 1992, Mantlo was struck by a car while rollerblading. He suffered severe head trauma and spent over a year in a coma. He has since been institutionalized and is not expected to fully recover. This article is about the company and trademark Rollerblade. ... In medicine, a coma (from the Greek koma, meaning deep sleep) is a profound state of unconsciousness. ...


Benefit

In May 2006, writer-artist David Yurkovich, who previously dedicated his 2004 graphic novel Less Than Heroes to Mantlo, began work on a benefit project for Mantlo entitled Mantlo: A Life in Comics. Proceeds from the book, which was released June 19, 2007, were donated toward the costs of maintaining Mantlo's daily care. The benefit project included interviews with former industry colleagues including Marv Wolfman, Ed Hannigan, Tony Isabella, and George Pérez; an introduction by Mantlo's brother, Michael Mantlo; and previously unpublished Mantlo fiction, including a short comics story entitled Aftermath, illustrated by Yurkovich. The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... David Yurkovich is an independent writer and illustrator of comic books and graphic novels. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... Ed Hannigan has been a writer, artist and editor of comic books for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ... Tony Isabella (born December 22, 1951) is an American comic book writer and commentator, best known as the creator and writer of Black Lightning, DC Comics first major African American superhero. ... New Teen Titans #1. ...


Selected bibliography

Alpha Flight is a Marvel Comics superhero team, noteworthy for being one of the few Canadian superhero teams. ... The Champions was a short-lived fictional comic book superhero team in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Cloak and Dagger (Tyrone Ty Johnson & Tandy Bowen) are a fictional teenage mutant comic book superhero duo in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... Cover of DHOKF issue #1 Sample page from DHOKF #29 p. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... This article is about the character and comic book series. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... For other uses, see Invasion (comics). ... Iron Man (Anthony Edward Tony Stark) is a fictional comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Jack of Hearts (Jack Hart) is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Marvel Team-Up is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... Unused cover art for The Micronauts #1, 1979. ... Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man. ... The Rawhide Kid (real name: Johnny Bart, originally given as Johnny Clay) is a fictional cowboy in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Rocket Raccoon was a raccoon comic book fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Rocket Raccoon limited series was a four issue comic event that occurred in 1985. ... Rom the Spaceknight was a toy created by Bing McCoy and sold to Parker Brothers, who in cooperation with Marvel Comics also created a superhero that appeared in the Marvel Universe. ... Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion was a line of action figures released by Coleco in 1984. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Transformers was an 80 issue US comic book by Marvel Comics telling the story of the Transformers. ... This article is about Marvel Comics modern-day characters. ... The Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, a mutant who was introduced as a super-villainess before reforming and becoming a superheroine early in her history. ... Werewolf by Night (birth name Jacob Russoff, legal name Jack Russell) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Comics Buyers Guide #1636 (December 2007); Page 135

CBG #1600 Comics Buyers Guide (CBG) is the longest-running periodical reporting on the comic book industry. ...

References

  • The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
  • The Grand Comic-Book Database

External links

Preceded by
Gerry Conway
Thor writer
1975
Succeeded by
Len Wein
Preceded by
Roger Slifer & Len Wein
Iron Man writer
1976
Succeeded by
Archie Goodwin
Preceded by
Gerry Conway
Iron Man writer
1977–1978
(with Gerry Conway in early 1977)
Succeeded by
Bob Layton & David Michelinie
Preceded by
Steven Grant
Incredible Hulk writer
1980–1985
Succeeded by
John Byrne
Preceded by
John Byrne
Alpha Flight writer
1985-1988
Succeeded by
James D. Hudnall
Preceded by
Steve Gerber
Howard the Duck writer
1979–1981
Succeeded by
Steven Grant

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Bill Mantlo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
Bill Mantlo was a lawyer and prolific writer of comic books for Marvel and (to a lesser extent) DC, for over 20 years.
In 1992, Mantlo was struck by a car while rollerblading.
He suffered severe head trauma and spent over a year in a coma; he has since been institutionalized and is not expected to ever fully recover.
The Hulk Library - Tribute to Bill Mantlo (2417 words)
Mantlo started his run on the green giant in The Incredible Hulk #245 with a very touching story: Hulk goes to Gamma base to resuce Jarella's corpse to take her to her world and bury her.
Mantlo will stay in Alpha Flight for a long time, digging deep in Wolverine's past (stating that it was Heather McNeil Hudson, wife of the original Alpha Flight leader, who found Wolverine after what happened to Weapon-X and her husban, Guardian, responsible or at least, aware of, Logan's surgery and adamantium implants).
Bill Mantlo, lawyer, was one of the most prolific writers in the 80s, writing for almost the entire Marvel universe.
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