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Encyclopedia > Jerry Ordway
The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway.
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The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway.

Jerry Ordway is an American writer, penciller and inker of comic books best known for his work on DC Comics' All-Star Squadron, Infinity Inc., and The Power of Shazam! starring Captain Marvel. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1050x812, 530 KB)The cover to The Power of Shazam graphic novel reprint. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1050x812, 530 KB)The cover to The Power of Shazam graphic novel reprint. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... In the collaborative method of producing a comic book used to create the majority of the comics published by major US publishers, the penciller (or penciler) is the artist who interprets the story created by the writer as comics pages drawn in pencil. ... The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional comic book, or graphic novel. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... The All-Star Squadron, featuring Doctor Mid-Nite, Star-Spangled Kid, Robotman, Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Commander Steel, Plastic Man, Starman, Sandman, Green Lantern, Atom, Flash, Liberty Belle, Hourman and Amazing-Man The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981–1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by... Infinity Inc. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Jerry Ordway. ... Captain Marvel is a comic book superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and now owned by DC Comics. ...


He inked George Perez's pencils on the Crisis on Infinite Earths minseries in 1985. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954 in The Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American illustrator and writer of comic books. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. ...


As a writer he has worked on Adventures of Superman, Avengers and the Shazam! monthly comic. The death of Superman and its aftermath ran through a number of issues of the Superman comics in 1992-93. ... The Avengers are a Marvel superhero team, consisting of many of the Marvel Universes most popular and powerful heroes. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Jerry Ordway. ...


While writing for Superman he helped devise the Death of Superman storyline which revived interest in the character in the mid-1990s. Superman, aka the Man of Steel, is a fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938, and has for several decades been one of the most popular and well-known comic book icons. ... The cover of Superman #75 The Death of Superman is the title of the comic book issue Superman #75, and the catalyst for DC Comics major universe crossover event of 1993 with the umbrella title The Death and Life of Superman, becoming a major media event. ...


His work has won him a good deal of recognition in the industry, including nominations for the Comics' Buyer's Guide Award for Favorite Writer in 1997 and 1999.


References:

  • [1] Comic Book Awards Almanac

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Interview with Jerry Ordway (1890 words)
JERRY ORDWAY: I worked at a commercial art studio, and one day, I was brought a job to do-- a coloring book, for Western Publishing which featured the DC characters.
JERRY ORDWAY: A mate, and plenty of sunscreen.
JERRY ORDWAY: I would like to be working in comics as long as I feel I have a story to tell.
Albert Moy Comic Art (87 words)
Jerry Ordway's stunningly artwork has a timeless and classy illustrative sheen to it that carries with it a sense of the past.
Ordway pieces reprsented the clean iconic superhero style of 80's DC as they are tightly detailed and great for display.
Ordway art is hard to find on the market as the few pieces he has parted with always find a home in a collection.
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