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Encyclopedia > Marcus McLaurin

Marcus McLaurin (born Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American comic-book writer and editor best known for developing the landmark Marvel Comics miniseries Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators {{{Senators}}} Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the sequential art in the form of a narrative. ... 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. ... do i even know who you are??? // Headline text Bold textAn Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... Marvel Comics NYSE: MVL, (AKA Marvel Entertainment Group, Marvel Characters, Inc. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Marvels is an acclaimed, four-issue comic book miniseries, written by Kurt Busiek, painted by Alex Ross and edited by Marcus McLaurin, published by Marvel Comics in 1994. ... Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is an American comic book writer. ... Rosss rendition of the Golden Age Batman and Robin. ...


McLaurin studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, before joining Marvel as an assistant editor. He rose to become a full editor working on the Epic Comics imprint and on other Marvel projects. These included Epic's various Alien Legion miniseries, its "Heavy Hitters" line of action comics by Peter David, Howard Chaykin and others, and licensed titles such as the legendary manga Akira and filmmaker and fantasy novelist Clive Barker's Nightbreed and Hellraiser. He also edited the creatively daring Razorline imprint of superheroes created by Barker for Marvel. The Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... 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. ... Alien Legion was an early Epic Comics title, concerning the members of a military unit called Force Nomad, comprised of the dreggs of the universe, akin to a romanticized and satirical version of the French Foreign Legion. ... Peter Allen David (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ... Howard V. Chaykin (born 1948) is an American comic book writer and artist. ... Rurouni Kenshin manga, volume 1 (English version) Manga (漫画) is the Japanese word for cartoons (not necessarily animated, this includes print cartoons); outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... Akira is a very popular given name for both males and females in Japan. ... For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... Clive Barker (born October 5, 1952, Liverpool, England) is a British author, director and visual artist. ... Nightbreed is a 1990 movie based on Clive Barkers novella Cabal. ... Hellraiser DVD cover Hellraiser is a horror film exploring the themes of sadomasochism and morals under duress. ... Razorline is a Marvel Comics imprint, begun in 1993, created by filmmaker and horror/fantasy novelist Clive Barker, and existing outside the Marvel universe. ...


McLaurin developed Marvels — a painted-art miniseries recounting the Marvel universe epic from the point of view of an Everyman not privy to the omnicient-view details given real-life comics readers — after its conception by comics newcomer Ross, a future industry superstar whom McLaurin encouraged and developed. Teaming the artist with writer Busiek and shepherding it through Marvel as a a prestige project, McLaurin saw Marvels win 1994 Harvey Awards for "Best Continuing or Limited Series", "Best Single Issue or Story" (issue #4), and "Excellence in Production/Presentation"; the graphic novel compilation released in 1995 won the following year's award for "Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work". It won critical accolades in such mainstream magazines as Entertainment Weekly. The Marvel Universe is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place. ... A point of view, viewpoint or POV, is the following: On a given topic, a point of view is a cognitive perspective. ... Everyman is a 16th century English morality play. ... The Harvey Awards are given for achievement in comic books. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with comic book. ... Entertainment Weekly is a magazine published by Time Warner in the United States which is dedicated to the world of celebrity and popular culture. ...


As a writer, McLaurin helmed the 18-issue run of the Luke Cage revival series Cage (1992-1993). He also wrote issues of The Punisher (1987-1995 series) and occasional features in Marvel Comics Presents. Luke Cage, a. ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... Marvel Comics Presents is a comic book anthology series published by Marvel Comics from 1989 to 1995. ...


 
 

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