Martin's work is generally lighthearted humor and satire, illustrated in an energetic and elaborate style. His first major work in the 1980s was Gnatrat, a parody of Batman featuring a rat who dresses as a gnat to fight crime. He went on to work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and created a long-running humor strip featured in Comics Buyer Guide, "20 Nude Dancers 20". As an editor, Martin created the anthology Hyena and briefly oversaw a humor section in Heavy Metal. He then moved toward working almost exclusively in children's comics, often for Nickelodeon's Nick magazine, while producing other work for his Web site. The comic book character Batman (originally referred to as The Batman, and occasionally as The Bat-Man), is a fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; (clockwise from left) Raphael, Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Donatello. ... Jean-Michel Nicollets cover for the first issue. ... Nickelodeon (Nick for short) is a cable TV network for children. ...
His collaborations with long-time friend Jim Woodring include the children's series Tantalizing Stories, and several mini-comics featuring their characters Frank and Montgomery Wart. Jim Woodring (born October 11, 1952) is a comic book author and artist. ... Frank is a cartoon character created by Jim Woodring. ...
Martin is often mistaken for the race-car driver Mark Martin; this is a frequent subject of his comics in recent years. Mark Martin Mark Martin (near) makes a tight turn at the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. ...
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