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Pablo Marcus (born March 31, 1937, Laran, Chincha Alta, Peru) is a comic book artist and commercial illustrator best known as one of his country's leading cartoonists and for his work on such popular American comics characters as Batman and Conan the Barbarian, particularly during the 1970s. His signature character was Marvel Comics' the Zombie, for which Marcos drew all but one story in the black-and-white horror-comics magazine Tales of the Zombie (1973-75). March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Commercial art refers to art created for commercial purposes, primarily advertising. ... A cartoonist at work. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... The Zombie is a fictional supernatural character in the Marvel Comics universe, who starred in the black-and-white, horror-comic magazine series Tales of the Zombie (1973-1975). ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader. ...

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Biography

Early life and career

James Bond 007  Peruvian comic-strip panel by Marcos, 1960s
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James Bond 007  Peruvian comic-strip panel by Marcos, 1960s

Born in the small town of Laran, 180 kilometers from the Peruvian capital city of Lima, Pablo Marcos moved with his family to the capital at age five. Parents Pablo (a taxi and gasoline-truck driver) and Maria Ortega Marcos had four children at the time: Gloria, Berta, Pablo, and Manuel, later to be joined by Alfredo (who would become a cartoonist and caricaturist in Peru as an adult) and Oswaldo. While at the Bartolome Herrera high school, Marcos studied under teacher and artist Juan Rivera Saavedra, who introduced him to the works of Argentine, Chilean, Italian and American comics artists such as Alberto Breccia, Arturo Del Castillo, Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Hugo Pratt, Alex Raymond and Jose Luis Sallinas, among others. After three years, political cartoonist Julio Fairle had Marcos fill-in for him with spot illustrations in the influential Latin American newspaper La Prensa, which led to more newspaper. Marcos later contributed caricatures to such weekly political magazines as Rochabus and Zamba Conuto while still an economics major at Peru's University of Lima. He married Norma Martinez in 1960, and the couple had a child, Judith, that same year. This article is about Lima, Peru. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... Gasoline, also called petrol, is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons and enhanced with benzenes to increase octane ratings, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Alberto Breccia (15 April 1919, Montevideo-November 10, 1993, Buenos Aires) was an Uruguay-born Argentinian comic book creator. ... Harold Rudolph Foster (August 18, 1892 in Halifax, Nova Scotia - July 25, 1982) created the comic Prince Valiant. ... Burne Hogarth (December 25, 1911 - January 28, 1996) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, educator, and author, and theoretician. ... Hugo Pratt Hugo Pratt (June 15, 1927, Rimini, Italy - August 20, 1995, Grandvaux, near Lausanne, Switzerland,) was an Italian comic book creator who combined his strong storytelling talent with extensive historical research on Corto Maltese and his other series. ... Alex Raymond (October 2, 1909- September 6, 1956) was an American comic strip artist, best known for his work on Flash Gordon. ... An editorial cartoonist, also known as a political cartoonist, is a artist who draws cartoons that contain some level of political or social commentary. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... La Prensa is a Nicaraguan newspaper, with offices in the capital Managua. ... Caricature of Alan Greenspan by Jan Op De Beeck. ... Face-to-face trading interactions among on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor In the social sciences, economics is the study of human choice behavior and how it effects the production, distribution, and consumption of scarce resources. ... The University of Lima (Spanish: Universidad de Lima) is a university in Lima, the capital of Peru. ...


During the 1960s, Marcos drew such comic strips as Benito Puna and James Bond 007 in Peruvian newsppapers. He became art director of the newspaper Expreso, working as well on its evening edition, Extra, and a weekly supplement, Estampa. His and Martinez' second child, Gisella, was born in December 1963. Marcos became nationally known in 1965, following his illustrations for the trial and execution by firing squad of a convicted rapist. This wider recognition led to advertising artwork and high-profile political, news, and sports illustration. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a sophisticated fictional character and British spy created by writer Ian Fleming. ... The term art director, is an overall title for a variety of similar job functions in advertising, publishing, film and television, the Internet, and video games. ... Look up trial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Execution by firing squad is a method of capital punishment, especially in times of war. ... Rape is a crime where the victim is forced into sexual activity, in particular sexual penetration, against his or her will. ... Billboards and street advertising in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, (2005) Advertising is the business of drawing public attention to goods and services, and performed through a variety of media. ... Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ... News is new information or current events. ...


In early 1965, Carlos Sanchez, Expreso’s editor assigned Pablo to cover a camera banned sentencing of a prisoner at the city’s jail. The rapist was found guilty and was executed by a firing squad, which Pablo detailed in an illustration for the newspaper. The illustration brought him national recognition from all the major Peruvian publishers. On Dec. 29, 1966, his and Martinez' third daughter, Norma, was born, and Marcos began freelancing for the Mexican publishing company Editorial Novaro. The following year, while working on the Novaro series Legends of America, the Marcos family, including son Pablo, born Dec. 19, 1967, moved to Mexico.


American comics

Marcos moved to New Jersey in the U.S. in the 1970s. Warren Publishing art director Billy Graham assignment him his first American-comics work, penciling and inking the six-page story "The Water World", by writer Buddy Sounders, in Warren's black-and-white horror-comics magazine Creepy #39 (May 1971). After another Creepy story and one in companion magazine Eerie that year, Marcos drew comics exclusively for rival Skywald Publications' Nightmare and Psycho from May 1972 to May 1973 cover-dates. Skywald co-founder Sol Brodsky introduced Marcos to fellow Peruvian artist Boris Vallejo, who became a mentor. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Warren Publishing is a magazine firm founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for decades. ... Billy Graham (deceased) was an African American comic book artist best known for his work on the Marvel Comics series Luke Cage, Hero for Hire and on the feature The Black Panther in Jungle Action. ... Creepy was a horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. ... Look up eerie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Skywald Publications was a 1970s publisher of black-and-white comics magazines, primarily the horror anthologies Nightmare, Psycho and Scream, as well as a small line of comic books. ... In common current usage, the term nightmare refers to dreams of particular intensity, with content that the sleeper finds disturbing, related either to physiological causes, such as a high fever, or to psychological ones, such as unusual trauma or stress in the sleepers life. ... Psycho is a 1959 suspense novel by Robert Bloch, which describes the events surrounding the encounter of an embezzler and the profoundly disturbed motel proprietor Norman Bates. ... Sol Brodsky (born c. ... Vallejo work from the box art of the video game Ecco the Dolphin. ...

Giant-Size Dracula #2 (Sept. 1974), cover-artist Marcos' first American color comics work
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Giant-Size Dracula #2 (Sept. 1974), cover-artist Marcos' first American color comics work

When Brodsky, who had been Marvel Comics' production manager, left Skywald to return to Marvel, he brought Marcos along as an artist and later his staff assistant for roughly two months. Marcos began drawing covers for such Marvel UK titles featuring such characters and features as Captain Britain, Planet of the Apes, and Dracula. Marcos' naturalistic, "illustrative" style, similar to that of Neal Adams, became a mainstay of Marvel's black-and-white horror-comics magazines Dracula Lives, Monsters Unleashed, Tales of the Zombie, Vampire Tales and others, and the exposure afforded by industry leader Marvel made Marcos a popular artist of the 1970s. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... Theatrical production management is a sub-division of stagecraft. ... The Mighty World of Marvel #1: The very first Marvel UK title published in 1972. ... Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), also briefly known as Britannic, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Planet of the Apes is a novel by Pierre Boulle, originally published in 1963 in French as La Planète des Singes. ... Dracula (1897) is a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, and the name of the worlds most famous vampire character. ... Naturalism refers to a number of different topics: Philosophical naturalism: the view that nothing exists but the world either methodologically or ontologically — that there are no supernatural entities or at least no observations that show them to exist. ... Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (April 1970), the first of a landmark run by artist Neal Adams and writer Denny ONeil. ... Dracula (1897) is a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, and the name of the worlds most famous vampire character. ... Vampire Tales was a horror comic book series published by Marvel Comics in the 1970s. ...


His first color-comics work in the U.S. was the cover of Marvel's Giant-Size Dracula #2 (Sept. 1974). Marcos' interior-art debut came at publisher Martin Goodman's short-lived Atlas/Seaboard Comics, illustrating the sword-and-sorcery title Iron Jaw #3 (May 1975). He went on to draw the following issue, plus the Iron Jaw story in Barbarians #1 and the cover of The Brute #3 (both July 1975) before the company folded. Martin Goodman (born January 18, 1908, New York City; died June 6, 1992, Palm Beach, Florida) was an American publisher of pulp magazines, paperback books and comic books, launching the company that would become Marvel Comics. ... Atlas/Seaboard is the term that comic book historians and collectors use to refer to the short-lived line of comics published as Atlas Comics by Seaboard Periodicals, to differentiate it from Atlas Comics, the former name of Marvel Comics. ... This article is about a fantasy sub-genre. ...


Marcos next freelanced for DC Comics, drawing Man-Bat stories in Detective Comics, and working on an issue or two each of series including Freedom Fighters, Kamandi, Kobra, Secret Society of Super-Villains, and Teen Titans before returning to Marvel to do art for issues of The Avengers, The Mighty Thor and other comics. In 1980, Marcos additionally freelanced for an Italian comic-book series, Tremila Dollari per Ebenezer Cross Western Story, and created a series, "Dragon" for the Italian magazine Ejea. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Man-Bat (real name Dr. Kirk Langstrom) is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who first appeared in Detective Comics #400, illustrated by Neal Adams. ... Categories: Comics stubs | Batman | DC Comics titles ... A legion of intelligent tigers force Kamandi to fight an intelligent gorilla. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... The Avengers are a superhero team, consisting of many of Marvel Comics most popular heroes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


By the early 1980s, Marcos was at work at what would become one of his signature characters, inking penciler John Buscema on Conan the Barbarian comic books, the black-and-white magazine The Savage Sword of Conan, and the newspaper comic strip. In September 1985, however, Marcos reduced his workload in order to attend to his severely ill wife, a patient at New York University Medical Center, who passed away on November 6, 1985, age 42. Unable to concentrate on penciling, Marcos solely linked for some time afterward. He married artist Myriam Giraldo on Dec. 10, 1987. Cover for Avengers #277 by John Buscema. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ...


The following year, Marcos created the character Suko the Eternal Samurai, a Japanese time-traveler, but was unable to sell the concept. He then illustrated a long run of DC's TV tie-in series Star Trek: The Next Generation through the early 1990s, and again from 1993-1994, the year he and his wife moved to Mexico City, where they opened the comic-book store Dynamic Comics. His last known comics work was the 14-page, painted story "Om", scripted by Ron Fortier from a Marcos plot, in Quantum Cat Entertainment's Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #7 (July 1999). Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México, México D.F. or simply México, pronounced IPA: ) is the capital city of the nation of Mexico. ... Frank Frazetta (born February 9, 1928) is one of the worlds most influential fantasy and science fiction artists. ...


Other work

In the 1990s and 2000s, the Pablo Marcos Studio illustrated many books in the Baronet Books and later Abdo Publishing Company's "Great Illustrated Classics" young-adult adaptations of such novels as Gulliver's Travels, The Invisible Man, Jane Eyre, The Jungle Book, King Solomon's Mines, A Little Princess, and The Three Musketeers. His studio similarly illustrated Baronet's "Heroes of America: Illustrated Lives" series, including Clara Barton and the American Red Cross and Babe Ruth. He also draws for Sports Illustrated magazine. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Gulliver Exhibited to the Brobdingnag Farmer by Richard Redgrave Gullivers Travels (1726, amended 1735) is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travellers tales literary sub-genre. ... See Invisible Man for the novel by Ralph Ellison. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... French edition, 1957. ... King Solomons Mines, first published in 1885, was a best-selling novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist, H. Rider Haggard. ... A Little Princess is a childrens novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, also known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. ... DArtagnan and the Musketeers The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Famed American nurse Clara Barton, first president of the American Red Cross Clarissa Harlowe Barton (better known as Clara Barton) (December 25, 1821 –April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... George Herman Ruth, Jr. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


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