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Encyclopedia > Ross Andru
Cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #136 pencilled by Andru.
Cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #136 pencilled by Andru.

Ross Andru (15 June, 1927 - 9 November, 1993) was an American comic book artist and editor. He is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and for co-creating the Metal Men (with writer Robert Kanigher in Showcase # 37 in 1962) and the Punisher (with writer Gerry Conway in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974). Download high resolution version (509x761, 125 KB)Cover to The Amazing Spider-Man #136 featuring Spider-Man, and Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin. ... Download high resolution version (509x761, 125 KB)Cover to The Amazing Spider-Man #136 featuring Spider-Man, and Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin. ... Cover by Steve Ditko for The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Volume 1), March 1964. ... 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. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... Cover by Steve Ditko for The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Volume 1), March 1964. ... Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine. ... The Metal Men is a team of android superheroes published by DC Comics created by Robert Kanigher in 1962. ... Robert Kanigher (June 18, 1915 - May 6, 2002) was a prolific comic book writer whose career spanned five decades. ... Showcase Comics was a series used to try out new characters by DC Comics. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #136 which was written by Conway. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


His most frequent collaborator was inker Mike Esposito, as the two worked together on various projects over a span of four decades. Mike Esposito (born 14 July 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is a comic book artist, writer and publisher who worked along side Ross Andru for the majority of his career. ...


Andru's first professional comic book work was for the Tarzan newspaper strip in 1948. Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In the 1950s and early 60s Andru worked primarily on DC's war comics, contributing material regularly to titles such as All American Men of War (1953-1964), GI Combat (1957), Our Army At War (1953) (later known as Sgt. Rock), Our Fighting Forces (1955) and Star Spangled War Stories (1954-1966). // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... // Overview Sgt. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...


In the late 1950s he began to be assigned to more super-hero work, as he started runs on The Flash (1959), Rip Hunter, Time Master (1961) and Showcase where he drew the "Sea Devils" feature as well as co-created the Metal Men. During this period Andru also did his nine-year Wonder Woman stint, (starting at #98 in 1958 and running until 1967) where he and writer Kanigher reinvented the character, introducing the Silver Age version and her supporting cast. A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... The Flash is a DC Comics superhero possessing super-speed, nicknamed the Scarlet Speedster. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Showcase Comics was a series used to try out new characters by DC Comics. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956), often thought the first appearance of the first Silver Age superhero, the Barry Allen Flash. ...


In the early 1970s, Andru left DC for Marvel Comics. Initially he did short runs on such titles as Marvel Team-Up in 1972. In 1973, he began his long stint as regular penciller on Amazing Spider-Man, which at that point was Marvel's highest-selling monthly comic. The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Marvel Team-Up is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


It was during that run that Andru and writer Conway introduced the Punisher, who was conceived as an antagonist for Spider-Man. Although Andru is credited with designing the Punisher's distinctive costume, Conway has claimed that Andru worked from design sketches Conway provided. The character has gone on to become a popular star of numerous comic books as well as two movies. The antagonist is the character (or group of characters) of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of...


In 1976. Andru pencilled the first large-scale comic book intercompany character crossover — Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, in a story written by Conway and co-published by Marvel and DC. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Superman, aka The Man of Steel, is a fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938 and eventually became a popular and well-known comic book icon. ...


In 1978, Andru returned to DC to work as an editor. During this period his art appeared mostly on the covers of such titles as Action Comics and Superman. In the 1980s he returned to interior work, on titles including as Jonah Hex (1982-1984), Vigilante (1984) and Blue Beetle (1987). 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ... The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ... Jonah Hex as depicted in Jonah Hex, #1 Jonah Hex as depicted in Hex, Issue 1 Jonah Hex is a comic book western hero created by John Albano and Tony DeZuñiga, but famously written by Michael Fleischer and published by DC Comics. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Three fictional superheroes have used the name Blue Beetle as of 2005. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His last work was for Archie Comics' Zen, Intergalactic Ninja in 1993, on which he was teamed once again with Mike Esposito. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones. ...


Ultimate Spider-Man hommage

In the Ultimate Spider-Man comic, issue #87, a "Ross Andru" has a cameo as the principal of Peter Parker's High School. This is obviously a hommage to the late Andru. Ultimate Spider-Man is a superhero comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ...


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Comic creator: Ross Andru (135 words)
After working in the animation scene for a while, Ross Andru decided to focus on comics.
Ross Andru left D.C. in 1972 to join Marvel, where he became one of the main artists on the 'Amazing Spider-Man' series.
In the 1980s Andru returned to D.C. for a while, to finally rejoin Esposito on 'Zen Intergalactic' in 1993 for Archie Comics.
COMICON.com: 5/11 PARTNERS FOR LIFE: The Story of Ross Andru & Mike Esposito. NEWS (667 words)
The life and careers of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito is to be published by HERMES PRESS in mid 2006.
MARV WOLFMAN: He (Ross Andru) was also the absolute best artist in terms of space and perspective that I've ever seen in comics.
JIM MOONEY: I inked many of Ross Andru's pages myself, and was impressed by the amount of research he did on the locales he depicted.
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