Comics Prose

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About Comics, Jun 9, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 176 pages
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Comics writers have fertile imaginations and great story-telling skill. Here they step out from behind the artists to show off their prose writing abilities. Included in this volume are: "Louise," a tale from Max Allan Collins about his comic book detective, Ms. Tree, "Toto, I Have a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore," a humorous science fiction tale about some odd mayhem taking place at an amusement park that hadn't been there the day before, "The Black '59," a rock'n'roll horror story about a guitar that holds the soul of a musician, a crime story by Kurt Busiek, "Life in Fur," which is about as sensitive, caring, and sweet as a werewolf story should be, and five more.

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Contents

A Personal Touch Kurt Busiek
17
Its a Bird its a Plane its Feldman Paul Dini
39
Ring of Fire Mike Baron
47
Copyright

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Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Collins also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip begining in 1977 and ending in the early 1990s. He has contributed to a number of other comics, including Batman. Collins created his first independent feature film, Mommy, following a nightmarish experience as screenwriter on the cable movie The Expert. Collins has been contracted by DC Comics to write three tie-ins to his critically acclaimed graphic novel "The Road to Perdition", which was adapted into the feature film. Author of other such move tie-in bestsellers as "In the Line of Fire" and "Air Force One", he is also the screenwriter/director of the cult favorite suspense films "Mommie" and "Mommie's Day".

Multiple Eisner Award-winning superstar comic book writer KuMultiple Eisner Award-winning superstar comic book writer Kurt Busiek has written everything from SUPERMAN to SPIDERMAN rt Busiek has written everything from SUPERMAN to SPIDERMAN alongside his own creation, fan-favorite ASTRO CITY. In 2003alongside his own creation, fan-favorite ASTRO CITY. In 2003, Busiek was picked by Marvel Comics and DC Comics to pen th, Busiek was picked by Marvel Comics and DC Comics to pen the best-selling JLA / AVENGERS crossover event; the first ande best-selling JLA / AVENGERS crossover event; the first and only meeting between the two competing franchises. Daryl Gr only meeting between the two competing franchises. Daryl Gregory's first novel, PANDEMONIUM, appeared from Del Rey Bookegory's first novel, PANDEMONIUM, appeared from Del Rey Books in 2008 and won the Crawford Award for 2009. It was also as in 2008 and won the Crawford Award for 2009. It was also a finalist for several other awards, including the Shirley Ja finalist for several other awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. His second novel, Tckson Award and the World Fantasy Award. His second novel, THE DEVIL'S ALPHABET, appeared in November, 2009, and was namHE DEVIL'S ALPHABET, appeared in November, 2009, and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Sed one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Scott Godlewski is co-creator of MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE MAGAZINcott Godlewski is co-creator of MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE MAGAZINE and a freelance comic book illustrator and writer living iE and a freelance comic book illustrator and writer living in Mesa, Arizona. n Mesa, Arizona.

Nat Gertler is an acclaimed comic book editor, educator, and graphic novel industry expert. His serialized graphic novel, "The Factor," was nominated for an Eisner Award, and his publishing imprint, About Comics, has released works by several "New York Times" bestselling authors. He is the author of seven "Complete Idiot's Guides" books.
Steve Lieber is an award-wining graphic artist who has professionally drawn Conan, Buffy, Superman, Star Trek, and Batman comics. Lieber recently completed work on a sequel to the graphic novel, "Road To Perdition," which was the source for the 2003 Academy Award-winning film by the same name.

Peter David was born September 23, 1956 in New Jersey, and raised in Pennsylvania. David originally tried to work in Journalism but finally got a job at Marvel Comics as Asst. Direct Sales Manager. He wrote some "fill in" comics for Spider-man and eventually got to the point where he was the regular writer for several titles. David has had over fifty novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. His greatest fame comes from the Star Trek novels, where he is the most popular writer of the series, with Imzadi being one of the best selling Star Trek novels of all time. David is also co-creator and author of the bestselling New Frontier series for Pocket Books and has also had short stories appear in such collections as Shock Rock, Shock Rock II and Otherwere, as well as Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. David had an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens and many others. He has also written comic book-related novels, such as The Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited the Ultimate Hulk short story collection. His opinion column "But I Digress" has been running in the industry trade newspaper The Comic Buyers Guide for nearly a decade, and in that time has been the paper's consistently most popular feature and was also collected into a trade paperback edition. Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has also written several scripts for the Hugo Award winning TV series Babylon 5, and the sequel series Crusade, as well as the animated series Roswell. David has also written several films for Full Moon Entertainment and co-produced two of them, including two installments in the popular Trancers series as well as the science fiction western spoof Oblivion, which won the Gold Award at the 1994 Houston International Film Festival for best Theatrical Feature Film, Fantasy/Horror category. David has won many other awards including the Haxtur Award 1996 in Spain, Best Comic script; OZCon 1995 award in Australia, Favorite International Writer; Comic Buyers Guide 1995 Fan Awards, Favorite writer; Wizard Fan Award Winner 1993; Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series for Starfleet Academy, 1994; UK Comic Art Award, 1993; and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, 1993.

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