Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy 65th, Mr. Doug Moench, Marvel Comics writer extraordinaire!

A special shout-out to one of the all-time best writers of mainstream comics, Mr. Doug Moench, who turns 65 today.

Moench's amazing resume includes the best, most groundbreaking comics to emerge from Marvel in the 1970s --- as well as some great second-stringer books. Among the innovative: his long-running MASTER OF KUNG FU series and the short-lived but prescient ASTONISHING TALES run of the dystopian sci-fi nightmare DEATHLOK THE DEMOLISHER with artist Rich Buckler, and MOON KNIGHT, the series that featured the evolution of artist Bill Sienkiewicz, based on the anti-hero he created in WEREWOLF BY NIGHT with artist Don Perlin. Moench also wrote PLANET OF THE APES comics for the magazine and so many more gems. Always fun, always intelligent and striving to make the most of his medium. Seek his books out in your cheapie bins and your Essentials collections!

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