Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Today in Comics History, June 15: Happy birthday, Brent Anderson!

Born on this day: comics artist Brent Anderson (X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills, Ka-Zar the Savage, The Phantom Stranger, Power Pack, and more! He co-created Astro City and Strikeforce: Morituri, too!

from Marvel Age #30, 54, and 90 (Marvel, September 1985, September 1987, and July 1990); text by Jim Salicrup (#30), Mike Carlin (#54) and Chris Eliopoulis and Barry Dutter (#90); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Andy Yachus (#30), Paul Becton (#54) and Renee Witterstaetter (#90)

Here's a humorous back-up story on the creation of a Strikeforce: Morituri issue, by and starring Brent and co-creator Peter B. Gillis!

from Strikeforce: Morituri #13 (Marvel, December 1987), script by Peter B. Gillis, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Scott Williams, colors by Christie Scheele, letters by Phil Felix

Never forget that time, though, when Jim Shooter killed Brent Anderson.

fom Ka-Zar the Savage #18 (Marvel, September 1982), script by Bruce Jones, photographs by Danny Fingeroth, starring Louise Simonson, Jim Shooter, and Brent Anderson

Happy birthday, Brent!

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