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|Born||January 17, 1957|
|Notable works||Longshot, Daredevil|
Ann "Annie" Nocenti (born on January 17, 1957) is an American journalist, writer, teacher, editor, and filmmaker. She is best known for her work in comic books. As an editor for Marvel Comics, she edited New Mutants and The Uncanny X-Men. With artist collaborators, she created such Marvel characters as Typhoid Mary, Blackheart, Longshot, Mojo and Spiral.
Nocenti is particularly noted for her outspoken political views. Some focus on the status of women in society, as well as the role of government in Nocenti's work, particularly during her run on the Marvel superhero comic book Daredevil, which caused conflict with editorial.
Education and early career 
Nocenti made her comics writing debut with a six-page mythological story, drawn by Greg LaRocque, in the Marvel anthology Bizarre Adventures #32 (August 1982). She got her first regular comics assignment with Marvel's superhero series Spider-Woman, starting with issue #47 (December 1982). It was not a promising assignment; Marvel had already decided to end the series with issue #50 (June 1983) due to flagging sales. With heavy guidance from editor Mark Gruenwald (who had himself written the series for a time), Nocenti ended the series with the death of the titular character, a decision she came to regret. She recalled, "It was before I understood the intense, personal attachment the readers have to the characters. In retrospect, I realized it wasn’t a nice thing to kill a character off. As I worked in the field for a while, I developed a strong personal attachment to a lot of characters and I realized how alive they were." Shortly after, Nocenti lent a hand to Spider-Woman's resurrection in Avengers #240–241 as "story consultant".
She went on to write an issue each of Doctor Strange and Star Wars before writing the four-issue miniseries Beauty and the Beast (December 1984–June 1985), featuring the superheroes Dazzler and the Beast. During this period Nocenti was on staff at Marvel, working as an assistant editor for Carl Potts on such titles as The Incredible Hulk, The Defenders, Doctor Strange, and The Thing. Nocenti and artist Arthur Adams created the character Longshot in a titular, six-issue miniseries (September 1985 – February 1986).
After collaborating with Adams on the Spider-Man feature in Web of Spider-Man Annual #2 (September 1986), and with penciler Mike Mignola on a short backup story there, Nocenti teamed with artist Barry Windsor-Smith on Daredevil #236 (November 1986). Two issues later, she became the regular writer for a four-and-a-quarter year run from #238–291 (January 1987 – April 1991), minus issues #246 and #258. John Romita, Jr. joined as penciler from #250–282 (January 1988 – July 1990), and was generally inked by Al Williamson. Nocenti specifically addressed societal issues, with Murdock, now running a non-profit urban legal center, confronting sexism, racism, and nuclear proliferation while fighting supervillains. Nocenti introduced the popular antagonist Typhoid Mary in issue #254 (May 1988).
In addition to contributing occasional stories to such anthologies as Marvel Comics Presents and Marvel Fanfare, and writing a handful of Spider-Man fill-ins, Nocenti also produced the graphic novel Someplace Strange in collaboration with artist John Bolton. She also wrote The Inhumans Graphic Novel in 1988, and the 1998 X-Men novel Prisoner X.
For the DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Nocenti wrote the 16-issue run of Kid Eternity (May 1993 – September 1994). Later in the mid-1990s, for Marvel, she wrote a four-issue miniseries each starring Typhoid Mary and the supernatural supervillain Nightmare. After writing two issues of Marvel's The All New Exiles in 1996, plus the four-page dramatic story "Old Man", with artist Bolton, in the Dark Horse Comics anthology Strange Wink #3 (May 1998), Nocenti left comics to pursue journalism. She returned briefly, in 2003 and 2004, writing four Batman stories for DC.
Marvel announced in mid-2009 that Nocenti would be among the writers for Daredevil #500, scheduled to be published in August 2009.
Journalism and film 
In 1990s, Nocenti began to focus on journalism and filmmaking. She edited High Times magazine for one year (2004) and was an editor on Prison Life Magazine. Her journalism has been published in The Nation, Print, Utne, Heeb, The Brooklyn Rail, Counterpunch, Filmmaker, and Details, as well for Moveon.org. Nocenti's story "The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World" was collected in The Best American Travel Writing 2008, edited by Anthony Bourdain (Houghton Miifflin). She was an editor and writer for Stop Smiling Magazine, guest editing the "Gambling Issue". She contributed a story to the anthology The Darker Mask (Tor Books) and her interview with Edward Gorey was published in The Black Doll.
As editor of the screenwriting magazine Scenario, Nocenti published the original versions of screenplays and interviewed directors and screenwriters. She was the script editor at the reading series The Fifth Night, and is on the advisory board of the Woodstock Film Festival.
Nocenti co-directed the documentary The Baluch, shot in Baluchistan, and made the short Creep for Glass Eye Pix. She was the dramaturge on the play Stitching, starring John Ventimiglia and Meital Dohan, which ran in New York City and Los Angeles, and wrote the feature film Patriotville, starring Justin Long.
Cameos and homages 
In Ultimate X-Men, a re-imagination of the X-Men in the alternate universe Ultimate Marvel imprint, the superhero Longshot has the civilian name Arthur Centino — his last name an anagram of "Nocenti" and his first name an homage to artist Arthur Adams, the original character's co-creators.
As a writer 
Marvel Comics 
- Amazing High Adventure #1–2 (1984–1985)
- The Amazing Spider-Man #295 (1987)
- The Avengers #240–241 ("story consultant" only, 1984)
- Beauty and the Beast #1–4 (1984–1985) collected in Essential Dazzler vol.2 (tpb, 688 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3730-0)
- Bizarre Adventures #32 (1982)
- Classic X-Men #25, 27, 28, 30–34, 38, 39, 44 (1988–1990)
- Daredevil #236, 238–245, 247–291, 500 (1986–1991, 2009)
- Daredevil: Black and White (text story with illustrations, one-shot, 2010)
- Defenders #127 (1984)
- Doctor Strange #64 (1984)
- Girl Comics #3 (2010)
- Inhumans (graphic novel, tpb, 72 pages, 1988, ISBN 0-87135-435-7)
- Longshot #1–6 (1985–1986) collected as X-Men: Longshot (hc, 208 pages, 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3091-8)
- Marvel Comics Presents #10–17, 109–116, 123–130, 150–151 (1989, 1992–1994)
- Marvel Fanfare #30, 40, 60 (1987, 1988, 1992)
- Marvel Holiday Special (1992, 1993)
- The New Mutants Summer Special (1990)
- Nightmare #1–4 (1994–1995)
- Someplace Strange (graphic novel, hc, 63 pages, 1988, ISBN 0-936211-13-X; tpb, 1989, ISBN 0-87135-439-X)
- The Spectacular Spider-Man #133, 213–214, Annual #14 (1987, 1994)
- Spider-Man #17, 29–31 (1991–1993)
- Spider-Woman #47–50 (1982–1983) collected in Essential Spider-Woman vol.2 (tpb, 608 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2701-1)
- Star Wars #89 (1984)
- Toxic Crusaders #7 (1992)
- Typhoid #1–4 (1995–1996)
- Venom: The Madness #1–3 (1993–1994)
- Web of Spider-Man #33, Annual #1–2 (1985–1987)
- What If...? #40 (1992)
- Wolverine: Evilution (one-shot, 1994)
DC Comics 
- Batman & Catwoman: Trail of the Gun #1–2 (2004)
- Batman & Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows (2004)
- Gotham Knights #38: "Black & White" (2003)
- Green Arrow #7–16 (2012–2013)
- Catwoman #13— (2012— )
- Katana #1— (2013— )
- Kid Eternity #1–16 (1993–1994)
- Vertigo Jam #1 (1993)
Other publishers 
As an editor 
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- Comics Buyer's Guide #1650; February 2009, p. 107.
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- Vandam, Malone. "Annie Nocenti on the World's Most Dangerous Hunting Expedition", New Paltz Journal, March 5, 2007.
- Grand Comics Database: Ann Nocenti
- Johnson, Dan (August 2006). "Marvel's Dark Angel: Back Issue Gets Caught in Spider-Woman's Web". Back Issue (17) (TwoMorrows Publishing). pp. 57–63.
- "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated February 1984.
- Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated November 1983.
- Richards, Dave. "WWPhilly: Simons on Daredevil's New Direction", Comic Book Resources, June 22, 2009
- Doran, Michael. "ANN NOCENTI to Take Over GREEN ARROW in 2012", Newsarama, October 13, 2011
- Campbell, Josie. "Ann Nocenti Returns to Comics with "Green Arrow", Comic Book Resources, October 13, 2011
- "Cast and Creatives," Stitching: A Twisted Love Story official website.. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- Nocenti, Annie. "Letter from Haiti: 'Jesus Was a Zombie?'" Counterpunch, May 16, 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- Nocenti, Annie. "Letter from Baluchistan: A Call to Resistance: The Khan of Kalat Gathers the Tribes", The Brooklyn Rail, December 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- Ciné Institute: Our Teacher — Annie Nocenti, Screenplay Writing
- Nealon, Tom. Annie Nocenti, Hilobrow.com, 17 January 2012.
- Kushins, Josh (13 October 2011). "Ann Nocenti to write for GREEN ARROW". The Source (blog). DCComics.com.
- Kushins, Josh (9 December 2011). "Artist Harvey Talibao Joins GREEN ARROW #7". The Source (blog). DCComics.com.
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- Keller, Katherine. "Writer, Creator, Journalist, and Uppity Woman: Ann Nocenti", Sequential Tart, 12 November 2007.