Bob McLeod (comics)
McLeod at the April 2008
New York Comic Con.
August 9, 1951 |
|Notable works||New Mutants|
McLeod began his career working in the production department of Marvel Comics in 1973 on an recommendation from Neal Adams, but soon began penciling and inking for Marvel's Crazy magazine, doing several movie satires and the "Teen Hulk" strip. He was a member of The Crusty Bunkers inkers while working at Adams' Continuity Studios, then went on to become a top inker at Marvel and DC on many series, including The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, The Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, and The New Titans, as well as penciling Star Wars and several Spider-Man fill-ins for Marvel.
McLeod penciled the graphic novel and the first three issues of New Mutants and inked a number of subsequent issues. The graphic novel's production overlapped with his honeymoon, and ended up missing its shipping slot because editor Louise Simonson choose to keep her promise to McLeod that he could ink it himself. In 1987, he inked Mike Zeck's pencils on the famed Kraven's Last Hunt storyline in the Spider-Man titles. At DC Comics, he was the artist on Superman in Action Comics in the early 1990s. He helped writer Louise Simonson and artist Jon Bogdanove launch a new Superman title, Superman: The Man of Steel in July 1991. With writer Roger Stern, McLeod contributed to such Superman tales as the 1991 story wherein Clark Kent finally revealed his identity as Superman to Lois Lane and the "Panic in the Sky" crossover in 1992.
There were several issues of The Phantom comic book drawn by McLeod for the Swedish publisher Egmont. He has written and illustrated a children's book, Superhero ABC, which was published by HarperCollins in 2006 and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and ABA Booklist. He also edited Rough Stuff magazine for TwoMorrows Publishing, a magazine featuring interviews and art by top creators in the comics field. McLeod currently teaches part-time at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and works on various commercial projects.
- Action Comics #653-656, 659-664, 668-670, 672-675 (1990–92)
- Adventures of Superman #480 (among other artists), Annual #2, 4 (1990–92)
- Showcase '93 (Nightwing & Robin) #11-12 (1993)
- Superman #57 (among other artists) (1991)
- Superman 80-Page Giant #1 (1999)
- Superman: The Man of Steel #1 (among other artists) (1991)
- Team Superman Secret Files #1 (1998)
- The Amazing Spider-Man #187, 220, 267 (1978–85)
- Astonishing Tales (Deathlok) #32 (1975)
- Captain Marvel #58 (1978)
- Conan the Barbarian #121-126 (over John Buscema layouts) (1981)
- Hulk! #21 (1980)
- Incredible Hulk #228 (1978)
- Ka-Zar #7 (over John Buscema layouts) (1975)
- Marvel Graphic Novel (New Mutants) #4 (1982)
- Marvel Super-Heroes (Iron Man) #14 (1993)
- Marvel Team-Up #86 (1979)
- Moon Knight #35 (along with Michael Golden) (1984)
- New Mutants #1-4, Annual #1 (1983–84)
- Nova #21 (over John Buscema layouts) (1978)
- Power Pack #20 (1986)
- The Spectacular Spider-Man #113, 189 (full art); #121 (among other artists) (1986–92)
- Spider-Man #32-34 (1993)
- Spider-Man Team-Up #3, 6 (1996–97)
- Spider-Man Unlimited #7 (1994)
- Star Wars #83, 85-86, 88, 90 (1984)
- Thunderbolts #100 (among other artists) (2006)
- Uncanny X-Men #151 (among other artists), 152 (1981)
- Untold Tales of Spider-Man #24 (1997)
- Venom: Enemy Within, miniseries, #1-3 (1994)
- Web of Spider-Man #11-12 (1986)
- What If? (Namor) #29 (1981)
- Wolverine #82 (1994)
- DeMatteis, J.M.; Mike Zeck; and Bob McLeod. (1995, 2nd printing). "About the Creators". In Spider-Man, Fearful Symmetry: Kraven's Last Hunt, p. 159. Marvel Comics.
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- Bob McLeod official website resume
- Grant, Paul J. (August 1993). "Poor Dead Doug, and Other Mutant Memories". Wizard: X-Men Turn Thirty. pp. 66–69.
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "DC editorial saw the chance to give their hero a fourth ongoing monthly book, Superman: The Man of Steel was born, with the first issue written by Louise Simonson and with art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Bob McLeod, and Dan Jurgens."
- Stern, Roger (w), McLeod, Bob (p), McLeod, Bob (i). "Secrets in the Night" Action Comics 662 (February 1991), DC Comics
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 249: "With their nuptials looming, Clark thought it was time to reveal his dual identity to the love of his life, in this landmark issue by writer Roger Stern and artist Bob McLeod."
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 253: "In this seven-part adventure...writers Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern, and Louise Simonson, with artists Brett Breeding, Tom Grummett, Jon Bogdanove, and Bob McLeod assembled many of DC's favorite characters to defend the world."
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