Brian Augustyn

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Brian Augustyn
Born (1954-11-02) November 2, 1954 (age 59)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
The Flash
Awards Wizard Fan Award, 1994

Brian Augustyn (born November 2, 1954)[1] is an American comic book editor and writer. He has often worked, as both an editor and writer, with writer Mark Waid.

Career[edit]

Editing[edit]

Augustyn got his start in the industry in 1986 as an editor for Tru Studios' Trollords. He then edited Syphons and Speed Racer for NOW Comics in 1987. In 1988, he joined DC, starting out as a co-editor on Action Comics during its period as a weekly title.

During the late 1980s and early 1990s Augustyn was an editor for DC Comics, where he edited The Flash, Justice League and the Impact Comics line of titles.

Augustyn was recognized for his work in the industry with the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Editor in 1994.

He served as the managing editor of Visionary Comics Studio.

As editor of The Flash (beginning in 1989), Augustyn brought in Mark Waid as writer in 1992, which led to an acclaimed eight-year run. Under Augustyn's stewardship, the Flash was brought out from the shadow of his predecessors and increased his powers dramatically. Other Augustyn-Waid editor-writer partnerships included The Comet (DC/Impact, 1992) and Impulse (DC, 1995–1996).

As co-writers, Augustyn and Waid scripted The Crusaders for DC/Impact in 1992, Painkiller Jane and Ash: Cinder & Smoke for Event Comics in 1997, X-O Manowar, vol. 2, for Valiant Comics in 1997–1998, and JLA: Year One[2] for DC in 1998–1999. In addition, after leaving as editor in 1996, Augustyn teamed up with Waid to co-write The Flash for two long stretches, from 1996–1997 and then again from 1998–2000.

Augustyn currently works as story editor[3] for publisher Red Giant Entertainment and their Giant-Size Comics line of free print comic book titles set to debut on May 3, 2014 as part of Free Comic Book Day.[4]

Writing[edit]

As a solo writer, Augustyn has worked on such titles as DC's Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and its sequel Batman: Master of the Future; Marvel's Imperial Guard; Wildstorm Productions' Out There and Crimson; and Dreamwave Productions's Mega Man.

Bibliography[edit]

Comics work includes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comics Buyer's Guide #1636 (Dec. 2007), p. 135.
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "It was up to writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn and artist Barry Kitson to fill in the blanks. With their twelve-issue maxiseries JLA: Year One, the trio examined the early days of the team...JLA: Year One proved a success, and cleaned up decades of convoluted comic history." 
  3. ^ "Comics Veteran Brian Augustyn Joins Red Giant Entertainment". The Wall Street Journal. November 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Red Giant To Join In Free Comic Book Day". 

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Preceded by
Barbara Kesel
Flash editor
1989–1996
Succeeded by
Paul Kupperberg
Preceded by
Mark Waid
Flash writer
1996–1997
(with Mark Waid)
Succeeded by
Grant Morrison & Mark Millar
Preceded by
Bob Layton
X-O Manowar (vol. 2) writer
1997–1998
(with Mark Waid)
Succeeded by
Dwayne McDuffie
Preceded by
Mark Millar
Flash writer
1998–2000
(with Mark Waid)
Succeeded by
Pat McGreal