Ed Hannigan

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Ed Hannigan
Born August 6
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Editor
Notable works
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight
The Defenders
Green Arrow
The Spectacular Spider-Man

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Ed Hannigan (born August 6[when?])[1] is an American writer, artist, and editor of comic books for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.[2]

Career[edit]

Ed Hannigan's first credited comics story was published in Marvel Comics' licensed Planet of the Apes #5 (Feb. 1975).[3] His most notable writing credits include work on The Defenders from issue #70 (April 1979) to #91 (Jan. 1981).[4] As the artist on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Hannigan co-created the characters Cloak and Dagger.[5]

At DC Comics, Hannigan redesigned the Brainiac character into a chromed, more robotic form.[6][7] He pencilled the covers on Batman in a lengthy run that spanned the majority of 1983-1985 with Don Newton providing the interior art. Hannigan and writer Mike Grell launched the first Green Arrow ongoing series in February 1988.[8] The Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight series began in November 1989 with the five-part "Shaman" storyline by Hannigan and writer Dennis O'Neil.[9] He both wrote and illustrated the three-issue prestige format series Skull & Bones for DC in 1992.

Hannigan and his wife Heidi are the parents of Jean Anne, born in 1989.[10]

In January 2010, Marvel Comics and The Hero Initiative published Ed Hannigan: Covered a fundraising effort to assist with Hannigan's medical expenses due to multiple sclerosis.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Ed Hannigan". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 28, 2007. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ed Hannigan at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ DeAngelo, Daniel (July 2013). "The Not-Ready-For-Super-Team Players A History of the Defenders". Back Issue! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (65): 10–12. 
  5. ^ DeFalco, Tom; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1980s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 207. ISBN 978-0756641238. Cloak and Dagger's first appearance was written by Bill Mantlo and illustrated by Ed Hannigan. A socially conscious writer, Mantlo used the characters to address the problems of teenage runaways and the dangers of illegal drugs. 
  6. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gil Kane chronicled Brainiac's evolution into robot form (designed by Ed Hannigan). 
  7. ^ Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show special features (DVD). Warner Home Video. 2007. 
  8. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 233: "Mike Grell continued the evolution of the character of Oliver Queen that began in 1987's Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters with an ongoing monthly series...The series featured pencils by Ed Hannigan, with covers by Grell."
  9. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 241: "Written by Dennis O'Neil with art by Edward Hannigan, 'Shaman' helped jump-start this popular new title."
  10. ^ "DCI with Johnny DC," Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (Jan. 1990).
  11. ^ "Exclusive Preview: Ed Hannigan: Covered". Comic Book Resources. January 7, 2010. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2010. 

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Preceded by
George Tuska
The Defenders artist
1978–1979
Succeeded by
Herb Trimpe
Preceded by
Jo Duffy
The Defenders writer
1979–1981
Succeeded by
J. M. DeMatteis
Preceded by
Jim Shooter
The Spectacular Spider-Man artist
1981-1982
Succeeded by
Al Milgrom
Preceded by
n/a
Green Arrow artist
1988-1989
Succeeded by
Dan Jurgens
Preceded by
n/a
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight artist
1989-1990
Succeeded by
Klaus Janson