George Khoury (author)

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George Khoury
Born Mid-late October 1971[1]
Occupation Writer, Interviewer, Editor
Nationality American
Subjects Comics
Notable work(s) The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore

George Khoury is a writer and interviewer in the field of comic books. Khoury's most notable works focus on UK comic book writer Alan Moore. Khoury is based in New Jersey.

Biography[edit]

Khoury recalls not being "completely enthralled by comic books until I discovered Star Wars #68 from Marvel Comics."[2] As a 12-year old Star Wars fan, Khoury was introduced to Marvel Comics, and

...kept coming back for more of these Marvel Comics each week... discover[ing] a goldmine of wonders: Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith, Fantastic Four by John Byrne, Thor by Walter Simonson, Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, The New Defenders by J.M. DeMatteis and Don Perlin, etc... I was enchanted by the excitement-filled stories that I was getting from these Marvel epics – this was my golden age.[2]

Khoury attended Saint Peter's College in New Jersey, where he wrote for the school paper and was a member of the Zeta Eta chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity.[3] During his senior year (1995), he held an unpaid autumn internship at Marvel Comics, with editor Ralph Macchio and Macchio's assistant Matt Idelson.[3]

Publications[edit]

Khoury's main body of work has been produced for North Carolina-based publisher TwoMorrows Publishing. His 2001 Kimota! The Miracleman Companion (ISBN 978-1893905115) was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2002. His other books include The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore (ISBN 978-1893905245), and, as editor, True Brit: A Celebration to the Great British Comic Book Artists (ISBN 978-1893905337)[4]

With co-writer Jason Hofius, Khoury produced G-Force Animated: The Official Battle of the Planets book, and The Age of Heroes, and co-edited (with Eric Nolen-Weathington) two volumes in TwoMorrows' "Modern Masters" series spotlighting comics illustrators: Vol. 6: Art(hur) Adams, and Vol. 10: Kevin Maguire.

In 2007, as author of the newly published Image Comics: Road to Independence (ISBN 1-893905-71-3), he moderated a reunion of all seven Image founders: Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino - at the San Diego Comicon.[5]

His 224-page Swampmen: Muck Monsters of the Comics, with co-author Jon B. Cooke (ISBN 1893905470) was solicited in 2006 but remained unproduced and was cancelled in 2008.[6]

Magazines[edit]

From at least issue #21 (Aug. 2002) of TwoMorrows' Comic Book Artist magazine, Khoury contributed articles and columns, in particular focusing on "lost" stories that were talked about, solicited or even worked on, but are unreleased.[7] By issue #23, Khoury was described as the magazines "new assistant editor", rising later to a position of senior editor, while continuing to write for the publication.[7]

Khoury has also worked for other TwoMorrows magazines, including Jack Kirby Collector, Back Issue and Rough Stuff.[8]

Khoury has also produced freelance work for publications including Creative Screenwriting, Newsarama.com, El Siglo, and Comics Buyer's Guide, and contributed an interview to the book Spike Lee: Interviews (ed. Cynthia Fuchs). In January 2008, Khoury began producing an irregular weekly column for ComicBookResources.com entitled "Pop!", and featuring a mixture of reminiscences, "lost stories", interviews and analysis.[9]

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