John Arcudi

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Arcudi at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 10, 2010.
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
The Mask
B.P.R.D.

John Arcudi is an American comic book writer, best known for his work on The Mask and B.P.R.D., and his series Major Bummer.

Career[edit]

Major Bummer#11 (1998)

Arcudi worked for Malibu Comics upon its founding in 1986, working on its Eternity line. That same year he started writing for comics, making his first sales to Savage Tales and Savage Sword of Conan for Marvel Comics, and becoming a regular contributor to the humor magazine Cracked.[volume & issue needed]

Arcudi worked on a number of comic books based on films, including RoboCop, Terminator, Predator, Alien, and The Thing. Two of these graphic works were subsequently adapted as full-length novels published by Bantam Books. Arcudi’s series Barb Wire, featuring bounty hunter and bartendress Barbara Kopetski, was adapted into a film of the same name starring Pamela Anderson.

Arcudi also scripted several stories for Dark Horse Presents, such as the series "The Creep", and the police procedural "Homicide". Arcudi's comics crime fiction also includes several scripts for Batman: The Dark Knight and Batman: Black and White.[volume & issue needed]

For Dark Horse Comics, Arcudi worked on developing the second incarnation of the character The Mask first in Mayhem #1-4, and then in a series of books illustrated by Doug Mahnke. Arcudi’s work formed the basis of the 1994 feature film starring Jim Carrey. (He later also worked on the spin-off television series; see below.) Arcudi and later Mahnke teamed up for several projects following The Mask, including the DC Comics series Major Bummer, which focused on a group of ineffectual superheros.

Arcudi also served as writer on the Wildstorm Productions series Gen13, illustrated by Gary Frank and Cam Smith, and during a run on DC's Doom Patrol, illustrated by Tan Eng Huat.

Arcudi invented the character Captain Daimio for the series B.P.R.D., which he writes with Mike Mignola. Arcudi had contributed a "B.P.R.D." story to the Hellboy comic issued in conjunction with the film as a premium from Wizard Entertainment. Arcudi later wrote a number of separate B.P.R.D. series.

Arcudi contributed the Superman story to Wednesday Comics.[1][2] He also created a graphic novel called A God Somewhere with Peter Snejbjerg providing the art.[3][4]

Aside from working in the comic media, Arcudi has also worked briefly in animation. He has written two episodes of The Mask: The Animated Series, and one episode of the motion comics based on the comic Batman Black and White.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

Arcudi caricatured on the 1991 cover of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles#38.
  • Abe Sapien (with Mike Mignola)
    • The Haunted Boy
    • The Abyssal Plain #1-2
    • The Devil Does Not Jest #1-2
    • The New Race of Man #1-2
  • Aliens: Alchemy #1-3
  • Aliens: Genocide #1-4
  • Aliens: Stronghold #1-4
  • Aquaman #25-39
  • Batman: Gotham Nights #4, 7
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #162-63
  • B.P.R.D. (with Mike Mignola)
    • Born Again
    • The Dead #1-5
    • The Black Flame #1-6
    • The Universal Machine #1-5
    • Garden of Souls #1-5
    • Killing Ground #1-5
    • Revival
    • Out of Reach
    • The Warning #1-5
    • The Black Goddess #1-5
    • King of Fear #1-5
    • War on Frogs #1-4
    • Revival #1-2
    • The Ectoplasmic Man
    • Casualties
    • 1948 #1-5
    • Hell on Earth: New World #1-5
    • Hell on Earth: Seattle
    • Hell on Earth: Gods #1-3
    • Hell on Earth: Monsters #1-2
    • Hell on Earth: Russia #1-5
    • Hell on Earth: The Long Death #1-3
    • Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine #1-3
    • Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #1-5
    • Hell on Earth: A Cold Day in Hell #1-2
    • Hell on Earth: Wasteland #1-3
    • Hell on Earth: Lake of Fire #1-5
    • Hell on Earth: The Reign of the Black Flame #1-5
  • Barb Wire #1-8
  • Baseball Greats #1: The Jimmy Piersall Story
  • Brass #1-6
  • The Creep #0-4
  • Dark Horse Comics #1-7, 19
  • Dark Horse Presents #19, 23-24, 46, 48-49, 53-58, 60-61, 63-64, 115, 122-23, 147-49
  • Dark Horse Presents Annual 1997
  • Dark Horse Presents: Aliens #1
  • Doom Patrol, vol. 3, #1-22
  • Excalibur #104, 105
  • Flinch #12
  • Gen 13, #25-40
  • Gen 13: Carny Folk #1
  • The Goon: Noir #2
  • Hellboy: Premiere Edition #1 (with Mike Mignola)
  • Hellboy: Weird Tales #4
  • Homicide #1
  • Justice League of America: Destiny #1-4
  • Justice League of America: Superpower #1
  • Lobo/Mask #1-2 (with Alan Grant)
  • Lobster Johnson (with Mike Mignola)
    • The Burning Hand #1-5
    • The Prayer of Neferu
    • Caput Mortuum
    • Satan Smells a Rat
    • A Scent of a Lotus #1-2
    • Get the Lobster #1-5
  • The Machine #1-4
  • Major Bummer #1-15
  • Martian Manhunter, vol. 2 #5
  • Mayhem #1-4
  • The Mask #0-4
  • The Mask Returns #1-4
  • The Mask Strikes Back #1-5
  • Motorhead #1
  • Predator: Big Game #1-4
  • RoboCop: Prime Suspect #1-4
  • RoboCop: Roulette #1-4
  • Savage Sword of Conan #150-52, 158, 165, 182
  • Savage Tales, second series, #5, 7-8
  • Silver Sable #26
  • Sledgehammer 44 (with Mike Mignola)
    • Sledgehammer 44 #1-2
    • Lightning War #1-3
  • Solo #2, 6
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 (cover image only)
  • Terminator #1-4
  • The Thing from Another World: Climate of Fear #1-4
  • Thunderbolts #76-81
  • Total Carnage #1-4, 6-10
  • Walter: Campaign of Terror #1-4
  • Warlock and the Infinity Watch #34-35, 37-40, 42
  • What if...? Vol. 2, #50
  • Wednesday Comics #1-12 - Superman (writer), with art by Lee Bermejo. (2009)
  • Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1-5 (with Mike Mignola)

Graphic novels[edit]

Graphic novels include:

  • Terminator: Tempest (Dark Horse, 1991)
  • Predator: Big Game (Dark Horse, 1991)
  • Aliens: Genocide (Dark Horse, 1992)
  • The Thing from Another World: Climate of Fear (Dark Horse, 1992)
  • RoboCop: Prime Suspect (Dark Horse, 1993)
  • RoboCop: Roulette (Dark Horse, 1993)
  • The Mask (Dark Horse, 1993)
  • The Mask Returns (Dark Horse, 1994)
  • The Mask Strikes Back (Dark Horse, 1996)
  • Barb Wire (Dark Horse, 1996)
  • Gen 13: I Love New York (Wildstorm/DC Comics, 1996)
  • Aliens: Stronghold (Dark Horse, 1996)
  • Justice League of America: Destiny (DC Comics, 2002)
  • Thunderbolts: How to Lose (Marvel Comics, 2003)
  • B.P.R.D.: The Dead (Dark Horse, 2005)
  • B.P.R.D.: The Black Flame (Dark Horse, 2006)
  • B.P.R.D.: The Universal Machine (Dark Horse 2007)
  • B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls (Dark Horse 2008)
  • B.P.R.D.: Killing Ground (Dark Horse 2008)
  • B.P.R.D.: The Warning (Dark Horse 2009)
  • B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess (Dark Horse 2009)
  • B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs (Dark Horse 2010)
  • B.P.R.D.: King of Fear (Dark Horse 2010)
  • B.P.R.D.: Being Human (Dark Horse 2011)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: New World (Dark Horse 2011)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Gods and Monsters (Dark Horse 2012)
  • Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever (Dark Horse 2012)
  • Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories (Dark Horse 2012)
  • A God Somewhere (with Peter Snejbjerg, graphic novel, 200 pages, Wildstorm, June 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2683-3)

Collections[edit]

  • Best of Dark Horse Presents, volume 1 (Dark Horse, 1990)
  • Best of Dark Horse Presents, volume 2 (Dark Horse, 1993)
  • Decade #1 (Dark Horse, 1996)
  • Decade of Dark Horse #3 (Dark Horse, 1996)
  • Hellboy: Weird Tales (Dark Horse, 2003)
  • Batman: Black and White, volume 2 (DC Comics, 2003)
  • The Goon: Noir (Dark Horse, 2007)
  • Wednesday Comics #1-12 - Superman (2009)

Magazines[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Colton, David (June 15, 2009). "Superman to leap off these pages". USA Today. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (September 16, 2009). "WEDNESDAY COMICS: Arcudi & Bermejo". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Geddes, John (June 2, 2010). "'A God Somewhere' is a boldly human graphic novel". USA Today. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (June 2, 2010). "Arcudi and Snejbjerg Find "a god somewhere"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ John Arcudi at the Internet Movie Database

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