John Layman

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John Layman
Born John Steele Layman
(1969-08-02) August 2, 1969 (age 45)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Letterer
Notable works
Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness

John Steele Layman (born August 2, 1969) is an American comic book writer and letterer.


Once an editor for Wildstorm, a branch of DC Comics, Layman turned to writing comics full-time in 2002 and mainly writes for Marvel Comics.

He has also worked on several comic books based on pre-existing licenses such as Xena: Warrior Princess, ThunderCats, as well as crossovers like Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness.[dead link][1]

Layman has written a number of creator-owned titles at Image Comics, such as the graphic novel Puffed,[dead link][2] and Chew[3][4] with artist Rob Guillory.[5][6]

In 2007, he began working as a writer for Cryptic Studios, a video game studio in Los Gatos, California.[7] He worked there until 2010.

In 2010, Layman's semi-autobiographical comic Safe Word (published by Image Comics) hit stands. It has been optioned by Brett Ratner for production beginning in 2012.[citation needed]

Layman also helped create the animals in Avatar.[citation needed]


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