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
Chew
Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness

http://www.themightylayman.com

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

Career[edit]

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]

Bibliography[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

Wildstorm[edit]

  • Gen13 vol. 2:
  • Wildstorm Thunderbook, anthology, "Down and Out with the Deviants" (with Jeffrey Moy, August, 2000)
  • Bay City Jive (limited series) (May, 2001-July, 2001):
    • "The Demon-Gate Freak Out!" (with Jason Johnson, in #1-3, 2001)
  • Thundercats: Dogs of War (limited series) (August, 2003-December, 2003):
    • Thundercats: Dogs of War (tpb, 128 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0287-X) collects:
      • "Bone of Contention" (with Brett Booth, in #1, 2003)
      • "Hounded" (with Brett Booth, in #2, 2003)
      • "Pack of Lies" (with Brett Booth, in #3, 2003)
      • "Hand That Feeds You" (with Brett Booth, in #4, 2003)
      • "Dog Gone" (with Brett Booth, in #5, 2003)
  • Thundercats: Enemy's Pride (limited series) (August, 2004-December, 2004):
    • Thundercats: Enemy's Pride (tpb, 128 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0617-4) collects:
      • "Lie of The Beholder" (with Joe Vriens, in #1, 2004)
      • "Best Served Cold" (with Joe Vriens, in #2, 2004)
      • "Eye of The Tiger" (with Joe Vriens, in #3, 2004)
      • "The King and I" (with Joe Vriens, in #4, 2004)
      • "Animas Acme" (with Joe Vriens, in #5, 2004)
  • Red Sonja/Claw (limited series) (March, 2006-June, 2006):
    • Red Sonja/Claw The Unconquered: Devil's Hands (tpb, 112 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1210-7) collects:
      • "The Accursed" (with Andy Smith, in #1, 2006)
      • "Soul Corruption" (with Andy Smith, in #2, 2006)
      • "Divide & Conquered" (with Andy Smith, in #3, 2006)
      • "Severed Alliance" (with Andy Smith, in #4, 2006)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Oni Press[edit]

Dynamite Entertainment[edit]

  • Xena Warrior Princess: Contest of Pantheons (limited series) (July, 2006-August, 2007):
    • Xena Warrior Princess Volume 1: Contest of Pantheons (tpb, 104 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-93330-535-5) collects:
      • "Holy Arcrimony" (with Fabiano Neves, in #1, 2006)
      • "Pantheon Pandemonium" (with Fabiano Neves, in #2, 2006)
      • "Stalk Like an Egyptian" (with Fabiano Neves, in #3, 2006)
      • "Undead Reckoning" (with Fabiano Neves, in #4, 2006)
  • Xena Warrior Princess: Dark Xena (limited series) (May, 2007-August, 2007):
    • Xena Warrior Princess Volume 2: Dark Xena (tpb, 144 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-93330-561-5) collects:
      • "The Way We Were" (with Noah Salonga, in #1, 2007)
      • "(Re)Born Bad" (with Noah Salonga, in #2, 2007)
      • "Partners in Crime" (with Noah Salonga, in #3, 2007)
      • "Unwritten History" (with Noah Salonga, in #4, 2007)
  • Army of Darkness/Xena: Warrior Princess (limited series) (March, 2008-July, 2008):
    • Volume 1: Why not? (tpb, 104 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-60690-008-0) collects:
      • "Battered & Bruced, Part One: The Grimmest Fairy Tale" (with Fabiano Neves, in #1, 2008)
      • "Battered & Bruced, Part Two: Autolykness Adventures" (with Fabiano Neves, in #2, 2008)
      • "Battered & Bruced, Part Three: From These Ashes" (with Fabiano Neves, in #3, 2008)
      • "Battered & Bruced, Part Four: The Best Laid Plans..." (with Fabiano Neves, in #4, 2008)

IDW Publising[edit]

  • Scarface: Scarred For Life (limited series) (December, 2006-April, 2007)
    • Scarface: Scarred For Life (tpb, 128 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-60010-087-1) collects:
      • "City of Zeroes" (with Dave Crosland, in #1, 2006)
      • "The Scum Also Rises" (with Dave Crosland, in #2, 2007)
      • "Everybody Angles" (with Dave Crosland, in #3, 2007)
      • "Mutually Assured Destruction" (with Dave Crosland, in #4, 2007)
      • "Top O' The Heap, End O' The Line" (with Dave Crosland, in #5, 2007)
  • Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths (limited series) (June, 2011-October, 2011)
    • Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths (tpb, 120 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-61377-033-2) collects:
      • "Among The Monsters" (with Alberto Ponticelli, in #1, 2011)
      • "The Wronged Man" (with Alberto Ponticelli, in #2, 2011)
      • "Moth and Flame" (with Alberto Ponticelli, in #3, 2011)
      • "While Tokyo Burns" (with Alberto Ponticelli, in #4, 2011)
      • "Makoto Sato's Last Stand" (with Alberto Ponticelli, in #5, 2011)
  • Mars Attacks (June, 2012-May, 2013)

DC Comics[edit]

  • Detective Comics vol. 2 (October, 2012–March, 2014):
    • Volume 3: Emperor Penguin (tpb, 192 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-4634-6) collects:
      • "IQ Test" (with Andy Clarke, in #13, 2012)
      • "Seeds & Dirt" (with Andy Clarke, in #14, 2012)
      • "Love in Bloom" (with Andy Clarke, in #15, 2012)
      • "Pecking Order" (with Andy Clarke, in #16, 2013)
      • "Doctor's Orders" (with Andy Clarke, in #17, 2013)
      • "A Cut Above" (with Henrik Jonsson, in #18, 2013)
    • Volume 4: The Wrath (tpb, 264 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4997-3) collects:
      • "Birth of a Family" (with Andy Clarke, in #19, 2013)
      • "Birdwatching" (with Henrik Jonsson, in #19, 2013)
      • "Through A Blue Lens" (with Jason Masters, in #19, 2013)
      • "Empire of the Son" (with Andy Clarke, in #20, 2013)
      • "Territorial" (with Andy Clarke, in #21, 2013)
      • "My Better Half" (with Andy Clarke, in #22, 2013)
      • "Marital Abyss" (with Andy Clarke, in #23, 2013)
      • "State of Shock" (with Jason Fabok, in #24, 2013)
      • "Face in the Crowd" (with Joshua Williamson and Scott Eaton, in Annual #2, 2013)
      • "Contained Multitudes" (with Joshua Williamson and Szymon Kudranski, in Annual #2, 2013)
      • "Harvey Bullock, This is Your Life" (with Joshua Williamson and Derlis Santacruz, in Annual #2, 2013)
    • Volume 5: Gothtopia (hc, 176 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4998-1) collects:
      • "Whistleblower's Blues" (with Jason Fabok, in #25, 2013)
      • "Troubled Waters" (with Jorge Lucas, in #25, 2013)
      • "Crown of Fear" (with Aaron Lopresti, in #26, 2013)
      • "Gothtopia, Part One: The Perfect Crime" (with Jason Fabok, in #27, 2014)
      • "Welcome to... Gothtopia, Part Two: The Maddening Crowd" (with Aaron Lopresti, in #28, 2014)
      • "The Truth And Nothing But" (with Aaron Lopresti, in #29, 2014)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight vol. 2 #23.3: Clayface, "Not Just Another Pretty Face" (with Cliff Richards, September, 2013)
  • Catwoman vol. 4 #25, "Before the Claws Come Out" (with Aaron Lopresti, November, 2013) collected in Race of Thieves (tpb, 232 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-5063-7)
  • Batman Eternal (April, 2014-August, 2014):
    • Volume 1 (tpb, 480 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-5173-0) collects:
      • "Batman Eternal" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Jason Fabok, in #1-3, 2014)
      • "Injustice For All" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Dustin Nguyen, in #4, 2014)
      • "Disinfect" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Andy Clarke, in #5, 2014)
      • "The Denied" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Trevor McCarthy, in #6, 2014)
      • "The Sinking Of An Empire!" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Emanuel Simeoni, in #7, 2014)
      • "Guided by Darkness" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Guillem March, in #8, 2014)
      • "The Unburied Past" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Guillem March, in #9, 2014)
      • "When Animals Attack" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Riccardo Burchielli, in #10, 2014)
      • "Day of the Dads" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Ian Bertram, in #11, 2014)
      • "The Good Man" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Mikel Janín, in #12, 2014)
      • "Infernal Relations" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Mikel Janín, in #13, 2014)
      • "Natural Order" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Jason Fabok, in #14, 2014)
      • "The Common Limit" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Dustin Nguyen, in #15, 2014)
      • "The Monster Machine" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Dustin Nguyen, in #16, 2014)
      • "The Savior" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Dustin Nguyen, in #17, 2014)
      • "A Night on Earth" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Andy Clarke, in #18, 2014)
      • "Breaking Bat" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Emanuel Simeoni, in #19, 2014)
      • "Wild Animals" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Emanuel Simeoni, in #20, 2014)
      • "Ten Forty-Eight" (with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley and Jason Fabok, in #21, 2014)

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

Aliens: Inhuman Condition (graphic novel, with Sam Kieth, hc, 56 pages, April, 2013, ISBN 1-59582-618-1)

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