Lee Weeks

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Lee Weeks
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Weeks at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 9, 2010.
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciler, Inker, Writer
Notable works
Daredevil
Batman: Gauntlet
Gambit
Spiderman: Death & Destiny
Awards Haxtur Awards; Best Short Story (with Jones and Rubenstein - 2003)

Lee Weeks is an American comic book artist, known for his work on such books as Daredevil.

Career[edit]

Weeks made his professional comics debut in the 1980s, penciling, inking, and lettering a short story ("Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk") in Tales of Terror #5, a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics. He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on Daredevil Vol. 1 series (1990–1992), where he pencilled the Last Rites storyline. It featured the fall of the Kingpin and is a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Born Again.

Other titles he has contributed to include Justice (1988–1989), The Destroyer Vol.1 (1989–1990), Gambit Vol.1 (1993–1994), Tarzan vs. Predator (Dark Horse Comics), Spider-Man: Death and Destiny (2000), Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto (2001), Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2002), Captain America Vol. 4 #17-20 (with writer Dave Gibbons) (Marvel Comics, 2003) and The Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 (2002, 2005). Weeks penciled the five-part Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics) (2007–2008) mini-series for Marvel Comics.

In a brief period with DC Comics, Weeks penciled the 1997 48-page bookshelf format book, Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, which was written by Bruce Canwell. He also worked as a storyboard artist for Superman: The Animated Series.[1]

Weeks is the subject of the seventeenth volume of the Modern Masters series published by TwoMorrows Publishing in 2008.

Weeks is the writer and artist of "Angels Unaware", the opening three issues storyline of the eight-issue, Marvel anthology miniseries Daredevil: Dark Nights.[2]

James Hunt of Comic Book Resources gave the first issue four and a half out of five stars. While Hunt praised Weeks' writing, he stated, "It's Weeks' art which really sells the story. Weeks is a very visual storyteller whose ideas translate fantastically onto the page, whether it's the ambiance of snow-covered streets or the fluid, weighty action scenes. The world looks grimy, yet ethereal. It's clear that the artists have a rock-solid grip on the character."[3] The second issue was also given four and a half out of five stars by CBR's Kelly Thompson, who called it "hauntingly beautiful and surprisingly complex in the way it addresses the ideas of being a superhero", and that the storyline is a "fantastic" look at the character.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is mentioned in the DVD commentary of the episode "Apokolips Now Part 2"
  2. ^ Phegley, Kiel (June 11, 2013). "Lee Weeks Rebuilds Daredevil's 'Dark Nights'. Comic Book Resources.
  3. ^ Hunt, James (June 10, 2013). "Daredevil: Dark Nights #1". Comic Book Resources.
  4. ^ Thompson, Kelly (July 5, 2013). "Daredevil: Dark Nights #2". Comic Book Resources.

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