List of comics creators appearing in comics

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Several comic book and comic strip writers, artists, and others have appeared within the fictional world of comics, both their own and others'. Some appear as simple characters in the story, some appear as characters who break the fourth wall and address the reader directly, and some make cameo appearances in framing sequences to introduce a story and sometimes to have a last word.

Fantastic Four #10 (Jan. 1963): Before his Fourth World, there was Jack Kirby's fourth wall. Cover art by Kirby & Dick Ayers.

" * " = "behind the scenes" stories not in regular continuity

A[edit]

Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem (December 1989)
Jon Sable, Freelance #33 (July 1986)
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos Special #6 (Aug. 1970): "Through the Past Darkly"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos #100 (July 1972): "100th Anniversary!"

B[edit]

The Flash #228 (Aug. 1974): "The Day I Saved The Flash!"[1]
Justice League of America #123 (Oct. 1975): "Where On Earth Am I?"[2]
Justice League of America #124 (Nov. 1975): "Avenging Ghosts of the Justice Society!"[3]
The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]
Shazam #1 (Feb. 1973): "In The Beginning"
Duck-Girl #0 (Aug. 2000): "Made in Japan."
The Masked Man #9 (April 1986): "The End"
What If? #11 (Oct. 1978): "What if the Fantastic Four Were the Original Marvel Bullpen?"
Strange Tales #123 (Aug. 1964): "The Birth of the Beetle"
The Avengers vol. 3, #14 (March 1999): "Hi, Honey... ...I'm Hooooome!" *
Iron Fist #15 (Sept. 1977): "Enter the X-Men"
E-Man #2 (First Comics, 1982)
Fantastic Four #262 (January 1984): "The Trial of Mr. Fantastic"
The Sensational She-Hulk #41 (July 1992): "Rock & Ruin"
The Sensational She-Hulk #50: (April 1993): "He's Dead?!"
Hulk #1 (April 1999): "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Hulk (But Were Afraid To Ask!)"

C[edit]

Pin-Up (1995 - )
Li'l Abner (April 1951): 16. and 17. April daily strips
Concrete Eclectica #2 (1993)
Astonishing #4 (June 1951): "The Nightmare"
X-Men #98 (April 1976): "Merry Christmas, X-Men..."
X-Men #105 (June 1977): "The Flame, The Frenzy... and Firelord", pp. 10 and 11
Iron Fist #15 (Sept. 1977): "Enter the X-Men"
Man-Thing vol. 2, #11 (July 1981): "Hell's Gate"
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem (December 1989)
X-Men #105 (June 1977): "The Flame, The Frenzy... and Firelord", pp. 10 and 11
Iron Fist #15 (Sept. 1977): "Enter the X-Men"
E-Man #2 (First Comics, 1982)
  • Paty Cockrum
Iron Fist #15 (Sept. 1977): "Enter the X-Men"
Daredevil Special #1 (Sept. 1967): "At the Stroke of Midnight" *
Batman #237 (Dec. 1971): "Night of the Reaper"[5]
Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972): "A Stranger Walks among Us!"[6][7][8][9]
Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973): "And the Juggernaut Will Get You... If You Don't Watch Out!"[6][7][8][9]
Thor #207 (Jan. 1973): "Firesword!"[6][7][8][9]
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"

D[edit]

The Incredible Hulk #418 (June 1994) "We are Gathered Here"
Excalibur vol. 1 #24 (July 1990) "Tempting Fates"
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964): "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man"
Dragon's Teeth #1 (1983): "Inspiration"

E[edit]

The Spirit (June 8, 1947)
The Spirit #17 (1977) and #30 (1981)
The Dreamer (1986)
Dark Horse Presents #66 (Sept. 1992): "Concrete: Byrdland's Secret"
Justice League of America #89 (March 1971): "The Most Dangerous Dreams of All"
Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972): "A Stranger Walks among Us!"[6][7][8][9]
Master of Kung Fu #17 (April 1974): "Lair of the Lost"
Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973): "And the Juggernaut Will Get You... If You Don't Watch Out!"[6][7][8][9]
Thor #207 (Jan. 1973): "Firesword!"[6][7][8][9]

F[edit]

The Phantom: Mystery of Cape Cod (1986), The Triads (1994)
Weird Fantasy #14 (1952)
Man-Thing vol. 2, #11 (July 1981): "Hell's Gate"
Strange Adventures #140 (May 1962), "The Strange Adventure That Really Happened"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos Special #6 (Aug. 1970): "Through the Past Darkly"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos #100 (July 1972): "100th Anniversary!"
Justice League|Justice League of America #89 (March 1971): "The Most Dangerous Dreams of All"

G[edit]

Marvel 1602 #5 (Feb 2004) *
Wolff & Byrd, Counsellors of the Macabre #4 (Nov. 1994):"A Host of Horrors"
Weird Fantasy #14 (1952)
Hulk #1 (April 1999): "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Hulk (But Were Afraid To Ask!)"
Man-Thing (1974 series) #22: "Pop Goes the Cosmos!"
Howard The Duck #16: "Zen And The Art Of Comic Book Writing"
The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
Howard the Duck #5 (black and white magazine format, May 1980): "The Tomb of Drãkula!"
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
Freedom Fighters # 9 (Aug 1987), "Blitzkrieg at Buffalo"
Asterix and the Class Act (2003):
Strange Adventures #140 (May 1962), "The Strange Adventure That Really Happened"
The Warlord #35 (July 1980): "Gambit"[11]
Marvel Preview #23 (black and white magazine format, Fall, 1980): "Annie Mae"

H[edit]

  • Mark Hanerfeld
Batman #237 (Dec. 1971): "Night of the Reaper"[5]
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
The Warlord #35 (July 1980): "Gambit"[11]
  • Fred Hembeck
The Omega Men #3 (June 1983): "Assault on Euphorix"
  • Mike Higgins
Fantastic Four #262 (January 1984): "The Trial of Mr. Fantastic"

I[edit]

Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"

J[edit]

since his 1942 one-shot story Un marinaio nella stratosfera ("A Sailor into the Stratosphere") published by Edizioni A.V.E. until his death in 1997, Jac has very often portaryed himself in his own comics, or at least was referenced by various characters, usually interacting with them.
Groo The Wanderer vol.2, #2 (April 1985): "Dragon Killer!"
New Avengers #7-10 (July-Oct. 2005): "The Sentry"
Man-Thing vol. 2, #11 (July 1981): "Hell's Gate"

K[edit]

Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Green Lantern #29 (June 1964): "Half a Green Lantern is Better than None!" *
Green Lantern #45 (June 1966): "Prince Peril's Power Play"
Judgment Day: Aftermath (March 1998)
Green Lantern #45 (June 1966): "Prince Peril's Power Play"
House of Mystery #180 (1969): "His Name is Kane"
Justice Traps the Guilty #56 (Nov. 1953): Cover
The Fantastic Four #10 (Jan. 1963): "The Return of Doctor Doom"
Fantastic Four Special #5 (Nov. 1967): "This is a Plot?" *
X-Men #98 (April 1976): "Merry Christmas, X-Men..."
What If? #11 (Oct. 1978): "What if the Fantastic Four Were the Original Marvel Bullpen?"
Boy Commandos #1 (Winter 1942-43): "Satan Wears a Swastika"
The Dreamer by Will Eisner (1986)
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
Marvel 1602 #5 (Feb 2004)

L[edit]

  • Michele Laframboise
La Plume Japonaise (2006), previously serialized in Mensuhell #57-77 (Aug. 2004- April 2006)
All Winners Comics #2 (Fall 1941): "Winners All" (two-page text story)
Astonishing #4 (June 1951): "The Nightmare"
The Fantastic Four #10 (Jan. 1963): "The Return of Doctor Doom"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos Special #6 (Aug. 1970): "Through the Past Darkly"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos #100 (July 1972): "100th Anniversary!"
The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964): "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man" *
Strange Tales #123 (Aug. 1964): "The Birth of the Beetle"
Daredevil #29 (June 1967): "Unmasked"
Daredevil Special #1 (Sept. 1967): "At the Stroke of Midnight" *
Fantastic Four Special #5 (Nov. 1967): "This is a Plot?" *
The Amazing Spider-Man Special #5 (Nov. 1968): "Here We Go-a-Plotting" *
Chamber of Darkness #2 (Dec. 1969) "The Day of the Red Death" (host)
X-Men #98 (April 1976): "Merry Christmas, X-Men..."
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
What If? #11 (Oct. 1978): "What if the Fantastic Four Were the Original Marvel Bullpen?"
What If? #11 (Oct. 1978), cover art by Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott.
Stan Lee Meets Superheroes (five issues from Nov. 2006)
The Amazing Spider-Man Special #5 (Nov. 1968): "Here We Go-a-Plotting" *
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos Special #6 (Aug. 1970): "Through the Past Darkly"
Marvel Team-Up 74 (Oct. 1978): "Live From New York It's Saturday Night"

M[edit]

Justice League of America #123 (Oct.1975): "Where On Earth Am I?"[2]
Justice League of America #124 (Nov. 1975): "Avenging Ghosts of the Justice Society!"[3]
Howard the Duck #5 (black and white magazine format, May 1980): "The Tomb of Drãkula!"
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
Master of Kung Fu #17 (April 1974): "Lair of the Lost"
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Flash 80 Page Giant #1 (Aug. 1998): "Your Life Is My Business"
Simpsons Comics #88 (Nov. 2003): "Licence to Kilt"
Doctor Strange - Sorceror Supreme #9 (Nov. 1989): "That Was Then... This Is NOW"
Animal Man #26 (Aug. 1990): "Deus Ex Machina"
Doom Patrol #58 (Oct. 1991): "Suicide Attack"
Simpsons Comics #88 (Nov. 2003): "Licence to Kilt"

O[edit]

Batman #237 (Dec. 1971): "Night of the Reaper"[5]
The Warlord #35 (July 1980): "Gambit"[11]

P[edit]

Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]
The Avengers vol. 3, #14 (March 1999): "Hi, Honey... ...I'm Hooooome!" *
Wonder Woman vol. 2, #14, p. 20
Ghost Rider #14
Teen Titans vol. 2, #21
E*Man Comics #17 (1984): "Smeltquest"
The Dreamer by Will Eisner (1986)

R[edit]

Wonder Woman vol. 2, Annual #2 (1989): "Play Like"
The Amazing Spider-Man Special #5 (Nov. 1968): "Here We Go-a-Plotting" *
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]

S[edit]

Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos Special #6 (Aug. 1970): "Through the Past Darkly"
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
Strange Adventures #140 (May 1962), "The Strange Adventure That Really Happened"
The Flash #179 (May 1968): "Flash - Fact Or Fiction"[14]
Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972): "A Stranger Walks among Us!"[6] (mentioned, not seen)
X-Men #98 (April 1976): "Merry Christmas, X-Men..."
Superman #411 (Sept. 1985): "The Last Earth-Prime Story"
Action Comics #565 (March 1985): "Ambush Bug in '$ellout' or 'Manna from Mando'"
Ambush Bug #3(Aug. 1985): "The Ambush Bug History of the DC Universe"
Ambush Bug #4 (Sept. 1985): "Whoops"
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #144 (Dec. 1971): "A Big Thing In a Deep Scottish Lake"
Howard the Duck #5(black and white magazine format, May 1980): "The Tomb of Drãkula!"
Justice Traps the Guilty #56 (Nov. 1953): Cover
Boy Commandos #1 (Winter 1942-43): "Satan Wears a Swastika"
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
Marvel Preview #23 (black and white magazine format, Fall, 1980): "Annie Mae"
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
  • Milt Snappin
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
Supernatural Law Big First Amendment Issue (2005)
Star Reach #1 (1974): "Death Building"
Master of Kung Fu #17 (April 1974): "Lair of the Lost"
What If? #11 (Oct. 1978): "What if the Fantastic Four Were the Original Marvel Bullpen?"
Dark Horse Presents # 100-3 (August 1995)"Concrete: The Artistic Impulse"

T[edit]

The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]
What If #13 (Feb. 1979): "What If Conan the Barbarian Walked the Earth in the Twentieth Century?"
Fantastic Four Special #5 (Nov. 1967): "This is a Plot?" *
The Amazing Spider-Man Special #5 (Nov. 1968): "Here We Go-a-Plotting" *
The Avengers #83 (Dec. 1970): "Come On In... The Revolution's Fine!"[15]
Marvel Feature #2 (March 1972): "Nightmare on Bald Mountain"[16]
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
Freedom Fighters # 9 (Aug 1987), "Blitzkrieg at Buffalo"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos Special #6 (Aug. 1970): "Through the Past Darkly"
Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos #100 (July 1972): "100th Anniversary!"
Strange Tales featuring Warlock #181 (Aug. 1975): "1000 Clowns"
  • Frank Thorne
Cerebus the Aardvark #3 (Apr-May, 1978): "Song of Red Sophia"
  • Anthony Tollin
Detective Comics #482 (February-March 1979): "Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure"[10]
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
The Dreamer by Will Eisner (1986)

U[edit]

Asterix and the Class Act (2003):

V[edit]

Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Invincible #15 (July 2004)
Ex Machina #40 (February 2009): "Ruthless"
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"

W[edit]

Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972): "A Stranger Walks among Us!"[6][7][8][9]
Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973): "And the Juggernaut Will Get You... If You Don't Watch Out!"[6][7][8][9]
Thor #207 (Jan. 1973): "Firesword!"[6][7][8][9]
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Batman #237 (Dec. 1971): "Night of the Reaper"[5]
Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972): "A Stranger Walks among Us!"[6][7][8][9]
Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973): "And the Juggernaut Will Get You... If You Don't Watch Out!"[6][7][8][9]
Thor #207 (Jan. 1973): "Firesword!"[6][7][8][9]
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
Freedom Fighters # 9 (Aug 1987), "Blitzkrieg at Buffalo"
The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Batman #237 (Dec. 1971): "Night of the Reaper"[5]
Fantastic Four #176 (Nov. 1976): "Improbable As It May Seem — The Impossible Man Is Back In Town"
Freedom Fighters # 9 (Aug 1987), "Blitzkrieg at Buffalo"
The New Teen Titans #20 (June 1982): "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!"[4]
Marvel Premiere featuring Iron Fist #24 (Sept. 1975): "Summerkill"
Weird Science 22 (1953): "My World"
Batman #237 (Dec. 1971): "Night of the Reaper"[5]

Y[edit]

Miracleman #8 (June 1986)
The Spirit #30 (Kitchen Sink Press, 1981)

References[edit]

All appearances sourced from original or reprinted comics, unless otherwise noted.

  1. ^ Bates, Cary (w), Novick, Irv (p), Blaisdell, Tex (i). "The Day I Saved the Life of the Flash" The Flash 228 (July–August 1974), DC Comics
  2. ^ a b Bates, Cary; Maggin, Elliot S. (w), Dillin, Dick (p), McLaughlin, Frank (i). "Where on Earth Am I?" Justice League of America 123 (October 1975), DC Comics
  3. ^ a b Bates, Cary; Maggin, Elliot S. (w), Dillin, Dick (p), McLaughlin, Frank (i). "Avenging Ghosts of the Justice Society!" Justice League of America 124 (November 1975), DC Comics
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Wolfman, Marv (w), Pérez, George (p), Tanghal, Romeo (i). "A Titanic Tale of Titans' Tomfoolery!" The New Teen Titans 20 (June 1982)
  5. ^ a b c d e f A Rutland Halloween Parade tale by writer Denny O'Neil, featuring Tom Fagan and a number of DC creators.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m A Rutland Halloween Parade story. The 1972 parade was featured in three stories split between Marvel and DC, which could be read separately but in fact made up a bizarre cross-company crossover mingling real and fictional characters. Marvel's Amazing Adventures #16 by Steve Englehart featured minor plot strands that were picked up on in DC's Justice League of America #103 by writer Len Wein. The same plot feature (revolving around Englehart's car) was then continued in Thor #207 by writer Gerry Conway. All stories featured Tom Fagan, Englehart, Conway, Wein and his first wife, Glynis Wein. See: Thomas, Roy (ed.) Alter Ego: The Comic Book Artist Collection (TwoMorrows Publishing, Mar. 2001), pp. 79-80
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Larnick, Eric (October 30, 2010). "The Rutland Halloween Parade: Where Marvel and DC First Collided". ComicsAlliance.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Cronin, Brian (October 1, 2010). "Comic Book Legends Revealed #280". ComicBookResources.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973), Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972), and Thor #207 (Jan. 1973) at the Grand Comics Database
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Rozakis, Bob (w), Golden, Michael (p), Smith, Bob (i). "Bat-Mite's New York Adventure!" Detective Comics 482 (February-March 1979)
  11. ^ a b c Daudt, Ron E. (2010). "Jack C. Harris Interview (Pt. 2)". TheSilverLantern.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2011. "the Warlord goes into a sort of parallel world where it's like a Dungeons and Dragons game and at the end of the story we pull back and the two guys playing Dungeons and Dragons are me and Grell. Which I thought was great and as we're playing the game this other guy comes in to scold us for not doing our work and it's Joe Orlando." 
  12. ^ Jack Kirby (as a character) at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  13. ^ Stan Lee (as a character) at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  14. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "Trapped on 'Earth-Prime', the Flash knew only one man could possibly help him: DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz." 
  15. ^ The first Rutland, Vermont Rutland Halloween Parade real-life crossover tale. Featuring Tom Fagan, Thomas and Thomas' then-wife Jean
  16. ^ A Rutland Halloween Parade tale, featuring Fagan and the Thomases