Luke McDonnell

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Luke McDonnell
Born July 19, 1959
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Iron Man,
Justice League of America,
Suicide Squad

Luke McDonnell (born July 19, 1959)[1] is an American artist whose early career was spent specialising in comic books.

Comic books[edit]

McDonnell began his career as a comics artist in 1980 and illustrated a wide variety of comics including long runs on Iron Man, The Phantom and Suicide Squad.[2] He made his Marvel Comics debut with the story "Eclipse of Reason" in Star Trek #12 (March 1981).[3] In 1983, McDonnell and writer Dennis O'Neil began a storyline in which the character James Rhodes replaced Tony Stark in the role of Iron Man.[4] McDonnell moved to DC Comics in 1985 and became the regular artist on Justice League of America with issue #245 (Dec. 1985).[5] He drew the title through its final storyline (#258-261) which was written by J. M. DeMatteis.[6] McDonnell then moved over to the Suicide Squad series written by John Ostrander.[7] Suicide Squad #23 (Jan. 1989) written by Ostrander and Kim Yale and drawn by McDonnell, featured Barbara Gordon, the former Batgirl, making her debut as Oracle.[8] In 1995, McDonnell drew the final two issues of an Argus limited series after which his comics work has appeared only occasionally.[3]

Yoe! Studio[edit]

McDonnell mainly works as a toy designer and illustrator at Craig Yoe's Yoe! Studio.

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

First Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

YOE Studio![edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Luke McDonnell at the Lambiek Comiclopedia
  3. ^ a b Luke McDonnell at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ O'Neil, Dennis (w), McDonnell, Luke (p), Mitchell, Steve (i). "And Who Shall Clothe Himself In Iron?" Iron Man 170 (May 1983), Marvel Comics
  5. ^ Browning, Michael (August 2012). "Greetings From Detrois, Michigan: Justice League Detroit". Back Issue! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (58): 57. 
  6. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "Alongside artist Luke McDonnell, [J. M.] DeMatteis crafted a dramatic four-part finale to the first series of DC's premier team of superheroes." 
  7. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 228: "Writer John Ostrander gave the new Suicide Squad its own series, having brought the team to life in 1986's Legends miniseries...With the team's own title, Ostrander was helped by artist Luke McDonnell."
  8. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 239: "Barbara [Gordon] set herself as an information guru...Called Oracle, Barbara was recruited by the Suicide Squad in the pages of issue #23 of the Squad's comic, written by John Ostrander and Kim Yale, and pencilled by Luke McDonnell.

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