Marc Andreyko

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Marc Andreyko
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Andreyko at the 2013 New York Comic Con
Born (1970-06-20) June 20, 1970 (age 44)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Manhunter
Torso

Marc Andreyko (born 20 June 1970) is a comic book and screenwriter, known for his work on books such Manhunter for DC Comics and Torso, a creator-owned true crime series he has co-written with Brian Michael Bendis.

Career[edit]

Andreyko created the character Kate Spencer, who became the first female DC character to assume the identity of Manhunter.

Marc Andreyko co-wrote the limited series Torso with Brian Michael Bendis, for which he was nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize Awarded by the Audience and the Prize for Scenario (script) in 2003. He and Bendis are working with Paramount Pictures on a film adaptation of the work.

He co-created with P. Craig Russell, an Eisner- and Harvey-winning one-shot for Marvel Comics featuring Dr. Strange entitled What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?

In 1996, he directed a production of Joe Orton's Loot for the Weathervane Theater in Akron.

In 1997 he co-created (with Jay Geldhof and Galen Showman) The Lost, a Harvey-nominated comics mini-series which continued the story of Peter Pan in modern times, with the protagonist presented as an amoral vampiric boy prostitute.[1]

He has written comics for other publishers, including Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and Todd McFarlane Productions/Image Comics.[1]

In 2004 he began writing DC Comics' Manhunter series, relaunching it with a third volume, in which he introduced the character of Kate Spencer and her supporting cast. He co-created (with artist Jesus Saiz) Kate Spencer, the title character of the series, the first female character to carry the long-running legacy. He also created Spencer's civilian business partner Damon Matthews, who is in a romantic relationship with superhero Obsidian, one of the few gay-identified couples in mainstream superhero comics.[2] Although #30 was listed as the final issue, the series resumed a year later with Michael Gaydos on art.[3] However, the series was finally canceled with issue #38 in January 2009.[4] Andreyko went to write the Manhunter back-up feature in DC Comics' Batman: Streets of Gotham monthly series that launched in June 2009.

Later work includes The Ferryman for Wildstorm, created by Joel Silver, with artist Jonathan Wayshak.[5] In 2010 he wrote Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Oracle, a one-shot that tied into the Return of Bruce Wayne event. In 2011 Andreyko collaborated with artist Billy Tucci on a fill-in story for Birds of Prey, which featured his Manhunter character.[6]

In September 2013, after the creative team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman announced their departure from Batwoman, DC co-publisher Dan Didio announced Andreyko as the new ongoing writer of the series starting with issue #25.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Andreyko lives in Los Angeles.[1] He is openly gay.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Creators: Marc Andreyko". Prism Comics. April 10, 2008.
  2. ^ Lawrence Ferber (February 14, 2006). The Advocate.
  3. ^ "News! Q&@ with Andreyko/Gaydos on MANHUNTER! Tournament Round Four!". Ain't It Cool News. May 26, 2008.
  4. ^ Jones, Seth (October 17, 2008). "Andreyko Confirms Manhunter Cancelation". Comic Book Resources.
  5. ^ "Marc Andreyko Collects The Dead In Joel Silver's 'The Ferryman'". Comic Book Resources. December 1, 2008
  6. ^ "DC Comics' FULL JULY 2011 SOLICITATIONS". Newsarama. April 11, 2011.
  7. ^ Burlingame, Russ (September 8, 2013). "Marc Andreyko is Writing Batwoman. 5 Reasons to Be Excited". comicbook.com.
  8. ^ Hogan, Heather (September 9, 2013). "DC hires openly gay writer Marc Andreyko to take over 'Batwoman'". AfterEllen.com.

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