Mike Carlin

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Mike Carlin
Mike Carlin.jpg
Mike Carlin at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2007
Born Michael Carlin
(1958-10-06) October 6, 1958 (age 56)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Editor
Notable works
Superman
Awards "Best Editor" Eisner Award (1994)

Michael Carlin (born October 6, 1958)[1] is a comic book writer and editor. He has worked principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics since the 1970s.

Early life[edit]

Carlin attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan.[2]

Career[edit]

Mike Carlin started out in the business at DC Comics as a summer intern in 1974.[3] He was hired by Marvel Comics as a writer and artist on Crazy Magazine, the company's black-and-white humor title. He later became an assistant editor under Mark Gruenwald,[4] and also wrote a short run of stories in Captain America as well as the Assistant Editors Month issue of Marvel Team-Up (Aunt May and Franklin Richards vs. Galactus).[5] Carlin moved to DC in 1986, where he became Superman group editor. From 1996-2002, he served as an executive editor at DC Comics.

Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1992 Eisner Award for Best Editor, for Superman titles and The Psycho[7]

Appearances within comics[edit]

The Batman Adventures—the first DC Comics spinoff of Batman: The Animated Series—features a screwball trio of incompetent super-villains: the Mastermind (a caricature of Mike Carlin), The Perfessor (a caricature of Dennis O'Neil), and Mr. Nice (a caricature of Archie Goodwin), a super-strong but childishly-innocent super-villain.

Superman: The Man of Steel #75, a pastiche of Superman's death in Superman volume 2 #75, where Mxyzptlk creates a duplicate of Doomsday. The confrontation culminates with Mxyzptlk meeting the Supreme Being who turns out to be Mike Carlin, the then-editor of the Superman titles, who promptly brings him back to life.

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. ^ Talon, Durwin S. (2007). Panel Discussions: Design in Sequential Art Storytelling. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 5. ISBN 1-893905-14-4. 
  3. ^ Superman vol. 2, #4 (April 1987) letters column
  4. ^ "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated February 1984.
  5. ^ DeFalco, Tom; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1980s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 216. ISBN 978-0756641238. "The January-dated books in 1984 featured a company-wide event that became known as 'Assistant Editor's Month'...a humorous story in Marvel team-Up #137 featured Aunt May as the new herald of Galactus." 
  6. ^ "1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 

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Preceded by
J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America writer
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Mark Gruenwald
Preceded by
Andy Helfer
Action Comics editor
1987–1996
Succeeded by
K.C. Carlson
Preceded by
Andy Helfer
Adventures of Superman editor
1987–1996
Succeeded by
K.C. Carlson
Preceded by
Andy Helfer
Superman (vol. 2) editor
1987–1996
Succeeded by
K.C. Carlson
Preceded by
n/a
Superman: The Man of Steel editor
1991–1996
Succeeded by
K.C. Carlson
Preceded by
Dick Giordano
DC Universe Executive Editor
1996-2002
Succeeded by
Dan DiDio