Ric Meyers

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Ric Meyers
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Meyers at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, May 21, 2011.
Born 1953
Occupation novelist, columnist, comics creator
Language English
Nationality American
Genre martial arts, crime fiction, superhero fantasy
Notable works Asian Cult Cinema
Inside Kung-Fu
The Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast

Richard Meyers (born 1953), is an American columnist, author and comic book writer. For his contributions to the martial arts film industry, was the first non-martial artist to be inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame.[1] Ric Meyers has met, talked with and written about the most influential people in Asian films. His book Great Martial Arts Movies is the reference tool many use to build their Asian Film collections.[citation needed]

He writes for Asian Cult Cinema and Inside Kung-Fu, and he is friends with Jackie Chan and Tsui Hark.[citation needed] He has also done audio commentaries for more than forty DVDs as of 2008; he interviews Steven Chow on Sony's American release of Kung Fu Hustle.

He regularly attends FanimeCon and has hosted/presented the annual Superhero Kung-Fu Extravaganza at the San Diego Comic Con since 1998, where he has honored celebrated stars of action cinema as his guests such as Cynthia Rothrock and Jim Kelly (martial artist), as well as championing rising talent in martial arts filmmaking such as Eric Jacobus and Jan Lucanus.[2] Although perhaps best known for his contributions to the martial art movie industry (Rim Films called him "one of the men most responsible for the acceptance of Asian action movies and stars in America"), Meyers has been writing, consulting, and performing professionally since 1974.

He is the author of at least two dozen books of both fiction and nonfiction under variations of his name, as well as several pseudonyms, such as Dane Hartman and Wade Barker. His most successful and popular include Doomstar, Fear Itself, Murder in Halruua, TV Detectives, For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films, and contributions to The Destroyer, Dirty Harry, and Ninja Master paperback series.

Periodicals he has contributed to such publications as Starlog, Famous Monsters of Filmland, The Armchair Detective, and DirectTV The Guide.

He has also written superhero fiction, including the third Marvel Comics novel The Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast, and contributing to the 60th anniversary issue of Detective Comics.

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