Ron Wilson (comics)

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Ron Wilson
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Wilson at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008.
Born February 16
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Marvel Two-in-One
The Thing

Ron Wilson (born February 16)[1] is an American comic book artist known for his work on titles starring the Marvel Comics character The Thing, including the titles Marvel Two-in-One and The Thing. Wilson spent eleven years, from 1975 to 1986, chronicling The Thing's adventures through different comic titles.

Career[edit]

Cover of Marvel Two-in-One vol. 1, #72 (February 1981). Art by Ron Wilson.

Wilson began work as an illustrator for Marvel in the early 1970s, producing both cover illustrations and interior artwork. He was the regular artist on Marvel Two-In-One from 1975–1978, and again from 1980–1983; while additionally filling-in on titles such as Black Goliath, Power Man, The Hulk! and Captain Britain.

In the 1980s, after the cancellation of Marvel Two-in-One, Wilson teamed with writer John Byrne on The Thing (1983–1986). In 1983 he plotted and drew "Super Boxers" (Marvel Graphic Novel #8). He drew the entire run of Marvel's Masters of the Universe (1986–1988), and Wolfpack limited series (1988–1989). Wilson's work also appeared in The Avengers, Captain America, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Iron Man, and What If.

In 1990, Wilson illustrated an issue of Urth 4 with Continuity Comics, and then returned to Marvel to do WCW World Championship Wrestling in 1992-1993. His work appeared regularly in Marvel Comics Presents in the years 1992–1994. Ron contributed to the crafting of DC Comics Milestone Media imprint providing character design work and even pencilled an issue of Icon as well as the DC universe mini-series Arion The Immortal. Wilson contributed (uncredited) material to the 2001-2002 mini-series Batman: Orpheus Rising for DC Comics.[citation needed] In 2008, he provided a cover for issue number two of the pro wrestling-themed mini-series Headlocked published by Visionary Comics. Ron is currently preparing his new creator-owned project Battle Rappers for a summer 2012 release.[citation needed]

Notes[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. 

References[edit]

Preceded by
Bob Brown
Marvel Two-in-One penciller
1975–1978
Succeeded by
Sal Buscema
Preceded by
Jerry Bingham
Marvel Two-in-One penciller
1980–1983
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
N/A
The Thing penciller
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Paul Neary