Bob Larkin

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Bob Larkin
Born (1949-07-10) July 10, 1949 (age 67)
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Marvel Magazines covers

Bob Larkin (born July 10, 1949)[1] is an American artist primarily known for his painted covers for Marvel Comics' magazine-format titles Marvel Magazines in the 1970s and early 1980s.


Larkin's many credits include titles such as Crazy Magazine, Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu, Marvel Preview, Marvel Super Special, Planet of the Apes, Savage Sword of Conan, and The Tomb of Dracula. Larkin painted covers for many of the Marvel Fireside Books paperback collections, lending them a simple, movie-poster feel. He did the same thing for the cover to the second major intercompany crossover, Superman and Spider-Man. In addition, Marvel occasionally tapped Larkin to paint covers for premiere issues of such comic book titles as Dazzler and The Saga of Crystar.[2]

Besides his work for Marvel, Larkin has painted covers for Vampirella and The Rook (Warren Publishing), The Amazing Adventures of Holo-Man (Peter Pan Records), Lorelei: Building the Perfect Beast (StarWarp Concepts), and many others.[2]

Larkin provided covers to Bantam Books reprints of Doc Savage, as well as World Wrestling Entertainment merchandise featuring The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Kane, and Chris Jericho.

Personal life[edit]

With wife Fran, Larkin is the father of a son named Ken and two daughters, Claire and Holly.[3] Larkin lived in Hoboken, New Jersey in the 1990s.[4] He has a son, Jake, who was 6 years old in September 2012.[4]


  • Larkin, Bob; Quartuccio, Sal, ed. (2009). The Savage Art of Bob Larkin. SQP. ISBN 978-0865621756. 
Larkin's cover for Superman and Spider-Man (1981).


DC Comics[edit]

Hammond Incorporated[edit]

  • Hammond's Captain Atlas and the Globe Riders #1 (1987)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Peter Pan Records[edit]

  • Amazing Adventures of Holo-Man [Book and Record Set] #PR36 (1978)

Simon & Schuster[edit]

  • Marvel Fireside Books
    • The Amazing Spider-Man (1979)
    • Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (1979)
    • The Fantastic Four (1979)
    • The Incredible Hulk (1978)
    • Marvel's Greatest Superhero Battles (1978)
    • The Mighty Marvel Pin-Up Book (1978)
  • Marvel Novel Series
    • #1 The Amazing Spider-Man: Mayhem in Manhattan (1978)
    • #6 Iron Man: And Call My Killer...MODOK! (1979)
    • #7 Doctor Strange: Nightmare (1979)
    • #8 The Amazing Spider-Man: Crime Campaign (1979)
    • #11 The Hulk and Spider-Man: Murdermoon (1979)

Warren Publishing[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. ^ a b Bob Larkin at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Iron Man #148 (July 1981).
  4. ^ a b Garber, Phil (September 3, 2012). "Long Valley photographer organizes musical benefit to aid child with serious illness". Observer-Tribune (Chester, New Jersey: Recorder Community Newspapers). Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 

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