Bob Schreck

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Bob Schreck
Schreck at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Born (1955-02-02) February 2, 1955 (age 63)
Nationality American
Area(s) Editor
Notable works
Co-founder of Oni Press
Editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics
Awards Inkpot Award, 1990

Bob Schreck (born February 2, 1955)[1] is an American comic book writer and editor. A co-founder of Oni Press, Schreck worked for long stretches at both Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics. He is currently editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics.


Schreck, second from left, at the Legendary Comics panel at the 2012 New York Comic Con. Sharing the stage with him from left to right: emcee Chris Hardwick, Matt Wagner, Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham.

One of Shreck's earliest jobs in comics was working with Creation Entertainment in the early 1980s on their Creation conventions.[2] For much of the 1980s he served as administrative director at Comico Comics.[3]

For much of the 1990s Schreck was an editor at Dark Horse Comics, where he was in charge of (among other titles) Dark Horse Presents.

He left Dark Horse in 1997 and shortly thereafter[4] co-founded Oni Press with Joe Nozemack. Oni's goal was publishing comics and graphic novels the founders would want to read. Unsatisfied with the material that was dominating the industry, they believed firmly that sequential art could be used to tell virtually any story.

Leaving Oni in 1999, Schreck went to work as an editor at DC Comics, where he worked on the Batman titles and the All Star imprint. He was laid off in January 2009.[5]

After leaving DC, Schreck joined IDW Publishing as a senior editor, where he also wrote the comic book series Jurassic Park: Redemption.[6]

In 2011, he was named editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics, the new graphic novel venture from Legendary Pictures.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Schreck grew up in Levittown, Long Island, New York. Shreck was married for a short period to Diana Schutz, whom he met in the early 1980s while he was with Creation Entertainment.[2] He is openly bisexual.[4][8]



  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Michael "Reining in a Dark Horse: An Interview with Diana Schutz", Comic Book Resources, December 20, 2001. Accessed March 17, 2008
  3. ^ Bob Schreck & Travis Langley (2012, March 17). Focus on Bob Schreck. Panel presented at the Comics Arts Conference, WonderCon. Anaheim, California.
  4. ^ a b Thomas, Michael. "The Editor's Editor: The Sub-Genius of Bob (Schreck)". Comic Book Resources. March 15, 2002
  5. ^ DC Comics Lays Off Editor Bob Schreck, Comic Book Resources. January 23, 2009.
  6. ^ "Jurassic Park Story Continues in Print Form from IDW". 
  7. ^ ""Batman" producer gets into comic books business". Yahoo News!. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  8. ^ Schreck profile Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Prism Comics (April 10, 2008).
  9. ^ a b 1995 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners
  10. ^ 1999 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Winners

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Preceded by
Denny O'Neil
Batman Group Editor
Succeeded by
Peter Tomasi