Christy Marx

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Christy Marx
Bornc. 1952
Notable worksJem, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conan the Adventurer, G.I. Joe, Hypernauts, Captain Power
SpousePeter Ledger
(1983–1994; his death)

Christy Marx (born c. 1952) is an American screenwriter best known for her work on various TV series, including Jem,[1] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conan the Adventurer, G.I. Joe, Hypernauts, Captain Power and others. She is also known for her original comic book series Sisterhood of Steel as well as work on Conan, Red Sonja, and Elfquest.


She is also a game designer, making her debut with Conquests of Camelot and following it with Conquests of the Longbow. She wrote the game bible and most dialogue for The Legend of Alon D'ar for the PlayStation 2 console, and has worked on PC, console and MMO games. She wrote the Babylon 5 episode "Grail" which, like "Camelot", has to do with the discovery of the Holy Grail.

In 2000, Marx won the Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award from the Writers Guild of America for her contributions to the field of animation writing.[2]

She began working at Zynga in 2011, where she continued to work with games such as Hidden Chronicles.[3] She left the company in 2017.[4]

In June 2012, it was announced that Marx would be writing the character of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld in a revival of the comic book series Sword of Sorcery.[5]

She has also authored a writing manual, Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games. The book covers how to write for multiple mediums and formats.

Personal life[edit]

Her husband, Peter Ledger, was an illustrator. The computer game Conquests of Camelot[6] and the Sisterhood of Steel graphic novel features his art.


  1. ^ Cartoon queen Jem returns on DVD
  2. ^ "The Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award".
  3. ^ From G.I. Joe to Zynga: the three-decade career of Christy Marx
  4. ^ Interview: The creator of the Conquests adventures on what made them special
  5. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (June 8, 2012). "DC Adds Four to New 52, Including DiDio's Phantom Stranger". Newsarama. Retrieved June 10, 2012. This new series... will launch with the return of Amethyst to the New 52. Written by Christy Marx with art by Aaron Lopresti, the comic will show how Amethyst finds out she's the lost princess of Gemworld.
  6. ^ Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

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