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
SpouseRandy Littlejohn
Peter Ledger
(1983–1994; his death)

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


Marx made her debut in the gaming industry with both writing and designing with Conquests of Camelot in 1990,[2] and followed it with the sequel Conquests of the Longbow.

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, which was released in August 2013.[5][6]

She has also authored a writing manual, Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games.[7] 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[8] and the Sisterhood of Steel graphic novel features his art.


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.[9]

Best Computer Adventure game 1990, by Video Games and Computer Entertainment Magazine, for Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Holy Grail [10]

Best Adventure game 1991, by Computer Game Review and Enchanted Realms, for Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood[10]


Life in the Ocean Depths (Life in Extreme Environments) 2003[11]

Watson and Crick and DNA (Primary Sources of Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories) 2005 [12]

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (Tragic Fires Throughout History) 2004 [13]

Jet Li (Martial Arts Masters) 2002 [14]


Sword of Sorcery Volume 1: Amethyst, 2013 [6]

Birds of Prey #27, 2014 [15]

Convergence: Zero Hour Book 1, published in 2015 [16]

Writing credits (TV and film)[edit]

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2004 film)
  • Babylon 5 (1994)
  • Beast Wars: Transformers (1998)
    • ”Transmutate” (ep.36)
  • Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars (1991)
    • ”War Of the Warts (Part 1)” [ep.1]
    • ”A Fistful of Simoleans (Part 2)” [ep.2]
    • ”The Good, The Bad, and the Warty (Part 3)” [ep.3]
    • ”Corsair Canards” (ep.9)
    • ”The Artificers of Aldebaran” (ep.10, co-written with Bridget McKenna)
  • Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1988)
  • Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys (1997)
    • ”Felonious Monks” (ep.17)
  • Conan the Adventurer (1992-1993, story editor)
    • ”The Night of Fiery Tears” (ep.1)
    • ”Blood Brother” (ep.2)
    • ”Star of Shadizar” (ep.3)
    • ”Windfang’s Eyrie” (ep.12)
    • ”The Master Thief of Shadizar” (ep.16, co-written with Jean Chalopin)
    • ”Into the Abyss” (ep.62, co-written with Jean Chalopin)
  • Darkstalkers (1995)
    • ”Donovan’s Bane” (ep.2)
    • ”Samurai’s Honor” (ep.10)
  • Dino-Riders (1988)
    • ”T-Rex” (ep.6)
    • ”Enter the Commandos” (ep.11)
  • Dork Hunters From Outer Space (2008)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 TV series) (1985)
    • ”Synthoid Conspiracy, Part I” (ep.26)
    • ”Synthoid Conspiracy, Part II” (ep.27)
    • ”Captives of Cobra, Part 1” (ep.32)
    • ”Captives of Cobra, Part 2” (ep.33)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1989 TV series) (1990)
    • ”The Mind Mangler” (ep.22)
    • ”BIOK” (ep.23)
  • Hypernauts (1996)
    • ”First Contact” (ep.1)
    • ”The Star Ranger” (ep.2)
    • ”The Challenge: Part One” (ep.12)
    • ”The Challenge: Part Two” (ep.13)
  • Jem (1985-1988, story editor)
    • ”The Beginning (Part 1)” [S1 ep.1]
    • ”Disaster (Part 2)” [S1 ep.2]
    • ”Kimber’s Rebellion (Part 3)” [S1 ep.3]
    • ”Frame Up (Part 4)” [S1 ep.4]
    • ”The Battle of the Bands (Part 5)” [S1 ep.5]
    • ”Starbright Part 1: Falling Star” (S1 ep.6)
    • ”Starbright Part 2: Colliding Stars” (S1 ep.7)
    • ”Starbright Part 3: Rising Star” (S1 ep.8)
    • ”The Music Awards: Part 1” (S1 ep.13)
    • ”The Music Awards: Part 2” (S1 ep.14)
    • ”The Princess and the Slinger” (S1 ep.19, co-written with Ellen Guon)
    • ”The Jem Jam: Part 1” (S1 ep.23)
    • ”The Jem Jam: Part 2” (S1 ep.24)
    • ”Glitter and Gold” (S1 ep.26)
    • “The Talent Search, Part 1” (S2 ep.1)
    • ”The Talent Search, Part 2” (S2 ep.2)
    • ”Treasure Hunt” (S2 ep.8, co-written with Ellen Guon)
    • ”KJEM” (S2 ep.15)
    • ”Britrock” (S2 ep.24)
    • ”The Stingers Hit Town: Part 1” (S3 ep.1)
    • ”The Stingers Hit Town: Part 2” (S3 ep.2)
    • ”A Change of Heart” (S3 ep.10)
    • ”A Father Should Be...” (S3 ep.12)
  • Kong: The Animated Series (2000)
    • ”Reborn” (ep.8, co-written with Randy Littlejohn and Romain Van Leimt)
  • Legend of the Dragon (2006)
    • all eps co-written with Randy Littlejohn
    • ”Horse Play” (S1 ep.18)
    • ”Monkey See Monkey Do” (S1 ep.25)
    • ”Spellbound” (S2 ep.8)
    • ”The Heart of the Dragon” (S2 ep.13)
  • Masters of the Universe vs. The Snake Men (2003)
    • ”Buzz-Off’s Pride” (ep.20, co-written with Randall Littlejohn)
  • Mighty Max (1994)
    • all eps co-written with Katherine Lawrence
    • “Year of the Rat” (S2 ep.5)
    • “I,Warmonger” (S2 ep.24)
  • Pocket Dragon Adventures (1998)
  • ReBoot (1997-1998)
    • ”Icons” (ep.28)
    • ”Return of the Crimson Binome” (ep.32)
    • ”The Edge of Beyond” (ep.33)
  • Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (1999)
  • Shadow Raiders (1998-1999)
    • ”On The Rocks” (ep.2)
    • ”Wolf in the Fold” (ep.5)
    • ”Rock and Ruin” (ep.9)
    • ”Worlds within Worlds” (ep.14)
    • ”Divided We Stand” (ep.22)
    • ”Death of a King” (ep.24)
  • Spider-Man (1981-1982)
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1982)
  • Stargate Infinity (2002)
    • ”The Mother of Invention” (ep.13, co-written with Randall Littlejohn)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988)
    • ”Return of the Shredder” (ep.6, co-written with David Wise and Patti Howeth)[19]
  • The New Fantastic Four (1978)
  • The Secret of Mulan (1998 film)
    • co-written with Katherine Lawrence
  • The Twilight Zone (1989)
    • ”Cat and Mouse” (ep.59)
  • Ultimate Book of Spells (2001)
    • ”Coat of Arms” (ep.11, co-written with Randy Littlejohn)
  • What Waits Below (1984 film)
    • co-written with Robert Vincent O’Neill
  • X-Men Evolution (2001)
    • ”SpykeCam” (ep.8, teleplay with Randall Littlejohn)
  • Zorro: Generation Z (2006)
    • ”A ‘Z’ In Time” (ep.15, co-written with Randy Littlejohn)


  1. ^ Cartoon queen Jem returns on DVD
  2. ^ "Christy Marx Conquers Camelot". Sierra News Magazine Volume 3.
  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. ^ a b "SWORD OF SORCERY VOL. 1: AMETHYST". DC Comics.
  7. ^ Christy., Marx (2007). Writing for animation, comics & games. Amsterdam: Focal Press. ISBN 9780240805825. OCLC 70230693.
  8. ^ Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail
  9. ^ "The Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award".
  10. ^ a b Meagan, Marie (2018). Women in gaming : 100 professionals of play. Indianapolis, IN. ISBN 9780744019537. OCLC 1077268602.
  11. ^ Christy., Marx (2004). Life in the ocean depths (1st ed.). New York: Rosen Central. ISBN 082393988X. OCLC 51752018.
  12. ^ Christy., Marx (2005). Watson and Crick and DNA (1st ed.). New York: Rosen Central Primary Source. ISBN 1404203125. OCLC 55511322.
  13. ^ Christy., Marx (2004). The great Chicago fire of 1871 (1st ed.). New York: Rosen Central. ISBN 0823944875. OCLC 52602712.
  14. ^ Christy., Marx (2002). Jet Li (1st ed.). New York [NY]: Rosen Pub. Group. ISBN 0823935191. OCLC 47208405.
  15. ^ "BIRDS OF PREY #27". DC Comics. 2013-10-14.
  16. ^ "CONVERGENCE: ZERO HOUR BOOK 1". DC Comics. 2015-06-15.
  17. ^ "Babylon 5 "Grail"". imbd.
  18. ^ "Guide Page: Grail".
  19. ^ "Return of the Shredder". imbd.

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