|Born||August 6, 1951|
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Editor|
|Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Ed Hannigan's first credited comics story was published in Marvel Comics' licensed Planet of the Apes #5 (Feb. 1975). His most notable writing credits include work on The Defenders from issue #70 (April 1979) to #91 (Jan. 1981). As the artist on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Hannigan co-created the characters Cloak and Dagger.
At DC Comics, Hannigan redesigned the Brainiac character into a chromed, more robotic form. He pencilled the covers on Batman in a lengthy run that spanned the majority of 1983-1985 with Don Newton providing the interior art. Hannigan and writer Mike Grell launched the first Green Arrow ongoing series in February 1988. The Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight series began in November 1989 with the five-part "Shaman" storyline by Hannigan and writer Dennis O'Neil. He both wrote and illustrated the three-issue prestige format series Skull & Bones for DC in 1992.
Hannigan and his wife Heidi are the parents of Jean Anne, born in 1989.
- Action Comics #666 (penciller) (1991)
- The Adventures of Superman #479, Annual #5 (penciller) (1991-1993)
- Aquaman Annual #2 (penciller) (1996)
- Atari Force #16, 19 (penciller) (1985)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #1-5 (penciller) (1989-1990)
- Deathstroke, the Terminator #39-40 (artist) (1994)
- Green Arrow #1-6, 9-12, 15-16, 19-20, Annual #2 (penciller) (1988-1989)
- Hawkman #17 (penciller) (1987)
- Heroes Against Hunger #1 (writer) (1986)
- League of Justice #1-2 (writer/penciller) (1996)
- The New Teen Titans Annual #1 (penciller) (1985)
- Showcase '93 #1-4 (Catwoman) (penciller) (1993)
- Skull & Bones #1-3 (writer/artist) (1992)
- Superman #408 (plotter) (1985)
- Superman vol. 2 #56 (penciller) (1991)
- The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #17 (penciller) (1983)
- Black Panther #13-15 (writer) (1979)
- Defenders #58-61, 66-67 (penciller); #70-75, 78-91 (writer) (1978-1981)
- Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5 (penciller) (1975)
- Kull the Destroyer #16-20 (penciller) (1976-1977)
- Marvel Premiere #42 (Tigra); #51-53 (Black Panther) (writer) (1978-1980)
- Marvel Preview #4 (penciller) (1976)
- Planet of the Apes #5 (penciller) (1975)
- Power Man and Iron Fist #54-55 (writer) (1978-1979)
- Son of Satan #6 (penciller) (1976)
- The Spectacular Spider-Man #60-62, 64, 66-67, 69-70, 72 (penciller) (1981-1982)
- Star Trek #17 (penciller) (1981)
- 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.
- "Exclusive Preview: Ed Hannigan: Covered". Comic Book Resources. January 7, 2010. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
Today, [January 7, 2010,] Ed is 58 years old and has multiple sclerosis.
- "Ed Hannigan". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 28, 2007. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- Ed Hannigan at the Grand Comics Database
- DeAngelo, Daniel (July 2013). "The Not-Ready-For-Super-Team Players A History of the Defenders". Back Issue! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (65): 10–12.
- DeFalco, Tom; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1980s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 207. ISBN 978-0756641238.
Cloak and Dagger's first appearance was written by Bill Mantlo and illustrated by Ed Hannigan. A socially conscious writer, Mantlo used the characters to address the problems of teenage runaways and the dangers of illegal drugs.
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
Writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gil Kane chronicled Brainiac's evolution into robot form (designed by Ed Hannigan).
- Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show special features (DVD). Warner Home Video. 2007.
- Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 233: "Mike Grell continued the evolution of the character of Oliver Queen that began in 1987's Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters with an ongoing monthly series...The series featured pencils by Ed Hannigan, with covers by Grell."
- Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 241: "Written by Dennis O'Neil with art by Edward Hannigan, 'Shaman' helped jump-start this popular new title."
- "DCI with Johnny DC," Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (Jan. 1990).
- Official website
- Ed Hannigan at the Comic Book DB
- Ed Hannigan at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- Ed Hannigan at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
|The Defenders artist
|The Defenders writer
J. M. DeMatteis
|The Spectacular Spider-Man artist
|Green Arrow artist
|Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight artist