Hank Kanalz

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Hank Kanalz
Area(s)Writer, Editor

Hank Kanalz is an American comic book writer and editor. He was the Senior Vice President of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing at DC Comics,[1] and was formerly General Manager of the WildStorm brand for DC Comics. He also serves as Head of Publishing for Immortal Studios, [2] a content provider that specializes in comics and more in the wuxia genre (martial arts, fantasy).[3]


Through the late 1980s and 1990s, Kanalz wrote various comics for publishers such DC Comics, and especially Malibu Comics. He designed the "i" logo for Image Comics (one of the few intellectual properties of the company),[4] and contributed dialogue and lettering for the first issue of Image's first published comic, Rob Liefeld's Youngblood.[5]

Prior to joining WildStorm in 2004,[6] he held the position of Director of Worldwide Theme Parks for Warner Bros.[7]

He edited the World of Warcraft comic book as well as co-editing the Fringe comic with Ben Abernathy.[8] As General Manager for WildStorm, he was responsible for the timely scheduled publication of books.[9]



  1. ^ "DC Promotes Bob Harras, Hank Kanalz". Newsarama. December 21, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Immortal Studios". Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Former DC SVP Hank Kanalz has two new gigs". Comicsbeat. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Larsen, Erik (November 15, 2011). "The 'Ask Erik' Thread". Image Comics. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Youngblood (1992) #1". Comic Book DB. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Hank Kanalz Joins WildStorm As VP-General Manager (press release), Comics Bulletin, March 2, 2004
  7. ^ Hank Kanalz, at LinkedIn
  8. ^ Dennis (April 8, 2008). "Fringe comic page". Fringetelevision.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  9. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (October 15, 2009). "Kanalz Drives WildStorm Towards 2010". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved October 15, 2009.


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