John Arcudi

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Arcudi at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 10, 2010.
Born Norwalk, Connecticut
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
The Mask
B.P.R.D.

John Arcudi is an American comic book writer, best known for his work on The Mask and B.P.R.D., and his series Major Bummer.

Career[edit]

Major Bummer#11 (1998)

Arcudi worked for Malibu Comics upon its founding in 1986, working on its Eternity line. That same year he started writing for comics, making his first sales to Savage Tales and Savage Sword of Conan for Marvel Comics, and becoming a regular contributor to the humor magazine Cracked.[volume & issue needed]

Arcudi worked on a number of comic books based on films, including RoboCop, Terminator, Predator, Alien, and The Thing. Two of these graphic works were subsequently adapted as full-length novels published by Bantam Books. Arcudi’s series Barb Wire, featuring bounty hunter and bartendress Barbara Kopetski, was adapted into a film of the same name starring Pamela Anderson.

Arcudi also scripted several stories for Dark Horse Presents, such as the series "The Creep", and the police procedural "Homicide". Arcudi's comics crime fiction also includes several scripts for Batman: The Dark Knight and Batman: Black and White.[volume & issue needed]

For Dark Horse Comics, Arcudi worked on developing the second incarnation of the character The Mask first in Mayhem #1–4, and then in a series of books illustrated by Doug Mahnke. Arcudi’s work formed the basis of the 1994 feature film starring Jim Carrey. (He later also worked on the spin-off television series; see below.) Arcudi and later Mahnke teamed up for several projects following The Mask, including the DC Comics series Major Bummer, which focused on a group of ineffectual superheroes.

Arcudi also served as writer on the Wildstorm Productions series Gen13, illustrated by Gary Frank and Cam Smith, and during a run on DC's Doom Patrol, illustrated by Tan Eng Huat.

Arcudi invented the character Captain Daimio for the series B.P.R.D., which he writes with Mike Mignola. Arcudi had contributed a "B.P.R.D." story to the Hellboy comic issued in conjunction with the film as a premium from Wizard Entertainment. Arcudi later wrote a number of separate B.P.R.D. series.

Arcudi contributed the Superman story to Wednesday Comics.[1][2] He also created a graphic novel called A God Somewhere with Peter Snejbjerg providing the art.[3][4]

Aside from working in the comic media, Arcudi has also worked briefly in animation. He has written two episodes of The Mask: The Animated Series, and one episode of the motion comics based on the comic Batman Black and White.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

Arcudi caricatured on the 1991 cover of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles#38.
  • Abe Sapien (with Mike Mignola)
    • The Haunted Boy
    • The Abyssal Plain #1–2
    • The Devil Does Not Jest #1–2
    • The New Race of Man #1–2
  • Aliens: Alchemy #1–3
  • Aliens: Genocide #1–4
  • Aliens: Stronghold #1–4
  • Aquaman #25–29, 32–39
  • Batman: Gotham Nights #4, 7
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #162-63
  • B.P.R.D. (with Mike Mignola)
    • Born Again
    • The Dead #1–5
    • The Black Flame #1–6
    • The Universal Machine #1–5
    • Garden of Souls #1–5
    • Killing Ground #1–5
    • Revival
    • Out of Reach
    • The Warning #1–5
    • The Black Goddess #1–5
    • King of Fear #1–5
    • War on Frogs #1–4
    • Revival #1–2
    • The Ectoplasmic Man
    • Casualties
    • 1948 #1–5
    • Hell on Earth: New World #1–5
    • Hell on Earth: Seattle
    • Hell on Earth: Gods #1–3
    • Hell on Earth: Monsters #1–2
    • Hell on Earth: Russia #1–5
    • Hell on Earth: The Long Death #1–3
    • Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine #1–3
    • Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #1–5
    • Hell on Earth: A Cold Day in Hell #1–2
    • Hell on Earth: Wasteland #1–3
    • Hell on Earth: Lake of Fire #1–5
    • Hell on Earth: The Reign of the Black Flame #1–5
  • Barb Wire #1–8
  • Baseball Greats #1: The Jimmy Piersall Story
  • Brass #1–6
  • The Creep #0–4
  • Dark Horse Comics #1–7, 19
  • Dark Horse Presents #19, 23–24, 46, 48–49, 53–58, 60–61, 63–64, 115, 122–23, 147–49
  • Dark Horse Presents Annual 1997
  • Dark Horse Presents: Aliens #1
  • Doom Patrol, vol. 3, #1–22
  • Excalibur #104, 105
  • Flinch #12
  • Gen 13, #25–40
  • Gen 13: Carny Folk #1
  • The Goon: Noir #2
  • Hellboy: Premiere Edition #1 (with Mike Mignola)
  • Hellboy: Weird Tales #4
  • Homicide #1
  • Justice League of America: Destiny #1–4
  • Justice League of America: Superpower #1
  • Lobo/Mask #1–2 (with Alan Grant)
  • Lobster Johnson (with Mike Mignola)
    • The Burning Hand #1–5
    • The Prayer of Neferu
    • Caput Mortuum
    • Satan Smells a Rat
    • A Scent of a Lotus #1–2
    • Get the Lobster #1–5
  • The Machine #1–4
  • Major Bummer #1–15
  • Martian Manhunter, vol. 2 #5
  • Mayhem #1–4
  • The Mask #0–4
  • The Mask Returns #1–4
  • The Mask Strikes Back #1–5
  • Motorhead #1
  • Predator: Big Game #1–4
  • RoboCop: Prime Suspect #1–4
  • RoboCop: Roulette #1–4
  • Rumble #1-Ongoing
  • Savage Sword of Conan #150-52, 158, 165, 182
  • Savage Tales, second series, #5, 7–8
  • Silver Sable #26
  • Sledgehammer 44 (with Mike Mignola)
    • Sledgehammer 44 #1–2
    • Lightning War #1–3
  • Solo #2, 6
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 (cover image only)
  • Terminator #1–4
  • The Thing from Another World: Climate of Fear #1–4
  • Thunderbolts #76–81
  • Total Carnage #1–4, 6–10
  • Walter: Campaign of Terror #1–4
  • Warlock and the Infinity Watch #34–35, 37–40, 42
  • What if...? Vol. 2, #50
  • Wednesday Comics #1–12 – Superman (writer), with art by Lee Bermejo. (2009)
  • Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1–5 (with Mike Mignola)

Graphic novels[edit]

Collections[edit]

Title Date Publisher ISBN
The Best of Dark Horse Presents – Volume 1 November, 1989 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569712085
The Terminator: Tempest September, 1991 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1878574213
Predator: Big Game August, 1992 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569711668
Aliens: Genocide December, 1992 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569711231
The Best of Dark Horse Presents – Volume 2 January, 1993 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569710029
The Mask May, 1993 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1878574503
The Thing from Another World and Climate of Fear September, 1993 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1878574855
Robocop: Prime Suspect October, 1993 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1878574879
The Mask Returns August, 1994 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569710210
Barb Wire January, 1996 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569711392
The Mask Strikes Back June, 1996 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569711682
Aliens: Stronghold July, 1996 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569711545
Decade April, 1997 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 9781569711798
Gen 13: I Love New York September, 1999 DC Comics ISBN 978-1563895432
Scatterbrain December, 2001 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569714263
Batman: Black & White – Volume 2 October, 2003 DC Comics ISBN 978-1563899171
Thunderbolts: How to Lose November, 2003 Marvel Comics ISBN 9780785112488
Hellboy: Weird Tales – Volume 1 December, 2003 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1569716229
B.P.R.D. – Volume 4:
The Dead
September, 2005 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593073800
B.P.R.D. – Volume 5:
The Black Flame
July, 2006 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593075507
B.P.R.D. – Volume 6:
The Universal Machine
January, 2007 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593077105
Dwight T. Albatross's
The Goon: Noir
July, 2007 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1401227470
Aliens Omnibus – Volume 2 December, 2007 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593078287
B.P.R.D. – Volume 7:
Garden of Souls
January, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593078829
The Terminator Omnibus – Volume 1 February, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079161
Predator Omnibus – Volume 2 February, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593077334
B.P.R.D. – Volume 8:
Killing Ground
May, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079567
The Mask Omnibus – Volume 1 August, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079277
Barb Wire Omnibus August, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079932
MySpace Dark Horse Presents – Volume 1 September, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079987
Aliens Omnibus – Volume 5 October, 2008 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079918
MySpace Dark Horse Presents – Volume 2 January, 2009 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595822482
The Mask Omnibus – Volume 2 March, 2009 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1593079376
B.P.R.D. – Volume 10:
The Warning
April, 2009 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595823045
B.P.R.D. – Volume 11:
The Black Flame
October, 2009 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595824110
B.P.R.D. – Volume 12:
War on Frogs
April, 2010 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595824806
Wednesday Comics June, 2010 DC Comics ISBN 978-1593077853
B.P.R.D. – Volume 14:
King of Fear
November, 2010 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595825643
B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs 2 (omnibus) August, 2011 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595826725
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 1:
New World
August, 2011 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595827074
B.P.R.D.: Being Human November, 2011 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595827562
Witchfinder – Volume 2:
Lost and Gone Forever
January, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595827944
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 2:
Gods and Monster
January, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595828224
B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs 3 (omnibus) March, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595828606
Abe Sapien – Volume 2:
The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories
April, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595829252
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 3:
Russia
August, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595829467
B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs 4 (omnibus) November, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595829740
Lobster Johnson – Volume 2:
The Burning Hand
November, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616550318
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 4:
The Devil's Engine & The Long Death
December, 2012 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1595829818
The Creep April, 2013 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616550615
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 6:
The Return of the Master
August, 2013 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616551933
B.P.R.D.: 1948 September, 2013 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616551834
Abe Sapien – Volume 3:
Dark and Terrible and The New Race of Man
December, 2013 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616552848
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 7:
A Cold Day in Hell
January, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616551995
Lobster Johnson – Volume 3:
Satan Smells a Rat
February, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616552039
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 8:
Lake of Fire
April, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616554026
Sledgehammer 44 – Volume 1 May, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616553951
Batman: Black & White – Volume 4 July, 2014 DC Comics ISBN 978-1401246433
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 9:
The Reign of the Black Flame
September, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616554712
Hellboy: Weird Tales (omnibus) November, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616555108
Lobster Johnson – Volume 4:
Get the Lobster!
December, 2014 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616555054
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 10:
The Devil's Wings
March, 2015 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616556174
B.P.R.D.: 1946–1948 (omnibus) June, 2015 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616556464
Rumble – Volume 1:
What Color of Darkness?
June, 2015 Image Comics ISBN 978-1632153838
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 August, 2015 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616556600
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 11:
Flesh and Stone
September, 2015 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616557621
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 12:
Metamorphosis
December, 2015 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616557942
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 13:
Metamorphosis
December, 2015 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616557942
Rumble – Volume 2:
A Woe That Is Madness
February, 2016 Image Comics ISBN 978-1632156044
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 13:
End of Days
May, 2016 Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1616559106

Magazines[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Colton, David (June 15, 2009). "Superman to leap off these pages". USA Today. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (September 16, 2009). "WEDNESDAY COMICS: Arcudi & Bermejo". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Geddes, John (June 2, 2010). "'A God Somewhere' is a boldly human graphic novel". USA Today. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (June 2, 2010). "Arcudi and Snejbjerg Find "a god somewhere"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ John Arcudi at the Internet Movie Database

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