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Keith Pollard

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Keith Pollard
Born (1950-01-20) January 20, 1950 (age 74)
Notable works
The Amazing Spider-Man
Fantastic Four
AwardsInkpot Award (2017)[1]

Keith Pollard (/ˈpɒlərd/; born January 20, 1950)[2] is an American comic book artist. Originally from the Detroit area,[3] Pollard is best known for his simultaneous work on the Marvel Comics titles The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Thor in the late 1970s–early 1980s.


Keith Pollard made his professional comics debut in 1974 with stints on such titles as Master of Kung Fu, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Astonishing Tales, and Black Goliath. In the mid 1970s he also drew original covers for some of the weekly titles in the Marvel UK imprint. He was the regular penciller of The Amazing Spider-Man from issue #186 (Nov. 1978) through issue #205 (June 1980) and pencilled the backup feature in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981).[4] With writer Marv Wolfman, Pollard introduced the Black Cat in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 (July 1979).[5] Wolfman and Pollard were the creative team for both Fantastic Four #200 (Nov. 1978) and The Amazing Spider-Man #200 (Jan. 1980).[6]

Pollard was also the regular penciler of Thor issues #286–320.[4] In 1982, Pollard moved to DC Comics where he drew part of Wonder Woman #300 (Feb. 1983)[7] and launched the Vigilante series with Marv Wolfman.[8] He and Elliot S. Maggin co-created the Kristin Wells version of Superwoman in DC Comics Presents Annual #2 (1983).[9]

In 1987, he returned to Marvel where he had a second run on Fantastic Four, with writer Steve Englehart, that lasted until 1989. Afterwards, he pencilled Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #2–10.

Pollard and Stan Lee produced the Silver Surfer: The Enslavers graphic novel in 1990.[10] In the early 1990s he drew all the character profiles for the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition.[4]

Pollard left comics in 1996, though he occasionally makes appearances at comic book conventions.[11] He returned to comics in 2019 with a story for DC Primal Age Giant, written by Marv Wolfman.[12]


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Harvey Comics[edit]

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Innovation Publishing[edit]

  • Cobalt Blue #1–2 (1989)

Marvel Comics[edit]


  1. ^ Inkpot Award
  2. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Jaworski, Jeff (2007). "Arvell Jones". Comicbook-art.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Keith Pollard at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Sanderson, Peter; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1970s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 189. ISBN 978-0756641238. Writer Marv Wolfman came up with the idea for the...Black Cat...Dave Cockrum designed the Black Cat's visual appearance and Keith Pollard drew her first story {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Martini, Frank (December 2013). "Marv Wolfman's Bicentennial Battles". Back Issue! (69). Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing: 44–47.
  7. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The Amazing Amazon was joined by a host of DC's greatest heroes to celebrate her 300th issue in a seventy-two-page blockbuster...Written by Roy and Dann Thomas, and penciled by Gene Colan, Ross Andru, Jan Duursema, Dick Giordano, Keith Pollard, Keith Giffen, and Rich Buckler. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 203: "November [1983] saw the Vigilante take his brand of deadly justice into his own self-titled ongoing series, by writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator Keith Pollard."
  9. ^ Shiach, Kieran (May 16, 2016). "A Celebration Of Freedom: Miracle Monday Through The Years". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on November 13, 2016. Kristin Wells, who makes her four-color debut in DC Comics Presents Annual #2 by Maggin and Keith Pollard.
  10. ^ Lee, Stan; Pollard, Keith (1990). Silver Surfer: The Enslavers. Marvel Comics. p. 64. ISBN 978-0871356178.
  11. ^ Jaworski, Jeff (2007). "Keith Pollard". Comicbook-art.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2009.
  12. ^ "DC Primal Age Giant #1: "Not a Bird..."". Mike's Amazing World of Comics.

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