Lee Weeks

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Lee Weeks
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Weeks at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 9, 2010.
Born 1960
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciler, Inker, Writer
Notable works
The Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet
Daredevil
Gambit
Spiderman: Death and Destiny
Superman: Lois and Clark
Awards Haxtur Award: Best Short Story (with Bruce Jones and Josef Rubinstein - 2003)

Lee Weeks (born 1960) is an American comic book artist, known for his work on such titles as Daredevil.

Career[edit]

Weeks made his professional comics debut penciling, inking, and lettering a short story ("Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk") in Tales of Terror #5 (March 1986), a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics.[1] He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on Daredevil series (1990–1992), where he pencilled the Last Rites storyline.[2] It featured the fall of the Kingpin and is a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Born Again.

He collaborated with writer Howard Mackie on the Gambit limited series in 1993–1994.[3] At Dark Horse Comics, Weeks drew the Predator vs. Magnus, Robot Fighter and Tarzan vs. Predator at the Earth's Core crossovers.[4] Back at Marvel, he wrote and drew the Spider-Man: Death and Destiny limited series in 2000[5] and worked with Tom DeFalco on Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto the following year.[6]

Other Marvel Comics titles he has contributed to include Justice (1988–1989), The Destroyer (1989–1990), Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2002), Captain America vol. 4 #17-20 (with writer Dave Gibbons) (2003), The Incredible Hulk vol. 3 (2002, 2005) and the five-part Captain Marvel (2008) mini-series.[1]

In a brief period with DC Comics, Weeks penciled the 1997 48-page bookshelf format book, The Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, which was written by Bruce Canwell.[7] He also worked as a storyboard artist for Superman: The Animated Series.[8]

Weeks is the subject of the seventeenth volume of the Modern Masters series published by TwoMorrows Publishing in 2008.[9]

Weeks is the writer and artist of "Angels Unaware", the opening three issue storyline of the eight-issue, Marvel anthology miniseries Daredevil: Dark Nights.[10] James Hunt of Comic Book Resources gave the first issue four and a half out of five stars. While Hunt praised Weeks' writing, he stated, "It's Weeks' art which really sells the story. Weeks is a very visual storyteller whose ideas translate fantastically onto the page, whether it's the ambiance of snow-covered streets or the fluid, weighty action scenes. The world looks grimy, yet ethereal. It's clear that the artists have a rock-solid grip on the character."[11] The second issue was also given four and a half out of five stars by CBR's Kelly Thompson, who called it "hauntingly beautiful and surprisingly complex in the way it addresses the ideas of being a superhero", and that the storyline is a "fantastic" look at the character.[12] As of 2015, he is pencilling Superman: Lois and Clark and working with writer Dan Jurgens.[13]

Awards[edit]

In 2003, Lee Weeks shared the Haxtur Award for "Best Short Story" with Bruce Jones and Josef Rubinstein.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lee Weeks at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 258. ISBN 978-0756641238. Culminating in the anniversary 300th issue, Daredevil would finally gain the upper hand against longtime foe Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin) in this moody tale by writer D. G. Chichester and penciller Lee Weeks. 
  3. ^ Manning "1990s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 265: "Everyone's favorite smooth-talking Cajun, Gambit, made his way into his first miniseries by writer Howard Mackie and artist Lee Weeks."
  4. ^ "Lee Weeks". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2015. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "2000s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 257. ISBN 978-0756692360. Lee Weeks handled the story and the art for a three-part miniseries that mixed events form the original The Amazing Spider-Man issues with new material. 
  6. ^ Cowsill "2000s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 260: "The identity of the latest Mysterio to menace Spider-Man was revealed in a three issue miniseries written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Lee Weeks."
  7. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "1990s". Batman: A Visual History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 231. ISBN 978-1465424563. Written by Bruce Canwell with art by Lee Weeks, this prestige-format one-shot showed Dick Grayson, hoping to take up the mantle of Robin, engaged in a fast-paced, dangerous game of hide-and-seek with Batman. 
  8. ^ This is mentioned in the DVD commentary of the episode "Apokolips Now Part 2"
  9. ^ Field, Tom; Nolen-Weathington, Eric (2008). Modern Masters Volume 17: Lee Weeks. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 978-1893905948. 
  10. ^ Phegley, Kiel (June 11, 2013). "Lee Weeks Rebuilds Daredevil's Dark Nights". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Hunt, James (June 10, 2013). "Daredevil: Dark Nights #1". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ Thompson, Kelly (July 5, 2013). "Daredevil: Dark Nights #2". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (October 15, 2015). "Dan Jurgens Explains the Goals of Bringing Back the Pre-New 52 Superman & Lois For Real". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Jurgens and artist Lee Weeks are bringing the older, married, pre-reboot versions of Clark Kent and Lois Lane onto DC's Prime Earth in the new ongoing, Superman: Lois and Clark. 
  14. ^ "2003 Haxtur Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. n.d. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. 

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