Lowell Cunningham

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Lowell Cunningham
OccupationWriter, comic book author
GenreScience fiction, action
Notable worksThe Men in Black

Lowell Cunningham is an American creator and writer best known for his comic The Men in Black, which became the basis for a media franchise.


Cunningham created the comic book series The Men in Black.[1] This series spawned the 1997 film Men in Black, as well as its 2002 sequel Men in Black II, its 2012 sequel Men in Black 3, a 2019 spin-off Men in Black International, and an animated television program, Men in Black: The Series. He went on to co-write four Star Wars parody short films with director John E. Hudgens, released from 2000 to 2005, and in 2012 returned to comics with About Comics' Jack Ooze, starring a district attorney turned semi-liquid superhero.[2][3]



Comics work includes:

  • The Men in Black (with Sandy Carruthers, three-issue miniseries, Aircel Comics, January–March 1990, trade paperback, June 1990, ISBN 0944735606)
  • Alien Nation: The Skin Trade (with Leonard Kirk, four-issue miniseries, Malibu Comics, March–June 1991)
  • The Men in Black Book II (with Sandy Carruthers & Scott Dutton, three-issue miniseries, Aircel Comics, May–July 1991)
  • Alien Nation: The Public Enemy (with Sandy Carruthers, three-issue miniseries, Malibu Comics, Dec. 1991 - March 1992)
  • Men In Black: Far Cry (with Dietrich Smith, one-shot, Marvel Comics, Aug. 1997)
  • Men in Black: Movie Adaptation (with Rod Whigham, one-shot, Marvel Comics, Oct. 1997)
  • Men In Black: Retribution (with Rod Whigham, one-shot, Marvel Comics, Dec. 1997)
  • Jack Ooze (About Comics, 2012)

Short films[edit]

Star Wars parodies with John Hudgens include:


  1. ^ Lowell Cunningham at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ Price, Matthew (July 10, 2012). "'Men in Black' creator returns with 'Jack Ooze'". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Alverson, Brigid (April 13, 2012). "Digital Comics Resources: The End of Comics As We Know It - or Not". ComicBookResources.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2016.

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