Mindy Newell

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Mindy Newell
Born (1953-10-24) October 24, 1953 (age 63)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
Catwoman, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman

Mindy Newell (born October 24, 1953)[1] is an American comic book writer and editor.


A longtime fan of comics, particularly of Marvel's Spider-Man, Mindy Newell sent submissions to DC Comics in 1983 at a time when the company was actively looking for new talent. Her first professional work was her creation of the character Jenesis, who appeared in three issues of New Talent Showcase.[2] Editor Karen Berger called her in for an interview four days after DC received her submission, according to the creator biography in New Talent Showcase #9. Jenesis, whose real name was Alix Ward, was named after Newell's daughter, Alixandra . Hired by editors Dick Giordano and Karen Berger, Newell wrote fill-in issues for Legion of Super-Heroes and Action Comics.[3] In 1986, she and artist Gray Morrow collaborated on a Lois Lane limited series which dealt with the subject of missing children.[4] In addition, Newell wrote Wonder Woman, and Her Sister's Keeper, a seminal Catwoman limited series.[5] Newell also briefly worked on First Comics's American Flagg and Eclipse Comics's The New Wave.[3]

Newell has always maintained a career as a nurse while writing comics, and has since returned to that occupation full-time.[6]

Her spouse John Higgins is a British comic book writer, illustrator, and letterer.



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  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Greenberger, Robert (April 2014). "New Talent and Bonus Babies". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (71): 65–71. 
  3. ^ a b Mindy Newell at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ Zeno, Eddy (July 2012). "In Search of Social Issues The Real and Fictional Heroes of DC Comics". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (57): 57. 
  5. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Written by Mindy Newell, with art by J.J. Birch, Catwoman picked up where Frank Miller's "Year One" story arc left off. 
  6. ^ Simone, Gail (n.d.). "Five Questions With...". Fivequestionswith.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2010. 

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