|Born||October 24, 1953|
|Area(s)||Comics Writer, Illustrator, Editor|
|Catwoman, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Jenesis, Night Mare|
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Newell graduated from high school in 1971. She then attended the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to study nursing. Following her nursing schooling, Newell enrolled at Quinnipiac University and studied biology while working as a nurse.
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, which appeared in three issues of New Talent Showcase. Editor Karen Berger called her in for an interview four days after DC received her submission.
Hired by editors Dick Giordano and Karen Berger, Newell wrote fill-in issues for Legion of Super-Heroes and Action Comics. While working as part of the new talent program, Newell became the writer of Wonder Woman. She was the first credited woman to write the Wonder Woman series in an ongoing capacity but was limited in what she could write due to editorial mandates. In 1986, Newell and artist Gray Morrow collaborated on a Lois Lane limited series which dealt with the subject of missing children. In addition, Newell wrote Wonder Woman and Her Sister's Keeper, a seminal Catwoman limited series. Newell also briefly worked on First Comics's American Flagg and Eclipse Comics's The New Wave.
Newell is a full-time nurse and mother, while still contributing to comics and other projects. Her spouse, John Higgins, is a British comic book writer, illustrator, and letterer.
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- Choices: A Pro-Choice Benefit Comic Anthology for the National Organization for Women #1 (1990)
- Action Comics (Superman) #566 (1985), (Catwoman) #611–614 (1988)
- Amethyst vol. 2 #12, 15–16, Special #1 (1985–1986)
- Amethyst vol. 3 #1–4 (mini-series, 1987–1988)
- Catwoman #1–4 (mini-series, 1989)
- Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 (1986)
- Heroes Against Hunger #1 (two pages only, 1986)
- Legionnaires 3 #1–4 (with co-author Keith Giffen, pencils by Ernie Colón and inks by Karl Kesel, mini-series, 1986)
- Lois Lane #1–2 (art by Gray Morrow, miniseries) (1986)
- New Talent Showcase #5, 7–11, 13 (1984)
- Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #315–317, 320–325 (1984–1985)
- V #7 (1985)
- Wonder Woman #326–328 (1985)
- Wonder Woman vol. 2 #36–46, 49 (1989–1990)
- Miracleman #8 (The New Wave preview) (1986)
- The New Wave #1–13 (1986–1987)
- The New Wave vs. the Volunteers #1–2 (1987)
- Tales of Terror #3 (1985)
- American Flagg! #46–49 (scripting over Howard Chaykin's plot, 1987)
- American Flagg! vol. 2 #1 (scripting over Howard Chaykin's plot, 1988)
- Strip AIDS U.S.A. #1 (1988)
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "The Legendary Mindy Newell? | ComicMix". www.comicmix.com. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
- Greenberger, Robert (April 2014). "New Talent and Bonus Babies". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (71): 65–71.
- Mindy Newell at the Grand Comics Database
- Simone, Gail (n.d.). "Five Questions With..." Fivequestionswith.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mindy Newell at ComicMix
- Mindy Newell at the Comic Book DB
- Mindy Newell at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- Mindy Newell at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
| Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes writer
| Wonder Woman writer
| Wonder Woman vol. 2 writer