Personality Comics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Personality Comics
Status Defunct, 1993 (24 years ago) (1993)
Founded 1991 (26 years ago) (1991)
Founder Adam Post
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Massapequa, New York
then Melville, New York
Key people Adam Post (publisher)
Eric Shefferman (publisher)
Alex Ryley (director of operations)
Michele Howell (story editor)
Kirk Lindo (art editor)
Publication types Comic books
Fiction genres Celebrity profiles, Adult comics
Imprints Spoof Comics
Friendly Comics
Cutting Edge Productions
others (see full list below)
Owner(s) Adam Post (co-owner)

Personality Comics was a short-lived American comic book publishing company which specialized in unauthorized profiles of professional athletes and entertainers, as well as adult comics.

Operating from 1991 to 1993 , the company published a myriad of titles under a variety of imprint labels. (Many of Personality's titles were not comics per se, as they were primarily text with illustrations rather than sequential art.)

A typical Personality Comics title featured a painted portrait of the subject on the cover, with black-and-white art inside.

Regular contributors included Robert Schnakenberg, Mark Caraballo, Hector Diaz, Neil Feigeles and Pat Henkel. Notable creators associated with the company included Barry Blair, Fred Hembeck, Adam Hughes and John Tartaglione.

History[edit]

Originally based in Massapequa, New York, the company later moved to Melville, New York. Adam Post was the company's publisher, co-owner and president. The company's story editor was Michele Howell, and the art editor was Kirk Lindo.

In February 1993, the company announced it had bought the rights to the defunct comics magazine Amazing Heroes, and planned to revive it.[1] However, nothing came of it as the company itself folded later that year.

Altogether, the company published nearly 80 titles and over 200 individual issues.

Titles (selected)[edit]

Imprints[edit]

  • Adult Comics[2]
  • Best
  • Bible
  • Celebrity
  • Comic Chronicles
  • Cutting Edge Productions
  • Friendly Comics
  • Humor
  • Real Life
  • Spoof Comics
  • Trivia

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "News Watch: Personality Buys Amazing Heroes". The Comics Journal. #156 (February 1993), p. 21.
  2. ^ Adult Comics at the Comic Book Database. Retrieved June 19, 2013.

References[edit]