Ron Marz

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Ron Marz
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Marz at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 9, 2010.
Born 1959 (age 56–57)[1]
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Batman/Aliens
DC vs. Marvel
Green Lantern
Silver Surfer
Witchblade

Ron Marz (born 1959) is an American comic book writer, known for his work on titles such as Batman/Aliens, DC vs. Marvel, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, and Witchblade.

Career[edit]

Marz is known for his work on Silver Surfer and Green Lantern, as well as the DC vs. Marvel crossover[2] and Batman/Aliens. He co-created Genis-Vell in Silver Surfer Annual #6 (1993).[3] Marz also worked on the CrossGen Comics series Scion, Mystic, Sojourn, and The Path. At Dark Horse Comics he created Samurai: Heaven and Earth and various Star Wars comics. He has also done work for Devil's Due Publishing's Aftermath line, namely Blade of Kumori. In 1995, he had a brief run on XO-Manowar for Valiant Comics. The following year, Marz wrote the DC/Marvel All Access limited series which was an intercompany crossover between DC and Marvel characters.[4]

While writing Green Lantern, Marz wrote the "Emerald Twilight" storyline,[5] in which the character of Hal Jordan, stricken with grief, became a mass murderer, leading to the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps, and Kyle Rayner being chosen as the last Green Lantern.

Marz's 2000s work includes a number of Top Cow books, including Witchblade, which he has written from issue #80 (November 2004) to issue #150, plus a number of specials and crossover stories featuring the character, such as Witchblade/The Punisher in 2007 and Witchblade/Devi in 2008. His other Top Cow work includes Cyberforce #1 - 6 in 2006 and Cyberforce/X-Men in 2007.

For DC Comics, he has written Ion,[6] a 12-part comic book miniseries that followed the Kyle Rayner character after the One Year Later event, and Tales of the Sinestro Corps Presents: Parallax and Tales of the Sinestro Corps Presents: Ion, two one-shot tie-ins to the Green Lantern crossover, The Sinestro Corps War.

Marz wrote Moonstone Books' 2006 Annual featuring The Phantom, and was responsible for getting writers Chuck Dixon, Mike Bullock, Tony Bedard, and Rafael Nieves participate with chapters for the book.[7] Marz has also signed on to write a short story with the character for one of Moonstone's upcoming Phantom prose collections.

In 2007 Virgin Comics announced that Marz would be joining as editor of three of their Shakti Line titles: Devi, Ramayan 3392 A.D. and The Sadhu.[8] He also wrote the series Beyond, based on a story created by Deepak Chopra.

In 2008 Marz wrote Broken Trinity, which features the characters Witchblade, The Darkness and Angelus, as well as the tie-in series, Broken Trinity: Witchblade, Broken Trinity: Angelus, also in 2008, and Broken Trinity: Aftermath in 2009.[9][10] This led to the announcement at the 2008 Baltimore Comic-Con that he had signed an exclusive contract with Top Cow which will entail three comics a month - two "Top Cow Universe" titles and a creator-owned project.[11]

In 2011, Marz was the writer on Voodoo, which was part of DC Comics' company-wide title relaunch, The New 52.[12]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VIAF: "Marz, Ron"
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Written by Peter David and Ron Marz with art by Dan Jurgens and Claudio Castellini, this four-issue miniseries event consisted of five major battles voted on in advance by reader ballots distributed to comic stores. 
  3. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 265. ISBN 978-0756641238. Writer Ron Marz and penciller Joe Phillips created Genis-Vell...Originally going under the code name Legacy...He was later known as Captain Marvel. 
  4. ^ Manning "1990s" in Gilbert, p. 281: "In this four-issue miniseries, writer Ron Marz and artists Jackson Guice and Josef Rubinstein featured interesting pairings, such as Venom battling Superman."
  5. ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 264: "In 'Emerald Twilight', a three-issue saga penned by new writer Ron Marz and drawn by artists Bill Willingham, Fred Haynes, and Darryl Banks, longtime Green Lantern Hal Jordan set out to right the wrongs done to him."
  6. ^ Cowsill, Alan "2000s" in Dolan, p. 325: "Ron Marz and artist Greg Tocchini reestablished Kyle Rayner as Ion."
  7. ^ G., Lori. "Marz, Dixon, Bedard, Nieves & Bullock talk 'The Phantom Annual'". Comic Book Resources. October 19, 2006
  8. ^ Brady, Matt. "Ron Marz Joins Virgin Comics", Newsarama; February 28, 2007
  9. ^ Furey, Emmett. Ron Marz talks Broken Trinity, Comic Book Resources, July 17, 2008
  10. ^ Arrant, Chris. "Ron Marz on Top Cow's Broken Trinity". Newsarama. July 23, 2008
  11. ^ Brady, Matt. "Baltimore 08: Ron Marz Signs Top Cow Exclusive". Newsarama. September 29, 2008
  12. ^ Manning, Shaun (June 14, 2011). "Ron Marz Works 'Voodoo'". Comic Book Resources

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Preceded by
Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz
Thor writer
1993–1994
(with Jim Starlin in 1993)
Succeeded by
Roy Thomas
Preceded by
Gerard Jones
Green Lantern writer
1994–2000
Succeeded by
Jay Faerber
Preceded by
Ben Raab
Green Lantern writer
2004
Succeeded by
Geoff Johns