Ron Wilson (comics)

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Ron Wilson
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Wilson at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008.
Born February 16
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Marvel Two-in-One
The Thing

Ron Wilson (born February 16)[1] is an American comic book artist known for his work on titles starring the Marvel Comics character The Thing, including the titles Marvel Two-in-One and The Thing. Wilson spent eleven years, from 1975 to 1986, chronicling The Thing's adventures through different comic titles.

Early life[edit]

Ron Wilson was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Canarsie neighborhood.[2]

Career[edit]

Cover of Marvel Two-in-One #72 (February 1981). Art by Ron Wilson.

Wilson entered the comics industry in the early 1970s at Marvel Comics where he produced both cover illustrations and interior artwork.[3] He was the regular artist on Marvel Two-in-One from 1975–1978 and again from 1980–1983; while additionally working on titles such as Black Goliath, Power Man, The Hulk! and Captain Britain.[4]

In the 1980s, after the cancellation of Marvel Two-in-One, Wilson teamed with writer John Byrne on The Thing (1983–1986). In 1983 he plotted and drew "Super Boxers" (Marvel Graphic Novel #8).[2] He drew the entire run of Marvel's Masters of the Universe (1986–1988)[5] and the Wolfpack limited series (1988–1989).[6] Wilson's work also appeared in The Avengers, Captain America, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Iron Man, and What If.[4]

In 1990, Wilson illustrated an issue of Urth 4 for Continuity Comics, and then returned to Marvel to draw WCW World Championship Wrestling in 1992-1993. His work appeared regularly in Marvel Comics Presents in 1992–1994. Ron contributed to the crafting of DC Comics Milestone Media imprint providing character design work and pencilled an issue of Icon as well as the DC universe mini-series Arion the Immortal. In 2008, he provided a cover for the second issue of the pro wrestling-themed mini-series Headlocked published by Visionary Comics.[4] As of 2012, Wilson was preparing a new creator-owned project Battle Rappers.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Best, Daniel (January 3, 2010). "Looking Back With Ron Wilson". 20th Century Danny Boy. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ron Wilson". Lambiek Comiclopedia. July 7, 2013. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Ron Wilson at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Seeley, Tim (2015). "Comics, Books, Magazines, & More". The Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics. pp. 152–157. ISBN 978-1616555924. 
  6. ^ Reed, Patrick A. (September 4, 2012). "Hip-Hop Comics: An Introduction. Eighties Exploitation- Vibe, Wolfpack". Depthoffieldmagazine.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Larry Hama and longtime Power Man artist Ron Wilson created and launched the series, and they seemed to be shooting for a story that combined elements of Fort Apache: The Bronx, The Breakfast Club, and Frank Miller’s Elektra saga. 
  7. ^ Johnston, Rich (October 16, 2012). "Where Hip Hop And Comics Cross, Criss Cross, And Jump Up". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Bob Brown
Marvel Two-in-One penciller
1975–1978
Succeeded by
Sal Buscema
Preceded by
Sal Buscema
The Hulk! penciller
1978–1980
Succeeded by
John Buscema
Preceded by
Jerry Bingham
Marvel Two-in-One penciller
1980–1983
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by
n/a
The Thing penciller
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Paul Neary