Stan Woch

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Stan Woch
BornJuly 8, 1959 (1959-07-08) (age 59)
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
The Sandman
Swamp Thing

Stan Woch (born July 8, 1959)[1] is an American comics artist who has worked on comic strips and comic books.


After attending the Pratt Institute and The Kubert School,[2] Stan Woch's early career included work as an assistant to Gray Morrow on the Barbara Cartland Romances and Buck Rogers comic strips.[3] He then worked in the comic book industry as a penciller and inker. His first work for DC Comics was published in New Talent Showcase #1 (Jan. 1984).[4]

His credits as a penciller include the 1980s Airboy series for Eclipse Comics as well as DC Comics' Swamp Thing and World's Finest Comics.[5] He was one of the contributors to the DC Challenge limited series[6] and he drew part of the "Fables & Reflections" collection of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series.[7][8] His credits as an inker include the Airboy series, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Black Orchid, Doom Patrol, and the Robin continuing series.[9]

His work received a nomination for the 1986 Jack Kirby Award for Best Single Issue for Swamp Thing #43 with Alan Moore.[10] Woch's last new work in the comics industry was published in 1999.[5][9]


DC Comics[edit]

Eclipse Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010.
  2. ^ Bails, Jerry (n.d.). "Woch, Stan". Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999. Archived from the original on May 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Leiffer, Paul; Ware, Hames (n.d.). "Woch, Stan". Who's Who of American Comic Strip Producers. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Greenberger, Robert (April 2014). "New Talent and Bonus Babies". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (71): 65–71.
  5. ^ a b Stan Woch (penciller) at the Grand Comics Database
  6. ^ Greenberger, Robert (August 2017). "It Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time: A Look at the DC Challenge!". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 43.
  7. ^ Bender, Hy (1999). The Sandman Companion. New York, New York: DC Comics. p. 266. ISBN 978-1563894657.
  8. ^ Burgas, Greg (January 7, 2013). "Comics You Should Own – Sandman". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Stan Woch (inker) at the Grand Comics Database
  10. ^ "1986 Jack Kirby Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Stan Woch at the Comic Book DB
  • Stan Woch at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
  • Stan Woch at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
Preceded by
Mark Texeira
World's Finest Comics penciller
Succeeded by
Larry Stroman
Preceded by
Richard Case
Doom Patrol vol. 2 inker
Succeeded by
Graham Higgins
Preceded by
Josef Rubinstein
Batman: Shadow of the Bat inker
Succeeded by
Wayne Faucher