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Kurt Busiek

Biography

Kurt Busiek

Kurt started reading comics regularly at the age of 14, around the time most kids his age were giving up on them. Soon, he and his friend Scott McCloud began to write and draw their own comics together. By the time he graduated from Syracuse University in 1982, Kurt had already sold his first professional comics script – a backup story that appeared in Green Lantern #162, from DC Comics. Following that, he wrote Power Man and Iron Fist for Marvel Comics for about a year, and worked on such series as World’s Finest, Wonder Woman and Red Tornado. He went full-time freelance for the second time in 1990, moving to Washington State. This time, he kept finding writing work, on books as diverse as Vampirella, Mickey Mouse, Web of Spider-Man and The Adventures of Jell-O Man. In 1993, he and painter Alex Ross created Marvels, a 4-issue mini-series looking at the superheroic history of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of an ordinary man.  Since then, Kurt has divided his time between writing mainstream series, including Avengers, Iron Man, Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Conan, Superman, JLA and Trinity, and creating his own projects, including Thunderbolts, The Power Company, Jonny Demon, The Wizard’s Tale, Shockrockets, Arrowsmith and the multiple-award-winning Astro City.  Kurt has won over two dozen industry awards for his work. Among them are multiple Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards for Best Series, Best Single Issue and Best Writer. In 1996, Marvels was named a Best Book for Young Readers by the New York Public Library.

Kurt Busiek

Books by Kurt Busiek

written by Kurt Busiek with illustrations by Ben Dewey and Jordie Bellaire - Comic Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

When a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary hero back from the forgotten past to save their dying world, they get a hero unlike anything they expected, and trigger a crisis none of them may survive.

by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily.

by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross

The first Astro City volume looks at a day in the life of the Samaritan, the worlds busiest super-hero; an invasion of underground dwellers that is thwarted by the super-team the Honor Guard; a small-time criminals growing paranoia as he comes to believe that the colourful hero called the Jack-in-the-Box is after him; plus stories introducing the First Family, the Hanged Man, Winged Victory, and many others.