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  Robert Kirkman
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Contributions Creator and writer of the Comic Series
Executive producer and writer of the TV Series
Occupation Writer
Editor
Letterer
Born November 30, 1978
Age 35
Years Active 2000-present
Gender Male
Hair Blond/Light Brown
Spouse Unknown
Robert Kirkman Gallery

Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible and Marvel Zombies.

BiographyEdit

Robert Kirkman's first comic book work was Battle Pope (2000), a superhero parody co-created with artist Tony Moore and self-published under the Funk-O-Tron label.[citation needed] Later, while pitching a new series, Science Dog, Kirkman and artist Cory Walker were hired to do a SuperPatriot miniseries for Image Comics.[citation needed] While working on that book, Kirkman and E.J. Su created the 2002 Image series Tech Jacket, which ran six issues.[citation needed]

In 2003, Kirkman and Walker created Invincible for Image's new superhero line. The story surrounded the adolescent son of the world's most powerful superhero, who develops powers and starts his own superhero career. Walker later failed to meet the monthly title's deadlines and was replaced by Ryan Ottley.[1] In 2005, Paramount Pictures announced it had bought the rights to produce an Invincible feature film, and hired Kirkman to write the screenplay.[2]

Shortly after the launch of Invincible, Kirkman and Moore began The Walking Dead (2003), a series set in a world inspired by George A. Romero's zombie movies. Moore, himself struggling to keep deadlines, was replaced by Charlie Adlard, beginning with Issue #7.[3] Moore continued to draw covers until Issue 24 as well as the first four volumes of the trade paperbacks for the series.

Kirkman's work for Marvel Comics has included a revival of the 1990s Sleepwalker series; it was canceled before being published,[citation needed] with the first issue eventually included in Epic Anthology #1 (2004). He soon became a mainstay at Marvel, writing, among other titles, Captain America vol. 4, #29-32 (2004), Marvel Knights 2099 (2004), Jubilee #1-6 (2004), Marvel Team-Up vol. 3, #1-25 (2005), Fantastic Four: Foes #1-6 (2005), Marvel Zombies #1-5 (2005–2006), Ultimate X-Men (starting with issue #66), and Irredeemable Ant-Man #1-12.

Kirkman and artist Jason Howard created the Image series The Astounding Wolf-Man, launching it on May 5, 2007, as part of Free Comic Book Day. Kirkman edited the monthly series Brit, based on the character he created for the series of one-shots, illustrated by Moore and Cliff Rathburn. It ran 12 issues.

Kirkman announced in 2007 that he and artist Rob Liefeld would team on a revival of Killraven for Marvel Comics.[4] Kirkman that year also said he and Todd McFarlane would collaborate on Haunt for Image Comics.[5] In late July 2008, Kirkman was made a partner at Image Comics, and would no longer write for Marvel.[6][7] In 2009, however, he and Walker produced the five-issue miniseries The Destroyer vol. 4[8] for Marvel's MAX imprint.

In 2009 Kirkman and Marc Silvestri took over the 2009/2010 Pilot Season for Top Cow Comics. The 2009/2010 Pilot Season contains a series of five one-shot pilot comics that readers will be able to vote on which becomes an ongoing series. Each series is co-created by Silvestri who also provides cover art. [9]

On February 9th, 2012, Robert Kirkman was sued by Tony Moore. Moore says he was duped into assigning his interest in the material over to Kirkman, who has since gone on to fame and fortune. Moore, on the other hand, has received very little compensation and has not be able to access profit statements from properties including Walking Dead, he says. [10] On August 7th, 2012, Moore filed a new lawsuit against Kirkman in order to seek a declaratory judgment that he is a joint author of "The Walking Dead" and other works. Kirkman then filed a countersuit against Moore, claiming that he had actually overpaid Moore for his work and was entitled to his money back. [11]

TriviaEdit

  • Kirkman has mentioned he misses characters of Tyreese, Axel, and The Governor.
  • On Talking Dead Robert said that when he kills off a beloved character, he likes to give them a memorable death. That explains him decapitating Hershel and Tyreese, beating Glenn's skull in, and having Abraham shot through the eye with an arrow.   

Personal LifeEdit

  • Kirkman said he named his son "Peter Parker Kirkman," after Spider-Man's civilian identity, Peter Parker.[12][13]

BibliographyEdit

Image ComicsEdit

  • The Astounding Wolf-Man (2007-2010)
  • Brit (2003-2004, 2007-2008)
  • Capes (miniseries)
  • Haunt (2009-present)
  • Image United (2009-2010)
  • Invincible (2003-present)
  • Pilot Seasonfor Top Cow Comics a partner studio of Image (2009/2010) [14]
    • Murderer #1 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Nelson Blake II (Cov) Marc Silvestri
    • Demonic #1 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Joe Benitez (Cov) Marc Silvestri
    • Stealth #1 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Sheldon Mitchell (Cov) Marc Silvestri
    • Stellar #1 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Bernard Chang (Cov) Marc Silvestri
    • Hardcore #1 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Brian Stelfreeze (Cov) Marc Silvestri
  • SuperPatriot
  • Tech Jacket (2002-2003)
  • The Walking Dead (2003-present)
  • Thief of Thieves (2012-present)

Marvel ComicsEdit

  • Captain America (2004)
  • Destroyer
  • Epic Anthology
  • Fantastic Four: Foes (2005)
  • The Irredeemable Ant-Man (2006-2007)
  • Jubilee (2004)
  • Marvel Knights 2099
  • Marvel Team-Up (2005-2007)
  • Marvel Zombies (2005-2007)
    • Marvel Zombies (2005-2006)
    • Marvel Zombies: Dead Days (2006)
    • Marvel Zombies 2 (2007)
  • Sleepwalker
  • Ultimate X-Men

NovelsEdit

OtherEdit

  • Battle Pope (2000)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Robert Kirkman on Invincible", IGN, 2007-12-10. Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  2. "Feeling 'Invincible'", Variety, 2005-03-01. Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  3. "Interview with Charlie Adlard", Comicgate, 2006-08-25. Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  4. "WW Chicago 2007: Killraven by Liefeld...", Marvel News, 2007-08-14. Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  5. "Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman Announce 'Haunt'", Spawn.com News, 2007-08-03. Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  6. Writer of the Undead Is Reborn as a Partner at Image Comics, The New York Times, July 22, 2008
  7. Robert Kirkman: Image Partner, Done at Marvel, Newsarama, Jul 22, 2008
  8. Per The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators, the earlier volumes star an unrelated character adapted from The Destroyer series of novels: The Destroyer (1989–1990), The Destroyer vol. 2 (1991) and The Destroyer vol. 3 (1991–1992)
  9. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?id=23838&page=article
  10. 'Walking Dead' War: Creator Robert Kirkman Sued By Collaborator (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter (February 9, 2012)
  11. 'Walking Dead' Creator Hit With A New Lawsuit Over Co-Authorship ACESHOWBIZ (August 9, 2012)
  12. "Buy My Books", Comic Book Resources, 2006-06-14. Retrieved on 2008-03-15
  13. The Comics Journal #289 date? page #?
  14. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?id=23838&page=article

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