Gerry Conway


Gerry Conway : biography

September 10, 1952 –

Conway returned to Marvel in the 1980s and served as the regular writer of both The Spectacular Spider-Man and Web of Spider-Man from 1988 until 1990. Conway stated in 1991 that "I understand the character a lot better now than I did when I was nineteen. And one of the nice things about the Marvel characters is that you can keep them fresh by changing them just a bit."Daniels p. 222 His run on Spectacular included such story arcs as the "Lobo Brothers Gang War".DeFalco "1980s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 238: Created by writer Gerry Conway and artist Sal Buscema, Carlos and Eduardo Lobo possessed the mutant ability to transform into werewolves. During this time he and Alex Saviuk introduced the super villain Tombstone .He relinquished writing duties on both titles when he became the story editor of the television series Father Dowling Mysteries.

Conway’s last recorded comics credit for many years was Topps Comics’ "Kirbyverse" one-shot NightGliderSources disagree on the spelling, sometimes even within the same source: The cover of the single issue itself appears to spell it "NightGlider". The cover of Victory #1 likewise spells it as one word, though in an all-caps typeface. The spells it as both "Nightglider" and "Night Glider". #1 (April 1993), scripting from a Roy Thomas plot. Conway returned to comics in 2009 and wrote DC Comics’ The Last Days of Animal Man, with artist Chris Batista. In 2011, he wrote the DC Retroactive: Justice League – The ’80s one-shot.

Books, comic strips, screenplays

In addition to comics, Conway published two science-fiction novels: The Midnight DancersThe Midnight Dancers (Ace, 1971, ISBN 0-441-52975-5; this is not the same-name book by Anne Maybury, nor Midnight Dancer by Emily Bradshaw) and MindshipMindship (DAW, 1974, ISBN 0-87997-095-2). He also wrote the February 14 – December 3, 1983 dailies of the syndicated newspaper comic strip Star Trek, based upon the 1960s TV series.

Conway as well moved into screenwriting in the 1980s, starting with the animated feature Fire and Ice (1983), co-written with Roy Thomas, based on characters created by Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta. Conway and Thomas wrote the story basis for Stanley Mann’s screenplay for the film Conan the Destroyer (1984).

Conway wrote, and later produced, such TV series as Father Dowling Mysteries, Diagnosis: Murder, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Baywatch Nights, Pacific Blue, Silk Stalkings, Perry Mason telefilms, Law & Order, The Huntress, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and an episode of Batman: The Animated Series.


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