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July 14, 2010

Before They Were Stars #6 Mike Wieringo

Filed under: Before They Were (Comic Book) Stars — Doorman @ 1:39 pm

Not every comic writer or artist starts at the top, working on books like Batman or X-Men. In fact, most don’t even start at Marvel or DC. Here’s a look at some work by comic book creators … before they were stars.

Doc Savage: Doom Dynasty #1 Mike Wieringo artMike Wieringo‘s unique style is well-known in the comics industry. Before passing away in 2007, he worked on plenty of high-profile comic titles including the Sensational Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, the Flash, and Robin. He also launched a great, creator-owned titled called Tellos, alongside Todd Dezago.

Prior to his big break into DC Comics with his run on the Flash, he pencilled Millennium’s Doc Savage: Doom Dynasty, a two issue mini-series from 1991.

On Ebay: Mike Wieringo | Doc Savage


  1. For my money, this is better than what DC is putting out now…

    Comment by BlaqueSaber — July 14, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

  2. hm. I didn’t even realize the new Doc Savage series was out yet. Millennium actually had quite a few of these series … so I’m assuming they had to be decent enough to keep them going.

    Comment by Doorman — July 14, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

  3. I remember picking up all of his work on Sensational Spiderman back in the day. It was a notable transition to go from Dan Jurgens to Mike Wieringo, but his style grew on me quickly. And to this day, I can’t think of Impulse (from Flash) without picturing him in Wieringo’s style.

    And incidently, Wieringo did the artwork for my favorite Christmas tie – a jam piece of Marvel’s bigger characters flying through the air with presents in hand, lol

    Comment by Donny B — July 14, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

  4. Wieringo’s art is wonderful! I also got into him during his Sensational Spider-Man stint and quickly developed an appreciation for his quirky-looking style. On that note, Tellos is a great all-ages, fun read and the dynamic coloring in that book adds even more to Wieringo’s style.

    Comment by Doorman — July 15, 2010 @ 8:10 am

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