Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Gerry Conway!

Yesterday Sept 10 was comic-book and TV series writer Gerry Conway's 61st birthday. He was born on Sept 10, 1952 in New York City.

While Gerry was at Marvel Comics he wrote the classic "death of Gwen Stacy" story in Amazing Spider-Man. He helped create the popular character The Punisher. He wrote The Avengers and edited The Defenders. In 1976 he was chosen to write the first and best DC-Marvel team-up, Superman vs. Spider-Man. In 1977 he moved to DC Comics, where he eventually wrote Justice League of America for eight years. He edited the Justice Society of America and helped co-create Power Girl. He co-created Firestorm.

In Hollywood he worked on Father Dowling Mysteries, Diagnosis: Murder, Matlock, and Jake and the Fatman, plus many other series and tele-films in the mid 80s and 90s that I never saw because I was in Japan at the time.

Thanks for all the hours of entertainment you've given us, Gerry. I bought an in-depth interview with Gerry a few months ago but haven't gotten around to watching it yet. Maybe today I'll crack it open and check it out.

Happy Birthday, Gerry Conway! 

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