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Bill Mantlo Tribute Book Being Assembled

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Bill Mantlo Tribute Book Being Assembled

Official Press Release


Bill Mantlo is a name known to most any contemporary fan of comics. His career as a
writer for Marvel spanned over 15 years, during which time he authored more than 500
stories. Known for lengthy runs on INCREDIBLE HULK and Spectacular Spider-Man, Bill
also produced equally impressive runs on MICRONAUTS and 79 issues of ROM:
SPACEKNIGHT. It is more than somewhat ironic that Bill, who devoted much of his life
scripting tales of persons with super-human powers would be involved in an accident
and suffer permanent cognitive damage. Thankfully, Bill’s legacy remains; many of
his works continue to find new readers through the trade paperback market and
through back-issue comic sales.


MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS will provide an in-depth look at Bill’s career, from his
early collaborations with artist George Perez on the SONS OF THE TIGER series in
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU; to mainstream series like MARVEL TEAM-UP, CHAMPIONS, IRON
MAN, HUMAN FLY, HULK, SPIDER-MAN, and CLOAK AND DAGGER; and to unique works like
PARADOX and SWORDS OF THE SWASHBUCKLERS.


Featuring commentary and interviews from many of Bill’s collaborators and
contemporaries (such as Keith Giffen, Ed Hannigan, Tony Isabella, Al Milgrom, George
Perez, Roger Stern, Herb Trimpe, and Marv Wolfman) MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS will
also feature a rare gem-a previously unpublished prose story, SOMETHING LIKE
COURAGE, written by Bill in 1990.


MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS is planned as a 64-page, 8.5 x 11 release with color and
black & white throughout. It is being produced and edited by David Yurkovich (LESS
THAN HEROES) in cooperation with Bill’s family. All proceeds will go to Bill’s
guardian, who can then direct any, or all, funds to specific needs that will benefit
Bill. Artists and editors who’ve worked with Bill are encouraged to contact the
editor at david@sleepinggiantcomics.com. Release date and other specifics will be
forthcoming.

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