J.M. DeMatteis’ Back Pages

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J.M. DeMatteis’ Back Pages

Every day this month I will share with you the first (at least as far as I know) U.S. professional work by a notable comic book creator. Here is an archive of the creators who have been featured so far.

Today’s featured creator is J.M. DeMatteis!


J.M. DeMatteis has been writing comics for three decades now, and he continues to stand out as a man who can handle all different genres and styles of writing. Whether it be offbeat humor, spiritual stories, horror, fantasy or just flat-out superhero comics, DeMatteis brings his unique perspective to all of the different genres that he writes, somehow giving all these different styles a uniform brand of quality.

He was in his mid-to-late 20s and working as a music critic before he first broke into comics with December 1978’s Weird War Tales #70.

Check out the first six pages of the story….

Cool stuff. Pretty lucky to have such a legend like Dick Ayers draw your first comic book story!