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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also feature a rare gem-a previously unpublished prose story, SOMETHING LIKE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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