Comic Artist Ron Wilson (The Thing, Luke Cage, MotU) Toronto ComiCon 2019

Ron Wilson — a legendary comic illustrator primarily known for chronicling the adventures of Marvel’s ‘The Thing’ from 1975 to 1986 across different titles — discusses his storied career, reveals amazing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and answers fan questions at his 2019 Toronto ComiCon panel.

Ron Wilson is an American comics artist who began drawing for Marvel in the early 1970s doing cover and interior artwork — becoming a regular on “Marvel Two-in-One” (1975–1978) and “Power Man, and doing ‘fill-ins’ on “Black Goliath,” “The Hulk!” and “Captain Britain.” In the 1980s, after more “Marvel Two-in-One” issues (1980–1983), he plotted and drew “Super Boxers” (Marvel Graphic Novel #8), illustrated titles like “The Thing” (1983-1986) alongside writer John Byrne, the entire run of “Masters of the Universe” (1986-1988) and the “Wolfpack” limited series (1988-1989), and contributed to titles like “The Avengers,” “Captain America,” “Deadly Hands of Kung Fu,” “Iron Man” and “What If.” In 1990, Wilson illustrated an issue of “Urth 4” with Continuity Comics, then returned to Marvel for “WCW World Championship Wrestling” (1992-1993). His work appeared regularly in “Marvel Comics Presents” (1992–1994) before he joined DC’s Milestone Media imprint in the mid 1990s where he did mostly character design and some illustration for the “Arion the Immortal” mini-series. In 2008, Wilson provided a cover for the second issue of the pro wrestling-themed mini-series “Headlocked” published by Visionary Comics. In 2012, he set his sights on a new creator-owned project called “Battle Rappers.”

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