Legendary Marvel & DC Comics Writer Steve Englehart at Toronto ComiCon 2019

Steve Englehart — one of the greatest comic book writers of all time who reshaped the Marvel Universe and reinvented iconic DC characters — discusses his storied career, reveals funny behind-the-scenes anecdotes and answers fan questions at his 2019 Toronto ComiCon panel.
Steve Englehart (born April 22nd, 1947) is an American writer of comic books and novels who is best known for his work at Marvel and DC Comics in the 1970s and 1980s. His pseudonyms have included John Harkness and Cliff Garnett.
At Marvel Comics, he had long run on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange and a dozen other titles. Englehart was hired away by DC Comics to be their lead writer and revamp core characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern. He also wrote a solo Batman series — immediately dubbed the “definitive” version — that later became Warner Brothers’ first “Batman” film. Englehart created “Coyote” which within its first year was rated one of America’s ten best series. The other projects he owned (Scorpio Rose, The Djinn) were mixed with series like Green Lantern (with Joe Staton), Silver Surfer and Fantastic Four. In 1992, he was asked to co-create a comics pantheon called the “Ultraverse.” One of his contributions, “The Night Man,” became not only a successful comics series, but also a television show. That led to more Hollywood work, including animated series such as “Street Fighter,” “GI Joe” and “Team Atlantis” for Disney.
As well, Englehart designed video games for Atari including titles “E.T.” and “Garfield,” and continued his game design for Activision, Electronic Arts, Sega and Brøderbund. He also wrote a novel: “The Point Man.”

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