Great Lakes Summer Expo
Since the 1980s, William Messner-Loebs has written substantial runs of series published by DC, Image, Comico, and other smaller comics publishers, including both high-profile publisher-owned superheroes and original creator-owned works which he has also illustrated.
His first comics work was for Power Comics Company and on Noble Comics’ Justice Machine with Mike Gustovich. His first ongoing series was Journey: The Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire, about 19th-century Michigan frontier life, which he both wrote and illustrated. It was published from 1983 to 1986 by Aardvark-Vanaheim and Fantagraphics, followed by a limited series Journey: Wardrums. He wrote the 31-issue Jonny Quest series published by Comico from 1986 to 1988.
In 1988, he took over writing the recently relaunched series The Flash with issue #15 and continued through #61 (penciled by Greg LaRocque). Meanwhile, he wrote Dr. Fate #25-41, and the Jaguar series for DC’s Impact Comics imprint. He wrote Epicurus the Sage which was illustrated by Sam Kieth and scripted The Maxx (illustrated and co-written by Kieth). In 1990, Messner-Loebs became the writer of the Batman newspaper comic strip and wrote the strip until its cancellation the following year.
In 1992, Loebs took over writing the Wonder Woman series begun several years earlier by George Pérez, with pencils by Mike Deodato. During his run from #63 to #100, he created the character Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, for whom he wrote the mini-series Artemis: Requiem. Meanwhile, he wrote Hawkman #9-27, penciled primarily by Steve Lieber. In 1996, he had a brief run writing Marvel Comics’ Thor. From 1997 to 1999 he wrote Impulse #29-49, penciled by Craig Rousseau. In 1999 he wrote the “V2K” mini-series Brave Old World for Vertigo, penciled by Guy Davis.
Bill has been with the Great Lakes Comic Expo pretty much from the start! He has been a very strong supporter of the show, and we’re grateful to have him as a guest!
The first TWO Autographs are free.
Then, $5 for each additional
There is no charge for pictures
with Bill Messner-Loebs.
Bill does accept commissions.
Please inquire with him at the show.