17 Facts About Andy Mangels

1.

Andy Mangels has written a number of references for popular science fiction and pop culture media.

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2.

Since the 1990s Andy Mangels has written comic book stories and text pieces for several major publishers.

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3.

Andy Mangels's Topps writing includes the comics adaptation of Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday.

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4.

Andy Mangels scripted Platinum Studio' graphic novel Super Larry, World's Toughest Man.

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5.

Andy Mangels contributed stories, including creating an early openly gay superhero named Pride.

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6.

Andy Mangels has written for international magazines such as Dreamwatch, Edizione Star, Fantazia, Farscape Magazine, La Tomba Di Dracula, Star Trek Monthly, Star Wars Magazine, and others.

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7.

In 2012, Andy Mangels was awarded the Inkpot Award for Achievement in the Comic Arts at Comic-Con International.

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8.

In July 2016, The New York Times ran a story about Dynamite Entertainment, which revealed that Andy Mangels was writing a new intercompany crossover mini-series for the company, in conjunction with DC Comics: Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman, bringing together the Lynda Carter television character with Lindsay Wagner's fellow 1970s television super-heroine.

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9.

Andy Mangels provided Special Features content, including hosting commentary tracks, and other production work and writing for the sets.

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10.

When BCI Eclipse closed in 2008, Andy Mangels worked for two other companies, scripting and directing documentaries, and providing commentary tracks and production work.

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11.

Andy Mangels performed onstage in Kalispell, Montana theatres, including roles in such shows as Brigadoon, A Christmas Carol, Once Upon a Mattress and Ira Levine's psycho-thriller Veronica's Room.

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Andy Mangels has performed in Portland, Oregon with Stumptown Stages in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, JANE Theatre in Hullabaloo: The Little Frankenstein, Coho Theatre in Mrs California and Steel Magnolias, and on the Lakewood Theatre stage in The Secret Garden.

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13.

Andy Mangels has appeared multiple times on Grimm, most recently in a two-episode arc in 2015 as a featured member of the "Wesenrein" group.

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14.

Andy Mangels is active in the gay community, particularly in the leather and bear subcultures.

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15.

Andy Mangels previously held the title of Mr Oregon State Leather 2004.

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16.

Andy Mangels created, moderated, and ran the "Gays In Comics" panel at San Diego's Comic-Con International for 25 years, from 1988 to 2012.

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17.

Andy Mangels is a founding member of the non-profit GLBTQI organization PRISM Comics, serving gay comic fans and professionals, and is a member of the group's Advisory Board.

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