32 Facts About Keith Giffen


Keith Ian Giffen was born on November 30,1952 and is an American comics artist and writer.


Keith Giffen is known for his work for DC Comics on their Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League titles as well as for being the co-creator of Lobo and Rocket Raccoon.


Keith Giffen is best known for his long runs illustrating and later writing the Legion of Super-Heroes title in the 1980s and 1990s.


Keith Giffen plotted and pencilled the fourth volume of the Legion which began in November 1989.


Keith Giffen created the alien mercenary character Lobo as well as the irreverent "want-to-be" hero Ambush Bug.


Keith Giffen plotted and was breakdown artist for an Aquaman limited series and one-shot special in 1989 with writer Robert Loren Fleming and artist Curt Swan for DC Comics.


Keith Giffen was responsible for the English adaptation of the Battle Royale and Ikki Tousen manga, as well as creating "I Luv Halloween" for Tokyopop.

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For Valiant Comics, Keith Giffen wrote X-O Manowar, Magnus, Robot Fighter, Punx and the final issue of Solar, Man of the Atom.


Keith Giffen took a break from the comic industry for several years, working on storyboards for television and film, including shows such as The Real Ghostbusters and Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy.


Keith Giffen was the breakdown artist on the DC Comics title 52, a weekly series following in the wake of the Infinite Crisis crossover, written by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Grant Morrison.


Keith Giffen continued in that role with the follow-up weekly series Countdown to Final Crisis.


Keith Giffen was the lead writer for Marvel Comics's "Annihilation" event, having written the one-shot prologue, the lead-in stories in Thanos and Drax, the Silver Surfer as well as the main six issue mini-series.


Keith Giffen wrote the Star-Lord mini-series for the follow-up story Annihilation: Conquest.


In 2016, Keith Giffen wrote the scripts for a series about young adult versions of Sugar and Spike, drawn by artist Bilquis Evely and published as one of the series in DC's Legends of Tomorrow anthology.


Keith Giffen's art has taken on many styles over the years.


Keith Giffen peppered his artwork with in-jokes such as upside down Superman logos, hidden Marvel characters, eyeball creatures, and scrawled humorous messages on signs in the background of his panels in the alternate futuristic alphabet Interlac.


For many years, Keith Giffen plotted and did the panel-to-panel break-downs for stories he drew, but did not write the final script.


Keith Giffen relied on others such as Robert Loren Fleming and Tom and Mary Bierbaum to supply captions and dialogue, even when he was the main creative force behind the book.


Keith Giffen co-wrote the Freak Force series with Erik Larsen and co-wrote two SuperPatriot mini-series.


Keith Giffen is known for having an unorthodox writing style, often using characters in ways not seen before.


Keith Giffen's dialogue is usually characterized by a biting wit that is seen as much less zany than dialogue provided by longtime collaborators DeMatteis and Robert Loren Fleming.


Keith Giffen is known for his humorous takes on existing characters, often focusing on their personality clashes.


Keith Giffen has a tendency to poke fun at trends in comic books or character archetypes.


Keith Giffen finished Grant Morrison's run on The Authority and writing a Magog ongoing series.


Keith Giffen co-wrote the 26-issue biweekly Justice League: Generation Lost with Judd Winick, which saw the return of Justice League International, and wrote an arc of Booster Gold with DeMatteis and artist Chris Batista.

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DC announced in October 2011 that Keith Giffen would be co-writing Superman vol.


The article pointed out that Keith Giffen had changed from a slick, clean Jim Starlin-esque style to an avant garde, heavily inked one.


The article displayed several panels side by side to illustrate the magazine's allegation that Keith Giffen was copying, or "swiping" the work of Argentinian cartoonist Jose Antonio Munoz.


The controversy continued when Keith Giffen was accused of swiping Munoz again in a 1988 story in the anthology Taboo.


At that point in his career, Keith Giffen was one of the most popular comic book artists in the industry.


Keith Giffen returned to drawing full-time two years later while continuing to plot the Justice League and its numerous spin-offs.


Keith Giffen has acknowledged Munoz's influence, and in 2000 referred to the controversy this way:.