Kurt Busiek's work includes the Marvels limited series, his own series titled Astro City, a four-year run on The Avengers, Thunderbolts and Superman.
17 Facts About Kurt Busiek
Kurt Busiek grew up in various towns in the Boston area, including Lexington, where he befriended future comic book creator Scott McCloud.
Kurt Busiek was a fan of the work his predecessor, Mary Jo Duffy, had done on Power Man and Iron Fist, and emulated her lighthearted, humorous approach, not knowing that the editorial staff disapproved of this approach and had taken Duffy off the series because of it.
Kurt Busiek was fired from the series for the same reasons as Duffy, after only six issues as its regular writer.
Kurt Busiek created the Thunderbolts, a group of super-villains disguised as super-heroes, with the final page of the first issue of the series revealing that the Thunderbolts were actually the Masters of Evil, a surprise twist carefully guarded by Marvel.
Kurt Busiek continued as writer of The Avengers through 2002, collaborating with artists such as Alan Davis and Kieron Dwyer.
In 2004, Kurt Busiek began a new Conan series for Dark Horse Comics.
Kurt Busiek wrote a 52-issue weekly DC miniseries titled Trinity, starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Kurt Busiek teamed with Alex Ross on Dynamite Entertainment's Kirby: Genesis, an eight-issue miniseries which debuted in 2011.
Ross co-plotted, handled designs, and oversaw the series overall with Kurt Busiek, who scripted the story.
In June 2013, Kurt Busiek relaunched his Astro City series as part of DC's Vertigo line.
Kurt Busiek's work has won him numerous awards in the comics industry, including the Harvey Award for Best Writer in 1998 and the Eisner Award for Best Writer in 1999.
In 1996, with Astro City, Kurt Busiek won both the Eisner and Harvey awards for Best New Series.
Kurt Busiek was given the 1998 and 1999 Comics Buyer's Guide Awards for Favorite Writer, with additional nominations in 1997 and every year from 2000 to 2004.
Kurt Busiek is later used as the model for a wandering drunk on page 33 of the same issue.
In June 2022, Kurt Busiek revealed in the final issue of Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines that the follow-up series Arrowsmith: Beyond Borders, would be delayed due to health issues.
Specifically, Kurt Busiek related that he had been suffering from persistent migraines for over a year, for which he was receiving Botox treatments every three months, which reduced his productivity, and that he was searching for a hospital with an advanced headache program into which he could be placed.