13 Facts About Marshall Rogers


William Marshall Rogers III, known professionally as Marshall Rogers, was an American comics artist best known for his work at Marvel and DC Comics in the 1970s.


Marshall Rogers took up mechanical drawing in high school, and then attended Kent State University in Ohio, where he studied architecture.


Marshall Rogers studied architectural drawing, and his work was characterized by detailed rendering of buildings and structures.


Marshall Rogers left college in 1971 before graduating, and returned home to New York, where he discovered his family was moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father's employer, Johns Manville, was relocating.


At some unspecified point, Marshall Rogers recalled, he "bounced in and out of a shipping clerk job" and did some retouching work for DC Comics on reprints of 1940s Batman stories.


Marshall Rogers continued showing samples to both Marvel and DC, and in 1977, his artwork began interesting Marie Severin and Vince Colletta, the two companies' respective art directors.


Marshall Rogers eschewed the grey wash that was used in other black-and-white comics stories in favor of applying screentone.


The Englehart and Marshall Rogers pairing was described in 2009 by comics writer and historian Robert Greenberger as "one of the greatest" creative teams to work on the Batman character.


Marshall Rogers remained as artist on Detective Comics for a few issues after Englehart's departure from the series.


An Englehart-Marshall Rogers story featuring Madame Xanadu that sat in inventory for a few years was published as a one-shot in 1981, in DC's first attempt at marketing comics specifically to the "direct market" of fans and collectors.


In 1986, Marshall Rogers drew a graphic novel adaptation of "Demon with a Glass Hand", an episode of The Outer Limits television series, based on a script by Harlan Ellison.


Marshall Rogers had a sister, Suzanne, and an adopted son, Russell Young.


Marshall Rogers died on March 24,2007, at his home in Fremont, California.