39 Facts About Marv Wolfman


Marvin Arthur Wolfman was born on May 13,1946 and is an American comic book and novelization writer.


Marv Wolfman worked on Marvel Comics's The Tomb of Dracula, for which he and artist Gene Colan created the vampire-slayer Blade, and DC Comics's The New Teen Titans and the Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series with George Perez.


Marv Wolfman was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of police officer Abe and housewife Fay.


When Marv Wolfman was 13, his family moved to Flushing, Queens, in New York City, where he attended junior high school.


Marv Wolfman went on to New York's High School of Art and Design, in Manhattan, hoping to become a cartoonist.


Marvin Wolfman was active in fandom before he began his professional comics career at DC Comics in 1968.


Marv Wolfman was one of the first to publish Stephen King, with "In A Half-World of Terror" in Marv Wolfman's horror fanzine Stories of Suspense No 2.


In 1972, Wolfman moved to Marvel Comics as a protege of then-editor Roy Thomas.


When Thomas stepped down, Marv Wolfman eventually took over as editor, initially in charge of the publisher's black-and-white magazines, then finally the color line of comics.


Marv Wolfman succeeded Len Wein as writer of The Amazing Spider-Man and in his first issue, No 182, had Peter Parker propose marriage to Mary Jane Watson who refused, in the following issue.


In 1980, Wolfman returned to DC after a dispute with Marvel.


Marv Wolfman briefly wrote Batman and co-created the Electrocutioner in issue No 331.


Marv Wolfman was one of the contributors to the DC Challenge limited series in 1986.


In December 1986, Wolfman was informed by Marvel writer Chris Claremont that a DC executive had approached Claremont at a holiday party and offered him the position of writer on The New Teen Titans.


When Marv Wolfman confronted DC executives about this, he was told it was "just a joke", although Claremont reiterated that he took it to be a credible and official offer.


Marv Wolfman was involved in the relaunch of the Superman line as well, reinventing nemesis Lex Luthor and initially scripting the Adventures of Superman title with Jerry Ordway as the artist.


Marv Wolfman got into a public dispute with DC over a proposed ratings system, which led to his being relieved of his editorial duties by the company.


Marv Wolfman returned to the Dark Knight for another brief run on Batman and Detective Comics, writing "Batman: Year Three", creating Robin III Tim Drake as well as Abattoir and a new version of the Electrocutioner, and writing an anniversary adaptation of the first ever Batman story, which was printed along with two other adaptations and the original.


Marv Wolfman continued as The New Titans writer and revitalized the series with artist Tom Grummett.


Marv Wolfman's writing for comics decreased as he turned to animation and television, though he wrote the mid-1990s DC series The Man Called A-X.


Marv Wolfman was editor of the comics section on the Disney Adventures magazine for the early years of the publication.


In 1997, on the eve of the impending release of the Blade motion picture, Wolfman sued Marvel Characters Inc over ownership of all characters he had created for Marvel Comics.


Marv Wolfman's stance was that he had not signed work-for-hire contracts when he created characters including Blade and Nova.


Previously, in the 1980s, Marv Wolfman wrote the story for Optimus Prime's return in "The Return of Optimus Prime" of the third season of Transformers.


Marv Wolfman wrote an "Infinite Crisis" issue of DC's "Secret Files", and consulted with writer Geoff Johns on several issues of The Teen Titans.


Marv Wolfman wrote a novel based on Crisis on Infinite Earths, but rather than following the original plot, he created a new story starring the Barry Allen Flash that takes place during the original Crisis story.


Marv Wolfman wrote the novelization of the film Superman Returns, and worked on a direct-to-video animated film, The Condor, for Stan Lee's Pow Entertainment.


In 2006, Marv Wolfman was editorial director of Impact Comics, publisher of educational manga-style comics for high school students.


That same year, starting with issue No 125, Marv Wolfman began writing DC's Nightwing series.


Marv Wolfman wrote a miniseries starring the Teen Titan Raven, a character he and George Perez co-created during their run on The New Teen Titans, helping to revamp and update the character.


Marv Wolfman worked with Perez on a direct-to-DVD movie adaptation of the popular "Judas Contract" storyline from their tenure on Teen Titans.


Marv Wolfman revived his Night Force series with artist Tom Mandrake in 2012.


Marv Wolfman served as writing consultant on the video game Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, which he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing.


In 2015, Marv Wolfman wrote a novelization of the videogame Batman: Arkham Knight.


Marv Wolfman received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.


In 2019, DC published the oversized, 100-page comic book Man and Superman, Marv Wolfman's retelling of Superman's origin story, to high acclaim.


DC informed the Authority that "Marv Wolfman" was the writer's last name, so the Authority insisted he be given a credit to show the "Marv Wolfman" was a real person.


Once Marv Wolfman was given a credit, other writers demanded them as well.


Marv Wolfman was previously married to Michele Marv Wolfman, for many years a colorist in the comics industry.