Bob Hall (comics)

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Bob Hall (comics)
Bob Hall in Xixón.JPG
Bob Hall in asturian city of Gijón/Xixón (2014)
BornRobert Hall
(1944-10-16) October 16, 1944 (age 69)
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Editor

http://www.bobhall.com
 
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Bob Hall (comics)
Bob Hall in Xixón.JPG
Bob Hall in asturian city of Gijón/Xixón (2014)
BornRobert Hall
(1944-10-16) October 16, 1944 (age 69)
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Editor

http://www.bobhall.com

Bob Hall (October 16, 1944)[1] is an American comic book creator as well as a playwright and theatre director. He is the co-creator of the West Coast Avengers for Marvel Comics and has worked on such series as Armed and Dangerous and Shadowman, which he both drew and wrote for Valiant Comics.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Hall studied theater at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, earning a Bachelor's and Master's degree there.[2] Moving to New York in the early 1970s, he took courses at John Buscema's school of comic art and the New School.[3]

Comics[edit]

Hall got his start in the comics industry in 1974, penciling and inking horror stories for Charlton Comics.[4]

The Champions[5] and Super-Villain Team-Up[6] were two of the series which Hall drew for Marvel Comics. Hall and writer Chris Claremont collaborated on Marvel Team-Up #74 (October 1978) which featured Spider-Man meeting the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live[7][8] Hall briefly worked as an editor for Marvel from 1978 to 1979[9] under Jim Shooter. Hall later joined Shooter as a writer and penciler at Valiant Comics.

Theatre[edit]

Hall was co-founder of the New Rude Mechanicals, a New York City-based off-off-Broadway theatre company.[10]

In the late 1970s, he co-wrote the script and co-created the set designs for the stage play The Passion of Dracula,[11] which ran for two years off-Broadway in New York City, as well as in London.[10] The Passion of Dracula also screened on Showtime.[10]

Hall is the artistic director of the Flatwater Shakespeare Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, an organization he founded.[10] Previously, he was artistic director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre[10] for six years, and in 2008 was artistic director of Lincoln's Haymarket Theatre.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Hall lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.[10] In the past, he has lived in England and Ireland.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Valiant Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Hall, Bob (2009). "Comics Work". BobHall.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Bob Hall". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 23, 2006. Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bob Hall at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Walker, Karen (July 2013). "'We'll Keep on Fighting 'Til the End': The Story of the Champions". Back Issue (TwoMorrows Publishing) (65): 20–23. 
  6. ^ Carson, Lex (August 2013). "Bring Together the Bad Guys: Super-Villain Team-Up". Back Issue (TwoMorrows Publishing) (66): 40–41. 
  7. ^ Aushenker, Michael (August 2013). "That Other Spider-Man Title...Marvel Team-Up Offered an Alternative Spidey Experience". Back Issue (TwoMorrows Publishing) (66): 20–22. 
  8. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1970s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 104. ISBN 978-0756692360. "The web-slinger found himself sharing the stage with a cast who had dressed as super-heroes to attack the [Silver] Samurai's gang in this quirky tale written by Chris Claremont and penciled by Bob Hall." 
  9. ^ Bob Hall (editor, Marvel Comics) at the Grand Comics Database
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Hall, Bob (2009). "Theatre Work". BobHall.com. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bullpen Bulletins" Marvel Team-Up #69 (May 1978).

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Preceded by
Alan Kupperberg
The Avengers artist
1981–1982
Succeeded by
Greg LaRocque
Preceded by
Bob Layton and
Jim Shooter
Shadowman writer
1992–1995
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by
Joe St. Pierre
Shadowman artist
1993–1995
Succeeded by
n/a