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    Bob Layton Sr.
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Bio:
Bob Layton has, for all intents and purposes, done it all in the comics industry. In 1978, with writing partner David Michelinie, Bob totally re-imagined Marvel’s Invincible Iron Man, ultimately transforming it from a low-end book into one of Marvel’s all-time best sellers.

Bob also wrote and drew the highly-praised mini-series Hercules—Prince of Power, which spawned a successful sequel, a graphic novel and is still available to this day in trade paperback format. Layton also revived the original X-Men characters at Marvel with his groundbreaking series--X-Factor. While at Marvel, Bob designed the highly-successful Marvel Secret Wars toy line for Mattel.

Additionally, Layton co-created The Huntress (with current DC President, Paul Levitz) which has appeared most recently on the WB’s Birds of Prey live-action television series.

Second only to his tenure on Iron Man, Bob is also known for his innovative contributions to the Valiant Comics line-- first as co-architect of the Valiant Universe, and then, as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President. When Bob inherited the controlling reins of the company from his predecessor, Valiant (Voyager Communications, Inc.) was nearly 4 million dollars in the red. Undaunted, Layton succeeded in turning the company’s fortunes around, netting the company nearly 30 million dollars in profits by his second year on the job.

In 1994, Valiant was sold to Acclaim Entertainment for the staggering price of 65 million dollars.
Among other accomplishments during his tenure at Valiant, Layton created major story concepts and art designs for the highly-successful Turok, Dinosaur Hunter video game (the largest selling game in Acclaim’s history--selling over 1.5 million units) and won the comic industry’s most coveted award, Editor of the Year for 1993, as voted by the readers of Wizard Magazine. Bob left Valiant, New York City and the comics industry in 1996, immigrating to Florida to take a long-awaited break from the 'rat race' and cold, cold winters.

In 1998, after a short retirement from the industry, Bob returned to the business of creating comics by teaming-up with his fellow Floridian and mentor, Dick Giordano. Bob scripted and inked several co-authored projects with Giordano such as Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table, Batman: Hollywood Knight, and the six-issue miniseries THE L.A.W. for DC Comics.

Also, with original co-plotter, David Michelinie, Bob returned to the pages of Iron Man with a four-part limited series entitled Iron Man: BAD BLOOD. As with many of Bob's previous efforts on the series with David, the story was scripted by Michelinie, while Layton contributed the co-plotting, penciling and inking. After Iron Man: BAD BLOOD, Layton stayed on at Marvel for a short time, teaming up with Dan Jurgens as inker on Captain America, as well as inking a short run on The Avengers. However, his experiences at Marvel, this time around, left Bob cold and disillusioned with mainstream comics in general.

Discouraged by the growing lack of professionalism in the business, Dick and Bob, along with head writer David Michelinie, formed Future Comics and it's cast of distinct and unusual properties including Freemind, Deathmask, Metallix and Peacekeeper. One of Future's stated goals was to revolutionize the distribution side of the comics business with the industry's first, totally-autonomous Internet comics company, selling to readers and booksellers alike directly through the world-wide web.

The attraction of developing exciting new concepts and business models, in an atmosphere of creative encouragement and support, was this company’s driving force. Although Layton was eventually forced to close that chapter of his career after only two and a half years in business, the Future intellectual properties are still alive and several are currently under development in Hollywood.

Bob has been involved in many creative aspects of film and television throughout his career, working with such Hollywood luminaries as Howard Stern, Tracy Torme' (Star Trek, Sliders, Odyssey 5), Scott Winant (Huff, My So-Called Life, Thirtysomething) and George Romero (Night of the Living Dead).

Bob is currently working with co--creator David Michelinie and Executive Producer Robert Keyghobad (Carnivale', Cupid) on the development of new properties for major motion pictures and television.

In addition, Bob and David have recently returned to Marvel Comics and Iron Man, creating two, new limited series to be released in conjunction with the Iron Man major motion picture in 2008.

(Bio copied from www.boblayton.com)

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Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Archer & Armstrong (1992)
The Avengers (1963)
Avengers: Solo Avengers Classic (2012)
The Bad Eggs (1996)
The Bad Eggs: That Dirty Yellow Mustard (1996)
Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table (1999)
Batman: Hollywood Knight (2001)
Battlestar Galactica (1979)
Bizarre Adventures (1981)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
The Chaos Effect (1994)
Colony (2012)
Comics Debut (1993)
Comics Values Monthly (1986)
D.P.7 (1989)
Deathmask (2003)
Deathmate (1993)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Doctor Tomorrow (1997)
Essential Avengers (2000)
Essential Power Man And Iron Fist (2007)
Essential Web Of Spider-Man (2011)
Essential X-Factor (2005)
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne (2001)
Freemind (2002)
H.A.R.D. Corps (1992)
Harbinger Files (1994)
Hercules (1982)
Hercules (1984)
Hercules: Full Circle (2009)
Hercules: Prince of Power (1997)
Hercules: Prince of Power (2009)
Hercules: Twilight of a God (2010)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man (1998)
Iron Man (2001)
Iron Man: Bad Blood (2000)
Iron Man: Legacy Of Doom (2008)
Iron Man: The End (2009)
Iron Man/Hulk Sampler (2008)
John Romita Jr. 30th Anniversary Special (2006)
The L.A.W. (Living Assault Weapons) (1999)
Marvel 70th Anniversary Collection (2009)
Marvel CD-ROM Comics (1995)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1979)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Visionaries: John Romita Jr. (2005)
Metallix (2002)
Power Man and Iron Fist (1978)
Rai (1992)
Rai Companion (1993)
Rise of Apocalypse (1996)
The Second Life of Doctor Mirage (1993)
Secret Invasion: War Machine (2009)
Secrets of the Valiant Universe (1994)
Shadowman (1992)
Shadows & Light (1998)
Solo Avengers (1987)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Star Hunters (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Thor (1966)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
Unity (1992)
Unity Saga (1994)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? (1977)
What If? Iron Man: Demon in an Armor (2011)
Wizard Special the Valiant Era (1994)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Men: Phoenix Rising (2001)
X-O Manowar (1992)

Penciller:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Black Widow: Web of Intrigue (2010)
Captain N: The Game Master (1990)
Classic X-Men (1986)
Colony (2012)
The Comic Checklist (1987)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
Comics Values Monthly (1986)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
Die Offizielle Marvel-Comic-Sammlung (2013)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Spinne (1980)
Doc Savage (1975)
Dominic Fortune (2009)
Drink and Draw Social Club (2010)
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (2006)
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe - Deluxe Edition (2006)
Essential Spider-Man (2001)
Essential X-Factor (2005)
Eternal Warrior (1992)
Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
FOOM Magazine (1973)
Hercules (1982)
Hercules (1984)
Hercules: Full Circle (2009)
Hercules: Prince of Power (1997)
Hercules: Prince of Power (2009)
Heroes Convention (1981)
Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide (2008)
Hulk: Giant-Size (2008)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man (1998)
Iron Man (2001)
Iron Man by Kurt Busiek & Sean Chen Omnibus (2013)
Iron Man: Bad Blood (2000)
Iron Manual Mark 3 (2010)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Exklusiv (1998)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Hit-Comic (1989)
Marvel Pets Handbook (2009)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Super Heroes Role Playing Game (1984)
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (1984)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 (2004)
Secret Wars (1985)
Shadows & Light (1998)
Showcase Presents: Doc Savage (2011)
Solo Avengers (1987)
Thor (1966)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
Unity Saga (1994)
Valiant Reader (1993)
Valiant Vision Starter Kit (1994)
What If? (1977)
Wizard How to Draw (2005)
World War Hulk: Gamma Files (2007)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (2007)
X-O Database (1993)
X-O Manowar (1992)

Inker:
Adventure Comics (1938)
All-Star Comics (1940)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Archer & Armstrong (1992)
Avengers (1998)
Avengers Assemble (2004)
Avengers Epic Collection (2013)
Avengers West Coast: Zodiac Attack (2012)
The Avengers (1963)
Avengers: Solo Avengers Classic (2012)
Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus (2013)
The Batman Family (1975)
Batman In The Seventies (2000)
Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table (1999)
Beyond the Grave (1975)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
Captain N: The Game Master (1990)
The Champions (1975)
Claw The Unconquered (1975)
Colony (2012)
The Complete ROG 2000 (1982)
Crossover Classics (1991)
D.P.7 (1989)
Darque Passages (1994)
Das Geisterhaus (1989)
DC Special (1975)
DC Super Stars (1976)
DCU Heroes Secret Files (1999)
Deathmask (2003)
Deathmate (1993)
Defenders: Tournament of Heroes (2012)
Der Unglaubliche Hulk Comic-Taschenbuch (1980)
Die Fantastischen Vier Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Die Gruppe X Comic-Taschenbuch (1985)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Rächer (2001)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Doctor Tomorrow (1997)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars (2011)
Essential Hulk (2002)
Essential Spider-Man (2001)
Essential Web Of Spider-Man (2011)
Essential X-Factor (2005)
Essential X-Men (1999)
Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne (2001)
For Lovers Only (1971)
Freemind (2002)
G.I. Joe: Frontline (2002)
Gespenster Geschichten (1974)
Ghost Manor (1971)
Ghost Rider (1973)
Giant-Size Incredible Hulk (2008)
H.A.R.D. Corps (1992)
Hawkeye (1983)
Hercules (1982)
Hercules Unbound (1975)
Hercules: Prince of Power (1997)
Hercules: Prince of Power (2009)
Hercules: Twilight of a God (2010)
Heroes (2001)
Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men (1985)
House of Mystery (1951)
Hulk (1978)
Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide (2008)
Hulk: Giant-Size (2008)
Huntress: Darknight Daughter (2006)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man (1998)
Iron Man (2001)
Iron Man by Kurt Busiek & Sean Chen Omnibus (2013)
Iron Man: Bad Blood (2000)
Iron Man: Legacy Of Doom (2008)
Iron Man: The End (2009)
John Carter Warlord of Mars (1977)
Just Imagine Stan Lee . . . Secret Files and Origins (2002)
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe (2002)
Justice Machine (1981)
The L.A.W. (Living Assault Weapons) (1999)
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant (1998)
Magnus Robot Fighter (1991)
Marvel CD-ROM Comics (1995)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Crossover (2000)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Hit-Comic (1989)
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men (2003)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Saga: The Official History of the Marvel Universe (1985)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974)
Marvel Visionaries: John Romita Jr. (2005)
Metallix (2002)
New Gods Secret Files (1998)
The Official Marvel Index To The X-Men (1987)
The Order (2002)
The Power Company: Manhunter (2002)
ROM (1979)
The Savage Sword Of Conan (1974)
Scary Tales (1975)
Secret Invasion: War Machine (2009)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976)
Shadows & Light (1998)
Showcase Presents All-Star Comics (2011)
Solar, Man of the Atom (1991)
Solo Avengers (1987)
Spider-Man by Roger Stern Omnibus (2014)
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (UK) (1973)
Star Hunters (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
The Super Heroes Monthly (1980)
Superboy (1949)
Superman and Spider-Man (1981)
Superman and Spider-Man (1995)
The Superman Family (1974)
Teräsmies ja Hämähäkkimies (1986)
The Thing (1983)
Thor (1966)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Unity (1992)
Unity Saga (1994)
The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? (1977)
Wizard How to Draw (2005)
Wolverine Saga (1989)
Wonder Woman (Australian) (1983)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Men vs. Hulk (2014)
X-Men: Phoenix Rising (2001)
X-O Manowar (1992)

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Editor:
The Action Heroes Archives (2004)
Arabian Nights on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1995)
Archer & Armstrong (1992)
Armed & Dangerous (1996)
Armed & Dangerous Special (1996)
Armed & Dangerous: Hell's Slaughterhouse (1996)
Bloodshot (1993)
Bloodshot: Last Stand (1996)
Charlton Bullseye (1975)
Colony (2012)
Dakkon Blackblade on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1996)
Deathmask (2003)
Deathmate (1993)
Eternal Warrior (1992)
Eternal Warrior: Fist & Steel (1996)
Fallen Angel on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1996)
Fallen Empires on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1995)
Freemind (2002)
H.A.R.D. Corps (1992)
Harbinger (1992)
Heroes Inc. (1969)
Homelands on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1996)
Ice Age on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1995)
Killer Instinct (1996)
Legend of Jedit Ojanen on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1996)
Magic: The Gathering - Nightmare (1995)
Magic: The Gathering Antiquities War (1995)
Magic: The Gathering Wayfarer (1995)
Magic: The Gathering--The Shadow Mage (1995)
Magic: The Gathering-Elder Dragons (1996)
Magnus Robot Fighter (1991)
Magnus, Robot Fighter / Nexus (1994)
Metallix (2002)
Ninjak (1994)
Predator vs. Magnus Robot Fighter (1992)
Rai and the Future Force (1993)
Rai Companion (1993)
Secret Weapons (1993)
Secrets of the Valiant Universe (1994)
Serra Angel on The World of Magic: The Gathering (1996)
Solar, Man of the Atom (1991)
Squadron Supreme (1985)
Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (1993)
Unity Saga (1994)
Unity Yearbook (1994)
Valiant Masters Shadowman (2013)
Valiant Voice (1993)
Witzend (1966)
X-O Manowar (1992)
X-O Manowar/Iron Man: In Heavy Metal (1996)

Cover Artist:
Advance Comics (1989)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Archer & Armstrong (1992)
Armorines (1994)
Atlantis Attacks (2011)
Avengers Epic Collection (2013)
The Avengers (1963)
Avengers: Solo Avengers Classic (2012)
Back Issue (2003)
Black Panther (1977)
Black Widow: Web of Intrigue (2010)
Bloodshot (1993)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain N: The Game Master (1990)
Celestial Alliance (2002)
The Champions (1975)
Classic X-Men (1986)
The Comic Reader (1961)
Comic Shop News (1987)
Comics Feature (1980)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Conan Le Barbare (1972)
Conan the Barbarian (1970)
Daredevil (1964)
Dazzler (1981)
DC Super Stars (1976)
Deathmate (1993)
The Defenders (1972)
Defenders: Tournament of Heroes (2012)
Der Unglaubliche Hulk Comic-Taschenbuch (1980)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult (2014)
Doctor Strange (1974)
Doctor Tomorrow (1997)
Essential Marvel Team-Up (2002)
Essential Power Man And Iron Fist (2007)
Eternal Warrior (1992)
Eternals (1985)
Freemind (2002)
Ghost Rider (1973)
H.A.R.D. Corps (1992)
Hall of Fame featuring the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (1983)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man -spesiaali (1983)
Harbinger (1992)
Hawkeye (1983)
Hercules (1982)
Hercules (1984)
Hercules Unbound (1975)
Hercules: Prince of Power (2009)
Hercules: Twilight of a God (2010)
Hulk (1981)
The Human Fly (1977)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
Inside Image (1993)
Invincible Iron Man (2008)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man: Bad Blood (2000)
Iron Man: Legacy Of Doom (2008)
Iron Man: The End (2009)
Justice Machine (1981)
Kolchak Tales: The Frankenstein Agenda (2007)
The L.A.W. (Living Assault Weapons) (1999)
L'incroyable Hulk (1968)
Machine Man (1978)
Magnus Robot Fighter (1991)
Magnus Robot Fighter (2014)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Comics Presents: Wolverine (2005)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men (2003)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Saga: The Official History of the Marvel Universe (1985)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982)
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (1984)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Metallix (2002)
Micronauts (1979)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
New Gods (1977)
Ninjak (1994)
The Nostalgia Journal (1974)
The Official Marvel Index To The Amazing Spider-Man (1985)
The Official Marvel Index to the Avengers (1987)
The Official Marvel Index To The X-Men (1987)
Power Man and Iron Fist (1978)
Psi-Lords (1994)
Rai (1992)
Rai and the Future Force (1993)
ROM (1979)
The Savage She-Hulk (1980)
Secret Wars (1985)
Secret Weapons (1993)
Secrets of the Valiant Universe (1994)
Shadowflame (2007)
Shadowman (1992)
Solar, Man of the Atom (1991)
Solar: Man of the Atom (2014)
Solo Avengers (1987)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Spider-Woman (1978)
Squadron Supreme (1985)
Star Hunters (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Super-Villain Classics (1983)
Team America (1982)
Thor (1966)
Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (1993)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Valiant Voice (1993)
Vintage Magnus, Robot Fighter (1992)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? (1977)
What If? Iron Man: Demon in an Armor (2011)
Wizard (1991)
X-Factor (1986)
X-O Manowar (1992)
Zoom Suit (2006)



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