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    Joseph Loeb III - 'Jeph Loeb'
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Bio:
Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is a United States comic book writer, screen and television writer as well as television and motion picture producer. A three time Eisner Award Winner and five time Wizard Award Winner, Loeb has found tremendous success at both Marvel and DC where he has guided such diverse characters as the X-Men and Superman as well as Batman and Spider-Man. He is known for his extensive use of narration boxes as monologues to reveal the inner thoughts of his characters. Much of his most celebrated work has been in collaboration with artist Tim Sale. In 2003, Loeb teamed with superstar artist Jim Lee to create the year long mystery Batman: Hush, the highest selling DC comic in over 10 years. Hush, which spawned three lines of toys, posters and calenders, sat at the #1 spot for eleven of the twelve months it was in publication. The following year, Loeb launched "Superman/Batman" which toppled Hush's success. It is the only comic book title with a single writer for 25 consecutive issues working with a rotating group of artists, Ed McGuinness, Michael Turner, Pat Lee, Carlos Pacheco and Ian Churchill. In 2005, Loeb spun Supergirl out of Superman/Batman with artist Ian Churchill. Another phenomenon, Supergirl launched as the most successful single female character in nearly ten years.

He was born in Stamford, Connecticut. He reportedly read his first comic book during the summer of 1970. By winter of the same year, Jeph was apparently fascinated enough to convince his father to purchase the comic book collection of one Tom Chicarella on his behalf. Tom was from Brooklyn, New York City, New York and the sold collection reportedly included every issue published by Marvel Comics between 1961 and late 1970.

His later step-father was a vice-president at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, where Jeph met one of his mentors and greatest influences in comic book writing, the legendary Elliot Maggin. Jeph however attended Columbia University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's degree in Film. His instructors included Miloš Forman and Paul Schrader.

His debut in film-making was his collaboration with Matthew Weisman in authoring the script of Teen Wolf. The film was released on August 23, 1985 and was a notable starring role for Michael J. Fox.

Loeb and Weisman then collaborated in writing the script of Commando. The film was released on October 4, 1985 and was a notable starring role for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

His next screen credit was the film Burglar, first released on March 20, 1987. The plot was based on the novels of Lawrence Block about fictional burglar Bernice Rhodenbarr. His collaborators were Weisman and Hugh Wilson. The film was a typical for the time tough-woman comedic role for starring actress Whoopi Goldberg.

His second film that year was Teen Wolf Too, a sequel of Teen Wolf. His co-writers were Weisman and Timothy Kring. The film was released on November 20, 1987. The film featured teen idol Jason Bateman and veteran actor John Astin.

Four years later, Loeb was working on a script for THE FLASH as a feature with Warner Brothers. While the script deal fell through, Loeb met then publisher Jeanette Kahn who asked Loeb to write a comic book for DC. The result was Challengers of the Unknown vol. 2 #1 - #8 (March -October, 1991). The mini-series also featured notable guest appearances by Doctor Fate (Eric and Linda Strauss), Batman, James Gordon, Guy Gardner and Lois Lane. Most notably, it was the first of many collaborations with Tim Sale.

Jeph was also recruited as a writer and supervising producer for the hit show Smallville for a number of seasons (2002-2005). Given his expertise on the Superman mythos and experience with writing the character in comics, he helped bring an authenticity to the show that fans loved. Most recently he has joined the writing staff of the popular ABC series, [[Lost (TV series)] as Supervising Producer].

Tragically, Jeph's son, Sam Loeb, passed away on June 17, 2005 at the age of 17 after a three-year long battle with cancer. Sam wrote in an issue of Tales of the Vampires with Jeph's long-term collaborator, Tim Sale. In 2006, Sam's final work will appear in Superman/Batman #26 which was nearly completed before his untimely death. His father will finish the work with the royalty of the comic book industry all of whom were friends of Sam, including Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Brad Meltzer, Arthur Adams, Geoff Johns, Allan Heinberg and John Cassaday.

Date of Birth: January 29, 1958
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut



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Awards:
  • 1999 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer: (Superman for All Seasons [DC])

Notes:
As of September 1, 2005, Loeb began an exclusive contract with Marvel. His first series will be Volume 3 of The Ultimates, with Joe Madureira on art.

Loeb currently shares his writing studio, The Empath Magic Tree House, with Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg.

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100% DC (2005)
9-11 (2002)
A+X (2012)
A+X (2013)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Askani'son (1996)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
Astonishing X-Men (1995)
Avengers (1996)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012)
Avengers Vs. X-Men [GER] (2012)
Avengers vs. X-Men: It's Coming (2012)
Avengers: X-Sanction (2012)
AVX: VS (2012)
Awesome Holiday Special (1997)
Awesome Preview (1998)
Batman (1940)
Batman (2003)
Batman (Hors Série) (1995)
Batman [GER] (1997)
Batman [GER] (2005)
Batman Begins: Special DVD Issue (2005)
Batman Silencio (2005)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Dark Victory (1999)
Batman: Die Neuen Abenteuer (2003)
Batman: Haunted Knight (1996)
Batman: Hush (2005)
Batman: Hush Double Feature (2003)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996)
Batman/Superman (2004)
Batman/The Spirit (2007)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight (2007)
Cable (1993)
Cable and X-Force Classic (2013)
Cable Classic (2008)
Captain America (1996)
Captain America (1999)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
Captain America: White (2008)
Catwoman: When in Rome (2004)
Challengers of the Unknown (1991)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way! (2003)
Comic Book Profiles presents Archie Goodwin (1999)
Comics Above Ground: How Sequential Art Affects Mainstream Media (2004)
Comics Go Hollywood (2008)
The Coven (1997)
The Coven (1998)
The Coven (1999)
The Coven: Black and White (1998)
The Coven: Dark Origins (1999)
The Coven: Fantom Special (1998)
The Coven/Kaboom Special Black and White Edtion (1997)
Daredevil Legends (2002)
Daredevil: Gelb (2001)
Daredevil: Yellow (2001)
The Darkness/Batman (1999)
DC Comics Presents: Flash (2004)
DC Comics Presents: Supergirl/Superman (2012)
DC Comics Presents: Superman (2010)
DC Comics Presents: Superman/Doomsday (2011)
DC Crossover (1998)
DC-spesiaali (1994)
DC/Top Cow Crossovers (2007)
Defenders/Avengers: X-Sanction Preview Book (2011)
Die Offizielle Marvel-Comic-Sammlung (2013)
Die Rächer (1999)
Die Wiedergeburt der Helden (1999)
Dobry komiks (2004)
Elephantmen (2006)
Elephantmen: The Pilot (2007)
Essential Wolverine (1997)
Essential X-Men (2010)
Fall of the Hulks: Gamma (2010)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
Fantastic Four (1998)
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine (2001)
Fighting American (1997)
Fighting American: Rules of the Game (1997)
Generation X (1994)
Generation X Classic (2010)
Halloween Comic Fest 2013 - Batman: The Long Halloween Special Edition (2013)
Heroes Reborn (1996)
Hip Flask (1998)
Hulk (2008)
Hulk: Fall of the Hulks Prelude (2010)
Hulk: Gray (2003)
Impossible Man (2011)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1996)
Iron Man (1999)
Iron Man/Hulk Sampler (2008)
JLA (2001)
JLA: Our Worlds at War (2001)
JSA: All Stars (2003)
Justice League Task Force (1993)
Kaboom (1997)
Kaboom (1998)
Kaboom (1999)
Kaboom Prelude (1998)
King-Size Hulk (2008)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Lionheart (1999)
Loose Cannon (1995)
March on Ultimatum (2009)
Marvel Crossover (2000)
Marvel Exklusiv (1998)
Marvel Heroes Reborn (1997)
Marvel Millennium: Homem-Aranha (2002)
Marvel Mix-Tape (2009)
Marvel Now! Omnibus (2013)
Marvel Now! Point One (2012)
Marvel Now! Previews (2012)
Mega (2003)
Mega Marvel (1993)
Michael Turner Presents: Aspen (2003)
Michael Turner's All New Soulfire (2013)
Michael Turner's Soulfire (2003)
Michael Turner's Soulfire Primer (2012)
Michael Turner's Soulfire: Genesis (2013)
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)
Nova (2013)
Onslaught (1996)
Onslaught Reborn (2007)
Orion (2000)
Point One (2012)
Prelude to Infinite Crisis (2005)
Re:Gex (1998)
The Savage Dragon (1993)
The Savage Hulk (1996)
Secret Files President Luthor (2001)
Showcase '94 (1994)
Smallville (2003)
Solo (2004)
Spider-Man Top Ten Covers (2007)
Spider-Man: Blue (2002)
The Spirit (2007)
Stan Lee Meets (2007)
Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom (2006)
Summer of Spider-Man Sampler (2012)
Supergirl (2005)
Superman (1987)
Superman (2001)
Superman For All Seasons (1998)
Superman Legends (2007)
Superman Metropolis Secret Files (2000)
Superman Monster Edition (2003)
Superman Na Wszystkie Pory Roku (2006)
Superman para todas las estaciones (2006)
Superman Sonderband (1997)
Superman: 'Til Death Do Us Part (2001)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman: Critical Condition (2001)
Superman: Der Mann aus Stahl (2000)
Superman: Der Mann aus Stahl Special (2000)
Superman: Emperor Joker (2000)
Superman: Infinite Crisis (2006)
Superman: Lex 2000 (2001)
Superman: No Limits! (2000)
Superman: Our Worlds at War (2002)
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files (2001)
Superman: President Lex (2003)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Superman/Batman Secret Files 2003 (2003)
Superman/Doomsday: The Collected Edition (2006)
Tales of the New Gods (2008)
Teräsmies - Neljä vuodenaikaa (2006)
Top Komiks (1998)
A Tribute to Michael Turner (2008)
Ultimate Captain America (2008)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
Ultimate Hulk (2008)
Ultimate New Ultimates (2010)
Ultimate Power (2006)
Ultimate X (2010)
Ultimate X (2011)
Ultimates 3 (2008)
The Ultimates 3 (2009)
The Ultimates 3: Must Have (2008)
Ultimatum (2009)
Ultimatum (2010)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Vampirella (2010)
Vampirella Masters Series (2010)
Vampirella: 30th Anniversay Celebration (1999)
Vampirella: The New Monthly (1997)
Vertigo: Winter's Edge (1998)
What If? 200 (2011)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
The Witching Hour (1999)
Wizard (1991)
Wolverine (1988)
Wolverine (2003)
Wolverine (2010)
Wolverine [GER] (1997)
Wolverine: Sabretooth (2013)
Wolverine/Gambit: Victims (1995)
Word Balloon (2006)
World's Finest: Our Worlds at War (2001)
Worlds of Aspen (2006)
X-Force (1991)
X-Force and Cable '95 (1995)
X-Man (1995)
X-Man: The Man Who Fell To Earth (2012)
X-Mannen (1982)
X-Men [GER] (1997)
X-Men Special (1998)
X-Men Visionaries (1996)
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Prelude (2011)
X-Men: Dawn of the Age of Apocalypse (1995)
X-Men: Road to Onslaught (1996)
X-Men: The Age Of Apocalypse Omnibus (2012)
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic (2005)
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic (2007)
X-Men: The Wedding of Cyclops and Phoenix (2012)

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The Coven/Kaboom Special Black and White Edtion (1997)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)

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