Roland broke into comics in 1989 as a writer of indy comics, where he wrote such titles as Cat & Mouse, Miss Fury, Rocket Ranger, Demon’s Tales, and others… He started freelance editing in ‘91 when he saw there was a wealth of untapped talent in the South Mississippi region. That produced such works as Sirens, Mantis Files, and The Pendulum.
He was hired as an editor with Malibu Comics located in California in 1992. He edited the Genesis line of comics (Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, Ex-Mutants, etc). Then Malibu became publisher of record for Image and wanted a “high profile” superhero universe to replace Image once they’d gone. Thus, the Ultraverse was created and the Genesis line was cancelled. For UV, Roland edited Sludge, Night Man, Strangers, Prototype, Rune and others. When Marvel later bought Malibu, he was made Managing Editor.
A year later, Marvel canned the entire Malibu division.
Roland moved back to the South, earned his M.A. in English from the University of North Alabama and started teaching English at the local university. He also re-started Silverline where he published such titles as Switchblade, Marauder, The Scary Book and SilverStorm II.
Roland then earned his M.F.A. in Writing from Spalding, and had his first novel, BUYING TIME, published in 2010.
As of 2012, Roland teaches Creative Writing at Full Sail University and makes his home with his family in Oxford, Miss.
Date of Birth:
November 1st, 1964
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