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    Ross Andru
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Bio:
Ross Andru was an American comic book artist and editor. He is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and for co-creating the Metal Men (with writer Robert Kanigher in Showcase # 37 in 1962) and the Punisher (with writer Gerry Conway in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974).

His most frequent collaborator was inker Mike Esposito, as the two worked together on various projects over a span of four decades. Working with Esposito, Andru was the co-founder of his own comic book company, MR Publications in 1951 and dipped his hand into self-publishing two times after that with the companies MikeRoss in 1953 and Klevart Enterprizes in 1970. Another venture into self-publishing, in 1990, failed before funding could be found.

Andru's first professional comic book work was for the Tarzan newspaper strip in 1948.

In the 1950s and early 1960s Andru worked primarily on DC's war comics, contributing material regularly to titles such as All American Men of War (1953-1964), GI Combat (1957), Our Army At War (1953) (later known as Sgt. Rock), Our Fighting Forces (1955) and Star Spangled War Stories (1954-1966).

In the late 1950s he began to be assigned to more super-hero work, as he started runs on The Flash (1959), Rip Hunter, Time Master (1961) and Showcase where he drew the "Sea Devils" feature as well as co-created the Metal Men. During this period Andru also did his nine-year Wonder Woman stint, (starting at #98 in 1958 and running until 1967) where he and writer Kanigher reinvented the character, introducing the Silver Age version and her supporting cast.

In the early 1970s, Andru left DC for Marvel Comics. Initially he did short runs on such titles as Marvel Feature in 1971-1972 where he launched the Defenders and Marvel Team-Up in 1972 where he first drew Spider-Man. In 1973, he began his long stint as regular penciller on Amazing Spider-Man, which at that point was Marvel's highest-selling monthly comic.

It was during that run that Andru and writer Conway introduced the Punisher, who was conceived as an antagonist for Spider-Man. Although Andru is credited with designing the Punisher's distinctive costume, Conway has claimed that Andru worked from design sketches Conway provided. The character has gone on to become a popular star of numerous comic books as well as two movies.

In 1976. Andru pencilled the first large-scale comic book intercompany character crossover — Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man, in a story written by Conway and co-published by Marvel and DC.

In 1978, Andru returned to DC to work as an editor. During this period his art appeared mostly on the covers of such titles as Action Comics and Superman. Working with writer Marv Wolfman and collaborator Mike Esposito, he also co-created the syndicated comic strip The Unexplained in 1979. In the 1980s he returned to interior work, on titles including as Jonah Hex (1982-1984), Vigilante (1984) and Blue Beetle (1987).

His last work was for Archie Comics' Zen, Intergalactic Ninja in 1993, on which he was teamed once again with Mike Esposito. In 2006 both Andru and Esposito are the subjects of a major biography titled Partners For Life.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1927
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Date of death: November 9, 1993



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Ross Andru is a favorite creator of 12 users


Awards:
  • 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Voter's choice)




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Penciller:
3-D Love (1953)
The 3-D Zone (1987)
80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure into Mystery (1956)
Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952)
All-American Men of War (1952)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
All-Star Western (1951)
The Amazing Spider-Man (Faksimile) (2000)
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man Vs. The Prodigy! (1976)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2004)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
Annie Oakley (1948)
Army At War (Australian) (1981)
The Art of Zen Intergalactic Ninja (1994)
Astonishing (1951)
Atari Force (1982)
Atari Force (1984)
Avengers: Roll Call (2012)
Batman (1940)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Battlefront (1952)
The Best of DC (1979)
Beware! Terror Tales (1952)
Blue Beetle (1986)
Book and Record Set (12" LP) (1975)
Book and Record Set (45 rpm) (1974)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Butch Cassidy (1971)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Capt. Storm (1964)
Captain Britain (1976)
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (1982)
Captain Carrot and the Final Ark (2007)
Chilling Archives of Horror Comics (2010)
The Chronicles of Kull (2009)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
The Complete Fantastic Four (1977)
Cowboy Action (1955)
Crazy Magazine (1973)
Creatures on the Loose (1971)
Crime And Punishment (1948)
Crime Files (1952)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Crypt of Shadows (1973)
Danger (1953)
Date With Danger (1952)
Day Of The Defenders (2001)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Goes Ape (2008)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special (1975)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook (1981)
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
DC/Marvel Classics (1999)
Death Valley (1953)
Defenders: The Coming Of The Defenders (2012)
Detective Comics (1937)
Die Spinne (1974)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne (1998)
Die Spinne Comic-Album (1979)
Die Spinne Comic-Jubiläums-Sonderheft (1986)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Die Spinne Zweitauflage (1987)
Doc Savage (1972)
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (2010)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars (2011)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)
Essential Classic X-Men (2006)
Essential Defenders (2005)
Essential Fantastic Four (2001)
Essential Marvel Team-Up (2002)
Essential Nova (2006)
Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (2005)
Essential Punisher (2004)
Essential Spider-Man (2001)
Essential Uncanny X-Men (2002)
Essential Werewolf By Night (2005)
Exciting War (1952)
Fantastic Adventures (1987)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Worlds (1952)
Fight Against Crime (1951)
Fight Against The Guilty (1954)
Firestorm, the Nuclear Man (1986)
The Flash (1959)
Four Star Spectacular (1976)
Frontier Western (1956)
G.I. Combat (1952)
Get Lost (1987)
Get Lost (2008)
Giant-Size Doc Savage (1975)
Giant-Size Spider-Man (1974)
Green Lantern (1960)
Gunsmoke Western (1955)
Haunted Horror (2012)
Heart and Soul (1954)
Hell-Rider (1971)
Heroes Against Hunger (1986)
History of the Marvel Universe (2012)
House of Secrets (1956)
Ihmesarja (2002)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Jet Fighters (1952)
John Carter Warlord of Mars (1977)
Jonah Hex (1977)
Journey Into Mystery (1952)
Journey Into Unknown Worlds (1950)
Justice (1947)
Kid Colt Outlaw (1948)
Kull and the Barbarians (1975)
Kull The Conqueror (1971)
L'étonnant Spider-Man (1969)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Lost Worlds (1952)
Marines in Action (1955)
Marines in Battle (1954)
Marvel Chillers: The Mark of the Man-Wolf (1996)
Marvel Clásico (2008)
Marvel Comic-Stars (1981)
Marvel Feature (1971)
Marvel Hit-Comic (1989)
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey into Mystery (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Team-Up (2010)
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men (2003)
Marvel Milestone Edition: Amazing Spider-Man (1992)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Tales (1949)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974)
Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag (1974)
Marvel Trois-Dans-Un X-MEN (1981)
Marvel-Comic-Sonderheft (1980)
Marvelklubben (1984)
Men In Combat (1982)
Metal Men (1963)
Metal Men Archives (2006)
Mister Mystery (1951)
Mysterious Adventures (1951)
Mystery Tales (1952)
Mystic (1951)
Navy Action (1954)
The New Teen Titans (Drug Awareness Specials) (1983)
The New Teen Titans (1980)
Nightmare (1970)
Not Brand Echh (1967)
Nova (1976)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2005 (2005)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back In Black Handbook (2007)
Our Army at War (1952)
Our Fighting Forces (1954)
Our Love Story (1969)
Out of the Shadows (1952)
Police Trap (1954)
Psycho (1971)
The Punisher Anniversary Magazine (1994)
The Punisher: Official Movie Adaptation (2004)
Quick-Trigger Western (1956)
Rampage (1977)
The Rawhide Kid (1955)
Robin Hood Tales (1957)
Sailor Sweeney (1956)
Savage Sword of Conan (1975)
The Savage Sword of Kull (2010)
Savage Tales (1971)
Scholastic Spider-Man Encyclopedia (2006)
Secret Origins (1961)
Seduction of the Innocent (1985)
Seduction of the Innocent 3-D (1985)
Sgt. Rock Special (1988)
Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales (1964)
Shanna, the She-Devil (1972)
Showcase Presents: Sea Devils (2012)
Showcase Presents: The Losers (2012)
Showcase Presents: The War That Time Forgot (2007)
Showcase Presents: Wonder Woman (2007)
Spectacular Spider-Man Weekly (1979)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Spider-Island: Emergence of Evil - Jackal & Hobgoblin (2011)
Spider-Man Family (2007)
Spider-Man Komplett (1999)
Spider-Man Megazine (1994)
Spider-Man vs. Dracula (1994)
Spider-Man, Peter Parker: Back in Black (2007)
Spider-Man: Brand New Day Yearbook (2009)
Spider-Man: Clone Genesis (1995)
Spider-Man: Fear Itself (1992)
Spider-Man: Saga of the Sandman (2007)
Spider-Man: Son of the Goblin (2004)
Spider-Man: The Graphic Novels (2012)
Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga (2011)
Spy Thrillers (1954)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Strange Tales of the Unusual (1955)
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
Super Adventure Comic (1960)
Super fumetti in film (1976)
Super Spider-Man (1976)
Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain (1977)
The Superhero Women by Stan Lee (1977)
Superman (1939)
Superman Book of Superhuman Achievements (1981)
Superman Extra (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (1976)
Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (1995)
Superman-Sonderausgabe (1976)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Superman: Secrets Of The Fortress Of Solitude (2012)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Supernatural Thrillers (1972)
Tales of Horror (1952)
Tales of Justice (1955)
Teen Titans Spotlight (1986)
Terrific (1954)
This Is WAR (1952)
Trigger Twins (1973)
True Secrets (1950)
Two Gun Western (1956)
Two-Gun Kid (1948)
Uncanny Tales (1952)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
The Unseen (1952)
Vigilante (1983)
War Comics (1950)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Weird Mysteries (1952)
Weird Tales Of The Future (1952)
Weird Terror (1952)
Weird Thrillers (1951)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Western Gunfighters (1956)
Western Outlaws (1954)
What If? (1977)
Who Is Next? (1953)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
Women Of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Omnibus (2010)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wonder Woman 80-Page Giant (2003)
Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess Archives (2013)
World of Fantasy (1956)
World of Suspense (1956)
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (2004)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
World's Finest Comics Monthly (1965)
Worlds Unknown (1973)
Zen Intergalactic Ninja (1992)
Zen Intergalactic Ninja (Mini-Series) (1992)
Zen Intergalactic Ninja Milestone (1994)

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Colorist:
The 3-D Zone (1987)

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Editor:
Adventure Comics (1938)
The Best of DC (1979)
Conqueror of the Barren Earth (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Comics Presents: Night Force (2011)
DC Universe Special: Justice League of America (2008)
Deadman (2011)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Flash (1959)
Get Lost (1987)
Heart and Soul (1954)
Jonah Hex (1977)
Jonah Hex And Other Western Tales (1979)
Justice League of America (1960)
The New Teen Titans (1980)
The Night Force (1982)
Showcase Presents: Bat Lash (2009)
The Warlord (1976)
Weird Western Tales (1972)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman (Australian) (1983)
World's Finest Comics (1941)

Cover Artist:
3-D Love (1953)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
All-American Men of War (1952)
The Amazing Spider-Man Vs. The Prodigy! (1976)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2004)
Annie Oakley (1948)
Aquaman Album (1978)
Atari Force (1982)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1982)
The Best of DC (1979)
Blazing Sixguns (1958)
Blue Beetle (1986)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Butch Cassidy (1971)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
Capt. Storm (1964)
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (1982)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
Danger (1963)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special (1975)
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980)
DC Special Series (1977)
DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook (1981)
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
DC/Marvel Classics (1999)
Death Valley (1953)
Detective Comics (1937)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Comic-Jubiläums-Sonderheft (1986)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Die Spinne Zweitauflage (1987)
Doll Man (1963)
Firestorm, the Nuclear Man (1986)
The Flash (1959)
Four-Star Battle Tales (1973)
G.I. War Tales (1973)
Gang World (1952)
Gerechtigkeitsliga (1977)
Get Lost (2008)
Gunfighters (1963)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Heart and Soul (1954)
Ihmesarja (2002)
Jonah Hex (1977)
Justice League of America (1960)
Krypton Chronicles (1981)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Master Detective (1964)
Metal Men (1963)
Metal Men Archives (2006)
Mister Mystery (1951)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
The New Teen Titans (Drug Awareness Specials) (1983)
Police Trap (1963)
Robin Hood Tales (1957)
Roter Blitz (1976)
Secret Origins (1961)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents - Superman Team-Ups (2009)
Showcase Presents: Metal Men (2007)
Showcase Presents: The Flash (2007)
Showcase Presents: The War That Time Forgot (2007)
Showcase Presents: Wonder Woman (2007)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Spider-Man Family (2007)
Spider-Man Komplett (1999)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Super A (1977)
The Super Friends Special (1981)
Superboy Spectacular (1980)
Supergirl (Australian) (1982)
Superman (1939)
Superman (1982)
Superman Extra (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
Superman in "The Computers That Saved Metropolis!" (1980)
Superman Taschenbuch (1976)
Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (1976)
Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (1995)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman-Sonderausgabe (1976)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Tales of the Batman - Gene Colan (2011)
Teräsmies vastaan Hämähäkki (1976)
Teräsmies-spesiaali (1992)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
The Unexpected (1968)
The Unseen (1952)
Vigilante (1983)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Weird Western Tales (1972)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman 80-Page Giant (2003)
Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess Archives (2013)
The World of Krypton (1979)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Wundergirl (1976)



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