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Michael Golden

After starting his illustration career in commercial

art, Golden entered the comics industry in late 1977,

working on such DC Comics titles as Mister Miracle

and Batman Family.  His first work for Marvel

Comics was "The Cask of Amontillado", a backup

story in Marvel Classics Comics #28 (1977) adapting

an Edgar Allan Poe short story.  In 1978, he

collaborated with Bill Mantlo on Marvel's

Micronauts which he illustrated for the series' first

12 issues.  He drew a number of Marvel series

throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Doctor

Strange, the Howard the Duck black-and-white

comics magazine, and Marvel Fanfare. Writer Chris

Claremont co-created Rogue with Golden in The

Avengers Annual #10 (1981).   At Continuity Comics,

Golden and writer Larry Hama introduced Bucky

O'Hare in Echo of Futurepast #1 (May 1984).  Back at

Marvel, The 'Nam series was launched in 1986 by

Doug Murray and Golden.  Golden drew covers for

the licensed series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,

Rom, U.S. 1, and The Saga of Crystar. Golden also

penciled parts of the Marvel No-Prize Book . In the

early 1990s, Golden was an editor for DC Comics

and later in the decade served as Senior Art Director

for Marvel Comics.   In the 2000s, he drew covers for

DC Comics' Nightwing, Superman: The Man of

Steel, and Vigilante. Despite his considerable

amount of work in comics, Golden has stated that he

still finds advertising and commercial design work

to be more fulfilling than comics, because "it's

something different each time."

Golden's art style later inspired a number of later

comics creators, including Arthur Adams.  Golden's

work was also appropriated by Glenn Danzig as a

logo for his bands Samhain and Danzig. He is

managed by Renée Witterstaetter (a former comics

colorist, writer, and editor) of Eva Ink Publishing.[

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