FROM YEAR ONE TO DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: A BATMAN CHRONOLOGY
Back in 1986 I picked up a comic off the shelves that changed my perception of sequential storytelling. I was 15 years old at the time and had been reading comics for as long as I could remember. Batman had long been my favorite character. Well, more specifically Robin had been - ever since I was three years old and I encountered re-runs of the 1960's Batman TV series. I was even lucky enough to meet Burt Ward (in his Robin costume) at a car show in 1976. Considering where my career has landed, it is easy to argue that this exposure was impactful.
To clarify: I'm a professional comic book writer, and have been producing stories since around 1992. I managed to write a few Batman related comics in the late 00's. But long before this, dating back to that day in 1986 when I found a copy of Dark Knight Returns on the shelf, I have been trying to formulate in my own head a complete and functional Batman chronology.
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Starting with mini-comics I've been working in the industry since 1991. I was a co-founder of a small press collective called Puppy Toss, and helped produce and distribute an anthology series called Skim Lizard. I spent several years writing creator owned, original comics for Disney Adventures Magazine - most notably a little monster series called The Super Scary Monster Show - Featuring Little Gloomy. I wrote a critically acclaimed reinvention of Supergirl for DC called Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade. Wrote several Batman comics, co-wrote the Incredibles comic series with Mark Waid, co-wrote an original graphic novel called Odd Thomas with Dean Koontz, worked in Paris developing Little Gloomy into the int…