Michael Eury

Michael "Mike" Eury is an editor and writer of comic books, and of reference works pertaining to comic books and their history. He has worked for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics[1] and Comico Comics, and is the editor of Back Issue!.[2] He is also an advisor for the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.[3]

Eury was diagnosed with otosclerosis in 1994, and wears dual hearing aids; as a result, he is an advocate for the rights of people with hearing loss.[4]


Eury's first published work was a review in the Fantagraphics magazine Amazing Heroes in 1986.[5] In 1988, he joined the staff of Comico Comics, where he remained until 1989, at which point he moved to DC Comics.[6]

At DC, he began as an editor, and within eight months was Dick Giordano's assistant. In 1992, he resigned from DC due to interpersonal conflicts, which he attributes largely to his then-undiagnosed hearing difficulties.[7] In 1993, he began work at Dark Horse Comics as an editor, but left in 1995 for the same reasons.[7]

In 2002, Eury began work for TwoMorrows Publishing, writing Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure, a guidebook to the character Captain Action. This led to his becoming the founder and editor of Back Issue!, and to his creation of several more reference works for TwoMorrows, including the Krypton Companion and the Justice League Companion.


  1. ^ From My Lips to Your Ears: Editorial Archived 2008-08-21 at the Wayback Machine, Hear It Is! Oregon - Spring 2007 Newsletter; Hearing Loss Association of Oregon, by Michael Eury; retrieved January 21, 2012
  2. ^ Author Information at Visible Ink Press; retrieved 1/21/2012
  3. ^ Back Issue's Michael Eury Joins Overstreet Advisors, at Gemstone Publishing, posted 9/18/2004, retrieved 1/21/2012
  4. ^ Eury reflects on award, advocacy for hearing loss Archived 2013-01-26 at Archive.today, from the Independent Tribune; by Jessica Groover; posted June 26, 2011; retrieved January 21, 2012
  5. ^ Interview with Eury at Fortress of Baileytude (mp3 format)
  6. ^ Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time by Eury and Dick Giordano, from TwoMorrows Publishing, 2003, p. 5 (via Google Books)
  7. ^ a b How My Hearing Loss Made Me a Superhero!, by Michael Eury, published in Hearing Loss magazine, September/October 2011; retrieved January 21, 2012
2003 in comics

Notable events of 2003 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

2007 in comics

Notable events of 2007 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Back Issue!

Back Issue! is an American magazine published by TwoMorrows Publishing, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 2003 and published eight times yearly, it features articles and art about comic books from the 1970s to the present.Edited by former comics writer and editor Michael Eury, the magazine was conceived as a replacement for Comic Book Artist, which editor and owner Jon B. Cooke had taken from TwoMorrows to a different publishing house in 2002.Writers for the series include Mark Arnold, Michael Aushenker, Glenn Greenberg, George Khoury, Andy Mangels, and Richard A. Scott.

Batman Versus Predator

Batman Versus Predator is a comic book crossover featuring a duel between Batman and a member of the titular extraterrestrial race from the Predator film franchise. It was written by Dave Gibbons with art by Andy and Adam Kubert, and was published by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics in 1991. Adam Kubert won an Eisner Award in 1992 for his contribution.

In 1995, a sequel was published called Batman Versus Predator II: Bloodmatch. It was written by Doug Moench, with art by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin. A third series, Batman Versus Predator III: Blood Ties, was published in 1997. Written by Chuck Dixon with art by Rodolfo Damaggio and Robert Campanella, it features Mr. Freeze and a Catwoman cameo.

Captain Comet

Captain Comet (real name Adam Blake) is a DC Comics superhero created by DC Comics Editor Julius Schwartz, writer John Broome, and artist Carmine Infantino.

Once a minor character in the DC Comics canon, he occupies an almost unique position in DC Comics history as a superhero who was created between the two great superhero comics periods--the Golden Age and the Silver Age. His early stories fall into a no-man's land, sometimes referred to as 'The Atomic Age' because of the recurrent science-fiction themes of most comics of the period, when very few superheroes comics were published and less than a dozen short-lived, superhero characters were introduced.

Along with Marvel Comics' Namor the Sub-Mariner and Toro (sidekick of the original Human Torch), he is among the first mutant metahuman superheroes (meaning he was born with his powers), predating X-Men by 12 years. He is one of the few DC Comics characters not to have had their earlier history significantly changed by various DC Comics major continuity changing events over the years such as Crisis on Infinite Earths and Zero Hour.

Captain Strong

Captain Strong is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. He was created as a parody of Popeye.

Cinnibar Flats

Cinnibar Flats is a region in Dark Horse Comics now-defunct Superhero line of Comics Greatest World. Positioned in Nevada, it consists of Hoyo Grande, a sort of Las Vegas and the smaller areas surrounding the military base which houses The Vortex, the origins of which appeared in the Comics Greatest World 16-week introductory series released in 1993. Of the four locations introduced in the summer of 1993, Cinnibar Flats saw the least amount of regular titles released in connection to it, as only one, Division 13, ever saw print and lasted but four issues. Out Of the Vortex was a limited series set to last only twelve issues.


Out of the Vortex

Creative Staff Information

1-3: John Ostrander, writer/Damon Willis, pencils/Joe Rubenstein, inks.

4: Neal Barrett, Jr., writer/Willis, pencils/Bob Downs, inks.

5: Barrett Jr, writer/Pete McDonnell, pencils/Rick Magyar, inks.

6: Barrett Jr, writer/Willis, pencils/Magyar & Monty Shledon, inks.

7: Barrett Jr, writer/Willis, pencils/Magyar, inks.

8: Barrett Jr, writer/Willis, pencils/Sheldon, inks.

9: Barrett Jr, writer/McDonnell, pencils/Magyar, inks.

10: Barrett Jr, writer/Willis, pencils/Magyar, inks

11: Barrett Jr, writer/Randy Green, pencils/Mike Barreiro, inks

12: Michael Eury, writer/Green, pencils/Barreiro, inks.Cover art was provided by a new person each month

1: Doug Mankhe

2: Mike Mignola

3: Walter Simonson

4: Dave Dorman & Rubenstein

5: Jason Pearson.

6: Eric Shanower.

7: Art Adams

8: Michael Golden

9: Vince Giarrano

10: Mike Zeck

11: Chris Warner

12: Lee WeeksDivision 13

Creative Staff Information

1: Keith Giffen, writer/Alexander Morrisey, pencils/Keith Aiken & Bruce Patterson, inks/Art Adams, cover.

2: Giffen, writer/Chris Alexander, pencils/Mike Sellers & Tom Simmons, inks.

3: Giffen, writer/Alexander & Max Elam, pencils/Sellers, inks.

4: Giffen, writer/Richard Case & Dean Zachary, pencils/Sellers & Andrew Pepoy, inks.

Comics Arts Conference

The Comics Arts Conference (CAC), also known as the Comic Arts Conference, is an academic conference held in conjunction with both the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, and WonderCon in San Francisco. Founded in 1992 by Henderson State University communications professor Randy Duncan and Michigan State University graduate student Peter Coogan (author of the book Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre), the Comic(s) Arts Conference brings together scholars, professionals, critics, industry professionals, and historians who study comics seriously as a medium.

Cool World

Cool World is a 1992 American live-action/animated thriller-fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi, and starring Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne and Brad Pitt. It tells the story of a cartoonist who finds himself in the animated world he thinks he created, and is seduced by one of the characters, a comic strip vamp who wants to be real.

Cool World marked Bakshi's return to feature films after nine years. The film was originally pitched as an animated horror film about an underground cartoonist who fathers an illegitimate half-real/half-cartoon daughter, who hates herself for what she is and tries to kill him. During production, Bakshi's original screenplay was scrapped by producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. and heavily rewritten by Michael Grais and Mark Victor in secret. Reviews praised the film's visuals, but criticized the story and characters, as well as the combination of live-action and animation, which some critics felt was unconvincing. The film would eventually gross only half its production budget.

Dale Arden

Dale Arden is a fictional character, the fellow adventurer and love interest of Flash Gordon and a prototypic heroine for later female characters, including Princess Leia and Padme Amidala in Star Wars. Flash, Dale and Dr. Hans Zarkov fight together against Ming the Merciless.


Daxam is a fictional planet within the DC Universe. It is home to a race called the Daxamites, who are descended from Kryptonian colonists.


Eury is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Jacob Eury (1765-1848), French luthier and bow maker

Michael Eury, American comic book editor

Tony Eury Jr. (born 1973), NASCAR crew chief

Lar Gand

Lar Gand, known mainly as Mon-El (and alternatively as Valor and M'Onel), is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and Superman. The character has been reinterpreted over the years, but in all versions, he serves as a hero with abilities similar to those of Superman, sometimes serving as a substitute for him.

The first live-action version of the character was introduced in Season 2 of Supergirl, played by Chris Wood. He was part of the main cast until he left at the end of the third season.

Ms. Gsptlsnz

Ms. Gsptlsnz ( giz-PIT-ləz-nəz), sometimes called Gizpy, is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Superman.

Peter Sanderson

Peter Sanderson Jr. (born April 25, 1952) is a comic book critic and historian, as well as an instructor/lecturer in the New York area concerning the study of graphic novels/comic books as literature.He is best known for his work as a researcher at the two main American comics companies, DC and Marvel, where he helped to catalog the various fictional characters that comprised their respective continuities.

Richard A. Scott

Richard A. Scott (born February 19, 1964) is an ex-Alaskan freelance comic book artist, writer, videographer and voice talent.

Team CGW

Team CGW, short for Team Comics' Greatest World, is the group of five creators of the Comics' Greatest World line for Dark Horse Comics.

The members are:

Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics' Publisher

Randy Stradley, creative director

Barbara Kesel, managing editor

Jerry Prosser, editorial coordinator

Chris Warner, explained editor/designerWith the exception of Richardson, who wrote the 1 page prologue at the beginning of each issue, each of the members wrote one of the four environment introductions: Stradley wrote The Vortex, Kesel wrote Golden City, Prosser wrote Arcadia, and Warner wrote Steel Harbor and penciled Arcadia Week 1 and Steel Harbor Week 3. Warner was also the Steel Harbor Week 3 cover artist.

The Terra Mosaic

"The Terra Mosaic" is a story arc that was published by DC Comics, and presented in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #25-36 (January – Late November 1992). It was written by Keith Giffen and Tom and Mary Bierbaum, and was pencilled primarily by Jason Pearson. The story arc takes place during the "Five Years Later" period of the Legion of Super-Heroes' original continuity. It features the introduction of "Batch SW6" — time-displaced duplicates of the regular, adult version of the Legion — who become key participants in a war to free Earth from the control of the Dominators.

TwoMorrows Publishing

TwoMorrows Publishing is a publisher of magazines about comic books, founded in 1994 by John and Pam Morrow out of their small advertising agency in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its products also include books and DVDs.

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