Friday, February 7, 2014

Mark McKenna - Green Arrow

2010.05.15 Wild Pig Con, Springfield, NJ

Mark McKenna has been involved in the comic book industry for close to 30 years. McKenna first work was on Marvel's Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion #4 (1985). Since then he has continued to become an influence in the comic industry.  His extensive list of titles includes Marvel Comics' Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Avengers, Psi-Force, Nomad, Iron Man, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Dead-Pool;  DC Comics' Batman, Justice League, Doctor Fate, L.E.G.I.O.N., Aquaman; First Comics' Nexus; Valiant Comics' Magnus Robot Fighter; Dark Horse Star Wars..and  many others...

In 2012 McKenna was honored with the Inkwell Award; which was started in 2008 to recognize the craft of inking...

McKenna has also started his own imprint with a book designed, with his father, for kids called Banana Tail. Banana Tail is a mischievous, kind-hearted monkey with an unusual yellow tail, who is always getting into adventures with his friends Tic Tac the zebra and Reena the rhino...

McKenna has also written Combat Jacks, pencils by Jason Baroody, inked by Kate Finnegan, lettered by Sam Eggleston. There is also a hot variant cover by Billy Tucci...

Green Arrow was created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, making his first appearance in More Fun Comics #73, November 1941...

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