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Jim Starlin

Real Name
James P. Starlin
Pseudonyms
Steve Apollo; Gemini

Employers
Marvel Comics; DC; Star*Reach; Warren; Malibu; Image; Eclipse; HM Communications; Dark Horse; Awesome; Acclaim; Devil's Due; Slave Labor Graphics

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Notable Creations
Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora

Place of Birth
Detroit , Michigan , United States of America

Date of Birth

October 9, 1949

Personal History

Starlin was born October 9, 1949. He married colourist Daina Graziunas' in October 1980. During the 1960s, Starlin served as an aviation photographer in the US Navy in Vietnam. During his off duty time, he drew and submitted various comic books.

Professional History

Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist, whose career dates back to the early 1970s. Starlin is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.

After writing and drawing stories for a number of fan publications, Starlin got his break into Marvel Comics in 1972, working for Roy Thomas and John Romita Sr.. Brought in by fellow artist Rich Buckler, he was part of the generation of artists and writers who grew up as fans of Silver-Age of comic books.

Starlin's first job for Marvel was as a finisher on pages of The Amazing Spider-Man. He then drew three issues of Iron Man, that introduced the characters Thanos and Drax the Destroyer. He was then given the chance to draw an issue of the "cosmic" title Captain Marvel. Starlin took over as plotter the following issue, and began developing an elaborate story arc centered on the villainous Thanos, and spread across a number of Marvel titles. He left Captain Marvel one issue after concluding his Thanos saga.

His pseudonym Steve Apollo is taken from a character he created for Star*Reach #1 in the 1970s, while Gemini is a signature used by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom, primarily on covers.

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