Bob Hall (comics)

Robert "Bob" Hall (October 16, 1944)[1] is an American comics artist and writer as well as a playwright and theatre director. He is the co-creator of the West Coast Avengers for Marvel Comics and has worked on such series as Armed and Dangerous and Shadowman, which he both drew and wrote for Valiant Comics.

Bob Hall
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Bob Hall in the Asturian city of Gijón/Xixón (2014)
BornRobert Hall
(1944-10-16) October 16, 1944 (age 75)
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Editor
Notable works
West Coast Avengers



Hall studied theater at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and earned a bachelor's and master's degree there.[2] Moving to New York in the early 1970s, he took courses at John Buscema's school of comic art and The New School.[3]


Hall began working in the comics industry in 1974 and drew horror stories for Charlton Comics.[4] He soon moved to Marvel Comics and drew The Champions[5] and Super-Villain Team-Up.[6] Hall and writer Chris Claremont collaborated on Marvel Team-Up #74 (October 1978) which featured Spider-Man meeting the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live[7][8] Hall briefly worked as an editor for Marvel from 1978 to 1979[9] under Jim Shooter. Hall later joined Shooter as a writer and penciler at Valiant Comics.


Hall was co-founder of the New Rude Mechanicals, a New York City-based off-off-Broadway theatre company.[10]

In the late 1970s, he co-wrote the script and co-created the set designs for the stage play The Passion of Dracula,[11] which ran for two years off-Broadway in New York City, as well as in London.[10] The Passion of Dracula also screened on Showtime.[10]

Hall is the artistic director of the Flatwater Shakespeare Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, an organization he founded.[10] Previously, he was artistic director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre[10] for six years, and in 2008 was artistic director of Lincoln's Haymarket Theatre.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Hall resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.[10] He has previously lived in England and Ireland.[3]


DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Valiant ComicsEdit

  • Armed and Dangerous #1–4 (1996)
  • Armed and Dangerous Hell's Slaughterhouse #1–4 (1996–1997)
  • Shadowman #0, 10–12, 14, 16 , 19, 22, 26–43 (1993–1995)


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Hall, Bob (2009). "Comics Work". Archived from the original on August 18, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Bob Hall". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 23, 2006. Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  4. ^ Bob Hall at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Walker, Karen (July 2013). "'We'll Keep on Fighting 'Til the End': The Story of the Champions". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (65): 20–23.
  6. ^ Carson, Lex (August 2013). "Bring Together the Bad Guys: Super-Villain Team-Up". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (66): 40–41.
  7. ^ Aushenker, Michael (August 2013). "That Other Spider-Man Title...Marvel Team-Up Offered an Alternative Spidey Experience". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (66): 20–22.
  8. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1970s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 104. ISBN 978-0756692360. The web-slinger found himself sharing the stage with a cast who had dressed as super-heroes to attack the [Silver] Samurai's gang in this quirky tale written by Chris Claremont and penciled by Bob Hall.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  9. ^ Bob Hall (editor) at the Grand Comics Database
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Hall, Bob (2009). "Theatre Work". Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "Bullpen Bulletins" Marvel Team-Up #69 (May 1978).

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Alan Kupperberg
The Avengers artist
Succeeded by
Greg LaRocque
Preceded by
Bob Layton and
Jim Shooter
Shadowman writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Joe St. Pierre
Shadowman artist
Succeeded by