Christy Marx

Christy Marx is an American screenwriter, author, and game designer, best known for her work on various TV series including Jem,[1] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conan the Adventurer, G.I. Joe, Hypernauts, and Captain Power. She is also known for her original comic book series Sisterhood of Steel as well as work on Conan, Red Sonja, and Elfquest. Marx has also authored several biographies and history books.

Christy Marx
Years active1978–present
Notable worksJem, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conan the Adventurer, G.I. Joe, Hypernauts, Captain Power
SpouseRandy Littlejohn
Peter Ledger
(1983–1994; his death)


Marx's first published work in the comics industry was "Master of Shadows", a 17-page Red Sonja story in Savage Sword of Conan #45, October, 1979.[2]

She would make her debut in the gaming industry with both writing and designing with Conquests of Camelot in 1990,[3] and followed it with the sequel Conquests of the Longbow.

She began working at Zynga in 2011, where she continued to work with games such as Hidden Chronicles.[4] She left the company in 2017.[5]

In June 2012, it was announced that Marx would be writing the character of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld in a revival of the comic book series Sword of Sorcery, which was released in August 2013.[6][7]

She has also authored a writing manual, Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games.[8] The book covers how to write for multiple mediums and formats.

Personal lifeEdit

Marx's first husband, Peter Ledger, was an illustrator. The computer game Conquests of Camelot[9] and the Sisterhood of Steel graphic novel features his art.


  • In 2000, Marx won the Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award from the Writers Guild of America for her contributions to the field of animation writing.[10]
  • Best Computer Adventure game 1990, by Video Games and Computer Entertainment Magazine, for Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Holy Grail [11]
  • Best Adventure game 1991, by Computer Game Review and Enchanted Realms, for Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood[11]
  • In 2006, Marx won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for the Harcourt Achieve (Steck-Vaughn IMPACT Graphic Novels)



  • Life in the Ocean Depths (Life in Extreme Environments) 2003[12]
  • Watson and Crick and DNA (Primary Sources of Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories) 2005 [13]
  • The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (Tragic Fires Throughout History) 2004 [14]
  • Jet Li (Martial Arts Masters) 2002 [15]
  • Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games 2007


  • Sword of Sorcery Volume 1: Amethyst, 2013 [7]
  • Birds of Prey #27, 2014 [16]
  • Convergence: Zero Hour Book 1, published in 2015 [17]



(series head writer denoted in bold)


Video gamesEdit


  1. ^ Cartoon queen Jem returns on DVD
  2. ^ Grand Comics Database: Christy Marx (search chronologically)
  3. ^ "Christy Marx Conquers Camelot". Sierra News Magazine Volume 3.
  4. ^ From G.I. Joe to Zynga: the three-decade career of Christy Marx
  5. ^ Interview: The creator of the Conquests adventures on what made them special
  6. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (June 8, 2012). "DC Adds Four to New 52, Including DiDio's Phantom Stranger". Newsarama. Retrieved June 10, 2012. This new series... will launch with the return of Amethyst to the New 52. Written by Christy Marx with art by Aaron Lopresti, the comic will show how Amethyst finds out she's the lost princess of Gemworld.
  7. ^ a b "SWORD OF SORCERY VOL. 1: AMETHYST". DC Comics.
  8. ^ Christy., Marx (2007). Writing for animation, comics & games. Amsterdam: Focal Press. ISBN 9780240805825. OCLC 70230693.
  9. ^ Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail
  10. ^ "The Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award". Archived from the original on 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  11. ^ a b Meagan, Marie (2018). Women in gaming : 100 professionals of play. Indianapolis, IN. ISBN 9780744019537. OCLC 1077268602.
  12. ^ Christy., Marx (2004). Life in the ocean depths (1st ed.). New York: Rosen Central. ISBN 082393988X. OCLC 51752018.
  13. ^ Christy., Marx (2005). Watson and Crick and DNA (1st ed.). New York: Rosen Central Primary Source. ISBN 1404203125. OCLC 55511322.
  14. ^ Christy., Marx (2004). The great Chicago fire of 1871 (1st ed.). New York: Rosen Central. ISBN 0823944875. OCLC 52602712.
  15. ^ Christy., Marx (2002). Jet Li (1st ed.). New York [NY]: Rosen Pub. Group. ISBN 0823935191. OCLC 47208405.
  16. ^ "BIRDS OF PREY #27". DC Comics. 2013-10-14.
  17. ^ "CONVERGENCE: ZERO HOUR BOOK 1". DC Comics. 2015-06-15.

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