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Doug Hazlewood (born September 20, 1954)[1] is an American comic book artist, known primarily for inking.

Doug Hazlewood
Born (1954-09-20) September 20, 1954 (age 65)
Notable works
Marvel Try-out Book
Animal Man
The Flash

Hazlewood has primarily worked for DC Comics during his career, often partnering with pencilers Tom Grummett and Nicola Scott, and he occupies a particular niche as Superman's "event-book" inker, working on such titles and story lines as The Death of Superman (1993) and Superman: The Wedding Album (1996).


Hazlewood came out of comics fandom, with one of his first credits being in 1979 in the zine The Comic Reader. Up through the mid-1980s he had illustration work published sporadically in the Fantagraphics publications The Comics Journal and Amazing Heroes. In 1986, Hazlewood was named the winner of the inking portion of the Marvel Try-out Book,[2] and from that point forward found regular professional inking work.

At first, Hazlewood worked with AC Comics on such titles as Femforce and Nightveil. Next, he inked the entire eight-issue run of Eclipse Comics' The Liberty Project.

Hazlewood latched on with DC Comics in 1988 as the regular inker for the new title Animal Man, written by Grant Morrison. Hazlewood remained as the book's inker for two years, up through issue #24. During this period, Hazlewood worked for the British company Fleetway, publisher of 2000 AD, as a cover inker for the title Psi-Judge Anderson.

In the early 1990s Hazlewood freelanced for Fleetway, Eclipse, and Marvel Comics, and in 1991 became the regular inker on DC's Adventures of Superman. Partnering with penciler Tom Grummett, Hazlewood inked that book until 1993. From there he and Grummett moved to Superboy vol. 3, which Hazlewood inked from 1994–1998.

Moving into the 2000s, Hazlewood was regular inker on The Flash vol. 2 from 2000–2003. From there, he moved to DC's Doom Patrol vol.4 (2004–2006), inking John Byrne for the book's entire 18-issue run. Next, Hazlewood collaborated with Nicola Scott on DC's Birds of Prey from 2007 to 2008, and then on Secret Six from 2008–2010. In 2010, writer Gail Simone from Secret Six, along with Scott, and Hazlewood, moved to Wonder Woman for a handful of issues, and in 2010 Scott and Hazlewood moved to Teen Titans vol. 3.

Personal lifeEdit

In the late 1980s/early 1990s, Hazlewood was based in Victoria, Texas.[3]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel Comics cover-dated Feb. 1986. Archived 2006-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Victoria Artist Due at Fair," The Victoria Advocate (June 15, 1989).

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Preceded by
Animal Man inker
Succeeded by
Mark Farmer
Preceded by
Brett Breeding
Adventures of Superman inker
Succeeded by
Ray McCarthy
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Superboy vol. 3 inker
Succeeded by
Karl Kesel
Preceded by
José Marzan, Jr.
The Flash vol. 2 inker
Succeeded by
Alberto Dose
Preceded by
Robin Riggs
Birds of Prey inker
Succeeded by
John Floyd
Preceded by
Secret Six inker
Succeeded by
Jim Calafiore