Michael Eury

Michael "Mike" Eury (born September 28, 1957) is an editor and writer of comic books, and of reference works pertaining to comic books and their history. He has worked for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics[1] and Comico Comics, and is the editor of Back Issue!.[2] He is also an advisor for the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.[3]

Michael Eury
Michael Eury Sept. 2019b.jpg
Eury at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in September 2019
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Editor, Publisher
Notable works
Amazing Heroes
Captain Action
Adventures of the Mask
Back Issue!

Eury was diagnosed with otosclerosis in 1994, and wears dual hearing aids; as a result, he is an advocate for the rights of people with hearing loss.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Michael Eury was born September 28, 1957.[5]

CareerEdit

Eury's first published work was a review in the Fantagraphics magazine Amazing Heroes in 1986.[6] In 1988, he joined the staff of Comico Comics, where he remained until 1989, at which point he moved to DC Comics.[7]

At DC, he began as an editor, and within eight months was Dick Giordano's assistant. In 1992, he resigned from DC due to interpersonal conflicts, which he attributes largely to his then-undiagnosed hearing difficulties. In 1993, he began work at Dark Horse Comics as an editor, but left in 1995 for the same reasons.[8]

In 2002, Eury began work for TwoMorrows Publishing, writing Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure, a guidebook to the character Captain Action.[citation needed] This led to his becoming the founder and editor of Back Issue!, and to his creation of several more reference works for TwoMorrows, including the Krypton Companion and The Justice League Companion.[citation needed]

BibliographyEdit

Arcadia PublishingEdit

  • Images of America: Concord (2011)
  • Legendary Locals of Cabarrus County (2015)
  • Legendary Locals of Concord (2013)

Archie ComicsEdit

Comico: the Comic CompanyEdit

  • Bloodscent #1
  • Comico Christmas Special #1
  • Elementals v.2 #1–13
  • Elementals Special #2
  • E-Man v.3 #1
  • Empire Lanes Special #1
  • Gumby's Winter Fun Special #1
  • Jonny Quest Special #2
  • Justice Machine #20–29
  • Justice Machine Annual #1
  • The Maze Agency #1–9
  • Morningstar Special #1
  • Sam & Max: Freelance Police Special #1
  • Star Blazers #1–4
  • Trollords #1–4

Dark Horse ComicsEdit

  • Adventures of the Mask #1–12
  • Adventures of the Mask/Toys R Us Special Edition #1
  • Adventures of the Mask Omnibus
  • Agents of Law #1, 2
  • Barb Wire #1–5
  • Batman vs. Predator II #1–4
  • Catalyst: Agents of Change #1–7
  • Danger Unlimited #1
  • Ghost #1–7
  • Ghost Special #1
  • Godzilla vs. Hero Zero #1
  • Hero Zero #0
  • Into the Vortex #12
  • The Machine #1–4
  • The Mask Strikes Back #1–5
  • The Mask: Virtual Surreality
  • Mecha Special #1
  • Motorhead Special #1
  • Revelations #1
  • San Diego Comic-Con Comics #4
  • Superman vs. Aliens #1–3
  • Tex Avery’s Comics and Stories #2
  • Titan Special #1
  • X #8–13

DC ComicsEdit

  • Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1
  • Bugs Bunny: What’s Up, Doc? (contributing writer)
  • Cartoon Network Presents #20
  • Cool World Movie Adapation #1
  • Daffy Duck: You’re Despicable! (contributing writer)
  • Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1, 2
  • Eclipso #1, 2
  • Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #4, 5 (G’nort stories)
  • Hawk & Dove v. 2 #5–17
  • Hawk & Dove Annual #1
  • The Huntress #13–16, "Inside DC" (weekly column appearing in DC Comics titles, 1990–1992)
  • Legionnaires #1
  • Legion of Super-Heroes v.4 #6–12, 26–42
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #2, 3
  • Looney Tunes #28, 34, 39, 45–47, 49–51, 58
  • Looney Tunes' Greatest Hits: What’s Up Doc (contributing writer)
  • Pinky and the Brain #20
  • New Gods v.3 #10–18
  • Secret Origins v.3 #48–50
  • Timber Wolf #1
  • Valor #1
  • Who's Who in the DC Universe]] ’90 #1–16

Fantagraphics BooksEdit

Major MagazinesEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

TwoMorrows PublishingEdit

  • Back Issue #1 - present (editor and contributing writer, 2003–present)
  • The Batcave Companion (Batman history, co-writer with Michael Kronenberg, 2009)
  • Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure (2002)
  • Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure Revised Second Edition (2009)
  • Comics Gone Ape!: The Missing Link to Primates in Comics (2007)
  • Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time (2003)
  • Hero-A-Go-Go: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, and Culture of the Swinging Sixties (2017)
  • The Justice League Companion (2005)
  • The Krypton Companion (Superman history, 2006)
  • RetroFan /31 - present (editor and contributing writer, 2018–present)

Visible Ink PressEdit

  • The Superhero Book (contributing writer, 2004)
  • The Supervillain Book (co-editor and contributing writer, 2006)

Yesterday ForeverEdit

  • Son of a Sharecropper: How Raiford Troutman Built a Business upon Faith and Family (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eury, Michael (Spring 2007). "From My Lips to Your Ears: Editorial" (PDF). Hear It Is! Oregon. Hearing Loss Association of Oregon. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 21, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Author Information at Visible Ink Press; retrieved 1/21/2012
  3. ^ Back Issue's Michael Eury Joins Overstreet Advisors, at Gemstone Publishing, posted 9/18/2004, retrieved 1/21/2012
  4. ^ Eury reflects on award, advocacy for hearing loss Archived 2013-01-26 at Archive.today, from the Independent Tribune; by Jessica Groover; posted June 26, 2011; retrieved January 21, 2012
  5. ^ "Creator: Michael Eury". Grand Comics Database. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Interview with Eury at Fortress of Baileytude (mp3 format)
  7. ^ Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time by Eury and Dick Giordano, from TwoMorrows Publishing, 2003, p. 5 (via Google Books)
  8. ^ How My Hearing Loss Made Me a Superhero!, by Michael Eury, published in Hearing Loss magazine, September/October 2011; retrieved January 21, 2012

External linksEdit

  Media related to Michael Eury at Wikimedia Commons