Remembering Comic Book Creator Marshall Rogers On His Birthday, January 22
If you’re looking for a comic book artist that got the most out of his few years in the industry, look no further than Marshall Rogers. Rogers was born on January 22, 1950, and died on March 24, 2007. In those 57 years, Marshall Rogers only spent a few years working exclusively in the comic book industry, but the contributions he made are still with us to this day.
Marshall Rogers was not a prototypical comic book artist. In fact, he studied architecture in college and worked as an illustrator and designer for several magazine publishers before finally being noticed at both Marvel and DC in the late 1970s.
From the late 1970s until his passing in 2007, Rogers only had a handful of comic book credits to his name, but those credits really stand out. From being bestowed the artistic helm of Mister Miracle when the series resumed following its unceremonious cancellation, to his groundbreaking run on Detective Comics, to his re-launching of the Silver Surfer series at Marvel, Marshall Rogers seemed to be involved in several key moments in comics.
Although Marshall Rogers didn’t have a long list of creative credits to his name, what he did work on still resonates with readers. His career, and his legacy help drive home the point of “Quality over Quantity”. We welcome you to help us remember his works by posting your favorite titles and issues in the comments section below.
“What I try to do, is first think of what’s been done before and then I discard that and try to approach it from a completely different angle.” – Marshall Rogers
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That Silver Surfer #1 was a key player in getting me into comics in the late 80’s. Thanks for the article, and Happy Birthday, Marshall!
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