Roland broke into comics in 1989 as a writer of indy comics, where he wrote such titles as Cat & Mouse, Miss Fury, Rocket Ranger, Demon’s Tales, and others… He started freelance editing in ‘91 when he saw there was a wealth of untapped talent in the South Mississippi region. That produced such works as Sirens, Mantis Files, and The Pendulum.
He was hired as an editor with Malibu Comics located in California in 1992. He edited the Genesis line of comics (Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, Ex-Mutants, etc). Then Malibu became publisher of record for Image and wanted a “high profile” superhero universe to replace Image once they’d gone. Thus, the Ultraverse was created and the Genesis line was cancelled. For UV, Roland edited Sludge, Night Man, Strangers, Prototype, Rune and others. When Marvel later bought Malibu, he was made Managing Editor.
A year later, Marvel canned the entire Malibu division.
Roland moved back to the South, earned his M.A. in English from the University of North Alabama and started teaching English at the local university. He also re-started Silverline where he published such titles as Switchblade, Marauder, The Scary Book and SilverStorm II.
Roland then earned his M.F.A. in Writing from Spalding, and had his first novel, BUYING TIME, published in 2010.
As of 2012, Roland teaches Creative Writing at Full Sail University and makes his home with his family in Oxford, Miss.
Date of Birth: November 1st, 1964 Birthplace: Memphis, TN
TPB - 'Cat & Mouse Collection' #1 #2 - 'Homecoming' #3 - 'The Lady Wore Black' #4 - 'Some Tails Are Gonna Roll' #5 - 'Working 11 to 7…Really Makes Life a Drag' #6 - 'What is…And What Should Never Be' #7 - 'Don't Lose Your Head' #8 - 'Fight From the Inside' #9 - 'Sight For Sore Eyes' #10 - 'Take Hold Of The Flame' #11 - 'Into The Fire' #12 - 'Dead On Time' #13 - 'Good Times, Bad Times' #14 - 'Bullets To Spare' #15 - 'Keep Yourself Alive' #16 - 'Without Warning' #17 - 'Ridin' The Storm Out' #18 - 'This Is The End'
#16 - 'Alptraum in Mexico' #17 - 'Und Mittendrin... Die Spinne' #18 - 'Spinne, Spinne, Auf dem Mond!' #19 - 'Stegron in der Stadt' #20 - 'Der Kampf der Echsen-Männer' #21 - 'In den Krallen des Spinnen-Robot' #22 - 'Unheil im Wind!' #23 - 'Die Konfrontation' #27 - 'Der Kobold...grüner denn je...' #28 - 'Der Kobold... Grüner denn Je...'
#2 - 'Glad to See You're Back // Dinosaurs for Hire 2099 - Flip the Bird' #3 - 'Enter. The Ex-Mutants' #4 - 'Four to Go' #5 - 'Five Down' #6 - 'Dinosaurs that go Bump in the Night!' #7 - 'Turett's Syndrome' #8 - 'The Extinction Agenda! Part 2 of 6 - Genesis' #8 (Polybagged w/ Skybox Skycap) - 'The Extinction Agenda! Part 2 of 6 - Genesis' #9 - 'Extreme Prejudice! Part 5 of 6 - Genesis' #10 - 'Sacrificial Dinosaurs' #11 - 'The Monster That Ate New York!' #12 - 'Battlefield New York'
Annual 01 - 'The Pilgrim Conundrum Saga' #7 - 'Prototype - A Behaviour' #8 - 'Taken by the Sky' #9 - 'Taken by this Guy' #10 - 'The Door to Doom' #11 - 'Detour' #12 - 'Omega and Alpha' #13 - 'The Strangers guest starring... three guesses now...' #14 - 'The Man of Power' #15 - 'Homeboy' #16 - 'Party Time' #17 - 'Blood of an Ultra!' #18 - 'The Pitch' #19 - 'The teknight before Christmas' #20 - 'The name of the game is... fear!' #21 - 'Life in Wartime!'