Also Credited As: Shiro, Lane
He began as an editorial assistant at Marvel Comics in 1972. At Marvel, he wrote Ghost Rider, It the Living Colossus in Astonishing Tales, Luke Cage in Hero for Hire and Power Man, Tigra in Marvel Chillers, The Champions, and Captain America. He also served as editor of Marvel's black and white magazine line for a time.
For DC Comics, he worked as a writer and story editor. In addition to two runs on Black Lightning (one in the 1970's, the other in the 1990's), in the 1980's he revamped Hawkman and Hawkwoman with artist Richard Howell in the mini-series Shadow War of Hawkman. The mini-series led to a regular series which he initially wrote.
He is the co-author (with his fellow Comic Buyer's Guide columnist Bob Ingersoll) of the short story If Wishes Were Horses... (which was published in The Ultimate Super Villains in 1996) and the novels Captain America: Liberty's Torch (1998) and Star Trek: The Case Of The Colonist's Corpse (2003).
He writes a regular column for the Comics Buyer's Guide, called Tony's Tips. This has resulted in a regular (and, given the different demands of the medium, much more frequent) online column/blog called Tony's Online Tips.
He has also recently worked on translating foreign language Disney comics and revamping the wording for the US such as "Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #354". Also, he has recently announced on his column that he plans on doing new comic book work. He has said that he will work on comics for Heroic Publishing, probably working on that company's superheroine Tigress.
Date of Birth:
December 22, 1951
Website: http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/tony/ Favorite Creators:
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Created Black Goliath and Black Lightning
1000 Comic Books You Must Read (2009)
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Annual 24 Astonishing Tales (1970)
- 'Quark Enterprises or Honey, I Shrunk the Non-Mutant Super Hero'
#21 Atlas Sampler (2011)
The Avengers (UK) (1973)
The Avengers (1963)
Back Issue (2003)
- 'We, the Gargoyles'#23
- 'Conquerors Three'#24
- 'Five Claws of Death'
#31 Black Goliath (1976)
Black Lightning (1977)
- 'Steve Gerber Tribute Issue'
#1 Black Lightning (1995)
- 'Black Lightning'#2
- 'Merlyn Means Murder'#3
- 'Every Hand Against Him'#4
- 'Beware the Cyclotronic Man'#5
- 'Nobody Beats a Superman'#6
- 'One Man's Poison!'#7
- 'The Conscience of the Killer'#8
- 'Deadly Aftermath'#9
- 'Fear and Loathing at Garfield High'#10
- 'The Other Black Lightning'
Preview#1 Book and Record Set (45 rpm) (1974)
- 'The Weekend Report'#2
- 'Blowed Away'#6
- 'Return Of The Warlord'#7
- 'Season Of The Warrior'#8
- 'Armies Of The Street'
PR12 Capitaine America (1970)
- 'Captain America and The Falcon: A Phoenix Shall Arise'
#49 Captain America (1968)
- 'Une arene pour un heros vaincu!'#50
- 'Le proces du Faucon!'
#168 Captain America: Liberty's Torch (1988)
Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable (2005)
Chamber of Chills (1972)
- '... And a Phoenix Shall Arise!'#189
- 'Arena For A Fallen Hero!'#189 (UK Edition)
- 'Arena For A Fallen Hero!'#190
- 'Nightshade is Deadlier the Second Time Around!'#191
- 'The Trial of the Falcon!'#191 (UK Edition)
- 'The Trial of the Falcon!'
#5 Champions Classic (2006)
The Champions (1975)
Comic Book Profiles (1998)
Crazy Magazine (1973)
- 'The Devil's Dowry!'
#1 Creatures on the Loose (1971)
- 'Special Issue on THE FUTURE
-- Or What's Left Of It'#2#3#4#5#6#11#12
- 'Special Paranoia Issue!'
#25 Daredevil (1964)
- 'The Wizard Of Lemuria!'#32
- 'Moon of the Hunter!'#33
#119 DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Universe Holiday Bash (1997)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
Die Rächer (1979)
- 'They're Tearing Down Fogwell's Gym!'#120
- 'And A Hydra New Year!'#121
- 'Foggy Nelson, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D.!'#122
- 'H.Y.D.R.A. - And - Seek!'#123
- 'Holocaust In The Halls Of H.Y.D.R.A.!'
#5 Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
- 'Das Phantom-Imperium'
#10 Doc Savage (1972)
- 'Gib mir Freiheit'#25
- 'Der Sammler'#58
- 'Mit List und Tücke...'
#7 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (2010)
Dracula Lives (1973)
Dracula Lives (1974)
Essential Avengers (2000)
Essential Captain America (2000)
Essential Daredevil (2005)
Essential Defenders (2005)
Essential Fantastic Four (2001)
Essential Ghost Rider (2005)
Essential Hulk (2002)
Essential Iron Fist (2007)
Essential Luke Cage, Power Man (2005)
Essential Man-Thing (2006)
Essential Marvel Horror (2006)
Essential Moon Knight (2006)
Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (2005)
Essential Super-Villain Team-Up (2004)
Essential Tales of the Zombie (2006)
Essential The Tomb of Dracula (2005)
Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'The Brand of the Werewolf!'#8
- 'Werewolf's Lair!'
#153 FOOM Magazine (1973)
- 'Worlds in Collision!'
#5 Ghost Rider (1973)
- 'Ben Grimm'#6
- 'Jarvis Speaks: Avengers' Butler Tells All!'#7
- 'The Avengers'
#6 Giant-Size Creatures (1974)
- 'Zodiac II'#7
- '...And Lose His Own Soul!'#8
- 'Satan Himself!'#9
- 'The Hell-Bound Hero!'#11
- 'The Desolation Run!'#12
- 'Phantom of the Killer Skies'#12 (UK-Edition)
- 'Phantom of the Killer Skies'#13
- 'You've Got a Second Chance, Johnny Blaze!'#14
- 'A Specter Stalks the Soundstage!'#15
- 'Vengeance on the Ventura Freeway!'#17
- 'Prelude to a Private Armageddon!'#18
- 'The Salvation Run!'#19
#1 Giant-Size Defenders (1974)
- 'Tigra the Were-Woman! / She stalks in beauty like the night / A warrior reborn! / Some say the world will die...!'
#1 Giant-Size Dracula (1974)
Giant-Size Power Man (1975)
The Grim Ghost (1975)
- 'The Way They Were!'
#3 The Grim Ghost (2010)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Quarterly (1996)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Vol. 2 (2007)
Haunt of Horror (1974)
- 'He Is...The Grim Ghost'
#1 Hawkman Special (1986)
Hero for Hire (1972)
- 'Secrets, Shadows and Sinners'#4
- 'For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite'#5
- 'The Lionmane Diversion'#6
- 'A Lion in the Streets'#7
- 'Honor: A Tale Of Madness'#8
- 'The Beginning of the End'#9
- 'Shadow War Showdown!'
#15 Heroes Against Hunger (1986)
- 'Retribution!: Part 2'#16
- 'Shake Hands With Stiletto!'
Oneshot The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'A Song of Pain and Sorrow!'
#172 Isabel (1998)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
- 'And Canst Thou Slay... The Juggernaut?'#178
- 'Triumph on Terra-Two'
#57 Jack Kirby's Secret City Saga (1993)
Justice Machine (1987)
- 'Legendary Kirby'#62
#1 Justice Machine (1990)
- 'Heroes and Villains'#2
- 'Choosing Sides'#3
- 'Welcome To The Revolution'#4
- 'Show Me A Hero'#5
- 'You Can't Make An Omelet...'#6
- '...Without Breaking A Few Eggs!'#8
- 'Demon Madness'#9
- 'Seven Days'#10
- 'Father's Day'#11
- 'Over The Edge'#12
#5 Legion of Monsters (1975)
- 'Demon, We Hardly Knew Ye, Part One: Betrayed'#6
- 'Prisoners of the Oyabun'#7
- 'Last nan on the Battlefield'
#1 Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
- 'The Monster and the Masque'
C-57 Man-Thing Omnibus (2012)
Marvel Chillers (1975)
- 'Welcome Back, Kotter'
#3 Marvel Collector's Edition (1992)
- 'Holocaust is Our Business!'#5
- 'Cat and Mouse'#6
- 'Soul Catcher'
#1 Marvel Ghost Stories (2011)
- 'Charleston Chew Candy (Flip book: Spider-Man/Wolverine)'
TPB Marvel Masters (2007)
Marvel Masterworks: Iron Fist (2011)
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: Warlock (2007)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
- 'Marvel Ghost Stories'
#20 Marvel Preview (1975)
- 'Batroc And Other Assassins'#21
- 'Daughters Of The Death-Goddess'#22
- 'Death Is A Ninja'
#12 Marvel Super-Heroes (1979)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'The Haunt of Horror'#20
- 'Four Stories From the Past and the Future'
#19 Marvelmania Monthly Magazine (1970)
Marvels Comics: Daredevil (2000)
Masters of Terror (1975)
Monster Madness (1972)
Monsters of the Movies (1974)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
Moon Knight (1980)
- 'Claws of the Cougar!'
#34 Mystery in Space (1951)
Negative Burn (1993)
The Original Ghost Rider (1992)
- 'Primal Scream'#35
- 'Second Wind'
#14 The Phantom Generations (2009)
Power Man (1974)
- 'Zodiac II'#15
- '...And Lose His Own Soul! - The Curse Of Quetzalcoatl (1/2)'#16
- 'Satan Himself! - The Curse Of Quetzalcoatl (2/2)'#17
- 'The Hellbound Hero!'#18
- 'The Desolation Run!'#20
- 'Phantom of The Killer Skies'
#20 Power Man and Iron Fist (1978)
- 'How Like a Serpent's Tooth...'#21
- 'The Killer With My Name!'#22
- 'The Broadway Mayhem of 1974'#22 (UK-Edition)
- 'The Broadway Mayhem of 1974'#23
- 'Welcome To Security City'#24
- 'Among Us Walks Black Goliath'#25
- 'Crime and Circuses'
#110 Satan's Six (1993)
Secret Origins (1986)
- 'O Deadly Debutante!'
#26 Secret Wars (1985)
- 'Starring Black Lightning & Miss America'
#1 Sentry Special (1991)
The Shadow War of Hawkman (1985)
Special Collector's Edition (1975)
- 'Empieza la Guerra'#2
- 'Prisioneros de Guerra'#3
- '¡Tempestad externa, crisis interna!'#4
- '¡Situación desesperada!'#5
- 'Las batallas de los 4 ejércitos'#6
- 'Una pequeña muerte'#7
#1 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Star Trek (1984)
- 'Savage Fists of Kung Fu'
#22 Star Trek: All of Me (2000)
Star Trek: Other Realities (2001)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989)
Star Wars [FIN] (1999)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Super fumetti in film (1976)
- 'Wolf on the Prowl'#23
- 'Wolf at the Door'#29
- 'The Trouble with Bearclaw'#31
- 'Maggie's World'
#1 Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
- 'Doc Savage l'uomo di bronzo'
#1 Supernatural Thrillers (1972)
- 'Slayers From The Sea!'#2
- 'In The Midst of Life...!'
#8#9#10#11#12 Tales of Evil (1975)
Tales of the Zombie (1973)
Tarzan Family (1975)
Teen Titans Spotlight (1986)
- 'The War that Shook the World - Part 1'#13
- 'The War that Shook the World - Part 2'
#16 Thunderbolts (1997)
The Ultimate Super-Villains (1996)
The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute (2004)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
Vampire Tales (1973)
War Is Hell (1973)
- 'Second Thoughts'#17
- 'Frances Kane Isn't Herself Today'
#9 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Welcome Back, Kotter (1976)
- 'War Is Hell!'#10
- 'The corridor'
#3 What If? (1977)
- 'The Return Of Augie Berelli!'
TPB vol. 04 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'What If? Classic, vol. 4'#24
- 'What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?'
#20 Women Of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Omnibus (2010)
World Famous Comics Convention Special (1996)
- 'Rubberduck to Shining Knight'
#3 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Catvention Special'