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  • Marc Silvestri (b. 1958)


    Marc Silvestri, born on March 29, 1958, in Palm Beach, Florida, developed a passion for comics early in life, inspired by his cousin's extensive collection. Exposed to the works of iconic artists like Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson, and John Buscema during visits, Silvestri found his calling in the world of sequential art. Drawing influence from luminaries such as Wrightson, Buscema, and Frank Frazetta, Silvestri embarked on a remarkable career that would leave an indelible mark on the comic book industry.

    Entering the professional arena, Silvestri honed his craft with stints at DC Comics and First Comics before making his mark at Marvel Comics in the mid-1980s. His tenure at Marvel saw him penciling for iconic titles like Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine, solidifying his reputation as a top-tier artist.

    In 1992, Silvestri joined forces with fellow luminaries to establish Image Comics, a revolutionary move that granted creators unprecedented creative control over their work. Under the Top Cow imprint, Silvestri introduced titles like Cyberforce, showcasing his distinct artistic style and storytelling prowess. Not confined to illustrating alone, Silvestri also ventured into scripting and co-plotting, collaborating closely with his brother, Eric Silvestri, to craft captivating narratives for titles like Codename: Stryke Force.

    Throughout his career, Marc Silvestri has remained a driving force in the comic book industry, leaving an enduring legacy as both an artist and a visionary creator.

    Marc Silvestri

    Born: 1958

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