Goodbye To An Industry Veteran
The sad news has reached us that DC writer and TV writer Marty Pasko has just died at the age of 65…
Pasko started his comics writing career penning a short story called Package Deal for Warren’s Creepy#51 back in 1973. But his first work has actually the previous year for Warren’s Vampirella#20, which at the time was credited to his friend Doug Moench.
He went on to have a long association with Superman at DC and was the featured writer on the character from 1977 to 1979. He was one of the main writers on DC’s team-up book DC Comics Presents and also wrote Wonder Woman, Metal Men and Adventure Comics as well as writing a Dr Fate story drawn by Walter Simonson in the 1970s.
He moved to Marvel the following decade, writing for their Star Trek title. In the 1980s he also kicked off a new Swamp Thing title back at DC, Saga Of The Swamp Thing, which he wrote for 19 issues. During the same decade he became a TV story editor/ writer on shows like Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, Fantasy Island and The Twilight Zone.
He worked on the acclaimed Warner Bros. Batman The Animated Series too as writer for many years too.
He returned to DC in 1994 to become their group editor – mass market. In the early 2000s and into last decade, he worked on a number of books about comic history including the Essential Superman Encyclopaedia with writer Bob Greenberger and the DC Vault on his own.
He leave an impressive career in comics, TV and animation and Tripwire wishes his friends and family our condolences.