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    Tony Isabella
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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
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio


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Created Black Goliath and Black Lightning

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1000 Comic Books You Must Read (2009)
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Astonishing Tales (1970)
Atlas Sampler (2011)
The Avengers (1963)
The Avengers (1973)
Back Issue (2003)
Black Goliath (1976)
Black Lightning (1977)
Black Lightning (1995)
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands (2018)
Book and Record Set (45 rpm) (1974)
Capitaine America (1970)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America: Liberty's Torch (1988)
Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable (2005)
Captain Universe: The Hero Who Could Be You (2013)
Chamber of Chills (1972)
Champions Classic (2006)
The Champions (1975)
Champions: No Time For Losers, The (2016)
Comic Book Profiles (1998)
Crazy Magazine (1973)
Creatures on the Loose (1971)
Daredevil (1964)
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Universe Holiday Bash (1997)
De Spektakulaire Spiderman Extra (1984)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
Die Offizielle Marvel-Comic-Sammlung (2013)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Doc Savage (1972)
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (2010)
Dracula Lives (1973)
Dracula Lives (1974)
Essential Avengers (2000)
Essential Captain America (2000)
Essential Daredevil (2002)
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 (2003)
Fantastic Four (1961)
FOOM Magazine (1973)
The Garfield Show (2013)
Geeksville (2000)
Ghost Rider (1973)
Giant-Size Creatures (1974)
Giant-Size Defenders (1974)
Giant-Size Dracula (1974)
Giant-Size Power Man (1975)
The Grim Ghost (1975)
The Grim Ghost (2010)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Quarterly (1996)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Vol. 2 (2007)
Haunt of Horror (1974)
Hawkman (1986)
Hawkman Special (1986)
Hero for Hire (1972)
Heroes Against Hunger (1986)
Hulk (1976)
Hulk (1979)
Hulk (1983)
Hulk (Gamma) (1979)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
Iron Fist Epic Collection (2015)
Iron Fist: The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu - The Complete Collection (2019)
Isabel (1998)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
Jack Kirby's Secret City Saga (1993)
Justice Machine (1987)
Justice Machine (1990)
L'Uomo Ragno (1987)
La Tomba di Dracula (1992)
Legion of Monsters (1975)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Man-Thing Omnibus (2012)
Man-Wolf: The Complete Collection (2019)
Marvel Chillers (1975)
Marvel Collector's Edition (1992)
Marvel Comics (2019)
Marvel Ghost Stories (2011)
Marvel Masters (2007)
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man (2006)
Marvel Masterworks: Captain America (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: Iron Fist (2011)
Marvel Masterworks: Luke Cage, Hero for Hire (2015)
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (2002)
Marvel Masterworks: The Champions (2016)
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders (2008)
Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: Warlock (2007)
Marvel Miniserie (1994)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Preview (1975)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1979)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Two-In-One Epic Collection (2018)
Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus (2016)
Marvel's Greatest Creators: Iron Fist ⁠— Misty Knight (2019)
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)
Moon Knight Epic Collection (2014)
Mystery in Space (1951)
Negative Burn (1993)
The Original Ghost Rider (1992)
Peter Parker Spiderman (2005)
The Phantom Generations (2009)
Power Man (1974)
Power Man and Iron Fist (1981)
Satan's Six (1993)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secret Wars (1985)
Sentry Special (1991)
The Shadow War of Hawkman (1985)
Special Collector's Edition (1975)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga (2014)
Spiderman (1983)
Star Trek (1984)
Star Trek (2000)
Star Trek: All of Me (2000)
Star Trek: Other Realities (2001)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989)
Star Wars [FIN] (1999)
Star Wars Komiks (2008)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Starmagazine (1990)
Super fumetti in film (1976)
Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
Super-Villains Unite: The Complete Super-Villain Team-Up (2015)
Supernatural Thrillers (1972)
Tales of Evil (1975)
Tarzan Family (1975)
Teen Titans Spotlight (1986)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection (2017)
True Believers: What If Spider-Man Had Rescued Gwen Stacy? (2018)
The Ultimate Super-Villains (1996)
The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute (2004)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
Vampire Tales (1973)
Vampirella (1969)
Vengeur (1985)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
War Is Hell (1973)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Web van Spiderman (1985)
Welcome Back, Kotter (1976)
Werewolf by Night (1972)
Werewolf By Night: The Complete Collection (2017)
What If? (1977)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Omnibus (2010)
World Famous Comics Convention Special (1996)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
X-Men Epic Collection (2014)
Zombie (1973)

Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
Comics Buyer's Guide (1983)
Crazy Magazine (1973)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
FOOM Magazine (1973)
Freedom Fighters (1976)
Haunt of Horror (1974)
Legion of Monsters (1975)
Man-Thing by Steve Gerber: The Complete Collection (2015)
Man-Thing Omnibus (2012)
Masters of Terror (1975)
Mid-Ohio-Con Convention Program 2006 (2006)
Monster Madness (1972)
Monster of Frankenstein (2015)
Monsters of the Movies (1974)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Planet of the Apes: Archive (2017)
Plop! (1973)
Super-Team Family (1975)
Vampire Tales (1973)
Werewolf By Night: The Complete Collection (2017)
Young Love (1963)
Zombie (1973)

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