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Marc Silvestri

Comic Artist / Publisher

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Marc Silvestri is an American comic book artist, creator and publisher. He currently acts as the CEO for Top Cow Productions.

Silvestri began his career drawing issues for DC Comics and First Comics. He joined Marvel Comics in the late 1980s, and became the penciller on Uncanny X-Men from 1987 to 1990. He subsequently spent two years pencilling its spin-off title Wolverine. In 1992, Silvestri became one of the original seven artists - along with Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane and Jim Valentino - to form the breakaway comics company Image Comics. Silvestri's stable of titles was published under the imprint Top Cow with the first title released being Cyberforce. Besides his art, Silvestri was also scripter (and co-plotter) on the Top Cow title Codename: Stryke Force. Many of Silvestri's stories were scripted by his brother, Eric Silvestri. Top Cow's successes include the titles Witchblade, The Darkness, Inferno Hellbound and Fathom. In 2004 Silvestri made a brief return to Marvel to pencil several issues of X-Men, collaborating with writer Grant Morrison. Later in the year, he launched a new Top Cow title, Hunter-Killer with writer Mark Waid. He provided covers for the Marvel Comics mini-series, X-Men: Deadly Genesis by Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine. In June 2006 Top Cow released a Cyberforce #0 featuring the art talents of Silvestri. In late 2007 (cover date December), he pencilled the X-Men: Messiah Complex one-shot, as well as many covers in the crossover of the same name that followed. He continued his work on X-Men, penciling the first installment, in the form of a one-shot Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers crossover Utopia in 2009. That same year, he contributed to the crossover miniseries Image United, penciling all the characters he created during his run at Image that featured in the story. In 2012, Silvestri was one of several artists to illustrate a variant cover for Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #100, which was released July 11 at the San Diego Comic-Con. Marc is currently at work on a new Batman project featuring Batman and the Joker.

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