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Alan Kupperberg at the Big Apple Comic Con in Manhattan, June 8, 2008
|Born||May 18, 1953
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||July 16, 2015
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
|Obnoxio the Clown
Alan Kupperberg was born on May 18, 1953 in New York City. He graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1971.
Alan Kupperberg entered the comics industry by working at Neal Adams' Continuity Associates and was a member of the Crusty Bunkers. He began writing and drawing for Marvel Comics in 1974, mostly doing fill-ins and one-shots. He later worked on team books such as The Invaders and The Defenders and drew several issues of What If.
Occasionally working as a writer, Kupperberg created the 1983 one-shot comic Obnoxio the Clown vs. the X-Men, and handled everything from writing and illustrating to lettering. In 1987, Kupperberg worked on both The Spectacular Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man. His work on those titles included The Amazing Spider-Man #289 (June 1987) which featured the Jack O'Lantern (Jason Macendale) becoming the new Hobgoblin as well as The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #7 (1987) which depicted the honeymoon of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. From 1988–1991, Kupperberg drew Spider-Ham back-up stories in Marvel Tales.
From the mid-1980s into the early 1990s, Kupperberg illustrated such DC Comics titles as Justice League of America, The Warlord, The Fury of Firestorm, DC Comics Presents, COPS, Dragonlance, and Blue Devil.
Kupperberg drew illustrations for Archie Comics, National Lampoon, Cracked magazine, Spy, and McClannahan Books.
Outside of comics
He also did design work and scripting for numerous advertising and production agencies. His autobiographical strips appeared in Comic Art and in the Streetwise book.
Alan Kupperberg died of thymus cancer on July 16, 2015.
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