Jim Starlin


Born
in The United States
October 09, 1949

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James P. "Jim" Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Death and suicide are recurring themes in Starlin's work: Personifications of Death appeared in his Captain Marvel series and in a fill-in story for Ghost Rider; Warlock commits suicide by killing his future self; and suicide is a theme in a story he plotted and drew for The Rampaging Hulk magazine.

In the mid-1970s, Starlin contributed a cache of stories to the independently published science-fiction
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Batman: A Death in the Family

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Batman: The Cult

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Infinity Gauntlet

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4.09 avg rating — 13,193 ratings — published 1991 — 35 editions
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Batman: A Death in the Family

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4.09 avg rating — 2,438 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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The Infinity War

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The Thanos Quest

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4.07 avg rating — 1,204 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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The Thanos Quest Thanos: Redemption Thanos vs. Hulk Thanos: The Infinity Revela... Thanos: The Infinity Relati... Thanos: The Infinity Finale Thanos: The Infinity Siblings
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“I always claimed I became the Batman to fight crime. That was a lie. I did it to overcome the fear.”
Jim Starlin, Batman: The Cult

“I’m a firm believer that in-depth subjects can be better handled in a fantasy setting. ... Let’s face it, traveling to some far off land is a terrific way to break the mold, to do something different. Isn’t that why we go on vacations?”
Jim Starlin

“Even devils should beware when bargaining with Thanos of Titan.”
Jim Starlin, The Infinity Crusade: Volume 2

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