Keith Giffen


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in Queens, New York, New York, The United States
November 30, 1952

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Keith Ian Giffen is an American comic book illustrator and writer. He is possibly best-known for his long runs illustrating, and later writing the Legion of Super-Heroes title in the 1980s and 1990s. He also created the alien mercenary character Lobo (with Roger Slifer), and the irreverent "want-to-be" hero, Ambush Bug. Giffen is known for having an unorthodox writing style, often using characters in ways not seen before. His dialogue is usually characterized by a biting wit that is seen as much less zany than dialogue provided by longtime collaborators DeMatteis and Robert Loren Fleming. That approach has brought him both criticism and admiration, as perhaps best illustrated by the mixed (although commercially successful) response to his w ...more

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“Lobo: ”Hmph! Never figured I'd wind up in heaven...A bad-ass dude like me!

Spirit Guide: “It happens sometimes. The “Infinite Mercy” clause is only used in extreme cases.”
Keith Giffen, Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich

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