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Mark Evanier is an American television and comic book writer.

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Mark Stephen Evanier (born March 2, 1952) is an American television and comic book writer.


Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.

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Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a an "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.


Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of the late Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, was partly responsible for her first Emmy nomination, and even organized her public memorial just two months after she died.

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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release).releases restoration). He's also an unabashed fan of the late Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, was partly responsible for her first Emmy nomination, and even organized her public memorial just two months after she died.


In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''ComicBook/TheDNAgents'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKeyComics. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

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In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''ComicBook/TheDNAgents'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes Franchise/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKeyComics. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.


For the latter, he had the unenviable job of writing the episode that introduced the infamous [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]]. Relating the episode's history in a series of articles called [[http://www.newsfromme.com/writings/scrappy-days/ Scrappy Days]], he argues that Scrappy's {{hatedom}} is mostly a modern phenomenon, and at the time, the character actually helped keep the show on the air.

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For the latter, he had the unenviable job of writing the episode that introduced the infamous [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]]. Relating the episode's history in a series of articles called [[http://www.newsfromme.com/writings/scrappy-days/ Scrappy Days]], he argues that Scrappy's {{hatedom}} hatred is mostly a modern phenomenon, and at the time, the character actually helped keep the show on the air.


In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKeyComics. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

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In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' ''ComicBook/TheDNAgents'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKeyComics. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.


Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of the late Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination.

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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of the late Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination.Emmy nomination, and even organized her public memorial just two months after she died.


Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination.

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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of the late Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination.


In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKey. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

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In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKey.Creator/GoldKeyComics. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.


In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

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In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. He wrote Franchis/LooneyTunes and other licensed funny cartoon comics for Creator/GoldKey. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Several of his scripts involve characters who hate Cole Slaw, something of a CreatorThumbprint since Evanier himself has a dislike for the food (practically to the level of SitcomArchNemesis on [[http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/12/05/e-mailbox/ his blog]]).

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* PoesLaw: A series of [[http://www.newsfromme.com/writings/the-dick-van-dyke-show-comic-book/ fake cover art]] for comic books supposedly based on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' got picked up and listed as genuine on several online archives until Evanier fessed up.


* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some One of his TV scripts favorite tropes to satirize. Early in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by his career, MoralGuardians to include forced this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications moral into all of groupthink.his scripts despite his criticism that it [[UnfortunateImplications encouraged groupthink]]. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.


* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: On one of the variety shows where Evanier worked as head writer, he realized he could ask the producers for anything and they would get it for the show-- so he [[RefugeInAudacity wrote a sketch that called for a live elephant]]. The joke was meant to be that an {{infomercial}} advertiser [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom didn't notice an elephant in his studio]], but it got even funnier when the elephant decided to... Just go read it [[http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col226/ here]].

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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: On one of the variety shows where In his capacity as head writer for ''Series/PinkLadyAndJeff'', Evanier worked as head writer, he realized he could ask the producers for anything and they would get it for the show-- show -- so he [[RefugeInAudacity wrote a sketch that called for a live elephant]]. The joke was meant to be that an {{infomercial}} advertiser played by Jeff Altman [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom didn't notice an elephant in his studio]], but it got even funnier when the elephant decided to... Just go read it [[http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col226/ here]].


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