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Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is a prolific American comic book writer and author well known for his work on Batman, as well as co-creating Moon Knight and Deathlok. He also had an extensive run on the first Shang-Chi series, Master of Kung Fu.

Moench was born in Chicago, Illinois, and worked on both writing comics (his first stories were in Eerie #29 and Vampirella #7) and articles for the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1973, he moved to New York City, where he began working for Marvel Comics. His first work for Marvel was Chamber of Chills #7 in November 1973 and, in the following year, he became the lead writer for Marvel's black-and-white imprint Curtis Magazines. In addition, he began writing Werewolf by Night, where he introduced the character Moon Knight alongside artist Don Perlin. He also followed up Steve Englehart on Master of Kung Fu, a book he would continue to write for eight years alongside artist Paul Gulacy. In Astonishing Tales, he and artist Rich Buckler created the cyborg-from-the-future Deathlok the Demolisher.

In August 1982, Moench left Marvel over disagreements with Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and went to DC Comics instead. From 1983 to 1986, he wrote Batman and Detective Comics, introducing villains the Nightslayer, Black Mask, and Film Freak. He and artist Don Newton made the story in which Jason Todd replaced Dick Grayson as the new Robin. This first run ended with issue #400. He returned to Batman in 1992 through 1998, where he contributed to the storylines "Knightfall," "KnightsEnd," "Contagion," "Legacy," and "Cataclysm."

At DC Comics, Moench also wrote Omega Men and The Spectre and co-created Electric Warrior with artist Jim Baikie. He is most commonly associated with the artist and inker team of Kelley Jones and John Beatty, whom he was paired with during his Batman run and for the Batman Vampire Elseworld trilogy Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, Batman: Bloodstorm, and Batman: Crimson Mist.

In addition, Moench was the story editor and head writer for Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures and wrote the initial screenplay for Red Sonja, although it was significantly rewritten.

Moench and his wife, Debra, currently live in Pennsylvania.

Characters Doug Moench Co-Created

  • Moon Knight (co-created with artist Don Perlin)
  • Bane (co-created with writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan)
  • Black Mask (co-created with artist Tom Mandrake)
  • Deathlok (co-created with artist Rich Buckler)
  • Colleen Wing (co-created with writer-artist Larry Hama)


    DC Comics 

    Marvel Comics 
  • Adventures into Fear #25-28
  • Adventures on the Planet of the Apes #1-11
  • Astonishing Tales #25-27, 30-31
  • Bizarre Adventures #26, 28, 33
  • Captain Marvel #56, 58-62
  • Chamber of Chills #7
  • Conan the Barbarian: The Skull of Set
  • Conan Saga #17, 33, 36
  • Creatures on the Loose #30-31
  • The Deep
  • Epic Illustrated #3, 5, 9, 11-13, 33
  • Fantastic Four #219, 222-231, Annual #15
  • The Frankenstein Monster #12-17
  • Ghost Rider volume 2 #5
  • Giant-Size Chillers #1
  • Giant-Size Master of Kung-Fu #1-4
  • Giant Size Werewolf #2-5
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1977) #1-24
  • The Incredible Hulk Annual #9
  • Inhumans volume 1 #1-8, 10-12
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle (1974 series) #10-20
  • King Conan #9-15
  • Kull the Conqueror (volume 1) 16-20, (1982 mini-series) #2
  • Legion of Monsters #1
  • Marvel Classics Comics #13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27, 29-30, 32-36
  • Marvel Comics Presents #1-8, 26-35
  • Marvel Fanfare #24-26
  • Marvel Premiere #17-19, 38, 41, 61
  • Marvel Special Collector's Edition #1: Savage Fists of Kung Fu
  • Marvel Spotlight (1971 series) #28-29
  • Marvel Spotlight (1979 series) #1-3,6,7
  • Marvel Super Special #10-13
  • Marvel Two-in-One Annual #6
  • Master of Kung Fu #20-63, 65-120, 122, Annual #1
  • Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu #1-6
  • Moon Knight volume 1 #1-15, 17-26, 28-33
  • Moon Knight: High Strangers #1-4
  • Moon Knight: The Resurrection #1-4
  • Moon Knight Special #1
  • Morbius Revisited #2
  • The Return of Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu: Bleeding Black #1
  • Savage Sword of Conan #180
  • Seeker 3000 #1
  • Shogun Warriors #1-14, 16-20
  • The Mighty Thor #303, 308, 310-322, 324-328
  • The Toxic Avenger #1-11
  • What If? volume 1 #16
  • Werewolf by Night volume 1 #20-43
  • Wolverine: Doombringer #1
  • X-Men Unlimited volume 1 #25

    Curtis Magazines (Marvel's Black & White Magazine Imprint) 
  • Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #3-14, 16-18, 29, 33, Special #1
  • Doc Savage #1-8 (1976)
  • Dracula Lives! #2-3, 5-6, 8-12
  • Haunt of Horror #2-5, 12
  • The Hulk! #10-22
  • Kull and the Barbarians #3
  • Marvel Preview #1, 5-6, 8, 12-13, 18, 21-22, 26, 28, 33
  • Marvel Super Action #1
  • Monsters of the Movies #1, 8
  • Monsters Unleashed #5-11
  • Planet of the Apes #1-29
  • Rampaging Hulk #1-9
  • Savage Sword of Conan #5, 9, 13, 14, 180
  • Savage Tales #5, 7, 8, 11
  • Tales of the Zombie #2-7, 9, 10, Annual #1
  • Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #3, 6
  • Vampire Tales #2, 4-7, 9-11, Annual #1

    Epic Comics 
  • Six from Sirius #1-4
  • Six from Sirius II #1-4

    Eclipse Comics 
  • Aztec Ace #115
  • Nightmares 1-2
  • Miracleman #14 (backup story: "Nuclear Spring")
  • Total Eclipse #2 (Aztec Ace backup story)

    Warren Publishing 
  • Eerie #29-30, 35-45, 47, 50, 53-55, 57-58, 72, 78, 109-112
  • Creepy #37, 46-47, 49-54 56-59 64-66 68, 71-72, 76, 80, 82, 88
  • Vampirella volume 1 #7, 9, 14-15, 17-20, 24-29, 31, 34, 39

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