Howard Victor Chaykin (born October 7, 1950) is a legendary comic book writer and artist from New York City. Modern comics readers may know him from his controversial stories for Marvel, including Punisher War Journal with Matt Fraction, but he's perhaps best-known as the writer and artist on the influential independent comic book American Flagg!. He is also a co-creator of the Star Wars Legends continuity, co-writing and drawing the 7th issue of Marvel's original Star Wars series.
In the 2000s, he co-wrote American Century for DC's Vertigo imprint.
Works by Howard Chaykin include:
- American Century
- American Flagg!
- Batman: Thrillkiller
- Bite Club
- Power & Glory
- Punisher War Journal
- Satellite Sam
- The Shadow
Tropes this author is known for:
- Creator Thumbprint: His protagonists in his written, creator-owned work tend to be both explicitly Jewish and extraordinarily successful with women.