Robert Loren Fleming

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Robert Loren Fleming
Born (1956-11-05) November 5, 1956 (age 62)
United States
Nationality American
Notable works
Ambush Bug
Eclipso: The Darkness Within

Robert Loren Fleming (born November 5, 1956) [1] is an American comic book writer. He is best known as the co-creator of Thriller with Trevor Von Eeden and for his collaborations with Keith Giffen.

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<i>Thriller</i> (DC Comics) comic by DC Comics

Thriller was a short-lived comic book series published by DC Comics beginning in November 1983. The series was originally written by Robert Loren Fleming and drawn by Trevor Von Eeden. It was sold only through the direct market. The taglines for the series were, "She has 7 seconds to save the world " and "You can't read it fast enough". The "she" in question was protagonist Angie Thriller. The "7 seconds" referred to a team of operatives who assisted her in various conflicts.

Trevor Von Eeden Comic book writer/artist

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Robert Loren Fleming worked for DC Comics initially as a proofreader and later as a writer. His first published comics story was "String-Out" in House of Mystery #316 (May 1983). [2] He and artist Trevor Von Eeden created Thriller in 1983. [3] [4] Fleming left the series as of its seventh issue due to difficulties with DC Comics' management. [5]

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He has frequently worked with Keith Giffen. They produced two Ambush Bug limited series in 1985 and 1986 [2] and an Aquaman one-shot special and a limited series in 1989. [6] In 1991, Fleming and Giffen collaborated on a Ragman limited series. [7] The following year, the Fleming/Giffen team produced the Eclipso: The Darkness Within miniseries with artist Bart Sears. [8] The duo reunited for 2008's Ambush Bug: Year None . [2]

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Fleming has worked in the animation field as well. He wrote for The Real Ghostbusters series produced by DIC Entertainment in 1986. [9]

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  1. Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide . Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 Robert Loren Fleming at the Grand Comics Database
  3. Sacks, Jason (March 28, 2013). "The Full Run: Thriller #1 by Robert Loren Fleming and Trevor Von Eeden". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015.
  4. Catto, Ed (August 2017). "Thriller". Back Issue! . Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 23–30.
  5. Sacks, Jason (May 16, 2013). "The Full Run: Thriller #7 by Robert Loren Fleming and Trevor Von Eeden". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015.
  6. Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 239. ISBN   978-0-7566-6742-9. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, Aquaman's new five-issue limited series was penciled by Curt Swan over Giffen's layouts.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  7. Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 251: "Ragman returned in October [1991], with an updated origin, in an eight-issue miniseries written by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, and illustrated by Pat Broderick."
  8. Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 254: "Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, and illustrated by Bart Sears, Eclipso told the tale of a cruel lord of chaos."
  9. Bails, Jerry (n.d.). "Fleming, Robert Loren". Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Archived from the original on May 10, 2007.
  10. List of DC Comics containing the Flash Force 2000 insert at the Grand Comics Database
Preceded by
Thriller writer
Succeeded by
Bill DuBay
Preceded by
Valor writer
Succeeded by
Mark Waid