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J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Staczynski was born in Paterson, NJ in 1954, from a lower-middle-class blue-collar family that moved 21 times in his first 18 years. He began writing in earnest and selling at the age of 17 and hasn't stopped since. He graduated San Diego State University with degrees in Psychology... show more

J. Michael Staczynski was born in Paterson, NJ in 1954, from a lower-middle-class blue-collar family that moved 21 times in his first 18 years. He began writing in earnest and selling at the age of 17 and hasn't stopped since. He graduated San Diego State University with degrees in Psychology and Sociology.As a journalist, he has written over 500 published articles for such periodicals as The Los Anglees Times, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Penthouse, Writer's Digest, San Diego Magazine, the San Diego and Los Angeles Reader and TIME, Inc. He has also published numerous short stories in Amazing Science Fiction Magazine, Pulphouse, and various anthologies. As a television writer and producer, he has written over 200 produced episodes, including workj on The New Twilight Zone, Nightmare Classics and Murder She Wrote. He also wrote, created and produced the series Babylon 5, Crusade and Jeremiah.Moving from TV to film, he wrote Changeling (directed by Clint Eastwood), Ninja Assassin (produced by the Wachowskis), provided the story for Thor (directed by Kenneth Branagh), wrote Underworld 4 (starring Kate Beckinsale), and has written numerous other films that are currently slated for production.He has won the Hugo Award (twice), the Saturn Award, the Eisner Award, the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, the E Pluribus Unum Award from the American Cinema Foundation, the Space Frontier Foundation award, the Ray Bradbury Award, the Christopher Award, and over a dozen others.He was also nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for his screenplay for Changeling.He writes ten hours a day, every day, except for his birthday, New Year's Day and Christmas Day.
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Birth date: July 17, 1954
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CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 6 months ago
This is a great reboot of Superman's origin. The artwork was outstanding and I loved the storyline, especially the new take on the destruction of Krypton. I'm looking forward to reading volumes 2 and 3.
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it 1 year ago
Strange: Dormammu is weak. Everyone else: We strike now! Strange: Get the mindless ones. I have to do this shit myself! Everyone else: Okay! Spider-Man: Strange doesn't fight alone in my city. One spell gone wrong later. Strange: I told you not to come! You messed up the spell! ...
Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it 1 year ago
Fills in the Aliens square on the DC Comic Book Bingo card This graphic novel is a one-off special from my favorite creators, J. Michael Stracynski (he also did that awesome Wonder Woman Odyssey series). It started off kind of slow and emo; it was a little too much Batman-dark for the character of...
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nicky2910's book reviews rated it 1 year ago
This final part of the Centauri trilogy is perhaps the weakest one - it's a fast read, suspenseful and, of course, leading to the prophesized conclusion... but maybe that's its problem right there: it's too straight-forward, too predictable. While Durla, the prime-minister, gains ever more power, ...
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nicky2910's book reviews rated it 1 year ago
This book covers the years 2268 to 2273 and focuses more on Vir and his "growing-up" as it's called. Vir allies himself with Technomages (among them Galen from "Crusade") who, already in the first part, helped him prevent an assassination attempt on Sheridan. Together they manage to destroy a Shad...
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