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|Born|| William Timothy Mantlo|
November 9, 1951
Brooklyn, New York
William Timothy Mantlo (born November 9, 1951), credited as Bill Mantlo, is a comic book writer who has been credited as character creator on X-Men, Hulk vs Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!, Rocket & Groot, and Guardians of the Galaxy. He was going to be credited for writing the characters in the unproduced film Howard the Duck.
He created characters for Marvel Comics such as Big Man, Chthon, Cloak and Dagger, Copperhead, Lady Deathstrike, Jean DeWolff, Dreadknight, Husk, Rocket Raccoon, Swarm, and the U-Foes. He was also the first at the company to write Rom the Spaceknight.
He also worked on Alpha Flight, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Battlestar Galactica, Defenders, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Howard the Duck, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, John Carter, Warlord of Mars, Micronauts, Red Sonja, Savage Sword of Conan, Son of Satan, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Tarzan, Team America, Thor, Transformers, What If...?, and X-Men.
In 1992 he was struck by a car and left in a coma. While he awoke, he was left with severe head trauma and has been bedridden ever since. He has been in the care of his brother.