Archie Goodwin was one of the most respected writers and editors in comics, starting with his long run on Warren Publishing's series CREEPY and EERIE. At the end of the 1960s, he moved to Marvel Comics, where he wrote runs on IRON MAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK. In the 1970s, Goodwin created the legendary MANHUNTER spy series with artist Walter Simonson, along with several memorable BATMAN stories, then took on newspaper comic strips including SECRET AGENT X-9 and STAR WARS. With Simonson, he adapted the hit movies ALIEN and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND into comics. He was the founding editor of Marvel's EPIC line, including the magazine EPIC ILLUSTRATED.