Thus, on the footsteps of any good, modern digital article, minus the clickbait aspect, I present five main points that defend my opinion.
Created by a mother who worked in the film industry, Tom King grew up surrounded by stories and narratives, something he used and deepened when he studied Philosophy and History at Columbia University. Freshly graduated, he would complete internships in the editorial departments of DC COMICS and MARVEL, where he would work as a personal assistant to the famous comic book writer CHRIS CLAREMONT. However, after September 11, he would make the decision to join the CIA’s counterterrorism division, where he would work for 7 years, a remarkable experience that he decides to abandon after becoming a father, embarking on a career in writing novels and comics.
2- THE DIVERSITY
Having shined with “A Once Crowded Sky,” a romance illustrated with a few comic book pages, King is then invited by DC to co-write the title “GRAYSON” in partnership with TIM SEELEY, about the adventures of a newly recruited Dick Grayson to an international spy force, a subject matter that was perfect for the writer.
However, he quickly escapes the thematic niche, starting to write the “OMEGA MEN” Maxi-Series, about a rebel force in combat with an oppressive galactic empire.
Curiously in the same year of 2015, the “SHERIFF OF BABYLON” crime series, perhaps the most inspired by its previous professional life, was launched under VERTIGO, Dc´s editorial label for adult readers, where he perfectly depicted the intricacies of corruption, crime and the American military occupation of Iraq.
In a new opportunity, Tom King then signs with MARVEL Comics , creating the “VISION” Maxi-Series, about the Avengers robotic android, in and more mature, disturbing style, reminiscent of the works of Phillip K Dick, where he portrays the creation of a synthetic family by the hero, in search of what ultimately constitutes, “to be alive”.
The attention and profusion of styles, would garner him an exclusive contract with DC COMICS in 2016. Here, he would take on the legacy of SCOTT SNYDER to carry on the title “BATMAN” after the purposefully dubbed “REBIRTH” of its line of super -heroes, a book he still writes, after almost two years.
In addition to this, King has worked several in several short stories and a tribute to JACK KIRBY’s disheveled and feverish style of action and concepts, in the delirious “MISTER MIRACLE”.