Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Perth 2024 Interview – J. Michael Straczynski

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Perth 2024 Interview – J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski’s film credits include five movies that collectively earned nearly two billion dollars: Changeling, Thor, Ninja Assassin, Underworld Awakening, and World War Z. He has written over 300 produced television episodes and seven TV movies, and has been a creator/show-runner for such series as Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Crusade, and Sense8 for Netflix. His animated Babylon 5 movie, The Road Home, debuted Summer 2023 to rave reviews and top-ranked sales.

His comics and graphic novels have appeared on the NY Times Bestseller List, selling over 13 million individual issues, for The Amazing Spider-ManThorSuperman: Earth OneMidnight NationDream Police, and Rising Stars. Most recently he served as head of the creative council for Artists, Writers and Artisans (AWA) writing The ResistanceMothsTelepaths (currently in development by Apple for a feature film) and The Madness. He is currently writing the monthly Captain America book for Marvel, and has signed with Dark Horse for a series of original miniseries/graphic novels to debut in 2024.

In addition to being nominated for a Best Screen Writing BAFTA (British Academy Award) for Changeling, he has received the Eisner Award, the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hugo Award (twice), the SDCC International Icon Award, the Saturn Award, the Ray Bradbury Award, the Christopher Foundation Award, the E Pluribus Unum Award from the American Cinema Foundation, two technical Emmy’s for Babylon 5, the GLAAD Media Award, and dozens of others.

His recent prose work includes his autobiography, Becoming Superman, a novel, Together We Will Go, and a book on writing book, Becoming A Writer, Staying A Writer. His latest novel, The Glass Box, debuted January ’24 from Blackstone Publishing, and he served as editor for Harlan Ellison’s Greatest Hits for Urban Square/Barnes & Noble, appearing March ‘24. His two new audio drama series for Penguin-Random House, Earthlight, and The Far Horizon, will debut Summer 2024.

He holds two Bachelor Degrees, one in Clinical Psychology, the other in Sociology, and before turning to TV and film, he was a freelance journalist for San Diego MagazineThe San Diego ReaderThe Los Angeles TimesThe Los Angeles Herald ExaminerTIME IncWriter’s DigestThe Daily Californian and other newspapers and magazines.

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