Keith Pollard

Keith Pollard
Born (1950-01-20) January 20, 1950
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
The Amazing Spider-Man
Fantastic Four

Keith Pollard (born January 20, 1950)[1] is an American comic book artist. Originally from the Detroit area,[2] Pollard is best known for his simultaneous work on the Marvel Comics titles Fantastic Four, Thor, and The Amazing Spider-Man in the late 1970s-early 1980s.


Pollard made his professional comics debut in 1974 with stints on such titles as Master of Kung Fu, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Astonishing Tales, and Black Goliath. He was the regular penciller of The Amazing Spider-Man from issue #186 (Nov. 1978) through issue #205 (June 1980) and pencilled the backup feature in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981).[3] With writer Marv Wolfman, Pollard introduced the Black Cat in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 (July 1979).[4] Wolfman and Pollard were the creative team for both Fantastic Four #200 (Nov. 1978) and The Amazing Spider-Man #200 (Jan. 1980).[5]

Pollard was also the regular penciler of Thor issues #286-320.[3] In 1982, Pollard moved to DC Comics where he drew part of Wonder Woman #300 (Feb. 1983)[6] and launched the Vigilante series with Marv Wolfman.[7]

Pollard and Stan Lee produced the Silver Surfer: The Enslavers graphic novel in 1990.[8] In the early 1990s he drew all the character profiles for the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition.[3]

Pollard left comics in 1994, though he occasionally makes appearances at comic book conventions.[9]


DC Comics

Marvel Comics


  1. Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. Jaworski, Jeff (2007). "Arvell Jones". Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2009.
  3. 1 2 3 Keith Pollard at the Grand Comics Database
  4. Sanderson, Peter; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1970s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 189. ISBN 978-0756641238. Writer Marv Wolfman came up with the idea for the...Black Cat...Dave Cockrum designed the Black Cat's visual appearance and Keith Pollard drew her first story
  5. Martini, Frank (December 2013). "Marv Wolfman's Bicentennial Battles". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (69): 44–47.
  6. Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The Amazing Amazon was joined by a host of DC's greatest heroes to celebrate her 300th issue in a seventy-two-page blockbuster...Written by Roy and Dann Thomas, and penciled by Gene Colan, Ross Andru, Jan Duursema, Dick Giordano, Keith Pollard, Keith Giffen, and Rich Buckler.
  7. Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 203: "November [1983] saw the Vigilante take his brand of deadly justice into his own self-titled ongoing series, by writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator Keith Pollard."
  8. Lee, Stan; Pollard, Keith (1990). Silver Surfer: The Enslavers. Marvel Comics. p. 64. ISBN 978-0871356178.
  9. Jaworski, Jeff (2007). "Keith Pollard". Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2009.

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Preceded by
George Pérez
Fantastic Four artist
Succeeded by
Sal Buscema
Preceded by
Ross Andru
The Amazing Spider-Man artist
Succeeded by
John Byrne
Preceded by
Wayne Boring
Thor artist
Succeeded by
Alan Kupperberg
Preceded by
Gil Kane
Green Lantern artist
Succeeded by
George Tuska
Preceded by
John Buscema
Fantastic Four artist
Succeeded by
Rich Buckler
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