Will Murray is a novelist, journalist, short story and comic book writer. With artist Steve Ditko, he co-created the superhero Squirrel Girl. He will be at The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza on March 11-13, 2022 meeting with fans, signing autographs, photo ops with fans.
Will grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated North Quincy High school in June 1971, subsequently graduating summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. After becoming a fan of the pulp fiction hero Doc Savage, he began collecting pulp magazines and wrote two psychological profiles of the character in The Doc Savage Reader. He went on to write for fanzines and edit the fanzines Duende and Skullduggery before joining the pulp-reprint publisher Odyssey Publications. He also co-authored the study, The Duende History of The Shadow Magazine.
Circa 1978, “I discovered the outline to [Doc Savage creator] Lester Dent’s unwritten Python Isle and decided to take a shot at writing it. Bantam [Books] passed on it initially, and by the time they came back and asked for it and two more Docs, I was busily ghosting [the adventure paperback series] The Destroyer for [series co-creator] Warren Murphy.”
A contributor to numerous prose anthologies, Murray has written short stories of the characters Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, the Hulk, the Spider, The Avenger, the Gray Seal, the Green Hornet, The Secret 6, Sherlock Holmes, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Honey West, Zorro and Lee Falk’s the Phantom.
For Marvel Comics, Murray co-created the superhero Squirrel Girl with artist Steve Ditko. He scripted The Destroyer black-and-white magazine, as well as single stories starring Iron Man and the Punisher. Murray wrote the introduction to the Marvel Comics Omnibus volume, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Marvel Comics, as well as introductions to Volume 2 of Daring Mystery Comics, Mighty Thor Masterworks Volume 9, Mystic Comics Volume 1, Young Allies Volume 2 and Golden Age Captain America Volume 6.
Will Murray stories have appeared in The UFO Files, Future Crime, Miskatonic University, 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, 100 Creepy Little Creature Stories, 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, The Cthulhu Cycle, Disciples of Cthulhu II, Cthulhu’s Reign, Worlds of Cthulhu, The Yig Cycle, Dead But Dreaming II, Horror for the Holidays, The Mountains of Madness, Nightbeat: Night Stories and other collections.
In 1979, he received the Lamont Award for his contributions to the furtherance of pulp fiction research. In 1999, he earned the Comic Book Marketplace award for research excellence in the area of comics history. Murray received the 2011 Pulp Ark Award for Best Series Revival for his work on The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. His Doc Savage novel, Doc Savage: Skull Island, won the 2014 Pulp Factory Award for Best Novel.
In 2000 Murray wrote the novel Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Empyre for Marvel comics. The story, which predicted the operational details of the Year 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington a year before they transpired, identified the author as a trained remote viewer and professional psychic.
Much of his fiction has been published under pseudonyms, Adam Dawn, Drake Magner, Ray W. Murill, Kenneth Robeson, William S. Rome.
Will Murray will be at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza in Boxboro MA on March 11th-13th meeting with fans, signing autographs, photo ops with fans.
About this event
NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Cabin Fever Show, March 11-13, 2022, returns to Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA for 3 days of Collectors’ and Fans’ Experiences.
Vendors selling comics, toys, art, books, memorabilia, crafts and pop culture collectibles. Celebrity Guests signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops(both for a fee), along with Comic book artists, writers and creators will be announced on the website www.NEComicCons.com.
Celebrity Guests include TARA REID, (Big Lebowski, American Pie, Sharknado), NICOLE KANG (Poison Ivy on The Cw’s BATWOMAN), CANDY CLARK (American Graffiti, The Man Who Fell To Earth), VERNON WELLS (Mad Max, Commando), HARP TWINS, Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man comics), Guy Gilchrist (Muppets comics), Philo Barnhart (The Little Mermaid), Ken Wheaton (Bongo Comics The Simpsons), Keith Williams (The Phantom), and many more.
For a limited time (and a limited quantity) hotel room nights during the ComicCon will be available for only $100 per room per night, and each room booked will include a weekend pass to the show – including concerts and afterparties!
Don’t delay – purchase today- while supply lasts! Or Call the Boxboro Regency Hotel at 978-263-8701 and ask for the current ComicCon rate.
Night-time Entertainment in Hotel Courtyard include
Friday, March 11th: THE FOOLS
Saturday, March 12th: Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke