Marvel Writer and Comics Historian Ron Goulart Dies at 89
Marvel writer and famed comics historian Ron Goulart dies aged 89.
Prolific comic book historian Ron Goulart died on January 13, 2022 at the age of 89.
Ron Goulart was an award-winning mystery and science fiction writer, publishing a number of comic book stories for Marvel Comics. His works have appeared in the pages of titles such as vampire tales, Journey into the Mystery and more. Mystery*File creator Steve noted Goulart’s passing, writing, “As I understand he had been in an assisted living facility for about a month. Although he was in poor health and we hadn’t haven’t met for several years, I’m happy to say he was a friend of mine.” He added: “It was, in fact, his book The Hardboiled Dicks, a collection of stories from the pulp of detectives, that changed my life, and for the better. Besides, I know that I’m not not the only one. Many other collectors of these old magazines have told me the exact same thing.”
Goulart was also known for his works relating the history of comics in published encyclopedias such as Ron Goulart’s Great Comic Book Story, published in 1986, and the important Comics Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to Comics Characters, Graphic Novels, Writers, and Artists, from 2004.
During his writing career, Goulart has been published under a wide range of pseudonyms, including Street and Smith’s publisher Kenneth Robeson, Con Steffanson, Chad Calhoun, RT Edwards, Ian R. Jamieson, Josephine Kains, Jillian Kearny, Howard Lee, Zeke Masters, Frank S. Shawn and Joseph Silva. He also worked as a ghost writer on projects such as William Shatner TekWar novels first published in 1989.
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