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Marc Silvestri

Real Name
Marc Silvestri

Date of Birth
March 29, 1958

Place of Birth
Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America


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Personal History

Personal History of Marc Silvestri is unknown.

Professional History

Marc Silvestri, (born on March 29 1958), is an American comic book artist, creator and publisher. He currently acts as the CEO of Top Cow Productions.

Born in Palm Beach, Florida, Silvestri began his career at Marvel Comics, and is best-known as the penciller of Uncanny X-Men between 1987 and 1990. He then spent two years pencilling its spin-off title Wolverine.


Cover to Inferno Hellbound #2 by Marc Silvestri.

In 1992 Silvestri became one of the original seven artists - along with Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane and Jim Valentino - to form the breakaway comics company Image Comics. Silvestri's stable of titles was published under the imprint Top Cow, with the first title released being Cyberforce. The demands of publishing meant Silvestri's time to spend on his own artwork steadily diminished. Many of Silvestri's stories were scripted by his brother, Eric Silvestri.

Disputes among the Image partners led to Silvestri's briefly leaving the publisher in 1996, but he soon returned after Liefeld severed his own ties with Image.

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Cover to Evo Endgame

Top Cow successes include the titles Witchblade, The Darkness, Inferno Hellbound (publication of which was interrupted for unknown reason) and Fathom.

In 2004 Silvestri made a brief return to Marvel to pencil several issues of X-Men, collaborating with writer Grant Morrison. Later in the year he launched a new Top Cow title, Hunter-Killer, with writer Mark Waid. He provided covers for the Marvel Comics mini-series, X-Men: Deadly Genesis by Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine.

In June 2006 Top Cow released a Cyberforce issue 0 featuring the art talents of Silvestri.


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See Also

Work History

Official Website

Marc Silvestri website

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