Nebraska Authors

Bob Hall

Born 1944 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Bob Hall is a well known illustrator, playwright, Shakespearean actor & director. Hall illustrated for Marvel Comics in 1970's, including 'Spider-man', 'The Avengers', 'Dr. Doom', and 'Thor'. In the 1990s he drew 'Batman' for DC Comics. His artistic work includes paintings, drawings, writings and comic art.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
New York, NY
New Brunswick, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Atlanta, GA
London, England

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay
  • Visual Work


Comics; Theatrical Plays; Play Directors; Acting


Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts, 1968, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
John Buscema's School of Comic Art, The New School


Comics Creator

Places Worked

Charlton Comics
DC Comics
Acclaim Comics
Valiant Comics
Co-founder of the New Rude Mechanicals, a New York City-based off-off-Broadway theatre company
Theatre programs inNew York City, New Brunswick, N.J.
Johannesburg, South Africa
San Francisco
Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Lincoln, NE
Haymarket Theatre, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln, NE
Artistic Director, Flatwater Shakespeare Company


Co-founded the New Rude Mechanicals theater company in New York City during the early 1970's
Interim director of the Community Playhouse in Lincoln, 1992
Playwright and director for the Nebraska Repertory Theater
Wrote for the soap opera 'Doctors'


Armed & Dangerous. 1996.
Batman: I, Joker. 1998.
Squadron Supreme. 2013. (Illustrator)
Bones and Shadows from Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town. 2015. (Illustrator)

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