The Twitter initiative called “While They Live Wednesday” was started by Tom Brevoort, and using the hashtag #whiletheylive, fans can celebrate iconic industry professionals while they are still alive to appreciate the kind words. We at Comic Book Critic think this is a great idea and have made it a weekly feature.
The celebrated industry pro for Wednesday May 25th, 2011 is Mike Carlin.
Mike Carlin is predominantly known as an editor, but he’s also written, penciled, inked, and even colored and lettered some professional comic book work. He worked for Marvel Comics on Crazy magazine, Captain America, Marvel Team-Up, and a number of other books as well as being an assistant editor under Mark Gruenwald.
Mike then moved to DC in 1986, becoming the Superman group editor. During his tenure he was part of many changes at DC, including The Death of Superman. In 1992 he was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Editor (Superman titles) and in 1994 he won the Eisner for that same category. He is currently the Senior Group Editor at DC Comics.