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Kim Yale
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About
Born: November 22, 1953
Died: March 7, 1997
Country: United States
Area(s): writer, editor

Kim Yale (November 22, 1953 – March 7, 1997) was an American writer and editor of comic books for multiple comic book companies, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, First Comics and Warp Graphics.

Life and CareerEdit

She married fellow comics creator, and frequent collaborator, John Ostrander in 1987. Yale and Ostrander were associated with developing the character of Barbara Gordon into Oracle, and wrote her origin story in the short story Oracle: Year One.

She was also heavily involved with the Friends of Lulu, an organization promoting women in comics, working as a member of the board. Yale also penned an ongoing column in the Comics Buyers Guide, in which she detailed her battle against breast cancer, which she eventually passed away from in 1997, aged 43. The Friends of Lulu award for the Best New Female Comics Creator has been named in her honor.

BibliographyEdit

WriterEdit

  • Batman Chronicles (1995) #5
  • Batman Special (1997) #4
  • The Comet (1991) #11
  • Deadshot (1988)#1-4
  • Double Edge (1995) Omega
  • ElfQuest: Kahvi (1995) #1-6
  • Excalibur (1988) Annual 02
  • The Gift: A First Publishing Holiday Special (1990)
  • Grimjack (1984) #75
  • Manhunter (1988) #1-24
  • Munden's Bar Annual (1988) #2
  • New America (1987) #1-4
  • Real War Stories (1987) #2
  • Suicide Squad (1987) #23-24, 27-32, 34, 36-37, 39-66

EditorEdit

  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1988) #27-36
  • Avatar (1991) #2-3
  • Dragonlance (1988) #26-28, 33-34
  • Forgotten Realms (1989) #18-25 - 'Wake Of The Realms Monster'
  • Outlaws (1991) #1-6
  • Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt (1992) #6
  • Sgt. Rock (1991) #14-21
  • Sgt. Rock Special (1988) #12-13
  • Sgt. Rock Special (1992) #1
  • Star Trek (1989) #32-41, 45, Annual 03
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989) #34-39, Annual 03
  • Zatanna (1993) #1-4

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