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Name: Gerry Conway  
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Date of Birth: 11th September 1947
Place of Birth: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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This article is on the comic book writer. For the drummer, see Gerry Conway (musician)
Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #136 which was written by Conway. Pencil art by Ross Andru.

Gerry Conway (September 10, 1952 - ) is an American writer of comic books and television shows. He is best known for co-creating The Punisher (with Ross Andru) and the atomic-powered superhero Firestorm (with Al Milgrom) as well as for long runs on Amazing Spider-Man in the 1970s (which included the death of Gwen Stacy) and on Justice League of America in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the epitome of everything good and everything bad in the melodramatic world of comic writing.

Conway was born in New York City USA

He was only nineteen years old when he began writing Amazing Spider-Man. While praised for having had such talent that he was recognized at such a young age, he has also been criticized for not having had the maturity (at the time) to properly develop Gwen Stacy's character and thus deciding to kill her off. It must be noted however, that at the time, the Amazing Spider-Man was being plotted in conjunction with John Romita, so the criticism is not necessarily valid.

It was during his run on Amazing Spider-Man (#129 in 1974) that Conway and artist Ross Andru co-created The Punisher. The character, who was originally conceived as an antagonist for Spider-Man, has gone on to become a popular star of numerous comic books as well as two Hollywood movies.

In the early 1970s, Conway published two science fiction novels: The Midnight Dancers (part of the Ace Science Fiction Specials line) and Mindship.

He replaced Marv Wolfman as the seventh Editor In Chief of Marvel Comics in 1976 but held the job extremely briefly, relinquishing the post before the year was out, being replaced by Archie Goodwin .

Conway moved into television writing in the 1980s, starting with Matlock and Jake and the Fatman. As of 2004, he is a writer and producer for Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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