Born in 1950, Roger Stern began his love affair with comics by helping produce the popular fanzine CPL (Contemporary Pictorial Literature). He then joined Marvel Comics in 1975, first as a writer and then an editor. His writing credits at Marvel include celebrated runs on The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America. In 1987, Stern began writing for DC, where he quickly became an integral part of the Superman team. His other DC credits include POWER OF THE ATOM and STARMAN, and he has also written the prose novels The Death and Life of Superman, Smallville: Strange Visitors and Superman: The Never-Ending Battle.