Mary Jo Duffy is a comic book writer who worked on many of the Marvel Star Wars comics. Her first Star Wars issue was Silent Drifting. She would later go on to be the regular writer on the title beginning with Star Wars (1977) 70 and continue until the end of the series. She created several recurring characters in the series including Dani, Rik Duel, Kiro, and brought Shira Brie back as Lumiya.


Joining Marvel in an editorial position in late 1978/early 1979, Duffy's first credits as editor appear on The Incredible Hulk #231 and The Spectacular Spider-Man #26, both cover dated January 1979. She edited the first seventeen issues of Marvel's ROM series, before handing over the reins to Allen Milgrom.

Her writing work besides Star Wars comic included Power Man and Iron Fist, Conan the Barbarian, and Wolverine. Among other things, she created the team and most of the members of the Fallen Angels.

In the 1990s, she worked for other publishers, including DC Comics, where she wrote the first fourteen issues of Catwoman (1993). For Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios imprint of Image Comics, she wrote all twenty-two issues of the first Glory series, between March 1995 and April 1997.

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Cover of Star Wars (1977) 70 written by Duffy


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