Tony Isabella (born December 22, 1951) is an American comic book writer and commentator, who wrote the comic "Routine". He is best known as the creator and writer of Marvel Comics' Black Goliath and Black Lightning, DC Comics' first major African American superhero.


He began as an editorial assistant at Marvel Comics in 1972. At Marvel, he wrote Ghost Rider, It, the Living Colossus in Astonishing Tales, Luke Cage in Hero for Hire and Power Man, Tigra in Marvel Chillers, The Champions, and Captain America. He also served as editor of Marvel's black and white magazine line for a time. Before he joined Marvel, Mr. Isabella had a letter to the editor published in Tales of Suspense #92, positively reviewing the Iron Man tale in Tales of Suspense #89.

For DC Comics, he worked as a writer and story editor. In addition to two runs on Black Lightning (one in the 1970s, the other in the 1990s), in the 1980s he revamped Hawkman and Hawkwoman with artist Richard Howell in the mini-series Shadow War of Hawkman. The mini-series led to a regular series which he initially wrote.

He is the co-author of the short story If Wishes Were Horses... and the novels Captain America: Liberty's Torch and Star Trek: The Case Of The Colonist's Corpse (A Sam Cogley Mystery).

He writes a regular column for the Comics Buyer's Guide, called Tony's Tips. This has resulted in a regular (and, given the different demands of the medium, much more frequent) online column/blog called Tony's Online Tips.

He has also recently worked on translating foreign language Disney comics and revamping the wording for the US such as "Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #354". Also, he has recently announced on his column that he plans on doing new comic book work. He has said that he will work on comics for Heroic Publishing, probably working on that company's superheroine Tigress (not to be confused with the Marvel superheroine Tigra mentioned above or the DC characters).

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