Don Glut

San Diego Comic Fest guest Don Glut
Donald F. (“Don”) Glut (, perhaps best known for authoring the national best-selling novelization of the movie The Empire Strikes Back, has had a long career writing for comic books and comics magazines.

Working in the comics industry mainly during the 1970s, Don has written scripts for most mainstream publishers of that era including Marvel, Gold Key, DC, Red Circle, Charlton, Warren and Skywald. Don has written in such genres as super-heroes (Captain America, The Invaders, What If?, 3-D Man, Thor and Ghost Rider), action-adventure (Tarzan Weekly, Walt Disney Digest and Classics Illustrated), horror-mystery (House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, Spine-Tingling Tales, Grimm’s Ghost Stories, Boris Karloff’s Tales of Mystery, Psycho, Ghost Manor, Haunt of Horror, Ghostly Haunts, Madhouse, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Ghostly Tales and Mystery Comics Digest), sword and sorcery (Kull the Destroyer, Solomon Kane, Tales of the Hyborean Age and Conan Annual), science fiction-fantasy (Star Wars, Twilight Zone, Fanta (co-creator), Terra O’Hara (co-creator), Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction and Space Family Robinson), humor (Bugs Bunny, Tweety and Sylvester, Aargh!, Porky Pig and The Little Monsters) and drama (Daddy Cool and Eldorado Red).

For Gold Key, Don created and wrote Dagar the Invincible, The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor and Tragg and the Sky Gods.

Don is a screen-writer and director of independent horror movies (most recently of the werewolf film SheWolves, in post-production, title tentative), author of approximately 70 fiction and non-fiction books, short stories, live-action and animation TV shows, music and articles. He is a musician, photographer, lecturer and actor (most recently doing voice-overs for Japanese anime and live-action movies). During the late 1960s he was a member of the Penny Arkade, a rock band produced by “Monkee” Mike Nesmith. He is also a volunteer fossil preparator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. In his younger years, Don made numerous 16mm amateur movies, some of which featured comic-book superheroes.

Don’s interests include paleontology, horror, science-fiction and fantasy, vintage radio and TV shows, comic books (of course), stage magic, trains, “Holy Relics,” the Three Stooges, Jackie Gleason and avoiding getting a “real” job.