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Influenced by writer Roy Thomas, Englehart brought a complex, freewheeling style to Marvel's comics, often dealing with philosophical or political issues in a superhero story - for instance, in a celebrated run on Captain America (with artist Sal Buscema) which reflected the then-ongoing Watergate scandal.
In 1976 Englehart moved to DC Comics, where he wrote Justice League of America and a famous series of Batman stories (with artists Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin) before briefly leaving comics altogether.
In 1983 he became the first writer at Epic, Marvel's short-lived line of creator-owned comics, launching Coyote (which he had earlier created at Eclipse Comics with Rogers) in collaboration with artist Steve Leialoha (and later Todd McFarlane).
He returned to mainstream comics at Marvel and DC in the mid 1980s, with stints on West Coast Avengers, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer and Green Lantern. In 1992 he co-created an entire comics universe, the Ultraverse , for Malibu Comics. His creation Night Man was later adapted for TV.
In recent years Englehart has combined the occasional comics writing with scripting for TV, computer games design and his own books.
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