Don Perlin

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Don Perlin
Biographical information
Born: August 27, 1929
Died: N/A
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: Artist, Cover artist
Website: N/A

Don David Perlin (D. David or Don) is a comic book artist born August 27, 1929 in New York City.


At 14, Perlin began studying art under Burne Hogarth, who taught small private classes prior to co-founding the Cartoonists and Illustrators School. In 1951, he was a penciller on Will Eisner's The Spirit. Perlin was drafted in 1953 and served in the United States Army.

Perlin is best known for Marvel Comics' Werewolf by Night, The Defenders, second series of Ghost Rider and G.I. Joe. From 1985 to 1987 Don also penciled the Transformers for Marvel Comics.

In 1992, Perlin and writer Kevin VanHook created the popular series Bloodshot for Valiant Comics.

In the 2000's, he drew two stories featuring The Phantom for Team Fantomen. According to some sources, Perlin was an uncredited artist for Charlton, however he only produced back-up comics for their Phantom series and not any Phantom stories.


Perlin won the 1997 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book.

Phantom work by Don Perlin


Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "Lethal Cargo" Hedman Perlin
2 "The Bengali Triangle" Jönsson Perlin ¤



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