Michael Turney

About Michael Turney

Who is it?: Director, Writer, Producer
Birth Day: April 21, 1971
Birth Place:  New York City, New York, United States
Area(s): Writer, Penciller, Inker, Publisher
Notable works: Fathom Soulfire Superman/Batman Witchblade

Michael Turney

Michael Turney was born on April 21, 1971 in  New York City, New York, United States, is Director, Writer, Producer. Michael Turney is a native New Yorker and former actor, starring as 'Danny' in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). He worked as a comic book artist for companies such as Marvel and wrote/directed award winning shorts The Portal (2013) and Killer (2013). His debut feature Normal (2015), a disturbing and erotic horror thriller, won best director at 'A Night of Horror' Film Festival in Sydney Australia.
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As per our current Database, Michael Turney has been died on June 27, 2008(2008-06-27) (aged 37)\nSanta Monica Hospital, Santa Monica, California, United States.

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When Michael Turney die, Michael Turney was 37 years old.

Popular As Michael Turney
Occupation Director
Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born April 21, 1971 ( New York City, New York, United States)
Birthday April 21
Town/City  New York City, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Michael Turney’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Michael Turney was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Michael Turner was born in Crossville, Tennessee on April 21, 1971. He was a student at the University of Tennessee, and graduated from International Performing Arts Academy after which he moved to San Diego, California, where he developed an interest in comics.


Turner was discovered by Marc Silvestri at a convention and hired by Silvestri's Top Cow Productions as an Artist. He initially did background illustrations for Top Cow titles before co-creating Witchblade. In the summer of 1998 he debuted the creator-owned Fathom, having also worked on his new series Soulfire.


As well as an Artist, Turner was an award-winning water skier, held an instructor level red sash in martial arts, and was an avid video game player. In March 2000, Turner was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a form of cancer, in the right pelvis. He was treated at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with surgery in which he lost a hip, 40% of his pelvis, and three pounds of bone. The surgery was followed by nine months of radiation therapy.


Turner departed Top Cow in late 2002 to found his own comic book publishing company, Aspen MLT Inc. (where MLT stands for Michael Layne Turner), located in Santa Monica, with a studio in Marina del Rey, California. The release of comics from Aspen was delayed by a year-long lawsuit with Top Cow Productions over the rights to Fathom and over the rights to the unreleased titles Soulfire (initially called Dragonfly) and Ekos, both of which Turner had begun developing before leaving Top Cow and before his diagnosis of cancer. Aspen and Top Cow settled the lawsuit out of court in 2003.


In 2004 Turner contributed covers to various DC Comics titles, including The Flash and Identity Crisis. He provided cover art and co-wrote the "Godfall" story arc that ran in the three main Superman titles in early 2004 and illustrated the six-issue Supergirl story arc in Superman/Batman. His creator-owned title Soulfire began publication in 2004 and Fathom resumed publication in that year as well, though this time with Aspen MLT rather than Top Cow.


On August 6, 2005, Marvel Comics announced the signing of Michael Turner to a work-for-hire deal for a six-issue project and covers. This would turn out to be at least the variant covers for the miniseries Civil War and the Wolverine ongoing series Wolverine: Origins. In addition Turner had been announced as the Artist on Ultimate Wolverine.


Turner died June 27, 2008 at the Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica, California, of complications from bone cancer. He is survived by his mother Grace Crick, his brother Jake Turner, and his fiancee Kelly Carmichael. Fathom vol. 3 #1, which was published on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, featured a tribute to Turner in the form of a stylized blue ribbon in the upper right hand corner of its cover, and its first page was a memorial to him. AspenMLT also published a trade paperback collection of writings from people who knew Turner, titled A Tribute to Michael Turner, which features a cover painted by Alex Ross.

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