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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gene Ha  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: in Chicago


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Illinois Connection

Ha was born in Chicago and currently resides in Berwyn, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gene Ha is a comics artist and writer best known for his work on the ''Top 10'' series with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon. Ha has been illustrating since 1992. For a full list of his work, please go to [http://geneha.com/home/4584744550 Ha's webpage].


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Top 10
ISBN: 1401254934

Vertigo. 2015

The massive, multilayered city of Neopolis, built shortly after World War II, was designed as a home for the expanding population of science-heroes, heroines and villains that had ballooned into existance in the previous decade. Bringing these powered beings together solved some problems but created others - turning Neopolis into a pressure cooker that normal policing methods could never contain.

Join rookie cop Robyn Singer, alter ego "Toybox," as she hits the streets for the first time along with a colorful crew of fellow officers, each having the required training to deal with science-villains and super-crimes. You'll never look at powers, or police work, the same way again!

Written by Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and drawn by the team of Gene Ha and Zander Cannon, TOP 10 combines superheroics and cop drama like no series before or after it. Collects issues #1-12.

Absolute Top 10
ISBN: 1401238254

DC Comics. 2013

A New York Times Bestseller!

The massive, multilayered city of Neopolis, built shortly after World War II, was designed as a home for the expanding population of science-heroes, heroines and villains that had ballooned into existance in the previous decade. Bringing these powered beings together solved some problems but created others - turning Neopolis into a pressure cooker that normal policing methods
could never contain.

Join rookie cop Robyn Singer, alter ego "Toybox," as she hits the streets for the first time along with a colorful crew of fellow officers, each having the required training to deal with science-villains and super-crimes. You'll never look at powers, or police work, the same way again!

This volume collects: Top 10 #1-2, Top 10: The Forty-niners, Smax #1-5 and a story from America's Best Comics Special #1.
Bonus Material includes: Character sketches and designs, page layouts and notes from the artists.

Top 10: The Forty-Niners (Top Ten)
ISBN: 1563897571

WildStorm. 2005

The multiple Eisner Award-winning team that brought you TOP 10Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and Gene Hareunites in its first original graphic novel to bring you the origins of Neopolis and the first officers of Top 10! America is swelling with postwar prosperity after humanitys greatest threat has been defeated, but the country faces a new dilemma: what is to become of its heroes? Where will they go? To the glistening towers of Neopolisthe city of the future. But Neopolis is full of the roughest and toughest villains the world has ever known. It is a city in need of taming by a new breed of cop, a super police force. Hence, the creation of Top 10. Youve met the current cast of Top 10Smax, King Peacock, Toybox, Joe Pi and more now meet their forebears, the ones who blazed the trail and made Neopolis the city it is today.

Top 10, Book 2 (Top Ten)
ISBN: 1563898764

Wildstorm. 2002

The second collection of adventures of the officers of Precinct 10, Neopolis's finest, tells the tale of officers keeping the peace in a world where every last citizen has super-powers. A Graphic Novel.

Top Ten, Book 1
ISBN: 1563896680

America's Best Comics. 2001

Written by Alan Moore Art by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon This is the tale of Neopolis, a modern metropolis with a citizentry made up exclusively of super beings. In a city where everyone is blessed with powers, it takes a unique and powerful police force to protect and serve. In this Eisner Award-winning book, we are introduced to the extremely diverse officers of Precinct Ten an armored and talking dog, a genetically engineered "perfect woman," a high tech cowboy, an indestructible man, and a rookie with a toy box full of "helpers." Individually they are unique personalities, together they are Neopolis' finest.


Awards

  • Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, 1994
  • Eisner Award for Best New Series for ''Top Ten'', with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, 2000
  • Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for ''Top Ten'', with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, 2001
  • Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Album for ''Top 10

    Speaking Engagements

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