Paul Gulacy is best known for his work on Marvel's 1970s title 'Master of Kung Fu', and on DC's 'Batman' in the 1990s. Just like Jim Steranko, Gulacy pioneered a kind of super-realistic, cinematic style, illustrating spy stories in particular. Working in collaboration with writers like Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy produced work on books like 'Shang-Chi', 'Master of Kung Fu', 'James Bond 007', 'Six from Sirius' and 'Batman'. Gulacy was the artist of one of the first US graphic novels, 'Sabre: Slow Fade of an Endangered Species', written by Don McGregor for Eclipse Enterprises in August 1978.
Gulacy has done magazine art for Hustler and Heavy Metal Magazine, and was a cover illustrator for Eclipse Enterprises, New Media Publising, Capital Comics, AC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and 'Hard Rider' paperbacks. He drew black-and-white comic stories for the Warren magazines Eerie and Vampirella, and in Epic Illustrated, in 1979-1980. Gulacy teamed up with Doug Moench again for the mini-series 'Six from Sirius' (1984), 'Six from Sirius II' (1986-1986) and 'Slash Maraud' (DC, 1987-1988). In the 1980s, he also worked on Eclipse Enterprises features like 'Airboy' and 'Valkyrie', and on 'Black Diamond' for AC Comics.
Master of Kung Fu
The 1990s brought contributions to many of DC's 'Batman' titles, such as 'Batman', 'Legends of the Dark Night', 'Batman: Prey' and 'Batman: Outlaws'. He also worked on the company's SF movie-related titles like 'Predator' and 'Star Wars'. Futher contributions were to Topps ('Zorro' and covers), Acclaim's Valiant imprint ('Bloodshot', 'Turok' and covers) and Penthouse Comix.
By 2002 he returned to the kung fu genre with the mini-series 'Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu', another collaboration with Doug Moench for Marvel Comics. During this period, he also drew the science fiction/spy comic 'S.C.I. Spy' for DC. In 2006, he was assigned to do the Marvel mini-series 'Squadron Supreme: Hyperion vs Nighthawk' with Marc Guggenheim, which was followed by 'True Believers' with Cary Bates.