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is a comic book
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writer and screenwriter
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. She may be best known as co-creator (with Steve Gerber
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) of Omega the Unknown
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for Marvel Comics
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, although she worked on other Marvel characters such as the Defenders
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and Guardians of the Galaxy. She was the creator of and inspiration for Beverly Switzler, the companion of Howard the Duck, as depicted in his classic social satirical series in the 1970s. For Omega, Skrenes created the realistic, complex supporting characters, Amber Grant and Dian Wilkins. She wrote several episodes of Jem
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, GI Joe
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in the 1980s. She published a number of horror stories for DC under the name Virgil North, and began a long collaboration with Steve Skeates
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In 2004 she re-united with Gerber to write the short-lived comic Hard Time
Hard Time is a comic book series written by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes and originally published by DC Focus, a short-lived imprint of DC Comics. The aim of the imprint was to feature super-powered characters who did not follow the traditional format of classic superhero adventures...
. For contractual reasons, she was credited only on Season Two
; however, the first issue stated that she had been involved with the series form the beginning.
Collaborator Steve Gerber once described her in his blog as, "such a private person that when she gets back to town she’ll probably castigate me for having just revealed that she’s such a private person"
The name is pronounced skree-neez