Bob Budiansky is an American comic book writer, editor and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel's Transformers comic. He also created the Marvel character Sleepwalker and wrote all 33 issues of that comic. Budiansky was the Editor-in-chief for the comic book series, Spider-Man Adventures and for the first issue of Adventures of Spider-Man.


Early life

Budiansky was born on March 15, 1954 in The Bron, New York, where he later attended public school, then went to the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was "reintroduced" to comics while in college during the early 1970's. His first published work was Superrunt - a comic strip collaboration with Charles "Sparky" Alzamora, published in the University at Buffalo newspaper The Spectrum while he was a student there.


Budiansky worked at Marvel Comics for approximately 20 years. He is responsible for much of the writing of the original Marvel Transformer comic, and conceived the names of most of the original Transformers, including Decepticon leader Megatron, Autobot medic Ratchet, and Decepticon Ravage. He also wrote the vast majority of the descriptive "tech spec" biographies printed on the Transformers toy packages that Hasbro produced in the 1980's, giving each figure unique personal quirks.

After a long hiatus from the Transformers mythos, Budiansky scripted a new adaptation of the original 1986 The Transformers: The Movie for IDW Publishing in honor of the film's 20th anniversary.

Budiansky is also a penciller. He drew the final years of the Johnny Blaze/Zarathos version of Ghost Rider, including drawing the majority of Ghost Rider covers from 1978 to 1983.

From 1983 till 1996, Budiansky was on staff at Marvel as an editor. During this period, Budiansky oversaw such titles as Fantastic Four and Daredevil and the Spider-Man Clone Saga.


At BotCon 2010, Hasbro named Budiansky as one of the first four human inductees in the Transformers Hall of Fame for his contributions in creating the franchise. 

Personal life

Budiansky married Angela Goldman in August 1991. Budiansky has two children: Emma and David. He currently lives in scotch plains Fanwood and volunteers at the local recreation committee and hosts the movies at the park he is great help to the community.