Steve Skeates (1943- ) is an American comics writer.
Steve Skeates was born on January 29, 1943.
He seems to have also used others "writer names" like Norm Di Pluhm, Cherster P.Hazel, Warren Savin, maybe for some matter of publishing rights. He wrote several Phantom stories under his own real name as well as under the name of Norm Di Pluhm, all drew by Jim Aparo. However Steve Skeates has also denied to have taken the pseudonym "Norm Di Pluhm" (this name is inspired by the French expression "Nom de plume" itself meaning "Pseudonym"). .
At Marvel Comics, he assited Stan Lee before joined Tower Comics in 1966. He wrote many srories for Charlton Comics until 1970 ("Abott and Costello","Timmy the Shy Ghost", "The Question") before to work for DC Comics ("Aquaman","Debbi's Dates","Isis"). At the same period, he also wrote stories for Warren Publishing ("Pantha").
He came back to Marvel Comics in the early eighties. He also collaborated with on the fantasy comic anthology "Star Reach", published by Mike Friedrich, and for Archie Comics and Gladstone Publishing.
Phantom work by Steve Skeates
|1||"The Phantom's Death"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
|2||"The Cliff Kingdom"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
|3||"The Giant Ape of Tawth"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
|4||"The River That Never Ends"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
|5||"Bandar Betrayers"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
|6||"Skyjack"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
|7||"Disband the Patrol"||Steve Skeates||Jim Aparo|
Phantom work by Steve Skeates, under the name of Norm Di Pluhm
|1||"Very Special Timber"||Norm Di Pluhm||Jim Aparo|
|2||"The Dying Ground"||Norm Di Pluhm||Jim Aparo|
|3||"The Phantom's New Faith"||Norm Di Pluhm||Jim Aparo|
|4||"The Trap"||Norm Di Pluhm||Jim Aparo|
- 1972 Shazam Award: Best Humor Story, "The Poster Plague" in House of Mystery #201 (with Sergio Aragones)
- 1973 Warren Award: for Best All Around Writer
- 1974 Shazam Award: for Best Writer (Humor Division)