Just as many professional comicartists,
Don started his career with drawing superheroes. In his case it
was Marvelman, a comic based on Captain Martin and originally was
called Captain Universe. But after the threat of a lawsuit, the
editor changed the name in Marvelman.
Don Lawrence was one of the first artists working on Marvelman.
Together with Noman Light and Denis Gifford he was involved with
the creation of Britains first superhero. The comic was produced
by the Gower Street Studio ownd by the legendary Mick Anglo. The
company L. Miller & Son were the clients for which also comics
like Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket was produced. Marvelman got his
own weekly magazine and had two spin-offs called Young Marvelman
and Marvelman Family.