|Notable works||Daredevil (vol. 2)
|Awards||1996 Russ Manning Award
2003 Eisner Award
Coming from a fine arts background, Maleev made his first foray into comics in Bulgaria for Godan (Годън in Bulgarian) and Carthel of Dead published in Riko magazine since 1991 and 1992, respectively. Upon arriving in the United States in 1995, he enrolled at The Kubert School where, within a month, he was promoted from first to second year status at the suggestion of instructor Alec Stevens. Maleev left the school in early 1996, already securing professional comics work on James O'Barr's The Crow (Dead Time and Flesh and Blood) and subsequently storyboarding the "Lost in Space" film at Continuity Associates before entering a successful run at DC Comics on Batman: No Man's Land. In his comics, he sometimes references his Bulgarian origins. For example in Aliens vs. Predator alien eggs are stored in the cellar of a typical Bulgarian church.
He first teamed with Bendis on Todd McFarlane's Sam and Twitch series in 2000-2001 before they were recruited for Daredevil. In 2006, Maleev finished his run with Bendis in Daredevil and planned a collaboration with the writer on a new ongoing Spider-Woman series. Bendis and Maleev collaborated once again on the much delayed four part Halo: Uprising miniseries from Marvel Comics. Bendis and Maleev are currently working on a creator owned comic book named Scarlet and on Moon Knight Vol. 4.
Maleev also did art for the "New Avengers: Illuminati" special, the January 2007 issue of the New Avengers, issue #26 and the one-shots, Civil War: The Confession and Secret Invasion: Dark Reign. He also did the art work for the character "Sylar" on the TV show "Heroes." Often blending photographic and digital effects with drawing in his comics art (e.g, Daredevil), Maleev also demonstrates facility with traditional media such as watercolors and gouache (Spider-woman, e.g.).
Comics work includes:
- Hellboy: Weird Tales #3 ("Still Born", script and art, with co-author Matt Hollingsworth, 2003, collected in Volume 1, 2003, ISBN 978-1-56971-622-9)
- Civil War: The Confession (with Brian Michael Bendis, one-shot, 2007)
- Daredevil (vol. 2) #26-50, 56-81, 100 (with Brian Michael Bendis, 2001–2006, 2007)
- Halo: Uprising (with Brian Michael Bendis, 4-issue mini-series, 2007–2009, hardcover, May 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3647-9)
- Mighty Avengers #12-13 (with Brian Michael Bendis, 2008)
- New Avengers #26, #50 (with Brian Michael Bendis)
- New Avengers: Illuminati (with Brian Michael Bendis, one-shot, 2003)
- Secret Invasion: Dark Reign (with Brian Michael Bendis, one-shot, 2009)
- Spider-Woman #1-7 (with Brian Michael Bendis, 2009–2010)
- "Moon Knight" #1-12 (with Brian Michael Bendis, 2011)
- Scarlet #1-7 (with Brian Michael Bendis, 2010 - 2013, Ongoing)
- The Crow: Dead Time (with James O'Barr/John Wagner, 3-issue mini-series, Kitchen Sink Press, 1996)
- The Crow: Flesh and Blood (with James O'Barr/James Vance, 3-issue mini-series, Kitchen Sink Press, 1996)
- "Preview: Moon Knight #1". Retrieved 2 June 2011.
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