Raab is a native of Cedarhurst, NY, and attended Lawrence High School. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Composition. While an assistant editor at Marvel he joined New York University´s Stan-hattan Project. Administered by Raab's then Marvel editorial colleague James Felder, the project sought out and trained potential comic book writers. Other graduates of the program include Joe Kelly and Brian K. Vaughan.
Writing work by Raab includes stints writing The Phantom (both for Moonstone Books and Scandinavian publisher Egmont), Excalibur (vol. 1 and 2), New Mutants: Truth or Death, Union Jack with artist John Cassaday and X-Men/Alpha Flight (vol. 2) for Marvel Comics. He also had a run on Green Lantern as well as the miniseries' The Human Race and Legend of The Hawkman for DC Comics. For Ludovico Technique he co-wrote, along with Deric A. Hughes, the four issue series Living in Infamy.
In 2006, Ben was given the chance to re-tell the origin of The Phantom, in a 96-page graphic novel called "Legacy". According to Raab, this was his most ambitious project so far.
In 2009, Raab would return to The Phantom, serving as editor for The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks series by Moonstone Books. Ben, with his writing partner Deric A. Hughes, also wrote the Warehouse 13 episode Duped for the Syfy network which aired August 25, 2009.
Comics work includes:
- The New Mutants: Truth or Death limited series #1-3
- Fantastic Four 2099 #6-8
- Elseworlds Shogun of Steel
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