Fred Van Lente

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Fred Van Lente
Fred Van Lente.jpg
Born (1972-02-14) February 14, 1972 (age 42)
Tacoma, WA
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Action Philosophers
Incredible Hercules
Marvel Zombies 3
Marvel Zombies 4

Fred Van Lente (born February 14, 1972 in Tacoma, WA) is an American writer, primarily of comic books and graphic novels.


Van Lente is the co-founder, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, of Evil Twin Comics, which produces his and Dunlavey’s non-fiction comic books, the first and most famous of which is Action Philosophers.

Recent work includes becoming the ongoing co-author of Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak,[1] as well as writing Marvel Zombies 3[2][3][4][5][6] and Marvel Zombies 4.[7][8] with Kev Walker and X-Men Noir with Dennis Calero.[9][10] Upcoming work includes two one-shots as part of Marvel Zombies Return.[11] He also wrote the first issue of Deadpool Team-Up (number #899 as it was counting backwards from the #900 special).[12]

Van Lente created a new Power Man, Victor Alvarez, who first appeared in the Shadowland: Power Man mini-series,[13][14] then in a new Power Man and Iron Fist series, also by Van Lente.[15][16][17]

Van Lente has been called "one of the most idiosyncratic and insightful new voices in comics."[18]



Van Lente's industry awards include Action Philosophers receiving a Xeric Grant in 2004; it was also nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2005 and 2006. The American Library Association named Action Philosophers a "Great Graphic Novel for Teens" in 2007. His "super crime" series The Silencers was named "Best Independent Super Hero Comic" by Broken Frontier in 2003.


  1. ^ GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future, Comic Book Resources, March 20, 2008
  2. ^ WWPhilly Fred Van Lente Takes a Bite of Marvel Zombies, Wizard, May 31, 2008
  3. ^ WW Philly: Fred Van Lente Writes "Marvel Zombies 3", Comic Book Resources, June 1, 2008
  4. ^ WW PHILLY '08: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies 3, Newsarama, June 1, 2008
  5. ^ Van Lente talks Marvel Zombies 3, Comic Book Resources, September 5, 2008
  6. ^ Zombies in Florida: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies III, Newsarama, October 3, 2008
  7. ^ Richards, Dave (March 20, 2009). "Fred Van Lente Talks Marvel Zombies 4". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  8. ^ Ekstrom, Steve (March 31, 2009). "Back for Four: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies 4". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  9. ^ Fear And Hatred: Van Lente & Calero on "X Men Noir", Comic Book Resources, September 9, 2008
  10. ^ Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero on X Men Noir, Newsarama, September 17, 2008
  11. ^ Brownfield, Troy (June 22, 2009). "The Zombies – This Time, With Literate Roots". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  12. ^ Richards, Dave (September 18, 2009). "Van Lente Talks "Deadpool Team-Up"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (May 11, 2010). "Van Lente on "Shadowland: Power Man"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (May 11, 2010). "An All-New POWER MAN Bursts out of the Marvel's SHADOWLAND". Newsarama. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  15. ^ Richards, Dave (July 22, 2010). "CCI EXCLUSIVE: Van Lente's New "Power Man & Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  16. ^ Ching, Albert (July 23, 2010). "SDCC 2010: POWER MAN & IRON FIST: Reunited For The 1st Time". Newsarama. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  17. ^ Richards, Dave (December 15, 2010). "Van Lente Buddies Up With "Power Man & Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  18. ^ McGovern, Adam (April 4, 2007). "Watchdog review". 


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