Fred Van Lente
|Fred Van Lente|
February 14, 1972 |
|Notable works||Action Philosophers
Marvel Zombies 3
Marvel Zombies 4
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, as well as writing Marvel Zombies 3 and Marvel Zombies 4. with Kev Walker and X-Men Noir with Dennis Calero. Upcoming work includes two one-shots as part of Marvel Zombies Return. He also wrote the first issue of Deadpool Team-Up (number #899 as it was counting backwards from the #900 special).
Van Lente has been called "one of the most idiosyncratic and insightful new voices in comics."
Comics work includes:
- "Tranquility in The Big Date" (with Steve Ellis, in Negative Burn #40, Caliber Comics, 1996)
- The Silencers: Black Kiss (with Steve Ellis, 2-issue mini-series, Moonstone Books, 2003, tpb, 2005, ISBN 978-1-933076-01-0)
- Action Philosophers (with Ryan Dunlavey, Evil Twin Comics, April 2005 – July 2007) collected as:
- Scorpion: Poison Tomorrow (with Leonard Kirk, in Amazing Fantasy #7–12, Marvel Comics, June–November 2005, tpb, 2005, ISBN 978-0-7851-1712-4)
- Cowboys & Aliens (with co-author Andrew Foley and art by Luciano Lima, graphic novel, Platinum Studios, 2006, ISBN#978-1582407241)
- Watchdogs (with Brian Churilla, Platinum Studios, 2007, ISBN 978-1-934220-05-4)
- The Weapon (with Scott Koblish, 4-issue mini-series, Platinum Studios, June–September 2007)
- Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #21–24, 33–36 (with Cory Hamscher, Marvel Comics, 2007, 2008) collected as:
- Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 6: Monsters & Mysteries (with Clay Mann, Marvel Comics, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7851-2380-4)
- Marvel Adventures Iron Man Volume 1: Heart of Steel (with James Cordeiro, Marvel Comics, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7851-2644-7)
- The Incredible Hercules #112–141 (with co-author Greg Pak and art by Khoi Pham, Rafa Sandoval, and others, Marvel Comics, 2008–2010) collected as:
- Against The World (collects Incredible Hulk #112 and Incredible Hercules #113–115 and "Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide", 136 pages, hardcover, July 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3312-7, softcover, October 2008, ISBN 0-7851-2533-7)
- Secret Invasion (collects Incredible Hercules #116–120, hardcover, November 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3333-X, softcover, March 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2829-8)
- Love and War (collects Incredible Hercules #121–125, 128 pages, hardcover, March 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3334-8, softcover, June 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3246-5)
- Dark Reign (collects Incredible Hercules #126–131, 160 pages, hardcover, October 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3830-7)
- Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1–2 (with co-author Greg Pak and art by Ariel Olivetti, Marvel Comics, March–April 2010)
- Marvel Zombies 3 (with Kev Walker, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, December 2008 - March 2009, TPB, 104 pages, hardcover, May 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3635-5, softcover, December 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3526-X)
- X-Men Noir (with Dennis Calero, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, February–May 2009)
- Marvel Zombies 4 (with Kev Walker, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, June 2009 - ongoing, hardcover, November 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3917-6)
- Marvel Zombies Return (Marvel Comics):
- Marvel Zombies Return: Spider-Man (with artist Nick Dragotta, one-shot, 2009)
- Marvel Zombies Return: Avengers (with artist Wellington Alves, one-shot, 2009)
- Silent But Deadly( with Dalibor Talajic, in Deadpool #900, Marvel Comics, December 2009)
- Deadpool Team-Up #899 (with Dalibor Talajic, ongoing series, Marvel Comics, January 2010)
- Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1-4 (with Greg Pak, and art by Reilly Brown, Marvel Comics July–October 2010)
- Odd Is On Our Side (with Dean Koontz, and art by Queenie Chan, Del Ray Books, October 2010)
- Shadowland: Power Man (with Mahmud Asrar, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, October 2010 - January 2011)
- Power Man and Iron Fist (with Wellinton Alves, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, April–July 2011)
- "The Chosen" (with Alessandro Vitti, in Fear Itself: The Home Front #5-7, Marvel Comics, October–December 2011)
- Archer & Armstrong #1-ongoing, Valiant Comics, May 2012-Ongoing
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.
- GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future, Comic Book Resources, March 20, 2008
- WWPhilly Fred Van Lente Takes a Bite of Marvel Zombies, Wizard, May 31, 2008
- WW Philly: Fred Van Lente Writes "Marvel Zombies 3", Comic Book Resources, June 1, 2008
- WW PHILLY '08: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies 3, Newsarama, June 1, 2008
- Van Lente talks Marvel Zombies 3, Comic Book Resources, September 5, 2008
- Zombies in Florida: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies III, Newsarama, October 3, 2008
- Richards, Dave (March 20, 2009). "Fred Van Lente Talks Marvel Zombies 4". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- Ekstrom, Steve (March 31, 2009). "Back for Four: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies 4". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- Fear And Hatred: Van Lente & Calero on "X Men Noir", Comic Book Resources, September 9, 2008
- Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero on X Men Noir, Newsarama, September 17, 2008
- Brownfield, Troy (June 22, 2009). "The Zombies – This Time, With Literate Roots". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Richards, Dave (September 18, 2009). "Van Lente Talks "Deadpool Team-Up"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
- Richards, Dave (May 11, 2010). "Van Lente on "Shadowland: Power Man"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
- Rogers, Vaneta (May 11, 2010). "An All-New POWER MAN Bursts out of the Marvel's SHADOWLAND". Newsarama. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- Richards, Dave (July 22, 2010). "CCI EXCLUSIVE: Van Lente's New "Power Man & Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- Ching, Albert (July 23, 2010). "SDCC 2010: POWER MAN & IRON FIST: Reunited For The 1st Time". Newsarama. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- Richards, Dave (December 15, 2010). "Van Lente Buddies Up With "Power Man & Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- McGovern, Adam (April 4, 2007). "Watchdog review". comiccritique.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Fred Van Lente|
- Official website
- Fred Van Lente at the Comic Book DB
- The Weapon for free at Drunk Duck
- Watchdogs for free at Drunk Duck
- Career-spanning interview at The Comic Book Gazatte
- Interview with Fred and Ryan Dunlavey at comiXology
- The Outhouse Interview: Fred Van Lente, The Outhouse, December 21, 2009
- First Class Comic Review #1 – July 2010 (firstclasscomicreview.moonfruit.com)