Jonathan Hickman

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Jonathan Hickman
Hickman2012.jpg
Jonathan Hickman, on September 29, 2012
Born South Carolina
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist
Notable works
Avengers
New Avengers
Infinity
Fantastic Four
FF
Secret Warriors
The Manhattan Projects
East of West
The Nightly News

Official website

Jonathan Hickman is an American comic book writer and artist. He is known for the creating the Image Comics series The Nightly News, The Manhattan Projects and East of West, as well as working on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, FF and S.H.I.E.L.D titles. In 2012, Hickman ended his run on the Fantastic Four titles to write Avengers and New Avengers, as part the "Marvel NOW!" relaunch. In 2013, Hickman wrote a six-part miniseries, Infinity, plus Avengers tie-ins for Marvel Comics.

Career[edit]

He is the creator of The Nightly News,[1] published by Image Comics, and has also worked on Marvel Comics' Legion of Monsters, on the story "N'Kantu, the Living Mummy: MustDie/EatSoul".[2]

He has designed covers for Virgin Comics, most significantly Andy Diggle's Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper[3] and Garth Ennis' Seven Brothers. Hickman wrote "The Core" for Top Cow's Pilot Season in 2008. He has created other series for Image: Pax Romana;[4] Red Mass for Mars, with Ryan Bodenheim;[5][6] Transhuman, with J. M. Ringuet; The Red Wing; and the Feel Better Now graphic novel.[7]

On February 12, 2008, Hickman began writing his "Concentric Circles" column for IFanboy.[8]

He collaborated with Brian Michael Bendis and editor Tom Brevoort on the Secret Warriors series[9][10] which follows Nick Fury and a group of superpowered operatives as they undertake espionage operations in the wake of Secret Invasion. Hickman later wrote a S.H.I.E.L.D. limited series for Marvel.[11][12][13][14] He and artist Sean Chen crafted the Dark Reign: Fantastic Four limited series (May–Sept. 2009).[15][16] Hickman then became the writer on the main Fantastic Four series with issue #570 (Oct. 2009) with art by Dale Eaglesham. In the storyline "Three", which concluded in Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011), the Human Torch appears to die stopping a horde of monsters from the other-dimensional Negative Zone. The series ended with the following issue, #588, and relaunched in March 2011 as simply FF.[17][18][19] Hickman finished his run of Fantastic Four in 2012 and became the writer of The Avengers and The New Avengers.[20][21] In 2013, Hickman wrote the Infinity limited series.[22]

Bibliography[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008: Nominated for "Best Limited Series" Eisner Award for Nightly News.[23]
  • 2011: Nominated for "Best Continuing or Limited Series" Harvey Award for Fantastic Four[24]
  • 2013: Nominated for "Best Continuing Series" and "Best Writer" Eisner Award for "The Manhattan Projects"[25]
  • 2014: Nominated for "Best Continuing Series" for East of West and "Best Writer" Eisner Award for East of West, The Manhattan Projects, Avengers & Infinity[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khouri, Andy (February 7, 2007). "Behind The Nightly News". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Legion of Monsters: Satana #1". Marvel Comics. 2007. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Weiland, Jonah (January 18, 2007). "Ultimate Killer: Diggle talks Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Khouri, Andy (October 16, 2007). "Hickman Saves the Future, Destroys the Past in Pax Romana". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.  Archive requires scrolldown
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (September 9, 2007). "Jonathan Hickman Holds A Red Mass For Mars". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Sullivan, Michael Patrick (July 3, 2008). "Hickman & Bodenheim Hold A Red Mass for Mars". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 27, 2013.  Archive requires scrolldown
  7. ^ Khouri, Andy (October 18, 2012). "Image Announces New Hickman, Fraction, Chaykin And Gillen, Reprinted Pope And More". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ Hickman, Jonathan (February 12, 2008). "Concentric Circles by Jonathan Hickman #1 – Digital Comics". IFanboy. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ Richards, Dave (June 29, 2008). "WW Chicago: Hickman & Bendis on Secret Warriors". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (December 2, 2008). "Uncovering the Secret Warriors". IGN. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ Richards, Dave (November 25, 2009). "Hickman Unveils Shield Details". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2010.  Archive requires scrolldown
  12. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (February 23, 2010). "The Secret Masters of the Marvel Universe". IGN. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  13. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (April 6, 2010). "Tuesday Q&A: Jonathan Hickman". Marvel Comics. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  14. ^ Arrant, Chris (April 7, 2010). "Writer Hickman Reveals the History of Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D.". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  15. ^ Smith, Zack (January 12, 2009). "Jonathan Hickman – Secret Warriors, the FF and More". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ Richards, Dave (February 13, 2009). "The Osborn Supremacy: Fantastic Four". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ Ching, Albert (January 25, 2011). "Associated Press Spoils Fantastic Four #587 Hours Before Comic Goes on Sale". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ Ching, Albert (January 25, 2011). "Hickman Details Fantastic Four #587's Big Character Death". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ Moore, Matt (January 25, 2011). "After Half Century, It's 1 Fantastic's Farewell". Associated Press via The Washington Post. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. 
  20. ^ Ching, Albert (December 5, 2012). "Jonathan Hickman Brings the World to Marvel NOW! Avengers". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  21. ^ Richards, Dave (July 23, 2012). "Exclusive: Hickman Assembles a New Era For Marvel Comics' Avengers". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013.  Archive requires scrolldown
  22. ^ Truitt, Brian (August 11, 2013). "Sunday Geekersation: Jonathan Hickman always thinks big". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  23. ^ "2008 Eisner Nominations Announced". Comic Book Resources. April 14, 2008. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.  Archive requires scrolldown
  24. ^ Parkin, J.K. (July 4, 2011). "Nominees announced for 2011 Harvey Awards". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2013". San Diego Comic-Con International. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  26. ^ "Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2014". San Diego Comic-Con International. Retrieved April 21, 2014.

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Interviews[edit]

Preceded by
Mark Millar
Fantastic Four writer
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Matt Fraction
Preceded by
Brian Michael Bendis
The Avengers writer
2013–present
Succeeded by
current