Matt Fraction

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Matt Fraction
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Fraction at the Midtown Comics booth at the
2011 New York Comic Con.
Born Matt Fritchman
(1975-12-01) December 1, 1975 (age 38)
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Hawkeye
The Invincible Iron Man
The Immortal Iron Fist
Casanova
Uncanny X-Men
Sex Criminals
Awards "Favourite Newcomer Writer" Eagle Award (2007)
"Best New Series" Eisner Award (2009)
Spouse(s) Kelly Sue DeConnick

Official website

Matt Fritchman[1][2] (born December 1, 1975),[1] better known by the pen name Matt Fraction, is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work as the writer of The Invincible Iron Man, The Immortal Iron Fist, Uncanny X-Men and Hawkeye for Marvel Comics and Casanova and Sex Criminals for Image Comics.

Early life[edit]

Matt Fraction was born December 1, 1975 in Chicago Heights, Illinois.[1] He developed an affinity for telling stories as a child, and enjoyed reading both comic books and comic strips. The first comic he remembers buying was Batman #316. Comic strips he enjoyed included Peanuts and Doonesbury. He became a regular, weekly comic reader around the time that the 1985–86 DC Comics storyline Crisis on Infinite Earths ended, though he found that storyline too bizarre and impenetrable to a new reader, and as a result, gravitated toward Marvel Comics, finding Spider-Man to be his favorite, along with other books such as Star Wars and G.I. Joe.[2]

In the late 1990s Fraction worked as an employee at the Charlotte, North Carolina based comics retailer Heroes Aren't Hard to Find.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Fraction started creating comics with smaller publishers including AiT/Planet Lar and IDW Publishing. He became known early in his career for his creator-owned work on The Five Fists of Science and Casanova, before taking on a number of increasingly high-profile assignments for Marvel Comics.

Fraction wrote two columns for Comic Book Resources: "Poplife"[5] and "The Basement Tapes",[6] the latter with Joe Casey.

Fraction teamed with Ed Brubaker for an acclaimed run on Marvel's The Immortal Iron Fist.[7] The pair re-teamed on Uncanny X-Men for a short time, after which Fraction wrote the series solo until leaving it in 2011.[8][9][10] He wrote The Mighty Thor and The Invincible Iron Man, the latter of which led to his consulting work on the set of the film Iron Man 2[11] and writing the Iron Man 2 video game that tied into that film sequel.[12]

In 2011 Fraction wrote the event limited series Fear Itself, which was the central book of the crossover storyline of the same name.[13][14] In December 2011 he revived the Defenders series with artist Terry Dodson[15] and in August 2012 he started a new Hawkeye series with David Aja.[16] As part of Marvel NOW!, Fantastic Four was relaunched in November 2012 with the creative team of Fraction and artist Mark Bagley and its spinoff series FF being produced by Fraction and artist Mike Allred.[17][18] Fraction left both series due to other work commitments.[19]

In February 2013, he was named on IGN's list of "The Best Tweeters in Comics", which described him as "the premier comics Twitter personality."[20]

In 2013, Fraction co-created with Chip Zdarsky the series Sex Criminals for Image Comics.

Personal life[edit]

Fraction is married to Kelly Sue DeConnick, a comic book writer and adapter of manga into English.[2][21] They have two children, Henry and Tallulah.[22]

Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Early work[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

Marvel/Icon Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Matt Fraction Biography". IGN. no date. Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Conversations with GoD: Matt Fraction". Geeks of Doom. September 29, 2008. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Howard, Natalie. "Our Hero," Creative Loafing (May 2, 2007), pp. 24-26.
  4. ^ Hargro, Carlton. "Home is for Heroes," Creative Loafing (June 18, 2008), p. 39.
  5. ^ Fraction, Matt (February 6, 2004). "Poplife". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fraction, Matt; Casey, Joe (December 20, 2005). "The Basement Tapes". Comic Book Resources. 
  7. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "2000s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 334. ISBN 978-0756641238. "Ed Brubaker teamed with co-writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja to give Iron Fist another shot at an ongoing title." 
  8. ^ Ekstrom, Steve (February 25, 2010). "Revelation X: Matt Fraction Talks Uncanny & Second Coming". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Ching, Albert (September 23, 2010). "Fraction and Gillen on Their Uncanny X-Men Team-Up". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ Ching, Albert (January 24, 2011). "Fraction and Gillen Explain It All (Thor, Journey, X-Men)". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ Vitka, William (February 5, 2010). "Matt Fraction talks Iron Man (and a bunch of other stuff)". New York Post. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ Castro, Adam-Troy (August 3, 2009). "Comics' Matt Fraction on how he wrote the Iron Man 2 game". Blastr. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ Manning, Shaun (December 21, 2010). "Marvel Announces Fear Itself". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ Truitt, Brian (December 21, 2010). "Be afraid: Marvel's heroes gear up for Fear Itself". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ Richards, Dave (July 24, 2011). "CCI Exclusive: Fraction Unravels a Strange Conspiracy in Defenders". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. 
  16. ^ Uzumeri, David (April 15, 2012). "Matt Fraction Takes Aim at Hawkeye". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ Beard, Jim (August 13, 2012). "Marvel NOW! Q&A: Fantastic Four". Marvel Comics. Archived from the original on May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  18. ^ Richards, Dave (November 27, 2012). "Fraction Celebrates Marvel's First Families in Fantastic Four & FF". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  19. ^ Esposito, Joey (August 14, 2013). "Matt Fraction Leaving Fantastic Four and FF". IGN. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  20. ^ Yehl, Joshua. "The Best Tweeters in Comics". Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  21. ^ Richards, Dave (April 6, 2010). "DeConnick On Sif, Rescue and Girl Comics". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  22. ^ Truitt, Brian (November 12, 2012). "Family fuels Matt Fraction's Fantastic Four". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Eagle Awards Previous Winners 2008". Eagle Awards. 2013. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  24. ^ Doran, Michael (July 25, 2009). "SDCC 09: 2009 Eisner Awards Winners". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  25. ^ MacDonald, Heidi (September 20, 2010). "Matt Fraction wins 2010 PEN Center literary award". ComicsBeat.com. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. 
  26. ^ "PEN Center USA Winners". 2013. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "2008 Eisner Nominations Announced". Comic Book Resources. April 14, 2008. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 

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Interviews[edit]

Audio interviews[edit]

Preceded by
Ed Brubaker
Uncanny X-Men writer
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Kieron Gillen
Preceded by
Daniel and Charles Knauf
Iron Man writer
2008-2012
Succeeded by
Kieron Gillen
Preceded by
Kieron Gillen
Thor writer
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Jason Aaron
Preceded by
Jonathan Hickman
Fantastic Four writer
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Karl Kesel
Preceded by
Jonathan Hickman
FF writer
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Lee Allred