Michael Ryan (artist)

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Michael Ryan is a comic book artist, famously known for being attached solely to Marvel Comics.[1] In 2004, Marvel Comics signed a three-year contract with Ryan, whose first work was New X-Men: Academy X with Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Marvel's editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, later said, "Michael shouldn't be so humble about his art. Marvel recognized his talent, as have the fans, and it rocks. We don't want him anywhere else but here!".[1]

Ryan later became publicly known for his brief tenure on the Marvel Comics' award-winning series, Runaways with the writer Joss Whedon.[2] He and Sara Pichelli pencilled X-Men: Manifest Destiny #5 in 2008.[3] He also briefly drew the Mystique mini-series, as well as the New Excalibur series with the writer Chris Claremont.

His latest work has been with Aspen Comics.[4]


  1. ^ a b Storniolo, Mike (November 30, 2004). "Michael Ryan Exclusive To Marvel". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ Smith, Zack (April 1, 2007). "Area artist Michael Ryan teams up with Joss Whedon for Marvel's Runaways #25". Indy Week. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  3. ^ "X-Men: Manifest Destiny #5" at Marvel website. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  4. ^ "Aspen Catalog for Michael Ryan.". 

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