Nathan Edmondson

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Nathan Edmondson
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
The Light
Who Is Jake Ellis?

Nathan Edmondson is an American writer, known for the comic series Who Is Jake Ellis? and The Activity for Image Comics, as well as The Punisher and Black Widow for Marvel Comics.


Nathan Edmondson is an American fiction author whose work includes the titles Olympus, The Light and Who Is Jake Ellis?, all three of which are published by Image Comics. He also contributed to the Image Comics anthology publication Popgun. A native of Augusta, GA, he worked previously in Washington, DC[citation needed] before moving back to Georgia to write.[1]

Olympus was released in 2009 with art by Christian Ward. The book is a four-issue comic book limited series collected into a trade paperback in December 2009. It is the story of the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux from Greek mythology who, alive in modern day, serve Zeus on earth.[2] The author has mentioned on his site and his Twitter page that the book has been picked up and is in film development.[citation needed][3]

The Light, a five-issue horrorlimited series from Image Comics premiered in April 2010 with art by Brett Weldele (artist of The Surrogates, Southland Tales and other books). The story focuses on a father and daughter trying to survive a virus that spreads by way of electric light. The story is based in Oregon.[4]

Who is Jake Ellis? is a five-issue limited series with artist Tonci Zonjic and is described in the official Image Comics press release like this: "Jon Moore is the most sought after spy-for-hire in Europe's criminal world. This is because of Jake Ellis, a man who is invisible to everyone except Moore. When a deal goes bad, the only one who can protect Moore from Europe's most dangerous criminals is Jake Ellis. No one but Moore can see Jake Ellis. But Jake Ellis can see everything. "[5]

Who Is Jake Ellis? has been optioned as a film for 20th Century Fox with director David Yates.

As part of The New 52, Edmondson wrote the first eight issues of the series Grifter. He soon followed with The Activity, an ongoing series from Image. Dancer, another five-issue limited series from Image, was released in 2012 with art by Nic Klein. He also penned the four-issue Ultimate Comics Iron Man limited series for Marvel Comics as well a follow up to Who is Jake Ellis? for Image entitled Where is Jake Ellis?, again featuring art from Tonci Zonjic.

Nathan has written Ultimate Iron Man, Ultimate X-Men and Avengers vs. X-Men: Animal Cruelty for Marvel Comics as well as Adventures of Superman: Infant in Arms for DC Comics.

He has written the forthcoming Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Echoes for Ubisoft, the graphic novella Genesis for Image and is currently the writer on Black Widow and The Punisher for Marvel Comics.

Personal life[edit]

Edmondson currently lives in L.A California.[citation needed]


Image Comics[edit]

  • Popgun vol. 3 (anthology) (with Christian Ward, ISBN 1-58240-974-9, March, 2009)
  • Olympus (miniseries) (May, 2009-September, 2009)
    • Olympus (tpb, 128 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-60706-178-3) collects:
      • "To Catch A Thief" (with Christian Ward, in #1, 2009)
      • "Death For All Seasons" (with Christian Ward, in #2, 2009)
      • "Chilled" (with Christian Ward, in #3, 2009)
      • "The End Has a Start" (with Christian Ward, in #4, 2009)
  • The Light (miniseries) (April, 2010-August, 2010)
    • The Light (tpb, 140 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60706-345-X) collects:
      • "Outbreak" (with Brett Weldele, in #1, 2010)
      • "101" (with Brett Weldele, in #2, 2010)
      • "Company" (with Brett Weldele, in #3, 2010)
      • "Reunion" (with Brett Weldele, in #4, 2010)
      • "Burn Out Bright" (with Brett Weldele, in #5, 2010)
  • Who Is Jake Ellis? (miniseries) (January, 2011-October, 2011)
  • The Activity (December, 2011-present)
    • Volume 1 (tpb, 136 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-60706-561-4) collects:
      • "Fiddler on the Roof" (with Mitch Gerads, in #1, 2011)
      • "Silent Night" (with Mitch Gerads, in #2, 2012)
      • "The Long Ride Home" (with Mitch Gerads, in #3, 2012)
      • "What Goes Up Must Come Down" (with Mitch Gerads, in #4, 2012)
      • "The Weather Inside" (with Mitch Gerads, in #5, 2012)
    • Volume 2 (tpb, 168 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-60706-719-6) collects:
      • "Camouflage" (with Marc Laming, in #6, 2012)
      • "Goat Hunt" (with Mitch Gerads, in #7-8, 2012)
      • "The Horn" (with Mitch Gerads, in #9, 2012)
      • "Out With the Trash" (with Mitch Gerads, in #10, 2012)
      • "Butterfly Effect" (with Mitch Gerads, in #11, 2013)
      • "High Ground" (with Marc Laming, in #12, 2013)
    • Volume 3 (tpb, 160 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-60706-759-5) collects:
      • "Solidao" (with Mitch Gerads, in #13, 2013)
      • "Sea Level" (with Mitch Gerads, in #14, 2013)
      • "Buddy System" (with Mitch Gerads, in #15, 2013)
      • "Warfare Without Warning" (with Mitch Gerads, in #16, 2014)
  • Dancer (miniseries) (May, 2012-September, 2012)
    • Dancer (tpb, 132 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-60706-627-0) collects:
      • "Overture" (with Nic Klein, in #1, 2012)
      • "Balance" (with Nic Klein, in #2, 2012)
      • "Cavalier" (with Nic Klein, in #3, 2012)
      • "Changement" (with Nic Klein, in #4, 2012)
      • "Coda" (with Nic Klein, in #5, 2012)
  • Where Is Jake Ellis? (miniseries) (with Tonci Zonjic, November, 2012-present)
  • The Dream Merchant #1-6 (with Konstantin Novosadov, May, 2013-November, 2014)
  • Genesis (graphic novel) (with Alison Sampson, tpb, 64 pages, April, 2014, ISBN 1-60706-995-4)

DC Comics[edit]

12 Gauge Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Untold Tales of the Punisher Max #4, "Manhunt", (with Fernando Blanco, September, 2012)
  • Ultimate Comics Iron Man (miniseries) (October, 2012-January, 2013):
  • Ultimate Comics X-Men #21-22, (with Brian Wood and Carlo Barberi, January, 2013-February, 2013)
  • A+X #9, "Captain America + Wolverine (Animal Cruelty)" (with Humberto Ramos, June, 2013)
  • Black Widow vol. 5 (January, 2014-present)
    • Volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread (tpb, 144 pages, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-8819-3) collects:
      • "Predator" (with Phil Noto, in All-New Marvel Now! Point One #1.NOW, 2014)
      • "Raison d'Etre" (with Phil Noto, in #1, 2014)
      • "Shanghaied" (with Phil Noto, in #2, 2014)
      • "Foliage" (with Phil Noto, in #3, 2014)
      • "Public Enemy" (with Phil Noto, in #4, 2014)
      • "For the Birds" (with Phil Noto, in #5, 2014)
      • "Paranoia" (with Phil Noto, in #6, 2014)
    • Volume 2: The Tightly Tangled Web (tpb, 160 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-8820-7) collects:
      • "Fog of War" (with Phil Noto, in #7, 2014)
      • "Bitter Cold" (with Phil Noto, in #8, 2014)
      • "Friend From Foe" (with Phil Noto and Mitch Gerads, in #9 and The Punisher vol.9 #9, 2014)
      • "Total Recall" (with Phil Noto, in #10, 2014)
      • "Femmes Fatales" (with Phil Noto, in #11, 2014)
      • "Somalia" (with Phil Noto, in #12, 2014)
  • The Punisher vol. 9 (February, 2014-present):
    • Volume 1: Black and White (tpb, 136 pages, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-5443-4) collects:
      • "Memento Mori" (with Mitch Gerads, in #1, 2014)
      • "Coyote" (with Mitch Gerads, in #2, 2014)
      • "Untitled" (with Mitch Gerads, in #3, 2014)
      • "Static Charge" (with Mitch Gerads, in #4, 2014)
      • "Blackout" (with Mitch Gerads, in #5, 2014)
      • "Red Dawn" (with Mitch Gerads, in #6, 2014)
    • Volume 2: Border Crossing (tpb, 160 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-5444-2) collects:
      • "El Diablito" (with Kevin Maurer and Carmen Carnero, in #7-8, 2014)
      • "Friend From Foe" (with Phil Noto and Mitch Gerads, in #9 and Black Widow vol. 5 #9, 2014)
      • "Mercury Rising" (with Mitch Gerads, in #10, 2014)
      • "Boiling Point" (with Mitch Gerads, in #11, 2014)
      • "Back in Town" (with Mitch Gerads, in #12, 2014)
  • Original Sins #1, "Terminus" (with Mike Perkins, June, 2014)
  • Deathlok vol. 5, #1- (with Mike Perkins, October, 2014-present)

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Preceded by
Steven Grant
Grifter writer
Succeeded by
Rob Liefeld, Frank Tieri
Preceded by
Duane Swierczynski
Black Widow writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Greg Rucka
The Punisher writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Charlie Huston
Deathlok writer
Succeeded by