October 13th, 1970
New York City
Raab is a native of Cedarhurst, New York, and attended Lawrence High School. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Composition.[volume & issue needed]
While an assistant editor at Marvel he joined New York University's Stan-hattan Project. Administered by Raab's then Marvel editorial colleague James Felder, the project sought out and trained potential comic book writers.
Written work by Raab includes stints writing The Phantom (both for Moonstone Books and Scandinavian publisher Egmont), Excalibur (vol. 1 and 2), New Mutants: Truth or Death, Union Jack with artist John Cassaday and X-Men/Alpha Flight (vol. 2) for Marvel Comics. He also had a run on Green Lantern as well as the miniseries' The Human Race and Legend of The Hawkman for DC Comics. For Ludovico Technique he co-wrote, along with Deric A. Hughes, the four issue series Living in Infamy.
In 2006, Raab wrote the 96-page graphic novel The Phantom: Legacy, which retold that character's origin.
In 2009, Raab would return to The Phantom, serving as editor for The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks series by Moonstone Books. Raab, with his writing partner Deric A. Hughes, also wrote the Warehouse 13 episode "Duped" for the Syfy network which aired August 25, 2009.
- Official website
- Ben Raab at the Comic Book DB
- Ben Raab on Marvel.com
- Interview with Raab at Deepwoods.org
- Small Town Villains: Ben Raab Talks Living in Infamy
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