Charles Soule

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Charles Soule
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Soule in April 2012
Born Milwaukee, United States
Occupation Writer, musician, attorney
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University Law School
Period 2009–present
Notable works Daredevil
Superman/Wonder Woman
Letter 44
Death of Wolverine
She-Hulk
Website
Official website

Charles Soule is a Brooklyn, New York-based comic book writer, musician, and attorney. He is best known writing Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine, and various Star Wars comics from Marvel Comics, and his creator-owned series Letter 44 from Oni Press.

Early life[edit]

Charles Soule attended the University of Pennsylvania,[1] where he received his undergraduate degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, with a concentration in Chinese language and history.[2] He later graduated from Columbia Law School.[3]

Career[edit]

Soule currently practices law in New York City, focusing primarily on immigration and corporate law.[3][4]

In 2009 SLG Publishing published Soule's graphic novel Strongman which focuses on a luchador-turned-hero. A sequel to Strongman subtitled Oaxaca Tapout was completed in 2011 but remains unreleased. His other creator-owned projects include Strange Attractors, about complexity theory applied to New York City by two genius mathematicians, released by Archaia in May 2013, and Letter 44, from Oni Press, a real-world sci-fi political thriller involving a manned space mission to investigate an anomaly in the asteroid belt. Letter 44 is an ongoing series, the first issue of which debuted in October 2013.[5] Letter 44 was optioned for development by the SyFy network in early 2014.[6]

Soule (right) with (from left) fellow writers Joe Infurnari and Jeffrey Burandt at a signing at JHU Comics in Manhattan

In January, 2013, DC Comics announced that Soule would take over writing duties for Swamp Thing starting with issue #19, after Scott Snyder's departure.[7] In addition, he was the writer for Red Lanterns commencing with issue #21[8] and continuing through issue #37. Starting in October 2013, Soule originated Superman/Wonder Woman, illustrated by Tony Daniel.[9]

Soule was the writer for Marvel Comics' ongoing titles She-Hulk and Inhuman, as well as the writer of The Death of Wolverine published in September 2014. Additional Marvel Comics titles written by Soule include Uncanny Inhumans, Daredevil, Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin and the Secret Wars event tie-in book Civil War.

In January 2016, Soule was announced as the writer of a Marvel ongoing series focusing on the Poe Dameron character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Phil Noto as artist.[10]

In November 2016, Soule announced the acquisition of his novel The Oracle Year by HarperCollins on his Facebook page.[11]

In January 2017, his ongoing series Curse Words with co-creator Ryan Browne began publication from Image Comics.[12]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Soule's series Letter 44, illustrated by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, was an official selection of the 2016 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, recognizing it as one of the finest graphic titles published in the French language in the preceding year.[13]

Power Couple, volume 1 Superman/Wonder Woman, of received the 2015 Stan Lee Exceelsior Award.[14]

Both Soule's series Twenty-Seven (with Renzo Podesta) and She-Hulk (with Javier Pulido and Ronald Wimberly) were included on the "Great Graphic Novels for Teens" list from the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2012[15] and 2016,[16] respectively.

Bibliography[edit]

SLG Publishing[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

  • Twenty-Seven (4-issue limited series, with Renzo Podesta, December 2010 – March 2011, collected in First Set, tpb, 136 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60706-382-4)
  • Twenty Seven: Second Set (4-issue limited series, with Renzo Podesta, September–December 2011, collected in Volume 2: Second Set, tpb, 112 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-60706-521-5)
  • Skullkickers #18: "Son of Tavern Tales" (2012, collected in Skullkickers Treasure Trove Volume 2, hc, 320 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-60706-794-3)
  • Curse Words #1-... (with Ryan Browne, January 2017-...)

Archaia Studios Press[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • Swamp Thing Vol. 5 #19–40 (April 2013–March 2015)
    • Volume 4: Seeder (tpb, 144 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4639-7) collects:
      • "Urban Jungle" (with Kano, in #19, 2013)
      • "This Green Hell" (with Kano, in #20, 2013)
      • "The Murder Poet" (with Jesús Saíz, in #21, 2013)
      • "The Whisky Tree" (with Kano and David Lapham, in #22–23, 2013)
      • "The Patchwork History" (with Jesús Saíz, in #23.1, 2013)
    • Volume 5: The Killing Field (tpb, 136 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-5052-1) collects:
      • "Seeder" (with Andrei Bressan, in #24, 2013)
      • "Lessons Learned" (with Javier Piña and Kano, in Annual #2, 2013)
      • "Two Enter... One Leaves!" (with Jesús Saíz, in #25, 2014)
      • "Victor: Spoiled" (with Jesús Saíz, in #26, 2014)
      • "My Green Heaven" (with Jesús Saíz, in #27, 2014)
    • Volume 6: The Sureen (tpb, 176 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5490-X) collects:
      • "Salting the Earth" (with Javier Piña, in #28, 2014)
      • "The Gift of the Sureen" (with Jesús Saíz, in #29–31, 2014)
      • "In The Muck" (written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Paul Pelletier and Álvaro Martínez, in Aquaman vol. 7 #31, 2014)
      • "Blue/Green" (with Jesús Saíz, in #32, 2014)
      • "The Wolf and the Lady" (with Javier Piña, in #33–34, 2014)
    • Volume 7: Season's End (tpb, 200 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-5770-4) collects:
      • "The Zeugma" (with Jesús Saíz, in Swamp Thing: Futures End #1, 2014)
      • "All Stories End, My Friend" (with Javier Piña, in Annual #3, 2014)
      • "Configuration" (with Jesús Saíz, in #35, 2014)
      • "Calibration" (with Jesús Saíz, in #36, 2014)
      • "Upgrades" (with Jesús Saíz, in #37, 2014)
      • "Decompilation" (with Javier Piña, in #38, 2015)
      • "Failure Modes" (with Jesús Saíz, in #39, 2015)
      • "Reboot" (with Jesús Saíz, in #40, 2015)
  • Red Lanterns #21–37 (June 2013–December 2014)
    • Volume 4: Blood Brothers (tpb, 176 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4742-3) collects:
      • "The New Blood" (with Alessandro Vitti, in #21, 2013)
      • "The King is Red" (with Alessandro Vitti, in #22, 2013)
      • "The Butcher's Bill" (with Alessandro Vitti and Jim Calafiore, in #23, 2013)
      • "Lights Out, Part Four: Blood Brothers" (with Alessandro Vitti, in #24, 2013)
      • "Lights Out, Part Five: The Source" (written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Sean Chen, in Green Lantern Annual vol. 5 #2, 2013)
      • "Sphere Of Influence" (with Alessandro Vitti, in #25, 2014)
      • "Red. Dead." (with Jim Calafiore, in #26, 2014)
    • Volume 5: Atrocities (tpb, 272 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-5090-4) collects:
      • "Hot And Cold" (with Alessandro Vitti and Jim Calafiore, in #27, 2014)
      • "Red Alter" (with Robert Venditti, Alessandro Vitti, and Billy Tan, in #28 and Green Lantern #28, 2014)
      • "Forever" (with Alessandro Vitti, in #29, 2014)
      • "Judgement Day" (with Tony Bedard, Emanuela Lupacchino, Alessandro Vitti and Jim Calafiore, in #30–31 and Supergirl vol. 6 #31, 2014)
      • "Atrocities" (with Jim Calafiore, Alessandro Vitti and Miguel Sepúlveda, in #32–34 and Annual #1, 2014)
    • New Gods: Godhead (hc, 424 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5847-6) collects:
      • "Godhead Act I, Part V: God Is Red" (with Jim Calafiore, in #35, 2014)
      • "Godhead Act II, Part IV: Boom" (with Jim Calafiore, in #36, 2014)
      • "Godhead Act III, Part IV: Forged In Blood" (with Jim Calafiore, in #37, 2014)
  • Action Comics vol. 2 #23.3 (with Raymund Bermudez, November 2013)
  • Green Lantern vol. 5 #23.3 (with Alberto Ponticelli, November 2013)
  • Superman/Wonder Woman #1–12 (October 2013–November 2014)
    • Volume 1: Power Couple (hc, 192 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4898-5) collects:
      • "Power Couple" (with Tony Daniel, in #1, 2013)
      • "Gods and Monsters" (with Tony Daniel, in #2, 2014)
      • "Zod" (with Tony Daniel, in #3, 2014)
      • "What Any Man Would Do" (with Tony Daniel, in #4, 2014)
      • "Reflections" (with Tony Daniel, in #5, 2014)
      • "Until the End" (with Tony Daniel, in #6, 2014)
      • "Rise" (with Paulo Siqueira, Eddy Barrows, Barry Kitson, in #7, 2014)
    • Volume 2: War & Peace (hc, 224 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5347-4) collects:
      • "Infected, Chapter 2: Evolutions" (with Tony Daniel, in #8, 2014)
      • "Enemy of the Sate, Chapter 2: Escape" (with Tony Daniel, in #9, 2014)
      • "Superdoom, Chapter 2: Distance" (with Tony Daniel and Pascal Alixe, in #10, 2014)
      • "Last Sun, Chapter 2: Assimilation" (with Thony Silas, in #11, 2014)
      • "Last Sun, Chapter 3: The Promise" (with Ed Benes, Tony Daniel, Pascal Alixe, Cliff Richards and Jack Herbert, in Annual #1, 2014)
      • "Metaphormorphosis" (with Cliff Richards, in #12, 2014)
      • "Old Soldiers" (with Rags Morales, in Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, 2014)
      • "War & Peace" (with Bart Sears, in Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, 2014)
  • Superman: Doomed #1–2 (among with other artists, May 2014–September 2014) collected in Superman: Doomed (hc, 544 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5240-0)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Idaho Comics Group[edit]

  • Tarzan and the Comics of Idaho #1 (August 2014) (Idaho Comics Group; Contains a snippet of the as yet unpublished Strongman Volume Two: Oaxaca Tapout)

Dynamite Entertainment[edit]

Oni Press[edit]

  • Letter 44 #1–35 (with Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, October 2013–August 2017) collected as:
    • Volume 1: Escape Velocity (collects #1–6, tpb, 144 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-62010-133-5)
    • Volume 2: Redshift (collects #8–13, tpb, 160 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-62010-206-4)
    • Volume 3: Dark Matter (collects #15–20, tpb, 160 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-62010-272-2)
    • Volume 4: Saviors (collects #22—27, tpb, 160 pages, 2017, ISBN 9781620103555)
    • Volume 5: Blueshift (collects Issues #7, #14, #21, #28, and #32, one-shot background stories of the characters, tpb, 136 pages, 2017, ISBN 9781620104460)
    • Volume 6: The End (collects #28-31, 33-35, tpb, 160 pages, 2018, ISBN 9781620104682)

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Preceded by
Scott Snyder
Swamp Thing writer
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Len Wein
Preceded by
Daniel Way
Thunderbolts writer
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Preceded by
Peter David
(Volume 2)
She-Hulk writer
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Mariko Tamaki
(as Hulk)
Preceded by
Mark Waid
Daredevil writer
2015–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Marjorie Liu
Astonishing X-Men writer
2017–present
Succeeded by
Current