Colleen Coover

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Colleen Coover
Coover at Stumptown Comics Festival 2007
Born Colleen Ann Coover
(1969-07-14) July 14, 1969 (age 46)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Penciller
Notable works
Small Favors
Banana Sunday

Colleen Coover (born July 14, 1969) is a comic book artist, known as creator of the lesbian-themed erotic comic book Small Favors from Eros Comix, illustrator of the comic book limited series Banana Sunday from Oni Press, and for illustrating several short stories in X-Men: First Class from Marvel Comics.

Early life[edit]

Coover was born in Iowa on July 14, 1969.[1][2] She identifies as bisexual.[3] In a question and answer with comic book website Project Fanboy, Coover spoke of her long term involvement with Marvel Comics writer Paul Tobin, whom she met initially at a drama class and would go on to meet again at a local comic book store she regularly frequented. Coover and Tobin were married August 25, 2007.[4][5]


Coover has contributed comic work to Out magazine and has done illustration and cover design for various publications, including On Our Backs, Girlfriends, Curve, Kitchen Sink, and Nickelodeon Magazine; and for publishers including Buckle Down Publishing, Alyson Books, Cleis Press,[6] and Dark Horse Comics.

She illustrated the graphic novel Gingerbread Girl.[7]

Coover is a member of Periscope Studio and the Comic Art Collective.

Coover participated in the panels: "Prism Queer Press Grant Portfolio Review", "Love is in the Air: LGBT Romance Comics", and "Women of Marvel" at the San Diego Comic Convention 2009.[8]



  • The Age of The Sentry #3: "She Loved A Monster!" (2008)
  • Amazing Spider-Girl #25-28
  • Amazing Spider-Man Family #3-4
  • Bandette #1 (Monkeybrain Comics)
  • Fantastic Four Giant-Size Adventures #1: "Susan Storm and Misty Knight in: The Importance of Being Invisible" (August 2009, 9 pages)
  • Girl Comics #1: "Introduction" (May 2010)
  • I Am An Avenger #4: "Then And Now" (February 2011)
  • Iron Man and Power Pack #4: "Dog & Pony Show" (April 2008)
  • King-Size Spider-Man Summer Special # 1: "Un-Enchanted Evening" (2008)
  • Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1: "Thor Frog Origin Thingy" (July 2009)
  • Models Inc #3: "Brains!" (back-up story) (December 2009)
  • Power Pack: Day One #1-4 (May–August 2008)
  • Tails Of The Pet Avengers #1: Terrier On The High Seas (story and art) and Birds of a Different Feather (April 2010)
  • Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1 (inked, joint-colored, joint-lettered)[9]
  • Wolverine: First Class #8: "Kitty’s Dream" (December 2008)
  • X-Men: First Class #3, 5-6, 9, 11-15 (October 2007 - October 2008)
  • X-Men: First Class Finals #1-3 (April–June 2009)
  • X-Men First Class Special: "The Key; Men Fear the Blob; The Mental Might of Marvel Girl" (July 2009)[10]


  • Small Favors Volume 1 (2002)
  • Small Favors Volume 2 (2003)
  • Banana Sunday (2006)
  • Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009) H/B inc. "Terrier On The High Seas" written & drawn by Colleen Coover; "Birds Of A Different Feather"
  • Sentry: The Age of the Sentry (2009) inc. The Age of The Sentry #3: She Loved A Monster![11]
  • Spider-Man: Amazing Friends inc. Take a Seat!
  • Spider-Man: Spider-Women Digest (May 2009) inc. Un-enchanted Evening (from King-Size Spider-Man Summer Special #1)
  • X-Men First Class: Mutant Mayhem (2008) inc. X-Men: First Class (2007) 1-5 and X-Men: First Class Special #1
  • X-Men First Class: Band of Brothers (2008) inc. X-Men: First Class (2007) 6-10
  • X-Men First Class: The Wonder Years (2009) inc. X-Men: First Class (2007) 11-16 and Giant-Size X-Men: First Class
  • X-Men First Class: Finals (2009) inc. Scott and Jean Are On a Date! and X-Date Part 2 and X-Date Part 3
  • Gingerbread Girl (2011) (with Paul Tobin)


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 2 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ Kaufman, Logan (March 2006), "Colleen Coover: Monkeys and Cubbies!", Adventure Underground, retrieved 2007-08-23 .
  3. ^ "Creators: Colleen Coover", Gay League, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2007-05-24, retrieved 2007-08-23 .
  4. ^ Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2008 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2000.
  5. ^ Project Fanboy Question & Answer with Colleen Coover
  6. ^ "Colleen Coover", Prism Comics, retrieved 2007-08-23 .
  7. ^ Gingerbread Girl at, retrieved 2009-02-09 .
  8. ^ San Diego Comic Convention at, retrieved 2009-07-30 
  9. ^ Uncanny X-Men: First Class Marvel Catalog, Marvel Comics, retrieved 2009-07-30 .
  10. ^ Marvel Bibliography at, retrieved 2009-05-22 .
  11. ^ Age Of The Sentry Marvel Catalog, Marvel Comics, retrieved 2009-06-05 .

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