Eric M. Esquivel

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Eric M. Esquivel with his book, The Blackest Terror, at the 2012 Phoenix Comic Con.

Eric Michael Esquivel is an American comic book writer and journalist.

Personal life[edit]

Esquivel was born in Gurnee, Illinois on February 10, 1987. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.[citation needed]



Esquivel is known for a brand of writing that includes references to popular culture as well as sociopolitical commentary.[citation needed]

Esquivel participated in Jon Morris' blog Cornered with an illustration of Marvel Comics' Captain Mar-Vell character. The piece was inked, colored, and lettered by Hannah Nance Partlow (letterer of Boom Studios' Adventure Time: Candy Capers).[1]

Esquivel was a presenter at the 2012 Bleeding Cool Awards, presenting the award for Best Fight Scene of The Last Twelve Months.[2]

Original Characters[edit]

Esquivel is the co-creator (Along with artist James Fry) of the Sonic The Hedgehog Villain "The War Walrus", and the co-creator (along with artist Carl Scacchitano)of the Mega Man villain "Dubstep Man".


Esquivel is the author of the of G.I. Joe novella "Storm Shadow: 21st Century Boy", featuring the popular characters Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes.

He is the co-creator and author the Roberto Roberto eBook series for Frederator Books.


Esquivel has worked as a journalist and critic, writing for such websites as Bleeding Cool,[3] Fox News Latino,[4] Bookmans Entertainment Exchange,[5] and The Tucson Citizen.[6]


Esquivel's book Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ received a 9.8 rating from Multiversity Comics.

Bravest Warriors #13 received a 4 out of 5 from Comic Bastards.[7]

Freelancers #2 received a 'Rama Rating of 8 out of 10 on Newsarama,[8] scoring higher than that week's issue of Avengers, and Wonder Woman. It currently holds a 4 out of 5 stars[9] rating on Comixology.

Unite and Take Over: Stories Inspired By The Songs of The Smiths, an anthology series Esquivel contributed to, was named Best Comic Book Inspired by a Band in the 2012 "Best Of" issue of The Phoenix New Times.

Esquivel himself was named "One of The Best People In Tucson" by The Tucson Weekly in 2011[10]

In popular culture[edit]

British hip-hop artist Akira The Don named his record Unkillable Thunderchrist after Esquivel's book Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ.[citation needed]

Calabrese's music video for "The Dead Don't Rise"[11] features references to Poppa Rock, a character created by Esquivel for the Calabrese comic book series, published by Spookshow records.

Esquivel was drawn into Boom Studios' Regular Show #7 by regular series artist Allison Strejlau.[12]


  • Childish Delusions of Grandeur and Superiority #1-#2
  • The Adventures of Bikini Automatic #1 (one-shot)
  • Calabrese! #1, #2
  • Horrible Little People (OGN)
  • Reasons Why Superman is Better Than God (mini-comic)
  • Awesomenaut (OGN)
  • Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #3 (collected in Zombies vs. Cheerleaders Volume One TPB), #4, #5, #7, Volume II #2
  • Robot <3 Kaiju (one-shot)
  • Girl Scouts in Space (one-shot)
  • The Golden Age: Blackest Terror (mini-comic)
  • The Golden Age: The Owl (mini-comic)
  • Blackest Terror (one-shot)
  • Normal #1 ('zine)
  • Unite And Take Over: Stories Inspired By The Songs of The Smiths Volume Two (OGN Anthology)
  • Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ (one-shot)
  • American History Z (OGN Anthology)
  • Electric Youth #1 (one-shot)
  • Freelancers #2-#6
  • Autobiographical-Erotic Asphyxiation (a comic strip, appearing in The Tucson Weekly)
  • The Legend Of Oz: The Wicked West Volume Two, #6-#8
  • The In Crowd #1-#4
  • The Spider's Web #3
  • Smell Ya Later (An ongoing comic strip, appearing in the Tucson Weekly)
  • Bravest Warriors #13
  • BOO! #3
  • Adventure Time #27 & #28
  • Loki: Ragnarok And Roll #1-#4
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #22-#25, Age Of Darkness one-shot
  • Grimm Fairy Tales: The Dark Queen (one-shot)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #265
  • Mega Man #41-#44
  • Roberto Roboto Volume One, "Domo Arigato!"
  • G.I. Joe - Storm Shadow: 21st Century Boy
  • Super Sonic Digest #11


  1. ^ Morris, Jon. "Eric M Esquivel and Hannah Nance Partlow corner CAPTAIN MAR-VELL". Cornered. "Calamity" Jon Morris. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Rich (May 26, 2012). "The Bleeding Cool Fan Awards 2012 – Into The Mouths Of Hell". Bleeding Cool.
  3. ^ Johnston, Rich. "Journalism". Rich Johnston. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ Esquivel, Eric. "Free Comic Book Day in Tucson". Fox News Latino. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ Bookman, Bob. "Donald Glover Cast as Miles Morales in 'Spider-Man' Cartoon". Bookmans. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Esquivel, Eric. "Time to bid adieu to readers, face ‘film’-flam world". The Tucson Citizen. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  7. ^ Comic Bastards
  8. ^ Peterman, Erika D. "Best Shots Rapid Reviews: FF #2, LIL GOTHAM #3, Much More". Freelancers #2. Newsarama. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Freelancers #2". Comixology. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  10. ^ Herreras, Mari. "Mr. Mythic". The Tucson Weekly's 2011 "Best In Tucson" Issue. Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  11. ^ Calabrese. "Dead Don't Rise". Spookshow Records. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  12. ^ "Regular Show #7". BOOM! Studios. Retrieved 12/8/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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