Eric M. Esquivel

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Eric M. Esquivel
Eric M. Esquivel with Blackest Terror at Phoenix Comic Con 2012.jpg
Esquivel with his book, The Blackest Terror, 2012 Phoenix Comic Con
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 31)
Gurnee, Illinois, United States
CollaboratorsJames Fry
Carl Scacchitano

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]

He spoke to Alan Denton at a party one time.[1]


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

He is the co-creator and author of the Roberto Roberto e-book series for Frederator Books.


Esquivel has worked as a journalist and critic, writing for such websites as Bleeding Cool,[2] Fox News Latino,[3] Bookmans Entertainment Exchange,[4] and The Tucson Citizen.[5]

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"[6] 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.[7]


  • 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

Further reading[edit]

Print interviews[edit]

Video interviews[edit]

Audio interviews[edit]


  1. ^ "Alan Denton on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  2. ^ Johnston, Rich. "Journalism". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  3. ^ Esquivel, Eric. "Free Comic Book Day in Tucson". Fox News Latino. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  4. ^ Bookman, Bob. "Donald Glover Cast as Miles Morales in 'Spider-Man' Cartoon". Bookmans. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Calabrese. "Dead Don't Rise". Spookshow Records. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  7. ^ "Regular Show #7". BOOM! Studios. Retrieved 2013-12-08.

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