Esad Ribić

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Esad T. Ribić
Ribić at the 2012 New York Comic Con
Zagreb, Croatia
Area(s)Penciller, Inker, Colourist
Notable works
Secret Wars
Thor: God of Thunder

Esad T. Ribić (born 10 November 1972[1]) is a Croatian comic book artist and animator, known for his work on various titles for Marvel Comics, including Loki, Silver Surfer: Requiem, Sub-Mariner: The Depths and the 2015 Secret Wars.

Early life[edit]

Esad T. Ribić was born in 1972 in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia.[2]


Ribić graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb as a graphic designer. He started making comics in the early 90s, doing shorts strips and illustrations for the Croatian Plavi magazine (Vjesnik) and German Gespenster Geschichten (Bastei Verlag). Ribić also worked for Zagreb Film as a film animator on such series as The Little Flying Bears and Lapitch the Little Shoemaker. Ribić then illustrated four issues of MarvelComics' Loki in 2004. In 2011–2012, Ribić drew writer Jonathan Hickman's run on Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates.

In January 2013 Ribić and writer Jason Aaron started the series Thor: God of Thunder.[3] This series was voted as the 8th best Thor story by[4]

In 2015, Ribić was announced as one of the artists working on the new Méta-Baron series written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jerry Frissen, although his chapters were not released due to series cancellation.[5][6] That May, He drew the Secret Wars limited series with writer Jonathan Hickman. The series was released to positive reviews, with critics praising the storyline, characters, action, and art styles.[7]

It was announced at the 2016 Image Expo that Ribić and Ivan Brandon would be the creative team on the science fiction series, VS,[8] which was released in February 2018.[9] In 2019 Ribić both wrote and drew the Conan the Barbarian: Exodus one-shot.[10] September 2019 saw the debut of the four-issue miniseries, King Thor, on which Ribić re-teamed with Aaron re-teamed for.[11] In August 2020 Marvel Comics announced that Ribić would draw the series Eternals, which will debut in November 2020.[12]


Interior work[edit]

Covers only[edit]


  1. ^ "Esad Ribić". Enciklopedija
  2. ^ "STRIP DIJALOG Esad Ribić". (in Croatian). Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  3. ^ Ching, Albert (August 7, 2012). "Past, Present & Future Thor Star in Aaron's God of Thunder". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "10 Greatest Thor Stories of All Time".
  5. ^ "Press Release: Esad Ribic and Mukesh Singh join METABARON". Humanoids Publishing. October 23, 2015. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Comic Art Fans.
  7. ^ "Secret Wars Reviews". Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  8. ^ "IMAGE EXPO: Ivan Brandon, Esad Ribic Launching New Sc-Fi Title, 'VS". April 6, 2016. Archived from the original on September 10, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  9. ^ "VS". ComicBook Roundup. Archived from the original on October 8, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  10. ^ Liam Nolan, Tim (May 22, 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: New Conan Series Reveals the Cimmerian's First Epic Adventure". Archived from the original on August 30, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  11. ^ Stephen Gerding (June 12, 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: Aaron & Ribic's King Thor Battles [SPOILER] For the Final Time". Archived from the original on August 30, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  12. ^ Adams, Tim (August 19, 2020). "Marvel Launches Eternals in November With Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on October 6, 2020. Retrieved October 6, 2020.

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