Jamal Igle

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Jamal Igle
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Igle at the Emerald City Comic Con in 2017
BornJamal Yaseem Igle
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker, Editor, Colourist
Notable works
Supergirl, vol. 4, Firestorm, vol. 3
Awards2011 Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comic Art

Jamal Yaseem Igle[2] is an American comic book artist, editor, art director, marketing executive and animation storyboard artist. The creator of the comic book series Molly Danger he is also known for his pencilling, inking and coloring work on books such as Supergirl and Firestorm.


Igle at the 2010 New York Comic Con

Igle decided he wanted to be a professional comic book artist at the age of 14.[3] Igle attained his first job in comics at 17, as an intern at DC Comics, while still attending the High School of Art and Design. Igle attended the School of Visual Arts.[3][4] After college, he worked as a junior art director at an advertisement agency and in a marketing company. Igle's first break as an artist was with a now-defunct publisher called Majestic Entertainment in 1993. He built his resume working for a number of small publishers for years until about 1999, when he left comics for a while to work at Sony Animation. Igle spent several months as a storyboard artist for several CGI animated series such as Max Steel and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. It was during his time at Sony that he received a call from editor Bobbie Chase at Marvel Comics to work on New Warriors with Jay Faerber. He has been working in comics ever since.[5][6] Igle has worked in books ranging from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the all-ages action miniseries Race Against Time as well as fill-in issues in mainstream titles such as Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, Martian Manhunter and Supergirl. With writer Jay Faerber has done several works: a four issue run on New Warriors and an Iron Fist/Wolverine miniseries for Marvel Comics, and Venture, a short-lived creator-owned series for Image Comics. He became the regular artist of DC Comics' ongoing Firestorm series, beginning with issue #8 (December 2004). In November 2006, DC Comics announced that Igle would be taking over as series artist of Nightwing.

Igle has worked on several projects outside of the United States including the Army of Angels graphic novel for Humanoids Publishing/DC Comics and Perry Rhodan for The Perry Rhodan company in Germany.[7]

In December 2005, Jamal signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics, which was publicly announced on January 10, 2006. As part of the contract's announcement, DC Editor Steve Wacker described Jamal as a "triple threat," stating "Jamal has the best combination in an artist: he's scary talented, super reliable, and one of the nicest guys in the business."[8] Igle was also honored at the 40th Anniversary edition of Comic Con international: San Diego with the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comic Art.[9]

Igle was the artist on the Ray title that debuted in September 2011 as part of the DC's New 52 relaunch.[10]

On January 2, 2012, Igle announced the end of his DC Comics exclusive contract on his personal blog.[11] Igle launched his creator owned series via the crowdfunding website Kickstarter in August 2012, raising $50, 329.00 in 30 days.[12] The book was published through Action Lab Comics, where Igle also serves as Vice President of Marketing.[13]

Art style[edit]

Regarding the influences on his art style, Igle has stated:

"Well, that's hard to say because they are so varied. I'm not only a comics fan but a fan of fine art, film, television, and theater so my influences include Steve Rude, Al Williamson, Alan Davis, Brian Bolland, Dave Stevens, Mark Shultz, Joseph Clemet Cole, Louise Gordon, Sam Raimi, Tim Burton, Audu Paden and the list keeps growing. I'm influenced by everyone I see and talk to. I'm a student of the world and I learn and grow everyday.[14]

Other work[edit]

According to his website, Igle is an active volunteer with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, as well as a guest lecturer on the subject of comics and animation.[2]

In July 2006, Jamal joined the staff of the Art Students League of New York.[15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Igle and his wife Karine have a daughter named Catherine.[2] They live in Brooklyn.[17]



  • Shi: The Way of the Warrior #8 (1996)
  • Shi: Kaidan #1
  • Atomik Angels #1
  • Tomoe/Witchblade: Fire Sermon (1996)

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

Dark Angel[edit]

  • Race against Time #1-3
  • Blackjack: Blood and Honor



Other publishers[edit]

  • G.I. Joe #8, 10
  • Noble Causes #2 (Image, 2002)
  • Trinity Angels #10-11 (along with other artists) (Acclaim, 1998)
  • Venture, miniseries, #1-4 (Image, 2003)
  • Gateway Legends #2 (Originally penciled in 1996 for Living Legends Entertainment) (Gateway Comics, 2012)
  • KISS #1-2,covers for issues 5 and 6 (IDW publishing, 2012)
  • Molly Danger: Book One (Action Lab Entertainment, 2013)
  • BLACK 1-6 (Black Mask Studios, 2017)
  • The Wrong Earth 1-6 (Ahoy Comics, 2018)
  • The Wrong Earth: Night and Day 1-6 (Ahoy Comics, 2020)


  1. ^ "Jamal Igle". DC Comics. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Biography" Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. jamaligle.com. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Pepose, David. "Artist's Alley 12: Jamal Igle From Art School to ZATANNA". Newsarama. March 16, 2011
  4. ^ "MULTIVERSO DC: Exclusive interview with Jamal Igle" Archived 2010-10-13 at the Wayback Machine. Titans Tower. March 2008
  5. ^ "Geeks Unite Podcast Episode 5". Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
  6. ^ Geeks Unite! Episode 35: Political Discussion Archived 2008-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Additions to the Comic Book Team!" Perry Rhodan. February 21, 2003
  8. ^ Dallas, Keith. "Firestorm Artist Jamal Igle Signs Exclusive Contract with DC Comics". Comics Bulletin. January 10, 2006
  9. ^ "Comic-Con International's Inkpot Awards" Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine. San Diego Comic-Con International. July 24, 2011
  10. ^ Johnston, Rich. "DC Relaunch: The Ray #1 by Palmiotti, Gray and Igle". Bleeding Cool. September 17, 2011
  11. ^ Igle,Jamal (January 2, 2012). "The Future Is.... Now. The Official Jamal Igle Blog.
  12. ^ "Molly Danger".
  13. ^ "Vito Delsante Joins Action Lab Entertainment. Igle Gets Promoted". 10 March 2015.
  14. ^ Contino, Jennifer M. "E-I-E-I-Igle". sequentialtart.com. accessed August 2, 2011.
  15. ^ "The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference" Archived 2012-10-03 at the Wayback Machine. Bowling Green State University. October 25, 2008
  16. ^ Jamal Igle Archived 2015-09-12 at the Wayback Machine. Wizard World. accessed August 2, 2011.
  17. ^ Igle, Jamal (November 1, 2012). "Halloween 2012 and the aftermath of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy". The Official Jamal Igle Blog.
  18. ^ Kobalt 7, Volume 1, Issue 7 Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine. The Milestone Rave. accessed August 2, 2011.
  19. ^ Cornwell, Jason. Iron Man #44. "Line of Fire Reviews". Silver Bullet Comics. accessed August 2, 2011.

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Preceded by New Warriors artist
Succeeded by
Preceded by Firestorm artist
Succeeded by
Ken Lashley
Preceded by Nightwing artist
Succeeded by
Jon Bosco
Preceded by Supergirl artist
Succeeded by
Bernard Chang
Preceded by Zatanna artist
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