|Born||December 3, 1974|
At age 16, while still in high school, Madureira started at Marvel Comics as an intern, working under editor Danny Fingeroth. His first published work was an eight-page story for the anthology series Marvel Comics Presents, starring Northstar. He became the regular penciler on Uncanny X-Men in 1994 illustrating that book's installments of the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline.
He left Uncanny X-Men in 1997 to work on his own sword and sorcery series Battle Chasers for Wildstorm Comics' creator-owned Cliffhanger imprint (before it was sold to DC Comics). Shortly before leaving Uncanny X-Men, he commented that he felt the series had become too "dark and depressing" for his taste.
Madureira produced a total of nine issues in four years (publishing two to three a year), a pace for which he was criticized. He canceled Battle Chasers #10, and placed the series on indefinite hiatus after forming a game development company called Tri-Lunar with Tim Donley and Greg Peterson.
With Tri-Lunar, he created concept art on a game called Dragonkind which was canceled when Tri-Lunar went out of business. He then went to work for Realm Interactive, another start-up company, on Trade Wars: Dark Millennium. When Realm Interactive was acquired by NCsoft, he continued to contribute to the game as it evolved into Exarch, and was eventually released as Dungeon Runners. As Creative Director at THQ, he helped develop the game Darksiders, including designing the game's characters and settings, collaborator Joe Kelly wrote the game's script.
Madureira returned to the comic book industry as the artist on Marvel's The Ultimates 3, with writer Jeph Loeb. The second issue was published in January 2008, the third issue released on February 20, 2008. Ultimates 3 #4 came out on June 25, 2008.
In July 2007, Vigil Games' Darksiders was announced, of which Joe Madureira was creative director. It follows War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, on his quest to find out who prematurely triggered the apocalypse. It was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 5, 2010.
On June 13, 2011 it was announced on the Marvel.com live blog that he would be handling art duties on a new series written by Zeb Wells entitled Avenging Spider-Man. Following a three issue run on the title, Marvel announced on March 11, 2013 that Madureira would be reteaming with Wells for an arc on Savage Wolverine beginning with #6 in June 2013.
Early in 2015 Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli, co-founders of Vigil Games, formed a new studio, Airship Syndicate, located in Austin Texas, and announced that their first project would be three-issue arcs of a fresh run of Battle Chasers and a video game set in the same conceptual universe.
Madureira has a daughter, who was four years old as of June 2011.
- Excalibur #57–58 (Marvel Comics, 1992)
- Deadpool: The Circle Chase #1–4 (Marvel Comics, 1993)
- Uncanny X-Men #312–313, 316–317, 325–326, 328–330, 332, 334–338, 340–343, 345–348, 350 (Marvel Comics, 1994–1997)
- Astonishing X-Men #1–4 (Marvel Comics, 1995)
- Battle Chasers #0, #1–9 (Cliffhanger, Image Comics, 1998–2001)
- Ultimates 3 #1–5 (Marvel Comics, 2008)
- Avenging Spider-Man #1–3 (Marvel Comics, 2011–2012)
- Savage Wolverine #6–8 (Marvel Comics, 2013)
- Inhuman #1–3 (Marvel Comics, 2014)
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- Curtin, Jack. "Steady Costumer." Wizard: The Guide to Comics #49. September 1995.
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- 2008 Wizard World LA Ultimates interview, Comic Book Resources
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