Jonathan Hickman

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Jonathan Hickman
Hickman2012.jpg
Jonathan Hickman on September 29, 2012
Born (1972-09-03) September 3, 1972 (age 48)
South Carolina, U.S.
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist
Notable works
The Avengers
East of West
Fantastic Four
FF
Infinity
The Manhattan Projects
The New Avengers
The Nightly News
Secret Warriors
Secret Wars
X-Men
http://www.pronea.com

Jonathan Hickman (born September 3, 1972) is an American comic book writer and artist. He is known for creating the Image Comics series The Nightly News, The Manhattan Projects and East of West, as well as working on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, FF, and S.H.I.E.L.D. titles. In 2012, Hickman ended his run on the Fantastic Four titles to write The Avengers and The New Avengers, as part the "Marvel NOW!" relaunch. In 2013, Hickman wrote a six-part miniseries, Infinity, plus Avengers tie-ins for Marvel Comics. In 2015, he wrote the crossover event Secret Wars.

Early life[edit]

Jonathan Hickman was born and raised in South Carolina. He graduated from South Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina.[1] After high school, Hickman earned a degree in Architecture.[2]

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

Hickman initially worked in Web and CD-ROM development. He then transitioned into work as an art director and advertising work.[2]

Comics[edit]

Hickman is the creator of The Nightly News,[3] published by Image Comics, and has also worked on Marvel Comics' Legion of Monsters, on the story "N'Kantu, the Living Mummy: MustDie/EatSoul."[4]

He has designed covers for Virgin Comics, most significantly Andy Diggle's Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper[5] and Garth Ennis' Seven Brothers. Hickman wrote "The Core" for Top Cow's Pilot Season in 2008. He has created other series for Image: Pax Romana;[6] Red Mass for Mars, with Ryan Bodenheim;[7][8] Transhuman, with J. M. Ringuet; and The Red Wing.[9]

On February 12, 2008, Hickman began writing his "Concentric Circles" column for iFanboy.[10]

He collaborated with Brian Michael Bendis and editor Tom Brevoort on the Secret Warriors series[11][12] which follows Nick Fury and a group of superpowered operatives as they undertake espionage operations in the wake of Secret Invasion. Hickman later wrote a S.H.I.E.L.D. limited series for Marvel.[13][14][15][16] He and artist Sean Chen crafted the Dark Reign: Fantastic Four limited series (May–Sept. 2009).[17][18] Hickman then became the writer on the main Fantastic Four series with issue #570 (Oct. 2009) with art by Dale Eaglesham. In the storyline "Three", which concluded in Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011), the Human Torch appears to die stopping a horde of monsters from the other-dimensional Negative Zone. The series ended with the following issue, #588, and relaunched in March 2011 as simply FF.[19][20][21] Hickman finished his run of Fantastic Four in 2012 and became the writer of The Avengers and The New Avengers.[22][23] In 2013, Hickman wrote the Infinity limited series.[24] He wrote the Secret Wars limited series in 2015.[25]

In 2019, Hickman returned to Marvel to head-up the X-Men franchise, starting with a pair of miniseries titled House of X and Powers of X. These books were followed by Dawn of X, a relaunch of the X-Men books intended to tell the story of the X-Men in a new status quo established by Hickman, referred to as the "Head of X", with all creative teams working closely under his supervision.[26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2008: Nominated for "Best Limited Series" Eisner Award for Nightly News.[27]
  • 2011: Nominated for "Best Continuing or Limited Series" Harvey Award for Fantastic Four[28]
  • 2013: Nominated for "Best Continuing Series" and "Best Writer" Eisner Award for The Manhattan Projects[29]
  • 2014: Nominated for "Best Continuing Series" for East of West and "Best Writer" Eisner Award for East of West, The Manhattan Projects, Avengers, and Infinity[30]

Bibliography[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

  • The Nightly News #1–6 (script and art, 2006–2007) collected as The Nightly News (tpb, 184 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-58240-766-5; hc, 300 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-6070-6461-8)
  • Popgun Volume 1: "Black Circle White: The Recycle Soul Project" (script and art, anthology graphic novel, 455 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-58240-824-6)
  • Pax Romana #1–4 (script and art, 2007–2008) collected as Pax Romana (tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-58240-873-4)
  • Transhuman #1–4 (with J. M. Ringuet, 2008) collected as Transhuman (tpb, 120 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-58240-922-6)
  • A Red Mass for Mars #1–4 (with Ryan Bodenheim, 2008–2010) collected as A Red Mass for Mars (tpb, 120 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-58240-923-4)
  • Pilot Season: The Core (with Kenneth Rocafort, one-shot, Top Cow, 2008) collected in Pilot Season 2008 (tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-60706-043-4)
  • Comic Book Tattoo: "1000 Oceans" (script and art, anthology graphic novel, hc, 480 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-58240-965-X; sc, 2008, ISBN 1-5824-0964-1)
  • The Red Wing #1–4 (with Nick Pitarra, 2011) collected as The Red Wing (tpb, 140 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60706-479-0)
  • Feel Better Now (script and art, unreleased graphic novel — initially announced for October 2011,[31] then delayed to 2012)[32]
  • The Manhattan Projects:
    • The Manhattan Projects (with Nick Pitarra and Ryan Browne (#10, 15, 19 and 21), 2012–2014) collected as:
    • The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1–4 (with Nick Pitarra, 2015–2016) collected as The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars (tpb, 136 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-6321-5628-8)
  • Secret #1–7 (with Ryan Bodenheim, 2012–2014) collected as Secret: Never Get Caught (tpb, 200 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-60706-622-X)
  • Liberty Annual (script and art, anthology):
    • Liberty Annual '12: "Which Came First?" (2012) collected in CBLDF Presents: Liberty (hc, 216 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-6070-6937-7; tpb, 2016, ISBN 1-6070-6996-2)
    • Liberty Annual '14: "They Say..." (2014)
  • East of West (with Nick Dragotta, 2013–2019) collected as:
    • The Apocalypse: Year One (collects #1–15, hc, 504 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-6321-5430-7)
    • The Apocalypse: Year Two (collects #16–29, hc, 424 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-5343-0059-7)
    • The Apocalypse: Year Three (collects #30-45, hc, 512 pages, 2020, ISBN 1-5343-1499-7)
  • The Dying and the Dead #1–6 (of 10)[33] (with Ryan Bodenheim, 2015–2017)
  • The Black Monday Murders (with Tomm Coker, 2016–2018) collected as:
    • Volume 1 (collects #1–4, tpb, 240 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5343-0027-9)
    • Volume 2 (collects #5–8, tpb, 192 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0372-3)
      • Issues #9 and 10 were solicited for a 2019 release but never came out.[37]
  • Frontier (script and art, unreleased ongoing series — initially announced for November 2016)[38][39]
    • The series has been solicited through issue #4[40][41][42][43] before the first issue was pulled from schedule.[44]
  • Decorum #1–8 (with Mike Huddleston, 2020–2021) collected as Decorum (hc, 400 pages, 2021, ISBN 1-5343-1823-2)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Cover illustrations[edit]

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Preceded by
Mark Millar
Fantastic Four writer
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Matt Fraction
Preceded by
Brian Michael Bendis
The Avengers writer
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Mark Waid
Preceded by
Brian Michael Bendis
The New Avengers writer
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Al Ewing