Michael Avon Oeming

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Michael Avon Oeming
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
The Mice Templar
The Cross Bronx

Michael Avon Oeming is an American comic book creator, both as an artist and writer.


Oeming is a fan of ancient mythology, having written or drawn several projects centering on the Norse gods.[citation needed] He frequently collaborates with long-time friend Bryan J. L. Glass and with Brian Michael Bendis. He is part of the M.O.B. crew of comic book creators, along with David Mack, Brian Bendis and Daniel Berman.[citation needed]

His 1998 comic book Bulletproof Monk was made into a film of the same name.

The previous mentioned collaborations are The Mice Templar from Image Comics, which he draws and co-authors with Bryan J.L. Glass,[1] and Powers from Icon Comics which he draws, and sometimes co-authors, with Brian Bendis. His creator-owned projects include Rapture, on which he collaborated with his wife, Taki Soma,[2] and The Victories, both for Dark Horse Comics.

As of 2010, he was employed as a staff member of Valve, working on Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2 and Portal 2 webcomics.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Oeming has a son, Ethan and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife, fellow writer/artist Taki Soma.[3]



  • Bastard Samurai (script and inks, with co-author Miles Gunter and pencils by Kelsey Shannon, 3-issue mini-series, Image Comics, April–August 2002)
  • Thor #80-85: "Ragnarok" (with co-author Daniel Berman and art by Andrea Di Vito, Marvel Comics, August–December 2004, tpb, December 2004, ISBN 0-7851-1599-4)
  • Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill (with co-author Daniel Berman and art by Andrea Di Vito, Marvel Comics, 6-issue limited series, March–August, 2005)
  • Thor: Blood Oath (with art by Scott Kolins, 6-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, November 2005 - February 2006)
  • Ares (with pencils by Travel Foreman, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, March–July 2006, tpb, ISBN 978-0-7851-1991-3)
  • Omega Flight (with pencils by Scott Kolins, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, June–October 2007)
  • Highlander (with co-author Brandon Jerwa and art by Lee Moder, 4-issue mini-series, Dynamite Entertainment, July 2006 - February 2007)
  • Wings of Anansi
  • Blood River (co-writer with Dan Berman)
  • Quixote : A modern-day retelling of Don Quixote (co-writer with Bryan Glass)
  • Red Sonja
  • Six (co-written with Dan Berman)
  • Parliament of Justice
  • God Complex (co-written with Daniel Berman with art by John Broglia, 6-issue limited series, December 2009 - May 2010)


Writing and art[edit]

  • The Cross Bronx (co-author Ivan Brandon, 4-issue mini-series, Image Comics, September–December 2006)
  • Dick Tracy: Forever, IDW
  • Hammer of the Gods (co-author Mark Wheatley, 5-issue limited series, Insight Studios Group, February–November 2001)
  • Ship of Fools (co-author Bryan J.L. Glass, Caliber Comics)
  • Space Sluts (pornographic parody of Star Wars)
  • Victories




  1. ^ The M I C E T E M P L A R//Oeming-Glass Archived 9 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Piccione, Sebastian (11 July 2008). Michael Avon Oeming Interview. Fanboy Buzz.
  3. ^ Behrens, Web (1 April 2011). "Superheroic sisters". Time Out Chicago.
  4. ^ Avon Oeming, Michael. "Mac Update comic". Valve. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  5. ^ Avon Oeming, Michael. "Loose Canon". Valve. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Loose Canon". Valve. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  7. ^ Avon Oeming, Michael. "The Sacrifice". Valve. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  8. ^ a b "2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 19 October 2012.]
  9. ^ "List of Eagle Award nominees and winners - Wikipedia".


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Preceded by Thor writer
(with Daniel Berman)
Succeeded by