Rick Remender

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Rick Remender
Rick Remender - 01.jpg
Remender at a convention on April 27, 2013
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
Fear Agent
Uncanny X-Force
Uncanny Avengers
Captain America
Black Science
Low
Deadly Class
Tokyo Ghost
http://www.rickremender.com

Rick Remender (born February 6, 1973) is an American animator, comic book writer and television producer who resides in Los Angeles, California. As a comic book creator, he is best known for his work on Uncanny X-Force, Venom, Captain America and Uncanny Avengers, published by Marvel, as well as his creator-owned series Fear Agent, Deadly Class, Black Science and Low, published by Image. In video games, he wrote EA's Dead Space and Epic Games' Bulletstorm.

In 2019, Sony Pictures Television adapted Deadly Class into a television series of the same name, for which Remender served as a showrunner and lead writer.

Career[edit]

Remender started out in animation, working on such films as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E. and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.[1] In 1998, he teamed up with fellow animator Harper Jaten to create the absurdist humor series Captain Dingleberry, which, after four issues of self-publishing, was picked up by SLG Publishing.[2] Remender contributed several short strips to Kieron Dwyer's anthology series Lowest Comic Denominator, and the pair went on to co-create Black Heart Billy, again published by SLG Publishing.[3] Black Heart Billy was canceled after two issues in 2000 and collected/finished by AiT/PlanetLar in 2002 to coincide with the release of Remender's first solo writing work, the graphic novel Doll and Creature.[4]

Remender continued working in animation, co-creating and directing the Flash animated series Swing Town for Wild Brain Animation. His other work of the period includes inking assignments for Marvel's The Avengers, art for several issues of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the comic book adaptation of Bruce Campbell's Man with the Screaming Brain as well as short comics and album covers for Fat Wreck Chords, a Bay Area punk label. During this time, he also taught comics, animation and storyboarding at the Academy of Art University.[1] In 2005, Remender began working primarily with Image, launching several creator-owned titles such as Sea of Red,[5] Strange Girl[6] and Fear Agent.[7][8][9] Later work for Image includes horror series Sorrow, co-written with Seth Peck,[10] and Crawl Space,[11] an anthology series for various works by Remender and his long-time collaborator Kieron Dwyer that was discontinued after its initial storyline XXXombies.[12]

In 2007, Remender moved Fear Agent to Dark Horse[13] and launched two new creator-owned titles at the publisher, the superhero series The End League[14] and the giant robot series Gigantic.[15][16] At the same time, Remender began working for Marvel as a writer, joining Matt Fraction on Punisher War Journal and staying with the character to launch the new volume that tied in to the status quo resulting from the events of the 2008-09 "Dark Reign" storyline. In April 2009, Remender signed an exclusive contract with Marvel,[17] though it allowed him to release The Last Days of American Crime through Radical.[18][19] Further work for Marvel includes Uncanny X-Force[20][21] and a Captain America volume that featured the storyline where Falcon took over the mantle of Captain America, which was adapted for Avengers: Endgame and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Remender served as a writer on the Electronic Arts video game Dead Space, and was the lead writer for Epic Games' Bulletstorm, released on February 22, 2011.[22] In 2013, he returned to Image, producing a slate of creator-owned titles such as Black Science with Matteo Scalera, Deadly Class with Wes Craig, Low with Greg Tocchini, Tokyo Ghost with Sean Gordon Murphy, Seven to Eternity with Jerome Opeña and Death or Glory with Bengal. In 2017, Remender launched his own imprint at Image, titled Giant Generator, as well as a production company of the same name.[23]

In addition to his work in comics and video games, Remender served as the showrunner on the Sony Pictures Television adaptation of his series Deadly Class.

In 2019, The Last Days of American Crime was adapted into a feature film for Netflix.

Personal life[edit]

Remender resides in Los Angeles[24] with his wife and two children.[25]

Bibliography[edit]

Early work[edit]

  • Captain Dingleberry (co-written and drawn by Remender and Harper Jaten):
    • Sideshow (collection of short stories led by "Captain Dingleberry vs. the Sensitive Artist", self-published as Underhanded Comics, 1997)
    • Captain Dingleberry #1–6 (1998–1999) collected as Captain Dingleberry Unplugged (tpb, 144 pages, 1999, ISBN 0-943151-17-1)
      • Issues #1–4 are self-published as Underhanded Comics; #5–6 and the collection are published by SLG Publishing.
    • Captain Dingleberry Sooper Spooky Goth Special (with additional art by Rory Hensley, SLG Publishing, 2000)
  • Murder Can Be Fun #12: "The Ride of Your Life!" (script and art, anthology, SLG Publishing, 1999)
  • Lowest Comic Denominator (short strips written and drawn by Remender for Kieron Dwyer's anthology):
    • Issue #0 (1999) featured "Hicama!" and "Todd the Really Spooky Goth"
    • Issue #1 (2000) featured "Dillrod the Face Fucker" and another installment of "Hicama!"
    • Issue #2 (2001) featured the third installment of "Hicama!" and "Spertz" (written by Harper Jaten)
  • Black Heart Billy (tpb, 120 pages, IDW Publishing, 2008, ISBN 1-6001-0317-0) collects:
  • Doll and Creature (with John Heebink, graphic novel, 104 pages, AiT/Planet Lar, 2002, ISBN 1-9320-5104-X)
    • A colorized and slightly rewritten version of the story with a new epilogue (drawn by Scott Cohn) was published as Doll and Creature #1–4 (Image, 2006)
    • The new version was subsequently collected by Image as Doll and Creature: Everything Turns Gray (tpb, 104 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-58240-655-3)
  • Night Mary #1–5 (co-written by Remender and Kieron Dwyer, art by Dwyer, IDW Publishing, 2005)

As inker[edit]

On Kieron Dwyer:

On Mike Hawthorne:

As penciller[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rick Remender. Kees Kousemaker's Lambiek Comiclopedia.
  2. ^ Pepose, David (January 14, 2011). "Writer's Workshop #9: Rick Remender, DINGLEBERRY To VENOM". Newsarama. Archived from the original on January 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Remender, Rick (October 2, 2008). "Rick Remender: The Secret Origin of Black Heart Billy". Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008.
  4. ^ Yarbrough, Beau (August 15, 2002). "RICK REMENDER UNLEASHES THE MONSTER IN 'DOLL AND CREATURE'". CBR.com. Archived from the original on September 12, 2002.
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (December 13, 2004). "HIGH SEA ADVENTURE: REMENDER & DWYER EXCLUSIVELY TALK MARCH'S "SEA OF RED"". CBR.com. Archived from the original on December 30, 2004.
  6. ^ Weiland, Jonah (April 5, 2005). "Talking "Strange Girl" With Remender & Nguyen". CBR.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2005.
  7. ^ Richards, Ron (December 12, 2012). "The Oral History of Fear Agent – Part 1". iFanboy. Archived from the original on December 14, 2012.
  8. ^ Richards, Ron (December 13, 2012). "The Oral History of Fear Agent – Part 2". iFanboy. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012.
  9. ^ Richards, Ron (December 14, 2012). "The Oral History of Fear Agent – Part 3". iFanboy. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012.
  10. ^ McLean, Matthew (July 31, 2007). "Rick Remender: Where Fear Meets Sorrow". Silver Bullet Comic Books. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007.
  11. ^ Tramountanas, George (September 28, 2007). "ZOMBIE PORN: REMENDER HAS 'XXXOMBIES' IN HIS 'CRAWL SPACE'". CBR.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.
  12. ^ Remender, Rick (March 11, 2008). "ARMY of FRANKENSTEIN". RickRemender.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2008.
  13. ^ O'Shea, Tim (November 4, 2007). "Remender's Fear Agent: Open Wound as Lead Character". Silver Bullet Comic Books. Archived from the original on November 6, 2007.
  14. ^ Manning, Shaun (October 6, 2008). "Remender & Canete On 'The End League'". CBR.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008.
  15. ^ Furey, Emmett (June 9, 2008). "The Ultimate Gladiator: Remender talks 'Gigantic'". CBR.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008.
  16. ^ Arrant, Chris (October 30, 2008). "Getting 'Gigantic' With Rick Remender". Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008.
  17. ^ Beard, Jim (April 5, 2009). "Emerald City '09: Remender Signs Exclusive". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009.
  18. ^ Manning, Shaun (August 20, 2009). "Remender's "Last Days of American Crime"". CBR.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009.
  19. ^ Arrant, Chris (October 28, 2009). "You Will Be Brainwashed Into Compliance in 'LAST DAYS'". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 31, 2009.
  20. ^ Richards, Dave (April 18, 2010). "C2E2: Remender Unleashes "New X-Force"". CBR.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2010.
  21. ^ Manning, Shaun (September 9, 2010). "Marvel's Next Big Thing 'Uncanny X-Force' Call". CBR.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2010.
  22. ^ Rubin, Peter (February 10, 2011). "Interview: "Bulletstorm" Writer Rick Remender On Cartoon Violence And Creative Swearing". Complex. Archived from the original on February 12, 2011.
  23. ^ Richards, Dave (March 1, 2017). "INTERVIEW: Remender Talks New Studio, Comic Work Update". CBR.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017.
  24. ^ Remender, Rick. "Bio". rickremender.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  25. ^ Brenner, Julia (May 6, 2016). "Danni Remender's Home". Domino. Archived from the original on September 25, 2020.
  26. ^ Phegley, Kiel (September 4, 2008). "Remender Reloads The Corps!". CBR.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008.
  27. ^ Sims, Chris (June 28, 2016). "Bizarro Back Issues: 'The Corps!' And The Comic That Never Was". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on June 29, 2016.
  28. ^ Arrant, Chris (June 20, 2008). "Heroes Con: Remender, Blevins and Monsters at IDW". Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008.
  29. ^ Ramone, Darkseid (April 7, 2013). "Legion of the Supernatural". Fanthoman. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016.
  30. ^ Allstetter, Rob (July 30, 2008). "IDW PUBLISHING FOR OCTOBER". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on August 5, 2008.
  31. ^ Allstetter, Rob (August 23, 2008). "IDW PUBLISHING FOR NOVEMBER". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on August 27, 2008.
  32. ^ Allstetter, Rob (September 15, 2008). "IDW PUBLISHING FOR DECEMBER". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008.

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2009–2010
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2010–2013
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2011–2012
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2012–2013
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2012–2015
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