Zeb Wells

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Zeb Wells
Zeb Wells by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Wells at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer
Notable works
SuperMansion, Robot Chicken, New Mutants Vol. 3, The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6
Spouse(s)
(m. 2010)

Zeb Wells is an American comic book writer known for his work at Marvel Comics, a television writer/director known for his work on the animated TV series Robot Chicken, and the co-creator/showrunner of SuperMansion.

Career[edit]

Wells is an Emmy and Annie Award-winning writer[1] and actor for the TV show Robot Chicken, including the Emmy-nominated Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II. He later directed the sixth and seventh seasons of Robot Chicken.

Wells has written numerous titles like Heroes for Hire and Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways and various Spider-Man titles[2] and in 2006 signed an exclusive contract with Marvel.[3] He then wrote Venom: Dark Origin telling the origin of Eddie Brock and the Symbiote,[4] as well as the Dark Reign: Elektra tie-in series.[5]

He wrote twenty of the first twenty-one issues of the third volume of New Mutants, a series he launched with artist Diogenes Neves, including the crossover with Necrosha.[6] Being published in parallel with that series was Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom – New Ways To Live.[7]

Wells launched the series Avenging Spider-Man with artist Joe Madureira in November 2011.[8] He later wrote two Carnage miniseries with artist Clayton Crain: Carnage: Family Feud and Carnage: U.S.A.

In 2015 Wells co-created the stop-motion animated comedy television series SuperMansion and directed the first season.

In 2021, Wells was announced as one of the writers for the Amazing Spider-Man: Beyond storyline.[9]

In 2022, Wells was announced as the lead writer for The Amazing Spider-Man along with artist John Romita Jr. starting in April 2022.[10] The book will relaunch with a new #1 after the Beyond storyline, making it the sixth new #1 for the title.

Personal life[edit]

Wells has been married to Saturday Night Live cast member Heidi Gardner since 2010.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Virgin Comics[edit]

  • Snake Woman:
    • Snake Woman (with Shekhar Kapur, Michael Gaydos, Dean Ruben Hyrapiet and Vivek Shinde, 2006–2007) collected as:
    • Snake Woman: Tale of the Snake Charmer #1–6 (with Vivek Shinde, 2007) collected as SW: TotSC (tpb, 144 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-934413-20-8)
    • Snake Woman: Curse of the 68 #1–4 (with Pradip Ingale, Manu P. K. and M Subramanian, 2008)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Dengar / Imperial Officer / Youngling (voice)
2009–2016 Robot Chicken Dean Koontz / The Riddler / Timmy Martin
Crypt Keeper / Blowtorch / SpongeBob SquarePants
Soldier Elf / Sagat / Fattest Fat Loser Announcer
Pilot / Clown / Larry / Sam
Handy Smurf / Tafas / Zwarte Piet
Hammerman / Dr. Doom / Donatello / Shredder
Boglin / Sinestro / Kit Cloudkicker
Bop It / Abduwali Muse / Eulogist (voice)
12 Episodes
2009 Titan Maximum Marine #3 / Tank Commander / Cadet #6 (voice) 2 Episodes
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Dengar (voice)
2012 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Sinestro / Swamp Thing (voice)
2014 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise Sinestro / Swamp Thing / Captain Cold (voice)
2015–2019 SuperMansion Robobot / Jewbot / Groaner / Newscaster
Robobot / Deathbots (voice)
25 Episodes
2015 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship Green Arrow / Swamp Thing (voice)
2022 She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Writer Episode: "The Retreat"
2024 Marvel Zombies Head writer
Unaired Star Wars Detours Dengar (voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debruge, Peter (January 30, 2009). "Kung Fu Panda Rules At Annie Awards". Variety. Retrieved April 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Sam (October 11, 2002). "Zeb Wells: Tangled Web". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "Zeb Wells Exclusive". Marvel.com. March 20, 2006.
  4. ^ Ekstrom, Steve (June 20, 2008). "Behind the Symbiote: Zeb Wells on Venom: Dark Origins". Newsarama. Retrieved December 12, 2009.
  5. ^ Ekstrom, Steve (February 18, 2009). "Zeb Wells on Dark Reign: Elektra". Newsarama. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  6. ^ Richards, Dave (July 24, 2009). "CCI: Kyle, Yost, Carey, and Wells Talk "Necrosha"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 7, 2009.
  7. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (December 8, 2009). "WEEKLY WEBBING with WELLS: Anti-Venom, Punisher, Lizard". Newsarama. Retrieved December 12, 2009.
  8. ^ Manning, Shaun (June 13, 2011). "Zeb Wells and Joe Mad Talk "Avenging Spider-Man"". Comic Book Resources.
  9. ^ Marvel (June 24, 2021). "New Team of Writers Take Spider-Man Beyond Your Wildest Expectations in 'Amazing Spider-Man' #75". Marvel Comics.
  10. ^ Marvel (January 13, 2022). "Zeb Wells And John Romita Jr. Launch A New Volume Of Amazing Spider-Man". Marvel Comics.
  11. ^ "In Conversation with Heidi Gardner".

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