Edward "Ed" McGuinness is an American comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on books such as Superman, Superman/Batman, Deadpool, and Hulk. His pencil work is frequently inked by Dexter Vines, and as such, their cover work is known to carry the stylized signature "EdEx". McGuinness frequent collaborator, writer Jeph Loeb, had characterized McGuinness' art style as incorporating elements of artists Jack Kirby and Arthur Adams.
McGuinness at the
2012 New York Comic Con
McGuinness first gained recognition in the comic book industry with his work on Deadpool and Vampirella. His short run on Wildstorm's Mr. Majestic resulted in work as the artist on the monthly Superman title with writer Jeph Loeb. His run on the title included the "Emperor Joker" and "Our Worlds at War" crossovers. Subsequent jobs included Superman/Batman, and the 2003 Wildstorm Comics' miniseries, Thundercats: Reclaiming Thundera. The Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated film was adapted from Loeb and McGuinness' opening story arc on the Superman/Batman title.
McGuinness and inker Dexter Vines have teamed up on Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, and The Hulk vol. 4 (the last two series written by another frequent collaborator, Jeph Loeb).
McGuinness has also worked on titles such as Wolverine 96 and Fighting American.
In May 2006, McGuinness signed an exclusive two-year contract with Marvel Comics. His first printed Marvel piece was a cover for the Marvel limited series Civil War, and featured Thor in his original outfit. He also drew a variant cover for the monumental Captain America No. 25. McGuinness's first ongoing story under his new Marvel Contract was a 12-page Ultimate back-up featuring the Hulk vs. Wolverine.
Beginning in 2008, McGuinness drew the first six issues of a new Hulk series, during which he and writer Jeph Loeb introduced a new archenemy, Red Hulk. McGuinness would sporadically draw 11 more issues of the series until issue No. 30 (April 2011). Loeb characterized McGuinness' art style thus: "He takes a little bit of Kirby, a taste of Arthur Adams, and then adds his own unique spin and it's awesome."
In other mediaEdit
DC Comics has released a number of action figures and statues based McGuinness' rendering of its characters. These include a black and white statue of Batman from the "Public Enemies" storyline that McGuinness illustrated while on Superman/Batman, and a Hawkman action figure from the same storyline. Other action figures have been released based on his artwork from the subsequent "Vengeance" storyline, including Bizarro, Power Girl, Joker and Mr. Mxyzpltk. DC has also released Justice League of America figures based on McGuinness' artwork, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Flash.
- Hero House #1-4 (2013)
- WWE #2 (2017)
- Action Comics No. 800 (2003)
- JLA: Classified #1–3 (2004–2005)
- Superman #154–156; 159–168; #175-#177 (2000–2001)
- Superman/Batman #1–6 Annual #1 (2003–2004)
- The Avengers vol 8 #1–6, #10–12 (2018)
- Avengers: X-Sanction #1-4 (2011)
- Astonishing X-Men #3 (2017)
- Cable #58
- Deadpool #1–9 (1997)
- Fallen Son: Death of Captain America #2 (2007)
- Guardians of The Galaxy #18–20 (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 (2015)
- Hulk #1–6, #19–23, #30 (2008)
- Hulk: Let The Battle Begin #1 (2008)
- Marvel Legacy #1 (various artists 2017)
- Marvel Comics Presents #1 (among other artists,2008)
- Nova #1–5 (2013)
- Spider-Man/Deadpool #1–5, #8–10, #13–14, #17–18 (2016–)
- Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom #1 (2006)
- Ultimate Hulk Annual #1 (among other artists,2008)
- Mr. Majestic #1–6 (1999)
- Action Comics #795,#811 (DC, 2003)
- Ant-Man #1 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2015)
- Avengers Vol 7 #1 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2018)
- Avengers: X-Sanction #3 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2012)
- Avenging Spider-Man #2 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2012)
- All-New X-Men No. 17 (Marvel, 2013)
- A+X #1–5 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man #559, #661–662 (Marvel, 2011) #799 (Variant Cover Only, 2018)
- Batman: Gotham Knights #22 (DC, 2001)
- Captain America and Bucky #620, 624 (Marvel, 2008)
- Captain Marvel #1–5 (Marvel, 2008)
- Civil War #3 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2012)
- Dark Avengers: Ares No. 3 (Marvel, 2009)
- Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1- (Marvel, 2014)
- Eternals Annual #1 (Marvel, 2008)
- Gen13 #2 (DC, 2006)
- Guardians of the Galaxy #3 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2013)
- Legendary Star-Lord #2 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2014)
- Marvel Legacy #1 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2017)
- Morbius The Living Vampire Vol 2 #1 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2013)
- Nightwing #62 (DC, 2001)
- Superman: The Man of Steel #104 (2000)
- Spider-Gwen #25 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2015)
- Teen Titans #13-14 (DC, 2003)
- Ultimate Captain America #1 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2011)
- Hulk #1,(Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2011) #25 (2011)
- The Incredible Hulk #471 (1998)
- Robin #148–149 (DC, 1993–1994)
- Royals #3 (Variant Cover Only,Marvel, 2017)
- Red She-Hulk #58 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2012)
- Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #1 (Marvel, 2010)
- What If? Fallen Son #1 (Marvel, 2008)
- Wolverine #310 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2012)
- Wolverine Annual #1 (Variant Cover Only, Marvel, 2014)
- Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 296. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
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- Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 300: "The multipart story 'Our Worlds at War' dominated the Superman books for the August and September  cover dates...The opening chapter, written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Ed McGuinness, began with Superman investigating the missing Pluto."
- Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 311: "Writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness created a tale befitting such A-list characters in 'Public Enemies', the six-part story that launched the new series."
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- McGuinness, Ed. Hulk wallpaper at Comics Art Community. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Stan Lee's Superhumans; History Channel; New episodes page. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Batman Black & White Statue Ed McGuinness Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine; Urban Collector. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Batman Black and White Statue by Ed McGuinness; Alter Ego Comics. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Superman Batman Series 3 Hawkman Figure – Ed McGuinness DC Direct Public Enemies; Amazon.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Superman/ Batman Series 4: With a Vengeance Bizarro Action Figure; Amazon.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Superman/ Batman Series 5: Vengeance 2: Power Girl Action Figure; Amazon.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Superman Batman Series 5 Joker and Mr. Mxyzpltk Figure 2 Pack – Ed McGuinness DC Direct With A Vengeance 2[permanent dead link]; Action Figure Perfect. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- Justice League of America Action Figure; Toys R Us; March 27, 1981. Retrieved September 4, 2010
- "Ed McGuinness". DC Comics. Retrieved July 25, 2013.