Jonathan Hickman

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.

Jonathan Hickman
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Jonathan Hickman on September 29, 2012
Born (1972-09-03) September 3, 1972 (age 47)
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

Beginning in 2019, Hickman became the head of the X-Men at Marvel, ushering in a new era for the heroes with his Dawn of X initiative.

Early life and educationEdit

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. He later became interested in web development and worked in online advertising.[2]

CareerEdit

He 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]

X-MenEdit

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", as announced at "The Next Big Thing" panel as San Diego Comic-Con 2019.[26] The initiative is 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.[27] Hickman currently writes the flagship title of the initiative.

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2008: Nominated for "Best Limited Series" Eisner Award for Nightly News.[28]
  • 2011: Nominated for "Best Continuing or Limited Series" Harvey Award for Fantastic Four[29]
  • 2013: Nominated for "Best Continuing Series" and "Best Writer" Eisner Award for The Manhattan Projects[30]
  • 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[31]

BibliographyEdit

Image ComicsEdit

  • The Nightly News #1–6 (script and art, 2006–2007) collected as The Nightly News (tpb, 184 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-58240-766-5)
  • Popgun vol.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)
  • Red Mass for Mars #1–4 (with Ryan Bodenheim, 2008–2010) collected as Red Mass for Mars (tpb, 120 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-58240-923-4)
  • Comic Book Tattoo: "1000 Oceans" (script and art, anthology graphic novel, 480 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-58240-965-X)
  • The Red Wing #1–4 (with Nick Pitarra, 2011) collected as Red Wing (tpb, 140 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60706-479-0)
  • Secret (with Ryan Bodenheim, 2012–…)
  • The Manhattan Projects (with Nick Pitarra, 2012–...)
  • East of West (script, with Nick Dragotta, 2013–…)
    • The Promise (collects #1–5, tpb, 96 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-60706-770-6)
    • We Are All One (collects #6–10, tpb, 144 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-60706-855-9)
    • There Is No Us (collects #11–15, tpb, 144 pages, 2014, ISBN 1632151146)
    • Who Wants War (collects #16–19 and East of West: The World, tpb, 144 pages, 2015, ISBN 1632153815)
    • All These Secrets (collects #20–24, tpb, 152 pages, ISBN 1632156806)
  • The Dying & The Dead (with Ryan Bodenheim)
  • The Black Monday Murders (with Tomm Coker)

Marvel ComicsEdit

Other publishersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mrollins@florencenews.com, MELISSA ROLLINS Morning News. "Wukela says future is bright because of District One teachers". SCNow. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
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  3. ^ Khouri, Andy (February 7, 2007). "Behind The Nightly News". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Legion of Monsters: Satana #1". Marvel Comics. 2007. Archived from the original on July 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (January 18, 2007). "Ultimate Killer: Diggle talks Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012.
  6. ^ Khouri, Andy (October 16, 2007). "Hickman Saves the Future, Destroys the Past in Pax Romana". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. Archive requires scrolldown
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  10. ^ Hickman, Jonathan (February 12, 2008). "Concentric Circles by Jonathan Hickman #1 – Digital Comics". IFanboy. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012.
  11. ^ Richards, Dave (June 29, 2008). "WW Chicago: Hickman & Bendis on Secret Warriors". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013.
  12. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (December 2, 2008). "Uncovering the Secret Warriors". IGN. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013.
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (November 25, 2009). "Hickman Unveils Shield Details". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2010. Archive requires scrolldown
  14. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (February 23, 2010). "The Secret Masters of the Marvel Universe". IGN. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2010.
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  17. ^ Smith, Zack (January 12, 2009). "Jonathan Hickman – Secret Warriors, the FF and More". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
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  20. ^ Ching, Albert (January 25, 2011). "Hickman Details Fantastic Four #587's Big Character Death". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
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  25. ^ Richards, Dave (August 18, 2015). "Hickman: Secret Wars Battleworld is Not on a 'Solid Foundation'". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015.
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  27. ^ Samantha Puc (2019-07-20). "SDCC '19: DAWN OF X titles revealed! Hickman, Brisson, Howard, Duggan, To, Yu, Kudranski & more creators tackle Marvel's new X-Line". Comicsbeat.com. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
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  31. ^ "Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2014". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.

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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