Nathan Edmondson

Nathan Edmondson is an American comic book writer, best known for his creator-owned series Who is Jake Ellis?, published by Image Comics, as well as the runs on The Punisher and Black Widow for Marvel Comics.

Nathan Edmondson
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BornAugusta, Georgia, U.S.
Notable works
Who is Jake Ellis?
The Punisher
Black Widow

Edmondson is the co-founder of Eco Defense Group, a non-profit organization training frontline park rangers throughout Africa,[1][2] and Archon Ready Group, a company offering firearm training courses in the United States.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Edmondson is a native of Augusta, Georgia.[4] He graduated from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts in 2010 with degrees in art and art history.[5][2]


Edmondson in Africa

After working as a director of International Programs at the Leadership Institute,[4][6] Edmondson entered the comics industry with Olympus, a 4-issue Image Comics mini-series illustrated by Christian Ward.[5][7] He followed up with two 5-issue mini-series, again published by Image Comics, The Light with art by Brett Weldele[8][9] and Who is Jake Ellis? with art by Tonči Zonjić.[10] Edmondson's longest work at Image was The Activity, a series about the United States Army Intelligence Support Activity that was born out of his love for the TV series The Unit, the Mission: Impossible film series and military films like Black Hawk Down, as well as the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video game series.[11] While researching and writing the series, Edmondson consulted with various military personnel.[12][13]

As part of DC Comics' 2011 initiative The New 52, Edmondson scripted Grifter, introducing the eponymous Wildstorm character into the DC Universe.[14] In 2012, he penned the 4-issue Iron Man series for Marvel's Ultimate Comics imprint,[15] following up with main continuity runs on The Punisher with his The Activity collaborator Mitch Gerads[16] and Black Widow with Phil Noto.[17][18] Edmondson's latest work at Marvel and his last work in comics to date was Red Wolf.

In 2013, Who is Jake Ellis? was optioned by 20th Century Fox as a project for director David Yates,[19] with Seth Lochhead set to pen the script.[20] In August 2016, Josh Mond was announced as the new diretor for the adaptation.[21]

In 2015, Paramount Pictures optioned The Activity with Ken Nolan, the writer of Black Hawk Down, attached as the screenwriter.[22] That same year, Edmondson appeared in an acting role in season 5 episode 14 of the TV series Rizzoli & Isles.[23]

In 2016, Variety announced that Edmondson was scripting a pilot for the Gold Standard Media series Prodigal.[24]

In 2017, Edmondson co-founded Eco Defense Group, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on counter-poaching and wildlife conservation in southern Africa.[25][26]

Personal lifeEdit

Edmondson lives outside Park City, Utah[27] with his wife and two children.[28]


Image ComicsEdit

  • Olympus (with Christian Ward):
    • Popgun Volume 3: "They Say..." (anthology graphic novel, 472 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-58240-974-9)
    • Olympus #1–4 (2009) collected as Olympus (tpb, 128 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-60706-178-3)
  • The Light #1–5 (with Brett Weldele, 2010) collected as The Light (tpb, 140 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60706-345-X)
  • Jake Ellis (with Tonči Zonjić):
    • Who is Jake Ellis? #1–5 (2011) collected as Who is Jake Ellis? (tpb, 136 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60706-459-6)
    • Where is Jake Ellis? #1–5 (with additional art by Jordan Gibson (#4–5), 2012–2015) collected as Where is Jake Ellis? (tpb, 124 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-60706-744-7)
  • The Activity (with Mitch Gerads and Marc Laming (#6 and 12), 2011–2014) collected as:
  • Dancer #1–5 (with Nic Klein, 2012) collected as Dancer (tpb, 132 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-60706-627-0)
  • The Dream Merchant #1–6 (with Konstantin Novosadov and Anthony Hope-Smith (#4–6), 2013–2014) collected as The Dream Merchant (tpb, 144 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-63215-436-6)
  • Genesis (with Alison Sampson, graphic novel, 64 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-60706-995-4)

Marvel ComicsEdit

Other publishersEdit


  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Eco Defense Group. Archived from the original on September 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Honaker, Andrea (October 22, 2018). "Mercer Memories: Nathan Edmondson, CLA '10". The Den. Archived from the original on September 10, 2021.
  3. ^ "About Us". Archon Ready Group. Archived from the original on July 29, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Horne, Chris (July 27, 2010). "Going up 'Olympus' and into 'The Light' with Nathan Edmondson". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on August 11, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Holman, Curt (May 16, 2009). "Speakeasy with Nathan Edmondson". Creative Loafing. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009.
  6. ^ "Comic Jobs Interview Series with Comics Writer Nathan Edmondson". Septagons Studios. August 26, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011.
  7. ^ Contino, Jennifer (August 26, 2010). "EDMONDSON'S BAD ASS BROTHERS OF OLYMPUS". Archived from the original on September 12, 2012.
  8. ^ Wigler, Josh (February 26, 2010). "Edmondson & Weldele Turn On "The Light"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on February 28, 2010.
  9. ^ Bather, Kris (August 20, 2010). "Nathan Edmondson and The End of The Light". Broken Frontier. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010.
  10. ^ Arrant, Chris (November 4, 2010). "Spy Games & Mind Games: WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?". Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011.
  11. ^ Truitt, Brian (January 1, 2012). "'The Activity' aims for realism with its government intrigue". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012.
  12. ^ Ferran, Lee (March 22, 2013). "Comic Sheds Light on Secret Army Spy Unit". ABC News. Archived from the original on March 23, 2013.
  13. ^ Tucker, Reed (August 5, 2013). "Nathan Edmondson, writer of 'The Activity,' reveals the top 5 crazy secrets he's learned researching American intelligence". New York Post. Archived from the original on August 5, 2013.
  14. ^ Esposito, Joey (September 14, 2011). "The New 52 Interviews: Grifter". IGN. Archived from the original on November 7, 2011.
  15. ^ Ching, Albert (July 12, 2012). "SDCC 2012 Exclusive: Ultimate IRON MAN vs. Mandarin". Newsarama. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012.
  16. ^ Long, Aaron (November 7, 2013). "Interview: Nathan Edmondson Brings THE PUNISHER West". Comicosity. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013.
  17. ^ Long, Aaron (December 16, 2013). "Interview: Nathan Edmondson Takes on BLACK WIDOW". Comicosity. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013.
  18. ^ Richards, Dave (March 20, 2015). "Edmondson Arms "Punisher" & "Black Widow" for their "Last Days"". Archived from the original on March 21, 2015.
  19. ^ Kit, Borys (October 3, 2013). "Fox Picks Up 'Who Is Jake Ellis?' For David Yates to Direct (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013.
  20. ^ "'Hanna' Writer Tapped to Pen 'Who is Jake Ellis?' for Chernin and David Yates". April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  21. ^ McNary, Dave. "Fox Moves Forward With Graphic Novel Adaptation 'Who Is Jake Ellis?,' Taps Josh Mond to Direct". Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  22. ^ Allen, Clark; Schmitt, Emily (February 10, 2015). ""The Activity" Comic Adaptation From Ken Nolan Set Up At Paramount/Lin Pictures". The Tracking Board. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015.
  23. ^ ""Rizzoli & Isles" Foot Loose (TV Episode 2015)". IMDb.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (October 10, 2016). "'Gold Rush' Star Creates New Production Shingle Gold Standard Television". Variety. Archived from the original on October 11, 2016.
  25. ^ Amyx, Scott (September 16, 2019). "Interview with Nathan Edmondson, Co-Founder of EDGE, a Counter-Poaching and Conservation Organization". Archived from the original on September 11, 2021.
  26. ^ Doane, Aiden (October 17, 2019). "Wildlife Conservation Done Hand-in-Paw". Rex Specs. Archived from the original on June 8, 2020.
  27. ^ "About — NATHAN EDMONDSON". Archived from the original on July 12, 2021. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  28. ^ "Nathan Edmondson Brings Heroes to Life". Agents of Innovation. October 3, 2018. Archived from the original on July 3, 2019.
  29. ^ Paullus, Caleb (August 7, 2014). "Ranger Comic Miniseries Trailer". The Nerd Machine. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014.
  30. ^ Kit, Borys (December 16, 2015). "Michael B. Jordan Co-Writing New Comic Book Series 'North' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015.

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