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Rick Remender (born February 6, 1973) is an American comic book writer and artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his work on Image Comics such as Deadly Class, Fear Agent, Black Science as well as Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Force.

Rick Remender
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Remender at a convention on April 27, 2013
Born (1973-02-06) February 6, 1973 (age 46)[1]
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Deadly Class
Fear Agent
The End League
Punisher vol. 8
Uncanny X-Force
Tokyo Ghost


While in the early stages of his comic book career, Remender worked in animation on such films as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E. and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

In 1998 he teamed up with Harper Jaten and Rory Hensly to create the absurdist humor comic Captain Dingleberry'. After four issues self-publishing the series was picked up by SLG Publishing.

His next series, Black Heart Billy, was also at SLG with collaborator Kieron Dwyer.

In 1999, while producing Black Heart Billy, Remender produced the horror comic Doll and Creature with John Heebink and Mike Manley.

From 2000–2003 Remender went on to co-create and direct an animated series Swing Town for Wild Brain Animation. He also produced comics and album covers for Fat Wreck Chords, a Bay Area punk label. During this time he taught comics, animation, and storyboards at the Academy of Art University, inked The Avengers, and penciled numerous issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

From 2004 to 2005 Remender launched Fear Agent, Sea of Red and Strange Girl with Image Comics, Night Mary at IDW, and he illustrated the comic book adaptation of the movie Man With the Screaming Brain, by Dark Horse Comics. A year later he drew the series The Last Christmas, which was written by Brian Posehn and Gerry Dugan.

During this time he would team up with French artist Paul Renaud for a Red Sonja one-shot published by Dynamite Entertainment titled "Vacant Shell".[2] He is also working on the horror line Crawl Space with Kieron Dwyer, which will include stories like XXXombies.[3] He had previously worked with Dwyer on Sea of Red[4] and Night Mary.[5]

Remender was working on the Dark Horse Comics series The End League,[6] as well as launching a giant robot series Gigantic,.[7][8] He also relaunched Fear Agent[9] and started, for Image Comics, a new horror miniseries called Sorrow.[10]

He became co-author of Punisher War Journal with Matt Fraction from issue #19 to 25 and then was the main writer on the new and eighth Punisher series. IDW Publishing also released a "master edition" of Black Heart Billy.[11] In April 2009, Remender signed an exclusive writing contract with Marvel Comics[12] but was still able to release the series The Last Days of American Crime through Radical Comics.[13][14] In late 2010 he launched the new title Uncanny X-Force.[15][16]

He served as a writer on Electronic Art's game Dead Space and was the lead writer for Epic Games' Bulletstorm, which was released on February 22, 2011.

He has also done work for some punk CDs, including the SideOneDummy Records 1999 compilation Start Your Engines, NO USE FOR A NAME's 2001 "Live in a Dive album", Lagwagon's 2001 "Live in a Dive album", NOFX's 2006 EP Never Trust a Hippy and promo art for 3 Inches of Blood.


SLG PublishingEdit

  • Captain Dingleberry #1–7 (with Harper Jaten, 1999) collected as Captain Dingleberry: Unplugged (tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-943151-17-1)
  • Murder Can Be Fun #12: "The Ride of Your Life!" (script and art, 1999)
  • Black Heart Billy #1–2 (with Kieron Dwyer, 2000) collected as Black Heart Billy (tpb, 96 pages, AiT/Planet Lar, 2002, ISBN 1-932051-02-3)

Image ComicsEdit

Dark Horse ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Other publishersEdit


  1. ^ Remender, Rick (August 1, 2013). "For Wikipedia". Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Khouri, Andy (January 26, 2007). "There's Just Something About Sonja: Remender Talks '"Vacant Shell'". Comic Book Resources.
  3. ^ Tramountanas, George A. (September 28, 2007). "ZOMBIE PORN: Remender has 'XXXombies' in his 'Crawl Space'". Comic Book Resources.
  4. ^ Weiland, Jonah (December 13, 2004). "High Sea Adventure: Remender & Dwyer Exclusively Talk Images's 'Sea of Red'". Comic Book Resources.
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (April 22, 2005). "Dwyer & Remender Explore Your Nightmares In 'Night Mary'". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ Manning, Shaun (October 6, 2008). "Remender & Canete On 'The End League'". Comic Book Resources.
  7. ^ Furey, Emmett (June 9, 2008). "The Ultimate Gladiator: Remender talks 'Gigantic'". Comic Book Resources.
  8. ^ Arrant, Chris (October 30, 2008). "Getting 'Gigantic' With Rick Remender". Newsarama.
  9. ^ O'Shea, Tim (November 4, 2007). "Remender's Fear Agent: Open Wound as Lead Character" Archived October 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Comics Bulletin. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  10. ^ Rick Remender: Where Fear Meets Sorrow Archived October 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin. July 31, 2007
  11. ^ Remender, Rick (October 2, 2008). "Rick Remender: The Secret Origin of Black Heart Billy". Newsarama.
  12. ^ "Emerald City '09: Remender Signs Exclusive". April 5, 2009
  13. ^ Manning, Shaun (August 20, 2009). "Remender's "Last Days of American Crime"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  14. ^ Arrant, Chris (October 28, 2009). "You Will Be Brainwashed Into Compliance in 'LAST DAYS'". Newsarama. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  15. ^ Richards, Dave (April 18, 2010). "C2E2: Remender Unleashes "New X-Force"". Comic Book Resources.
  16. ^ Manning, Shaun (September 9, 2010). "Marvel's Next Big Thing 'Uncanny X-Force' Call". Comic Book Resources.
  17. ^ Salazaar, Kat (July 23, 2014). "IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCEMENT: The future is bleak in TOKYO GHOST". Image Comics.


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Preceded by
Matt Fraction
The Punisher writer
(2008 with Matt Fraction)
Succeeded by
Greg Rucka
Preceded by
Andy Diggle
Thunderbolts writer
Succeeded by
Jeff Parker
Preceded by
Warren Ellis
Secret Avengers writer
Succeeded by
Nick Spencer
(Volume 2)
Preceded by
Ed Brubaker
Captain America writer
Succeeded by
Nick Spencer
Preceded by
Uncanny Avengers writer
Succeeded by
Gerry Duggan