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Steven McNiven is a Canadian comic book artist. He first gained prominence on CrossGen's Meridian, before moving onto books such as Ultimate Secret, New Avengers and Civil War.

Steve McNiven
McNiven at the October 10, 2010 New York Comic Con in Manhattan, New York
BornSteven McNiven
Notable works
Ultimate Secret
New Avengers
Civil War



McNiven sketching at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 10, 2010

McNiven first came into prominence after he took over as a penciller of CrossGen's Meridian title following the departure of Josh Middleton.

Later, he gained more fame working for Marvel Comics as the penciller of Marvel Knights 4, Ultimate Secret and New Avengers. He was named in August 2005 as one of Marvel's "Young Guns", a group of artists that, according to Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, have the qualities that make "a future superstar penciller". Other "Young Guns" include Olivier Coipel, David Finch, Trevor Hairsine, Adi Granov and Jim Cheung McNiven was the penciller of the Marvel mini-series Civil War working with Mark Millar. He followed this by provided the art for the Wolverine storyline "Old Man Logan" and the Icon Comics mini-series Nemesis, both with Millar.[1]

In 2011 Marvel relaunched a new volume of Captain America, with McNiven as artist.[2][3]


Marvel Knights 4 #2 cover art.

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  1. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (December 4, 2009). ""Nemesis" Asks: What if Batman was The Joker?". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 6, 2009.
  2. ^ Khouri, Andy (May 30, 2011). "Steve Rogers Returns to Duty with Brubaker & McNiven in Captain America #1". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on April 27, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Captain America vol. 6 at the Grand Comics Database


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