Doin' my damnedest to bring down pop culture from the inside. Crack open a cover and see:
Enjoyed talking to Dan Greenfield of the "Parallel Worlds" blog about the new arc of Archer & Armstrong, the nature of conspiracy theory, and being an NYC creator.
Always fun when my lovely wife Crystal Skillman and I are interviewed together: Me about comics, her about playwriting. Stick it in your ears!
I had a great time talking GI Joe and Archer & Armstrong with Matt Kolowski in-studio at the Comixology offices -- and both those series, in fact, along with many others, are available digitally on their app.
As part of their Robot Roulette series, I get six randomly generated questions and the answers range the gamut from growing up in the same town as Bill Watterson, getting fired a lot, time travel, my morning routine to how I use music to help me work: Enjoy.
Brian Truitt debriefs me about my upcoming run on IDW Publishing's GI Joe monthly, deploying with a new #1 in February.
Had great fun participating in Reddit's weekly comic Ask Me Anything (AMA). Full transcript is at the link above. They persuaded me to post one of my scripts -- for the one-shot MARVEL ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN. Hope y'all find it enlightening.
Avengers Initiative, a fighter for iOS and Android with the first installment starring the Hulk (with three more heroes to follow). Kotaku gives us a very nice review here, calling it "almost the strongest portable game there is."
Derrick Sanskrit interviews me about my gaming habits and we hint at some of my upcoming video game work.
Matt Moore of the Associated Press talked to artist Clayton Henry and I about the One Percent, the devil-worshipping Wall Street cult that will be the bad guys in the first arc of our ARCHER & ARMSTRONG revival.
Very pleased The Comic Book History of Comics was named Book of the Month.
I am thrilled to announce I'm joining the Valiant Comics relaunch by reviving one of the most beloved buddy books of all time, Archer & Armstrong. Check out as well a great interview I did at CBR about the project, with great designs from David Aja and series artist (and my Incredible Hercules compadre) Clayton Henry.
Artist Tom Fowler and I are interviewed about our original graphic novel HULK: SEASON ONE, debuting from Marvel September 2012. Smash from the beginning!
Another magical time was had at the sixth (I can hardly believe it) Fred Van Lente Day at Comic Book Resources/CSBG. The highlights were a fantastic chat about comics history and piracy where artist Steve Lieber came by to talk about the ramifications of the (in)famous Underground/4Chan incident. We were also happy to announce that Comic Book Comics by Ryan Dunlavey and myself will be collected and published by the fine folks at IDW as The Comic Book History of Comics in May 2012. Also: Feast your eyes on the first five pages of Renaissance, the graphic novel I'm creating with obscenely talented artist Sarah Oleksyk.
As the sold out run of the theatrical run of Ryan Dunlavey's and my Action Philosophers returns to the Brick Theater next month, check out this interview with me and playwright Crystal Skillman.
My frequent collaborator Greg Pak and I kick off this semester of CBLDF's Comics College with an afternoon seminar on the Secrets of Self-Publishing. Come on out, learn something, have a good time, and contribute to a worthy cause.
As the big-screen adaptation of my OGN Cowboys & Aliens nears theaters, Yahoo talks to me about comics, film, Westerns, science fiction and giving aliens humanity.
A story on one of the more bizarre outgrowths of Clayton Henry's Incredible Hercules run, the "Cool Story, Bro" meme.
I try not to post reviews here, but this longform assessment of one of my favorite things I've ever done, Taskmaster: Unthinkable is very flattering and fun to read.
Read the first 9pp of the brand new Alpha Flight #1 from Greg Pak, Dale Eaglesham and I here.
The 2011 MoCCA Arts Festival is this weekend, and AM New York declares Comic Book Comics #5 by Ryan Dunlavey and I is one of the festival's top premieres.
Canada's largest on-line news source interviews me and my collaborators Greg Pak and Dale Eaglesham about the return of Alpha Flight under our guidance.
Brian Truitt has the full scoop on my official -- and, for the first chapter, FREE -- prequel to the Captain America: The First Avenger film, First Vengeance, debuting on Super Bowl Sunday.
It's CSBG's fifth annual Fred Van Lente Day, the highlight of which for me were these different artists' intrepreations on the theme "Cowboys & Aliens".
Odd Is On Our Side, the graphic novel collaboration between Dean Koontz, Queenie Chan and myself, debuts at #1 on the softcover list! Thanks to all the readers for their support.
Where to Find me: Mostly I will be at my Artist's Alley Table, #C1. Otherwise:
I'm speaking at Governors Island on Sunday, August 8 on "Keemia's Castle," the two-part AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story I set there and Javier Pulido illustrated, with selections from Paolo Rivera's photo reference.
Blair Butler of "Fresh Ink" announces the next chapter of me & Greg Pak's INCREDIBLE HERCULES saga: CHAOS WAR, which begins this October:
A very nice review of Action Philosophers (among others) as part of the NYT's summer comics roundup.
I'm very proud to announce my Exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. For the full details, plus the fate of self-published works like ACTION PHILOSOPHERS and COMIC BOOK COMICS (short answer: business-as-usual), click on the above.
You just can't keep the super-undead down: Marvel Zombies Return debuts at #7.
I'm thrilled that current James Bond Daniel Craig is joining the cast of the big-screen adaptation of my graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens.
As my cohort Greg Pak says, Incredible Hercules made "about a million Best of 2009 lists", including at Comics Alliance, the Austin American Statesman, Comic Related, Comic Book Resources, and Best Shots. Thanks to Newsarama for nominating Pak & me as Favorite Writer(s).
The arrival of the Complete Action Philosophers is an occassion for the esteemed comics journalist to sit down with me for a lengthy chat.
We're back, this time for MARVEL ZOMBIES 4, which debuts at #4 (appropriately enough).
I do a podcast in an actual comic book store! That's a first. And it came out real nice, too -- Have a listen.
Looking forward to my first-ever signing outside the US!
A very nice assessment of me and Pak's INCREDIBLE HERCULES from Troy Brownfield.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau is set to direct star Robert Downey Jr. in the big-screen adaptation of my graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens!
A fun, career-spanning interview with Tim O'Shea. Check it out!
Continuing this summer's Big Announcements: Get ready this November for the massive HERCULES crossover, Assault on New Olympus! Welcome Spidey, Agents of Atlas, Ares, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers and more to the party!
ACTION PHILOSOPHERS and COMIC BOOK COMICS are now available for download to your iPhone through the Apple iTunes Store (along with me and Steve Ellis' THE SILENCERS) thanks to our pals at Comixology, and Ryan Dunlavey and I go onto their podcast to talk about it.
As part of Newsarama's weekly Spider-Man feature, I lay out the gang war between The Hood and Chinatown in the pages of this June's Dark Reign: Mr. Negative.
The music industry covers the Eminem vs. Punisher comic I did with Salvador Larroca. The first half appears in this month's XXL Magazine and the story concludes at Marvel Digital Comics. (You can read the first half on-line -- for free! -- there too.)
We made the list again, this time with Marvel Zombies 3!
A very nice write-up of Comic Book Comics by Glen Weldon.
The NYT debuts its long-awaited Graphic Novels bestseller list, which is cool, and Incredible Hercules: Love and War debuts at #8 in hardcover, which is even cooler!
I tell the Sixers "What I'm Reading" as part of their regular feature.
UPDATED AGAIN -- 02.14.2009! 12.10.2008 Wired
It was terrific to learn of the sellout and second printing of X Men Noir #1 on the same day artist/co-creator Dennis Calero and I went to went to Jim Hanley's Universe in NYC to do a signing.
X Men Noir #2 sold out and will return with a second printing too! Thanks to all the readers for their support.
NEW! THREEPEAT! X Men Noir #3 sells out too!
A sneak peak of Marvel Zombies 4 with the Big Bad Wolf!
In a poll of CBR's staff and contributors, Incredible Hercules came in #7 out of the Best 100 Comics of 2008. iHerc was also named Best Revamp of 2008 by Wizard Magazine and made the Best of 2008 list at ComicsBulletins and Newsarama, too. Thanks from the whole creative team!
Many thanks to WILC for selecting me to head their Best Writer category for 2008.12.29.2008 X-Addiction
A podcast plunging deep into the grey world of X Men Noir with hosts Paul and Antony.
12.06.2008 Comics Should Be Good
It's the FOURTH -- count 'em! Fourth! -- Fred Van Lente Day at the CSBG blog, and this year the holiday was celebrated with a live chat with me and the readers. Check out the transcript here! Also, CSBG added a special tag for its FVLD stories, so you can browse the whole archive here.
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