Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira


Joe Madureira (often called Joe Mad), is a comic book writer/artist and game developer, best known for his work on Marvel Comics‘ Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic book Battle Chasers.

Madureira’s style combines Western comic book influences with aspects of Japanese manga, and has been credited for helping the latter influence the American comic book industry.JL.pngHis first published work was an eight-page story for the anthology series Marvel Comics Presents, starring Northstar. He became the regular penciler on Uncanny X-Men in 1994 . During the “Age of Apocalypse” storyline all X-Men titles were renamed; Madureira illustrated Uncanny X-Men’s replacement as the four issue miniseries Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1.

He left Uncanny X-Men in 1997 to work on his own sword and sorcery series Battle Chasers for Wildstorm Comics‘ creator-owned Cliffhanger imprint (before it was sold to DC Comics). Shortly before leaving Uncanny X-Men, he commented that he felt the series had become too “dark and depressing” for his taste.

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Madureira produced a total of nine issues in four years (publishing two to three a year), a pace for which he was criticized. He canceled Battle Chasers #10, and placed the series on indefinite hiatus after forming a game development company called Tri-Lunar with Tim Donley and Greg Peterson.

Madureira returned to the comic book industry as the artist on Marvel’s The Ultimates 3, with writer Jeph Loeb. The second issue was published in January 2008, the third issue released on February 20, 2008. Ultimates 3 #4 came out on June 25, 2008.


On June 13, 2011 it was announced on the live blog that he would be handling art duties on a new series written by Zeb Wells entitled Avenging Spider-Man. Following a three issue run on the title, Marvel announced on March 11, 2013 that Madureira would be reteaming with Wells for an arc on Savage Wolverine beginning with #6 in June 2013.

Early in 2015 Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli, co-founders of Vigil Games, formed a new studio, Airship Syndicate, located in Austin Texas, and announced that their first project would be three-issue arcs of a fresh run of Battle Chasers and a video game set in the same conceptual universe.

Battle Chasers Video Game

Pencil & Ink

Ink & Color

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Comics Pencilled by Joe Madureira




The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time (2001)

Akira (1988)

All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)

All-New, All Different Marvel Universe (2016)

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)

The Art of Vampirella: The Dynamite Years (2014)

Astonishing X-Men (1995)

Avengers Now! (2015)

Avenging Spider-Man (2012)

Avenging Spider-Man Daily Bugle (2011)

Batman/Superman (2004)

Battle Chasers (1998)

Battle Chasers (2000)

Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way! (2003)

Darksiders (2010)

Deadpool Classic (2008)

Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul (2010)

Deadpool: The Circle Chase (1993)

Dobry komiks (2004)

Elephantmen: The Pilot (2007)

Essential Wolverine (1997)

Excalibur (1988)

Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis (2009)

Excalibur: XX Crossing (1992)

Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated (1998)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982)

Generation X Classic (2010)

Giant-Sized Gambit (1999)

Godwheel (1995)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013)

Heroes (2001)

History of the Marvel Universe (2012)

Inhuman (2014)

Iron and the Maiden: Brutes, Bims and the City (2008)

La Patrulla-X (1985)

M.A.X. Yearbook (1993)

Marvel Comics Presents (1988)

Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)

Marvel Héroes (2010)

Marvel Millennium: Homem-Aranha (2002)

Marvel Saga Hors Série (2014)

Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)

Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)

Masacre: Persecución en Círculo (1994)

Maximum Anniversary X-Perience (1993)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 (2004)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004 (2004)

Sales To Astonish The Comic Book (1992)

Satanika (1995)

Savage Dragon: Team-Ups (1998)

Savage Wolverine (2013)

Spider-Man – Der Avenger (2012)

Spider-Man/Wolverine by Zeb Wells & Joe Madureira (2013)

Street Fighter (2003)

Street Fighter II (2005)

Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia (2010)

Superman (1987)

Superman (2001)

Superman: President Lex (2003)

Superman/Batman (2003)

Target X-Men Encyclopedia (2005)

Thor (1966)

A Tribute to Michael Turner (2008)

UDON’s Art of Capcom (2007)

Ultimate Marvel Sampler (2007)

Ultimates 3 (2008)

The Ultimates 3 (2009)

The Ultimates 3: Must Have (2008)

Ultimatum (2010)

Uncanny X-Men (1963)

Vanguard (1993)

Wildstorm Cliffhanger Sketchbook (1998)

Wizard: Big Covers Book (2003)

Wizard’s PosterMania! (1996)

Wonder Woman (1942)

X-Factor (1986)

X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David (2005)

X-Mannen (1983)

X-Men (1997)

X-Men Ashcan Edition (1994)

X-Men Extra (1997)

X-Men Halloween Special Edition (1993)

X-Men Poster Magazine (1995)

X-Men Saga (1997)

X-Men Special (1998)

X-Men Visionaries (1996)

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse (2015)

X-Men: Earth’s Mutant Heroes (2011)

X-Men: Future History – The Messiah War Sourcebook (2009)

X-Men: Phalanx Covenant (2014)

X-Men: The Age Of Apocalypse Omnibus (2012)

X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic (2008)

X-Men: The Origin of Generation X (2001)

X-Men: The Road to Onslaught (2014)

X-Men: The Trial of Gambit (2016)

X-Men: Zero Tolerance (2001)

X-Men/Avengers: Onslaught Omnibus (2015)

Youngblood Battlezone (1993)



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