Robert Kirkman began his meteoric rise to fame with his self-published Battle Pope. For Image Comics, Kirkman created and continues to write the long-running Invincible and The Walking Dead, the latter of which AMC has turned into a smash-hit TV series. Kirkman’s Marvel credits include Marvel Knights 2099, Jubilee, Marvel Team-Up and Irredeemable Ant-Man. His best-known Marvel works, however, have been the blockbuster Marvel Zombies and Marvel Zombies 2 miniseries, and the Marvel Zombies: Dead Days one-shot.
Prolific writer/penciler/inker Karl Kesel inked the acclaimed Mark Waid/Mike Wieringo run of Fantastic Four; he has also written several FF stories himself, including issue #56 (2002), which revealed the Thing’s Jewish heritage. His work spans Marvel time and space, ranging from Fantastic Four 2099 to Marvel Apes. At DC, he wrote the 1980s Hawk and Dove, and multiple Superman titles and spinoffs, including his co-creation Superboy (Kon-El). For Dark Horse, he worked on media tie-ins Indiana Jones and Aliens: Space Marines. Back at Marvel, he scripted miniseries Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip, which he also illustrated, and Captain America: Patriot.
Mark Millar is the New York Times best-selling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy, Nemesis, Superior, Supercrooks, American Jesus, MPH and Starlight. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2 and The Secret Service (as Kingsman: The Secret Service) have been adapted into feature films. His DC Comics work includes the seminal Superman: Red Son. At Marvel Comics, he has written The Ultimates, selected by Time magazine as the comic book of the decade; the acclaimed Wolverine saga “Old Man Logan;” and Civil War, the industry’s biggest-selling series in almost two decades. Millar has served as producer and executive producer on previous adaptations of his works and, following the purchase of his Millarworld comic line by Netflix in 2017, remains the company’s president. For his services to film and literature, he received the prestigious honor of being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen in 2013.
A frequent contributor to 2000 AD, Sean Phillips has penciled runs on Uncanny X-Men, Batman: Gotham Knights and more. Phillips collaborated with writer Ed Brubaker on Sleeper, lauded as “a perfectly paranoid super-powered espionage tale.” Phillips continues his partnership with Brubaker on Marvel/Icon’s Criminal and Incognito.
After fine-tuning his craft at Image, artist Todd Nauck made a name for himself on DC’s Young Justice in collaboration with writer Peter David. At Marvel, he reunited with David for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and, in a later engagement with the web-head, drew the Obama/Spidey team-up in Amazing Spider-Man #583 – giving Nauck the honor of illustrating one of the highest-selling Spidey stories of all time.
Artist Greg Land first gained notice with his work on DC’s Batman-family titles Nightwing and Birds of Prey. Moving to Marvel after illustrating CrossGen’s Sojourn, he drew Phoenix: Endsong. Next up was a run on Ultimate Fantastic Four that included the first rendering of the Marvel Zombies. Subsequently, Land penciled the blockbuster limited series Ultimate Power before becoming a regular artist on Uncanny X-Men.