Ivan Brandon

Summary

Ivan Brandon
Ivan-wiki.jpg
Born1976
New York City
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Editor
http://ivanbrandon.com/

Ivan Brandon (born 1976) is a comic book writer known for his work on titles such as DC Comics' Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape and Men of War as well as creator-owned series Viking, The Cross Bronx and NYC Mech, published by Image Comics. He is also the creator and producer of the Eisner-nominated anthology series 24Seven.

Early life

Ivan Brandon was born in New York City in 1976 to Cuban immigrants.[1] He has an older brother,[2] two younger brothers and a younger sister.[3] Brandon's earliest exposure to comics came in the early 1980s, from the books that were passed down to him from his older brother, including such Marvel publications as Daredevil, The Amazing Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men and Secret Wars. Brandon names Bill Sienkiewicz's work on New Mutants and Frank Miller's work on Daredevil and Elektra as having had an influential impact on him.[2]

Brandon studied art under David Mazzucchelli, and has stated that he made his first comics with him at age 10.[2][3]

Career

Brandon got his start at Beckett Comics, providing scripts for two series created by the company's founder Jeff Amano, Gene-Fusion and Ruule, as well as writing the first two issues of the Terminator 3 prequel series.[2] Most of Brandon further body of work consists of creator-owned projects such as The Cross Bronx, a supernatural crime story produced with Michael Avon Oeming, NYC Mech with co-writer Miles Gunter and artist Andy MacDonald, and 24Seven, an anthology series that Brandon created and edited.[4] April 2009 saw the debut of Viking, an Image Comics series based on Viking history about two young brothers attempting to work their way up the criminal food chain. Brandon stated that he was inspired by period dramas such as Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal and the parallels he perceived between Viking history and organized crime.[4][5]

Also in 2009, Brandon started writing for DC Comics with Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape.[6][7] For DC Comics' 2011 company-wide title relaunch The New 52, Brandon wrote Men of War,[8][9][10] which lasted eight issues before its cancellation.[11]

Bibliography

Early work

  • Beckett Comics:
    • Gene-Fusion A.D. 2310 #1–4 (with Neil Vokes, 2003)
    • Terminator 3 #1–2: "Before the Rise" (with Goran Parlov, 2003)
    • Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown #1–5 (with Mike Hawthorne, 2003–2004) collected as Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown (tpb, 224 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-5824-0566-2)
  • More Fund Comics: An All-Star Benefit Comic for the CBLDF: "Cookies and Milk" (with Andy MacDonald, anthology graphic novel, 144 pages, Sky Dog, 2003, ISBN 0-9721-8312-4)

Image Comics

  • NYC Mech (co-written by Brandon and Miles Gunter, art by Andy MacDonald):
    • NYC Mech #1–6 (with additional art by James Romberger in issue #6, 2004) collected as NYC Mech: Let's Electrify (tpb, 160 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-5824-0558-1)
    • NYC Mech: Beta Love #1–6 (2005–2006) collected as NYC Mech: Beta Love (tpb, 160 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-582-40889-0)
  • Grounded #1–6 (as "editor"; written by Mark Sable, drawn by Paul Azaceta, 2005–2006)
  • 24Seven (as creator and editor, series of anthology graphic novels):
    • Volume 1 (224 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-58240-636-7) featured several stories written by Brandon:
    • Volume 2 (240 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-5824-0846-7) featured two stories written by Brandon:
      • "Getaway" (with Calum Alexander Watt)
      • "Little Nano in Alphaland" (with Gene Ha)
  • The Cross Bronx #1–4 (with Michael Avon Oeming, 2006) collected as The Cross Bronx (tpb, 128 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-5824-0690-1)
  • Crimeland (story by Felipe Ferreira, dialogue by Brandon, art by Rafael Albuquerque, graphic novel, 96 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-5824-0847-5)
  • Fear Agent #10: "Wild Goose" (with Rafael Albuquerque, co-feature, 2007)
    • Collected in Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 1 (hc, 440 pages, Dark Horse, 2012, ISBN 1-6165-5005-8)
    • Collected in Fear Agent: The Final Edition Volume 4 (tpb, 248 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-53430-875-X)
  • Comic Book Tattoo: "Pirates" (with Calum Alexander Watt, anthology graphic novel, hc, 480 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-58240-965-X; sc, 2008, ISBN 1-5824-0964-1)
  • Viking #1–5 (with Nic Klein, 2009–2010) collected as Viking: The Long Cold Fire (hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-6070-6170-8; sc, 2011, ISBN 1-6070-6169-4)
  • Outlaw Territory Volume 1: "The First Car in Mexico" (with Andy MacDonald, anthology graphic novel, 240 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-6070-6004-3)
  • The Crazies #1: "Hopman Bog" (with Jon Buran and Chris DiBari, Top Cow, 2010)
  • Thought Bubble Anthology #2: "I'm Through" (with Leigh Gallagher, 2012)
  • Drifter (with Nic Klein, 2014–2017) collected as:
    • Out of the Night (collects #1–5, tpb, 128 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5281-9)
    • The Wake (collects #6–9, tpb, 104 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5501-X)
    • Lit by Fire (collects #10–14, tpb, 128 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-632-15706-3)
    • Remains (collects #15–19, tpb, 120 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5343-0187-9)
  • Black Cloud (co-written by Brandon and Jason Latour, art by Greg Hinkle, Paul Reinwand (#6) and Saumin Patel (#9–10), 2017–2018) collected as:
    • No Exit (collects #1–5, tpb, 128 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-5343-0328-6)
    • No Return (collects #6–10, tpb, 128 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0669-2)
  • VS #1–5 (with Esad Ribić, 2018) collected as VS, Volume 1 (tpb, 144 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0693-5)
  • Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas: "N-R-Yay" (with Paul Azaceta, anthology graphic novel, 336 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0822-9)

Marvel Comics

  • Secret Invasion: Home Invasion #1–8 (with Nick Postic, digital, 2008) collected as Secret Invasion: Home Invasion (tpb, 104 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3557-X)
  • Marvel Comics Presents vol. 2 #8–12: "Machine Man" (with Niko Henrichon, anthology, 2008)
  • Nation X #4: "Ice Ceam Alamo" (with Rael Lyra, anthology, 2010) collected in X-Men: Nation X (hc, 360 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3873-0; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4103-0)
  • Deadpool Team-Up #894 (with Sanford Greene, 2010) collected in Deadpool Team-Up: Good Buddies (hc, 176 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4528-1; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4529-X)
  • Wolverine #309: "Underneath" (with Rafael Albuquerque and Jason Latour, 2012) collected in Wolverine: Rot (hc, 128 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-6145-7; tpb, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-6146-5)
  • Secret Wars: Battleworld #3: "A Thousand Cuts" (with Aaron Conley, anthology, 2015) collected in Secret Wars Journal/Battleworld (tpb, 248 pages, 2016, ISBN 0-7851-9580-7)

DC Comics

Other publishers

References

  1. ^ Biography page at Ivan Brandon's official site
  2. ^ a b c d Allen, Chris. "Breakdowns Extra -- Interview With "Terminator 3" Writer Ivan Brandon". Quick Stop Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Brandon, Ivan (January 20, 2010). "Wikipedia". ivanbrandon.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Sullivan, Michael Patrick (February 25, 2009). "Ivan Brandon Conquers Image with "Viking"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  5. ^ Bell, Drew (January 21, 2009). "Getting Into Viking with Ivan Brandon". Newsarama. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  6. ^ Brady, Matt (March 13, 2009). "Getting Away from Electric City: Ivan Brandon on Escape". Newsarama. Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  7. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (March 13, 2009). "Ivan Brandon Siphons Secrets in "Escape"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  8. ^ "DC Relaunch: Q&A with Men Of War's Ivan Brandon". Ace Comics. June 20, 2011. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  9. ^ Manning, Shaun (June 29, 2011). "Brandon Enlists "Men of War"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  10. ^ "IVAN BRANDON Talks MEN OF WAR @ NEW 52 NYC Premiere". Newsarama. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  11. ^ Kushins, Josh (January 12, 2012). "DC Comics in 2012-–-Introducing the "Second Wave" of DC Comics The New 52". The Source. DC Comics. Archived from "second-wave"-of-dc-comics-the-new-52/ the original on January 14, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.

External links

  • Official website
  • Ivan Brandon at the Grand Comics Database
  • Ivan Brandon at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
  • Podcast Interview with Ivan Brandon at Scripts and Scribes