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Joe Madureira on Drawing More at Marvel

The artist hints at what he has coming up.

Joe Madureira has recently started making his return to comics. After seven years working on video games with Virgil and THQ, he's now ready to start drawing again. He made his return on the first three issues of AVENGING SPIDER-MAN. We haven't seen too much from him since.

In an interview with, Joe mentioned his next project won't be back in AVENGING SPIDER-MAN and gave a hint what we could expect.

Sorry, this isn't a new piece of art.
I’ve moved on to a different Marvel title, and while it isn’t the Avenging Spider-Man, it does feature Spidey (and this time he’s teamed up with Wolverine… and Elektra!). Spidey will always have a special place in my heart, and I usually jump at the chance to draw him, so let’s see what else comes down the pipe after this project... All I can say is that it’s got Wolverine in it, Spidey and Elektra. And Ninja. Lots of Ninja.

What title could he be talking about? Wolverine already has two new Marvel NOW! titles coming. Will this be just a guest appearance, a miniseries or something more?

Head over to to read the full interview along with more on why he left video games and the status of BATTLE CHASERS.

Posted by Azrael66

That Hulk is perhaps the most hideous creature I have ever laid mine eyes upon.

Posted by scarspider

I love Joe Mad's work! I don't know why he doesn't do more comic stuff.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Awesome! I love a good deal of his work, most notably his UXM 350 cover:

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Posted by FoxxFireArt

More Joe MAD would be awesome, but I'd rather see him work on an original story than Marvel stuff. I bought a lot of the early BATTLE CHASERS. I loved it but the release was so random.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

Sad about his depature but ALL ABOARD D MAD COMIC TRAIN HOOT HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by scuzz2.0

Sounds like an issue of A+X

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Posted by chasereis

My second favorite artist of all time. Loved Darksiders!!!

Posted by Gambit1024

I'd love to see him do some more Spider-Man (if Humberto Ramos isn't around, that is :P)

Posted by Spideycap

@Azrael66 said:

That Hulk is perhaps the most hideous creature I have ever laid mine eyes upon.

Are you certain?

Posted by MagmaGazer

Nice. Loved this guy's work, and it's great to have him back in comics.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Marvel Knights?

Posted by Novemberx2

please don't be the ultimates again!

Posted by NXH

@chasereis said:

My second favorite artist of all time. Loved Darksiders!!!

Darksiders was under rated. Did you play Darksiders 2 aswell? That's probably my favourite game of this year.

Posted by NXH

Can't wait to see this new project Joe Mad is working on. Really hope we don't have to wait for too long for it. I really digged his arc on Avenging Spider-Man and I loved his work on Ulitmates 3. Even if the story was shit.

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@scuzz2.0 said:

Sounds like an issue of A+X

That's what I was thinking. Love MAD's art. I wish he would take over the AoA series art. I don't care for the dark style it has, preferred the style of the original series back in the 90s.

Posted by fACEmelter88

I love Joe Mad's artwork/style...I'll read crappy comics just to see his work.

@Azrael66 said:

That Hulk is perhaps the most hideous creature I have ever laid mine eyes upon.

You must meet my mom then.......ooooh, sick burn....on myself, damnit.

Posted by PowerHerc

Glad he's coming back. Hope to see some good stuff from him.

Posted by dementedtheclown

Hes an amazing artist

Posted by Grey56

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Marvel Knights?

This would be nice. Just so long as it's not 'Ultimate' this or that or some ridiculous new "ongoing" which "goes on" for all of a few issues. Put the man on a flagship title and I won't care if it's a third tier character - I'll buy it. Until then though I will void it as I have all the others. Battle Chasers though - not a gale force from hell could keep me from that.

Posted by alex6166

There's one word for this: ULTRA-MEGA-AWESOME!

I have that House of M variant, btw. It had different colors. That looks like a fan-job. Battlechasers? Man, what a book. Look at the Hobbit coming out, you think Hollywood would finally make the thing. maybe give Joe Mad a nudge to finish it. Yeah, I bought Ultimates 3, too. Hey, atleast it looked cool.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Excellent work, if I do say so myself!

Posted by Mr Marvel82

Nooo!!! Please don't be anything X-men related. I remember his work from back in the 90's with Onslaught. No more... please. No more of that.

Edited by sheldipez

His work in Avenging Spider-Man was great

More please.

Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

i love his art, it looks like back in the 90s, awsome.

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

One of my favorite artist all time. If he can do more than three issues a year , I'm with it.

Posted by Kimeraevent

Please, no. Just no. I'm tired of him coming on books or starting books and either never finishing them (Battlechasers) or leaving after doing a handful of issues (Avenging Spiderman). Or waiting for MONTHS for a single issue that he was commissioned at least 6 months beforehand to finish. Also Ultimates 3 was a bastardization of the entire Ultimate Marvel line. He and Loeb took the look and feel Bryan Hitch and Mark Millar put on the series and just crapped all over it. His work started out very innovative, distinct and worthwhile, but since he started Battlechasers he has just let it all slide. He is just as bad for a regular book as J.Scott Campbell. It always sounds cool and seems like a great idea, but it will end badly. And quickly. Very very quickly.

If he does anything he should just do it as a graphic novel. Definitely. I would buy a completed story Joe Mad graphic novel. Never a monthly from him, never again.

Posted by DocFishstick

i love Joe's work just as long as he keeps working on it.

Posted by pingclang

I agree with a lot of you, Mr. Madureia has a great style, I love people you can instantly recognize and don't try for photo-realistic art. That said if he is going do a book, which is very exciting, I just want him to stick with it. Uncanny X-Men was his longest stint on a book and it wasn't all that long. We will see.