Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente
Born (1972-02-14) February 14, 1972
Tacoma, WA
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Action Philosophers
Incredible Hercules
Marvel Zombies 3
Marvel Zombies 4

Fred Van Lente (born February 14, 1972 in Tacoma, WA) is an American writer, primarily of comic books and graphic novels.


Van Lente is the co-founder, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, of Evil Twin Comics, which produces his and Dunlavey’s non-fiction comic books, the first and most famous of which is Action Philosophers.

Recent work includes becoming the ongoing co-author of Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak,[1] as well as writing Marvel Zombies 3[2][3][4][5][6] and Marvel Zombies 4.[7][8] with Kev Walker and X-Men Noir with Dennis Calero.[9][10] Upcoming work includes two one-shots as part of Marvel Zombies Return.[11] He also wrote the first issue of Deadpool Team-Up (number #899 as it was counting backwards from the #900 special).[12]

Van Lente created a new Power Man, Victor Alvarez, who first appeared in the Shadowland: Power Man mini-series,[13][14] then in a new Power Man and Iron Fist series, also by Van Lente.[15][16][17]

Van Lente and New York Innovative Theatre Awards-winner Crystal Skillman co-authored and staged "King Kirby," a play based on the life of innovative comics creator Jack Kirby. "King Kirby" was staged at Brooklyn's Brick Theater as part of its annual Comic Book Theater Festival. The play was a New York Times Critics' Pick selection and was funded by a widely publicized Kickstarter campaign.[18][19][20]

Van Lente has been called "one of the most idiosyncratic and insightful new voices in comics."[21] In 2014, he was nominated for a Harvey Award in the category, Special Award for Humor in Comics.[22]



Van Lente's industry awards include Action Philosophers receiving a Xeric Grant in 2004; it was also nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2005 and 2006. The American Library Association named Action Philosophers a "Great Graphic Novel for Teens" in 2007. His "super crime" series The Silencers was named "Best Independent Super Hero Comic" by Broken Frontier in 2003.


  1. GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future, Comic Book Resources, March 20, 2008
  2. WWPhilly Fred Van Lente Takes a Bite of Marvel Zombies, Wizard, May 31, 2008
  3. WW Philly: Fred Van Lente Writes "Marvel Zombies 3", Comic Book Resources, June 1, 2008
  4. WW PHILLY '08: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies 3, Newsarama, June 1, 2008
  5. Van Lente talks Marvel Zombies 3, Comic Book Resources, September 5, 2008
  6. Zombies in Florida: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies III, Newsarama, October 3, 2008
  7. Richards, Dave (March 20, 2009). "Fred Van Lente Talks Marvel Zombies 4". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  8. Ekstrom, Steve (March 31, 2009). "Back for Four: Fred Van Lente on Marvel Zombies 4". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  9. Fear And Hatred: Van Lente & Calero on "X Men Noir", Comic Book Resources, September 9, 2008
  10. Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero on X Men Noir, Newsarama, September 17, 2008
  11. Brownfield, Troy (June 22, 2009). "The Zombies – This Time, With Literate Roots". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  12. Richards, Dave (September 18, 2009). "Van Lente Talks "Deadpool Team-Up"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  13. Richards, Dave (May 11, 2010). "Van Lente on "Shadowland: Power Man"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
  14. Rogers, Vaneta (May 11, 2010). "An All-New POWER MAN Bursts out of the Marvel's SHADOWLAND". Newsarama. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  15. Richards, Dave (July 22, 2010). "CCI EXCLUSIVE: Van Lente's New "Power Man & Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  16. Ching, Albert (July 23, 2010). "SDCC 2010: POWER MAN & IRON FIST: Reunited For The 1st Time". Newsarama. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  17. Richards, Dave (December 15, 2010). "Van Lente Buddies Up With "Power Man & Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  18. Webster, Andy (June 22, 2014). "The Amazing Adventures of Pencil Man". New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  19. "Project of the Day: King Kirby". May 23, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  20. "King Kirby: A Play by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente". ISBN 9781499288490.
  21. McGovern, Adam (April 4, 2007). "Watchdog review".
  22. Sims, Chris (July 16, 2014). "Harvey Awards Announces 2014 Nominees". Comics Alliance. Retrieved November 28, 2014.


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