Ed McGuinness
McGuinness at the
2012 New York Comic Con
BornEdward McGuinness
Notable works
AwardsInkpot Award (2016)[1]

Edward McGuinness is an American comic book artist and penciller, who has worked on books such as Superman, Superman/Batman, Deadpool, and Hulk. His pencil work is frequently inked by Dexter Vines, and as such, their cover work carries the stylized signature "EdEx". McGuinness frequent collaborator, writer Jeph Loeb, had characterized McGuinness' art style as incorporating elements of artists Jack Kirby and Arthur Adams.

Early life

McGuinness is a graduate of Stoughton High School in Stoughton, Massachusetts.[citation needed]


McGuinness first gained recognition in the comic book industry with his work on Deadpool and Vampirella. His short run on Wildstorm's Mr. Majestic resulted in work as the artist on the monthly Superman title with writer Jeph Loeb. His run on the title included the "Emperor Joker"[2] and "Our Worlds at War"[3] crossovers. Subsequent jobs included Superman/Batman,[4] and the 2003 Wildstorm Comics' miniseries, Thundercats: Reclaiming Thundera. The Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated film was adapted from Loeb and McGuinness' opening story arc on the Superman/Batman title.[5]

McGuinness and inker Dexter Vines have teamed up on Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, and Hulk vol. 2 (the last two series written by another frequent collaborator, Jeph Loeb).

McGuinness has also worked on titles such as Wolverine '96 and Fighting American.

In May 2006, McGuinness signed an exclusive two-year contract with Marvel Comics. His first printed Marvel piece was a cover for the Marvel limited series Civil War, and featured Thor in his original outfit. He also drew a variant cover for the monumental Captain America No. 25. McGuinness's first ongoing story under his new Marvel Contract was a 12-page Ultimate back-up featuring the Hulk vs. Wolverine.

Beginning in 2008, McGuinness drew the first six issues of a new Hulk series, during which he and writer Jeph Loeb introduced a new archenemy, Red Hulk. McGuinness would sporadically draw 11 more issues of the series until issue No. 30 (April 2011). Loeb characterized McGuinness' art style thus: "He takes a little bit of Kirby, a taste of Arthur Adams, and then adds his own unique spin and it's awesome."[6]

In 2013 he and writer Jason Aaron started the series Amazing X-Men vol. 2.[7] He illustrated Spider-Man/Deadpool in 2016–2017 with writer Joe Kelly, The comic focuses on Deadpool and Spider-Man as they team up to face various threats.[8]

In 2018 Marvel Comics relaunched a new volume of Avengers, with McGuinness as artist.[9]

In other media

Ed McGuinness' Hulk wallpaper[10] is featured in the opening title sequence of the 2010 History Channel television series Stan Lee's Superhumans.[11]

DC Comics has released a number of action figures and statues based McGuinness' rendering of its characters. These include a black and white statue of Batman from the "Public Enemies" storyline that McGuinness illustrated while on Superman/Batman,[12][13] and a Hawkman action figure from the same storyline.[14] Other action figures have been released based on his artwork from the subsequent "Vengeance" storyline, including Bizarro,[15] Power Girl,[16] Joker and Mr. Mxyzpltk.[17] DC has also released Justice League of America figures based on McGuinness' artwork, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Flash.[18]

Personal life

McGuinness lives in Maine with his wife and four children.[19]


Interior work

Harris Comics

Awesome Comics

Arcana Studio

Boom! Studios

DC Comics

Marvel Comics


Cover work


  1. ^ Inkpot Award
  2. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 296. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. A nine-part saga that stretched over all the Superman titles, starting in Superman No. 160 with script by Jeph Loeb and art by Ed McGuinness. ((cite book)): |first2= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 300: "The multipart story 'Our Worlds at War' dominated the Superman books for the August and September [2001] cover dates...The opening chapter, written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Ed McGuinness, began with Superman investigating the missing Pluto."
  4. ^ Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 311: "Writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness created a tale befitting such A-list characters in 'Public Enemies', the six-part story that launched the new series."
  5. ^ "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Hits 9.29.09". Newsarama. June 29, 2009. Archived from the original on July 2, 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  6. ^ George, Richard (November 27, 2007). "Jeph Loeb's Red Hulk Interview". IGN.
  7. ^ DAVE RICHARDS (July 22, 2013). "SDCC: Nightcrawler Returns In Aaron's "Amazing X-Men"". CBR.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2020. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Dave Richards (July 28, 2015). "Kelly & McGuiness Unsheathe Razor Sharp Wits in "Spider-Man/Deadpool"". CBR.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2020. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  9. ^ Adams, Tim (July 3, 2020). "Marvel Reveals Three More Artists Joining Ed McGuinness on Avengers". CBR.com. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  10. ^ McGuinness, Ed. Hulk wallpaper at Comics Art Community. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  11. ^ Stan Lee's Superhumans; History Channel; New episodes page. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  12. ^ Batman Black & White Statue Ed McGuinness Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine; Urban Collector. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  13. ^ Batman Black and White Statue by Ed McGuinness; Alter Ego Comics. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  14. ^ Superman Batman Series 3 Hawkman Figure – Ed McGuinness DC Direct Public Enemies; Amazon.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  15. ^ Superman/ Batman Series 4: With a Vengeance Bizarro Action Figure; Amazon.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  16. ^ Superman/ Batman Series 5: Vengeance 2: Power Girl Action Figure; Amazon.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  17. ^ Superman Batman Series 5 Joker and Mr. Mxyzpltk Figure 2 Pack – Ed McGuinness DC Direct With A Vengeance 2[permanent dead link]; Action Figure Perfect. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  18. ^ Justice League of America Action Figure Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine; Toys R Us; March 27, 1981. Retrieved September 4, 2010
  19. ^ "Ed McGuinness". DC Comics. Retrieved July 25, 2013.