Gerry Duggan
Duggan at a signing for Deadpool #300 at Midtown Comics in Manhattan, a week before the release of the film Deadpool 2
Alma materEmerson College
Occupation(s)Director and writer of television and comics
Years active1999–present
SpouseVirginia Duggan

Gerry Duggan (/ˈdʌɡən/;[1] born 1973) is an American comics writer, director and photographer living in Los Angeles.[2]

Early life

Duggan was born in New York City and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1992.[3] He attended Emerson College, graduating in 1996.[citation needed]


Duggan was working at Golden Apple Comics in 1999 where he met many of his future collaborators, and eventually began production jobs working at Dakota Films. For the next 10 years worked in live TV, awards shows, pilots, comics, and films before finding traction in American comic books. Gerry Duggan has written Hulk, Nova, Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool, Batman: Arkham Manor, and co-writing Deadpool with Brian Posehn.[4][5][6]

Duggan was a writer and producer on Attack of the Show! and was on the staff for its final shows. His comics career began at Image Comics by writing and co-creating series The Last Christmas with Posehn and Rick Remender, and later The Infinite Horizon with Phil Noto, with was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008 for Best New Series.[7] Duggan was a regular cast member on Posehn's role-playing podcast Nerd Poker, but was forced to exit due to increased writing deadlines.

In 2013, Marvel re-launched the Deadpool series, with Duggan and Brian Posehn as writers. In 2014 Duggan contributed to the script for the Xbox game Sunset Overdrive, and was part of a team that wrote the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award.[8][9][10] Duggan also directed the promotional ads for that year's awards shows. In the same year he commenced a contract with Marvel Entertainment,[11] and began work on a reboot of the Avengers series.[12]

In 2016 Duggan co-wrote Marvel's Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic,[13] and continued to write for the Deadpool series until the run's conclusion with issue 36.[14][15] Duggan currently writes the critically acclaimed Marauders, as part of Marvel's 2019 reboot of the X-Men titles and also began writing Cable in 2020.[16] In 2021, Duggan began writing the X-Men flagship series, replacing Jonathan Hickman.[17]

Personal life

Duggan has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1998. He is married to Virginia Duggan and together they have one son.[citation needed]


DC Comics

Marvel Comics



  1. ^ Rapid-Fire Questions with INFINITY WARS Writer Gerry Duggan<!-at 0.03-->
  2. ^ "Duggan, Gerry". Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Chuck. "Ridgewood native's love of comics takes him to The Infinite Horizon", The Ridgewood News, December 2, 2011, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 21, 2014. Accessed October 30, 2017. "Staring at a dog-eared copy of Homer's The Odyssey he had pulled off a shelf, Duggan's mind flashed back to the first time he was introduced to the book as a student at Ridgewood High School.... The senior class president of the class of 1992 was an exuberant, outgoing, intelligent kid - "a big teddy bear" as one former classmate put it - with a healthy imagination"
  4. ^ "'Infinity Gauntlet' No. 1 preview" Los Angeles Times Feb 17, 2015
  5. ^ "Marvel NOW! Review: Deadpool #1 by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, and Tony Moore". Comix Nexus, Grey Scherl | November 12, 2012
  6. ^ "Deadpool #10 Review – Brian Posehn And Gerry Duggan ". WhatCulture, Noel Thorne
  7. ^ "Eisner Awards Announced". April 14, 2008. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "2015". Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Patton Oswalt Returns For Second Year As WGA Awards Host". Deadline, by Anthony D'Alessandro November 16, 2016
  10. ^ "Patton Oswalt to Host Writers Guild Awards". Variety, February 4, 2016. Dave McNary
  11. ^ "Between the Panels: The Marvel Comics Relaunch Already Has a Big Problem". IGN
  12. ^ "All-New All-Different Avengers SDCC Panel Reveals Future Of Earth's Mightiest Heroes" Archived 2015-07-11 at the Wayback Machine. iDigitalTimes. By Phillip Martinez
  13. ^ "The Marvel Rundown: PLEASANT HILL Ends, THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC Begin". Comics Beat, 04/28/2016 by Alexander Jones
  14. ^ "Deadpool is totally a feminist, according to DEADPOOL writer Gerry Duggan", HitFix, By Donna Dickens @MildlyAmused| Feb 8, 2016
  15. ^ [1] Feb 21, 2020
  16. ^ [2] Feb 21, 2020
  17. ^ Sava, Oliver (7 July 2021). "After years on a weird island, the X-Men are finally superheroes again". Polygon. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
Preceded byDaniel Way Deadpool writer 2012−2018 (2012−2015 with Brian Posehn) Succeeded bySkottie Young Preceded byZeb Wells Nova writer 2013−2015 Succeeded bySean Ryan Preceded byMark Waid Hulk writer 2014−2015 Succeeded byGreg Pak Preceded byRick Remender Uncanny Avengers writer 2015−2017 Succeeded byJim Zub Preceded byBrian Michael Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy writer 2017−2018 Succeeded byDonny Cates