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Joe Madureira Dungeons and Dragons Sketch

Joe recently did a Dungeons and Dragon profile sketch for his wife. Check it out!


Joe Madureira Interview on Nerdist.com Talks Marvel

Here's a brand new interview featured on Nerdist.com in which Joe talks about what he's been up to since resigning from Vigil Games last month.
Comic Book Day: Chasing Down Joe MadureiraTo many of us – myself included – Joe Madureira is living the dream. He’s made a name for himself in comics with titles like Uncanny X-Men and Battle Chasers, and he’s known for putting out quality video games like the Darksiders series. The only thing missing is competitive burrito eating, and then he’d be living out a very literal dream I had last night. Recently, though, Madureira left Vigil Games to return to comics. What comic, you ask? We chased Joe Madureira down to get some answers on what he has planned for his return to comics, when we’ll see new Battle Chasers, and what Marvel characters are going to appear in his new book.

NERDIST: So, tell us, what’s going on in the wild world of Joe Madureira these days?

JOE MADUREIRA: Drawing. Lots of drawing. It feels good!

N: Recently, we saw you…

Joe Madureira leaves Vigil games

Quite a shocker of an announcement but Joe Madureira has left as the creative director at Vigil Games. He helped co-found the company back in 2005 and released Darksiders and now Darksiders II. Here is a breakdown on his departure he posted on facebook... Ok! First of all, thank you for all the support. It means the world to me. I just wanted to provide a little more info/clarify a few points. I wish I could hit every single question, and maybe I will someday, but for now:

1-I left Vigil and THQ on very good terms. The continued success of the studio is extremely important to me. And it is not out of the question that I could work with them as an external developer. I'm just not an employee anymore.

2-My leaving is not the 'end of Darksiders'. DS belongs to THQ, they are free to make as many Darksiders sequels as they'd like.

3- I'm not leaving games.

4-You diehard Battle Chasers fans are hilarious. No matter where I go or what I'm talking about, BC is …

New teaser for Joe Mad's next Spider-Man run.

This one slipped by me! Last week over at comic book resources Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso revealed a page from Joe Madureira's secret Spider-Man project. It certainly sounds like it will be an Avenging Spider-Man arc... "Will we be seeing Elektra pop up any time soon? I heard that Zeb Wells had an "Avenging Spider-Man" story with her. Any new developments?"

Alonso: Yes. This, for starters.

Joe Madureira currently working on a Spider-man Project

Thanks to twitter we have confirmation that Joe Madureira is currently working on the unannounced Marvel project featuring Spider-Man. Hopefully we will hear news soon if it's tied to Avenging Spider-Man or another Spider-Man series. All we know for certain is that it is a story featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine and Elektra.

I love Spidey. But god I hate drawing the webbing on his costume. Steve Ditko, why?!!— Joe Madureira (@JoeMadx) September 4, 2012

Here's a teaser page from way back in March.

Darksiders II: Death’s Door Hard Cover Graphic Novel

Dark House is releasing Darksiders II: Death’s Door Volume 1 at the end of the year and will include issue's 0-5 of the digital comic series based on the recently released Darksiders II video game. It has been stated that Joe Madureira will be drawing the cover so hopefully it will be a new piece of work! Look forward to it being released December 19, 2012.

Darksiders II: Know Death Gameplay Trailer

Here's the final game play trailer before Darksiders II is released to stores next Tuesday, August 14th in North America and August 21st in Europe! It's going to be epic, if you're a Joe Madureira and video game fan you can't miss out on this game.

Kotaku: The Heavy-Metal Art Of Darksiders II

Over at Kotaku.com they recently had an interview with Joe Madureira about the art design of Darksiders II. There were are few new images shown as well. Enjoy!

Kotaku: So, you're making a new game with an entirely new protagonist. And he's got a mouthless skull-face. How can you make Death into a relatable character? Is that even a priority?

Joe Madureira: A lot of it comes through in the voice performance by Michael Wincott— even if you were looking at the back of Death's head, you'd still get a lot of the emotion. A lot of it's done through body language as well. In the end, we had to cheat a little and affect Death's mask, even though it's made of bone. It does contort, and his brow furrows slightly. We couldn't get away with not doing that. But I think we pulled it off.

Neither Death nor War had any irises in their eyes. Do you worry that makes a character seem too inhuman?

The thing with War is that he's just a lot more of a stoic. He just didn…

New Red Monika print for Comic Con

Darksiders II Exclusive Cards at San Diego Comic Con

For those of you attending San Diego Comic Con over the next 5 days make sure to stop by the THQ/Darksiders II booth to pick up these exclusive cards featuring artwork by Joe Madureira.

Follow Darksiders II community manager Mathew Everett ‏(@sledgehammer70) to find out about exclusive SDCC updates.

Darksiders II May Be The Last Release In The Series

**UPDATE** Jason Rubin has backtracked his comment and explained what he actually meant. “A quote from a recent interview I did has been reported out of context by a number of news outlets."

“The quote implied that I am not enthusiastically behind the Darksiders universe, and that THQ has made decisions not to continue the Darksiders franchise. This is simply untrue.

“My quote, ‘I can get the team to make other interesting games,’ was intended in the context of having different teams within this incredibly talented studio work on new original IP, as well as continuing to support the Darksiders franchise.

“I enjoyed the original game when it came out, and one of my first tweets as president of THQ was, ‘Best part of my new job at THQ? When the Darksiders II playable suddenly drops on my desk… @thq’. Since that tweet I have been playing a lot of Darksiders II and it is far better than the first.

“I’m incredibly excited about Vigil and the Darksiders franchise. Keep your eyes p…

Darksiders II: Death's Door Issue #1

Dark Horse comics and THQ have teamed up to release a series of Darksiders II comic books. Issue #1 is available now for .99 cents at the Dark Horse digital store. Here's what they have to say about the issue: Death’s mission to slay a rogue demon is just starting out, but first he must acquire a replacement for his scythe, which he is forbidden to use on Earth without permission. In an underworld black market he strikes a deal—a leviathan’s tongue for a new weapon!

• Exclusive to the Dark Horse digital store!
• Pre-order Darksiders II at Best Buy for issue #0 featuring a cover by Joe Madureira and an original story!
• Created in consultation with Joe Madureira’s Vigil Games!
• A canonical introduction to the Darksiders II game!

Creators
Writer: Andrew Kreisberg
Artist: Roger Robinson
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Letterer: Michael Heisler

New Red Monika Print for sale at Comic Con

Joe has recently tweeted that he will have a fresh Monika print (fresh colours anyway) for sale at the San Diego comic con. Check it out! If anyone wants to donate a couple Comic Con tickets to me I'll be in LA next week and would love to go haha I know it's wishful thinking but just throwing it out there.

Also, this October Udon will be releasing a Darksiders II artbook which can be preordered on Amazon.com. It will be 200 pages and here's the description. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, embarks on a quest to undo Armageddon! The Art of Darksiders II collects the dark and dynamic artwork behind the second installment in the fan-favorite Darksiders video game series. Featuring the artwork of legendary comic artist Joe Madureira (X-men, Battle Chasers, Avenging Spider-Man) and the Vigil Games art team, the book collects full-color illustrations, character and environment designs, unused concepts, and more!

Joe Madureira is Attending San Diego Comic Con

Joe Madureira has said on his Facebook fan page that he will be attending this years San Diego Comic Con which starts July 11th and ends the 15th. I'm thinking Marvel will announce his next Spider-Man project as he says he will have lots to share after SDCC.

Joe has also shared the pencils to the a cover he drew for the upcoming Darksiders II comic book. I believe the comic is included with pre-ordering the Collectors edition of Darksiders II. Can't wait to hear some new Joe Madureira news at SDCC.

Joe Madureira featured in New Marvel vs Capcom Art Book

Udon Entertainment is releasing the Marvel vs. Capcom Official Complete Masterworks this November featuring artwork by Akiman, Bengus, Shinkiro, Joe Madureira, Adi Granov, Joe Ng, Long Vo, Chamba, Adam Warren, and Takeshi Miyazawa. During San Diego Comic-Con on July 11th, an exclusive hardcover edition (Limited to 200 copies) will be available but will not be sold in stores.

Here are the listings:
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works Hardcover Edition
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long (9” x 12” with Hardcover)
Price (U.S.): $100.00
Debuts July 11th, 2012. San Diego Comic Con Exclusive.


Softcover Edition
ISBN: 1-926778-49-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-926778-49-5
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long
Price (U.S.): $44.99
In-stores November 2012. You can pre-order it on Amazon.com.

Darksiders 2 Exclusive Last Sermon Trailer

Here's the latest Darksiders II trailer. This one is a live action/CG trailer. Enjoy!

Avenging Spider-Man TPB Out Now!

The first Avenging Spider-Man trade paper back is now available (June 15th). Hopefully it has some extra content inside for fans. Here's the write up.

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN: MY FRIENDS CAN BEAT UP YOUR FRIENDS TPB
Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by JOE MADUREIRA, GREG LAND & LEINIL FRANCIS YU Cover by JOE MADUREIRA
He's been Amazing, he's been Spectacular, and he's been Sensational. Now, Spider-Man is doing a little Avenging, and he's brought a few of his pals along for the ride. Ever the social animal, the wall-crawler has a proud tradition of fighting side-by-side with heroes from across the Marvel Universe. And now that he's a card-carrying member of both the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, he can't go far without swinging into a teammate or two. Step forward the rascally Red Hulk, the hotheaded Hawkeye and the legendary Captain America as Spidey bonds with Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Collecting AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1-5. ' 120 pages, $19.99

Darksiders II: Death Strikes: Part 2

Check out the newest CG video for Darksiders II... Death Strikes: Part 2! Joe Madureira and the team at Vigil games are doing a great job promoting this game. I can't wait to play it this August.

Joe Madureira Talks Death, War, And Comics with MTV Geek

Over at MTV's Geek Blog they interviewed Joe Madureira about the Darksiders franchise and the video game industry. Read it here! If you've spent any time reading comics in the past few decades then the name "Joe Madureira" should sound at least remotely familiar to you. The man behind reviving the X-Men has been one of the driving creative forces for one of THQ's most anticipated sequels, Darksiders II. Having dabbled in both the comics and video game industries, Joe Mad has a unique perspective on both, as well as the creative process that drives each of them. We recently had a chance to get his thoughts on comics and games, as well as a look behind the curtain of Darksiders II.MTV Multiplayer: What are some of the most recognizable similarities between the video game and comic book industries?
Joe Madureira: I don’t think there are that many similarities, but I do think there’s a lot of crossover between comics, films, and games. If you’ve been to Comic-Con i…

Dark Horse Works With THQ on Exclusive Darksiders II Prequel Comic

As announced through Best Buy, fans eagerly awaiting Darksiders® II can get an exclusive Darksiders prequel comic from Dark Horse Comics when they preorder the Best Buy exclusive Darksiders II: Angel of Death edition for Xbox 360 ® or PlayStation® 3!

With a stunning cover from game creator Joe Madureira, this Best Buy exclusive print issue takes place before the events of Darksiders II, as Death travels to Earth to hunt down and confront a rogue demon!

Written by Andrew Kreisberg (Batman Confidential, Green Arrow and Black Canary, FOX’s Fringe) and drawn by Roger Robinson (Batman: Arkham City, Azrael), Darksiders II: Death’s Door reveals essential secrets from the world of the upcoming game!

Darksiders II Behind the Mask: Death's Story

Check out the latest Video in the Darksiders II Behind the Mask Series!



G4TV: Bringing Death to Life: Joe Madureira Talks About Darksiders 2

Over at G4TV's The Feed they recently interviewed Joe Madureira about all things Darksiders 2. Give it a read!

Inside xbox Interview with Han Randhawa and Joe Madureira

Here's a recent interview from Inside Xbox with the Darksiders II art director Han Randhawa and creative director Joe Madureira. In the video they talk about the new customization options, death's horse Despair and the idea of exploration in the sequel. Enjoy! Be sure to buy Darksiders II when it is released in August.

Free Darksiders II Xbox Live Avatar T-Shirt

Follow this link if you have Facebook and an Xbox Live account to receive a free Darksiders II Avatar t-shirt. Only available for a limited time!

Darksiders II Delayed until August

Vigil Games has announced that Darksiders II will be delayed a few months from July to August. Here's why:
The rumor-mill has been churning with speculation recently, so we wanted to put it to rest first here with our core fans: Darksiders II will be moving to release globally in August 2012, rather than June as previously announced.  It’s just a short delay, but we promise the game you’ll have in August will be well worth the wait! This is great news for the team at Vigil, because it allows additional time for polish and to ensure that all aspects of Darksiders II meet the high-quality bar the team is targeting. In game development, more time is always a good thing for quality and the Vigil team is dedicated to providing the definitive Darksiders experience. Source: Darksiders.com

Axel Alonso Teases About Joe Madureira's Next Spider-Man Project

Over at Comic Book Resources they interviewed Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso who answered a question about Joe Madureira's next Spider-Man arc.

"Can you reveal when Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira will be returning to Avenging Spider Man for the Elektra and Wolverine team up? It's been months since we last saw Elektra and its killing me waiting for her Zeb-scripted return!"
Alonso: We were just discussing how to announce some changes with the "Avenging Spider-Man" plans. Instead of me sitting through a bunch of meetings with visionary editor (and my own personal life coach) Stephen Wacker about it, let's just make some news here:
Joe [Madueira] and Zeb [Wells'] new Spidey/Wolverine/Elektra story has changed shape and is becoming a slightly bigger project. In addition, Dan Slott’s plan for "Amazing Spider-Man" has grown in scope and will affect just about every Spidey-related book in its wake. So, while Zeb and Joe get ready …

Darksiders II: Death Strikes Part I

Here's an amazing new CGI video for Darksiders II. I love how there are Calibretto type war golems in the game... it must be a Battle Chasers reference put in by Joe. Look forward to playing this game!



Darksiders II Behind the Scenes: Death's World

THQ has released a new video for Darksiders II showcasing the games environments and the design behind them. Joe's in the video explaining the concepts for a few of the environments. Darksiders II comes out June 26!



Darksiders II Collector's Edition includes art book

THQ has announced the Darksiders II Collector's Edition. Included in the package are the Limited Edition Darksiders game, exclusive in-game content "Shadow of Death" and "Argul's Tomb DLC," life-sized replica death mask, the Darksiders II soundtrack, and best of all a Darksiders II art book!

The art book will feature work from Joe Madureira and the art team developing Darksiders II. I'm sure there will be unreleased artwork inside so look forward to that when Darksiders II is released on June 26, 2012.

Teaser Image from Joe Madureira's next Avenging Spider-Man Arc

Joe Madureira posted this to his Facebook the other day saying "The most fun part of drawing Wolverine for me is putting the hair on his arms. Weird?" For those of you who didn't know, the next Avenging Spider-Man arc drawn by Joe Mad will co-star Wolverine and a certain Greek assassin (I'm assuming it's Elektra). Hopefully Marvel will preview the cover art soon.

CVG: Darksiders II gameplay interview with Joe Madureira

Here's a quick interview from CVG with Joe Madureira about the Darksiders II gameplay and he hints at a Darksiders comic in development (He probably won't be the artist though) as well as wanting to do a Legend of Zelda comic book.

New Darksiders II Video 'Death Rises'

THQ has released a new behind the scenes video of Darksiders II. Joe Madureira is featured along with other Vigil game staff talking about the new protagonist of Darksiders II 'Death.'
Enjoy!



Joe Madureira Hints On New Avenging Spider-Man Story Arc

Joe Madureira updated his fans via facebook today about his next arc on Avenging Spider-Man. Yes, I will in fact be coming back to Avenging Spider-Man. My next arc is already in the works, and I'm pants-crappingly excited about it. I'm not exactly sure which issue it will be, I'd rather not speculate. Marvel should announce it soon. Hopefully they will post the cover soon. Stay tuned!! I'll update as soon as the news becomes available!

Newsarama Avenging Spider-Man #3 Preview Pages

The folks over at Newsarama have posted a new preview of Avenging Spider-Man #3. Check it out next Wednesday!

Avenging Spider-Man #3 Preview Pages

Avenging Spider-Man #3 hits store shelves on January 18th. It will be Joe Madureira's last issue until he comes back later this year to draw another story arc. Here are a few teaser pages that were posted on the Joemadfan Fanboards of the next issue. Enjoy!