A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art,
Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment.
The co-creator of " VENTURE" with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber and the artist of the series BLACK from Black Mask Studios, Jamal is a comic industry veteran.
Jamal's writing credits include Actionverse, Princeless, Tomoe/Witchblade as well as a Guest Columnist for web publications focusing on pop culture. including Comics Alliance, Bleeding Cool, 13th Dimension and Nerds of Color.
The former Vice President of Marketing for Action Lab Entertainment, Jamal has worked on social media campaigns and DTC marketing initiatives for Edelman Creative, Inventiv Healthcare, Samsung, Footlocker and
Jamal Igle is the recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art. He is writer/artist/Creator of MOLLY DANGER for Action Lab Entertainment, the co-creator of VENTURE with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber, and the penciller/ co-creator of THE WRONG EARTH with writer and Editor in Chief, Tom Peyer for Ahoy Comics. Jamal is a comic industry veteran whose detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the all-ages action miniseries "Race Against Time" as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.
Jamal recently completed the sequels to the hit series BLACK called WHITE from Black Superpowers/ Black Mask Studios, and THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY, THE MYSTERIOUS MICRO-FACE for NPR Planet Money and MILESTONES IN HISTORY for DC Comics. Currently, Jamal is working with legendary Batman writer SCOTT SNYDER on his new creator-owned series, DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE for Comixology.
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Noted comic book creator/writer Jamal Igle (Molly Danger) talks about his road to the industry, some difficult choices he's made and where his love for comics came from.
Jamal Igle had a long career as a superhero artist. For years he was a master of many styles, moving from one title to another for different companies, often as a fill-in artist and it wasn’t until later when he really began to hone and develop his own style that he became a regular artist on books like Firestorm, Zatanna, Supergirl, and The Ray. It was on those books that he showed off his skills at design, in playing with tone, with body language. The current TV show Supergirl draws a lot of inspiration from the Sterling Gates and Igle run of comics. Igle always took his jobs seriously, has a great love and affection for the genre, but for him that means imbuing it with a sense of fun. In recent years Igle has stepped back from the monthly superhero grind and making fewer comics. He wrote and pencilled Molly Danger, he pencilled the acclaimed miniseries Black, and he’s drawing the new superhero series The Wrong Earth, which is the launch title from Ahoy Comics.names in comics, with art credits on Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Wolverine, Daredevil, and Firestorm. He is most well known for his work on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, where the two shared a two-year run on that helped breathe new life into the character and helped to inspire the CBS/CW show.
Science fiction and fantasy has a long tradition of championing diversity, whether it's Kirk's revolutionary kiss with Uhura or Superman preaching in the pages of his comics about the need to respect people of all colors and creeds. The past 25 years, however, have seen some seminal work from a wide range of faces as the diversification of the genres we love kicked into high gear.Here are 25 of the creators of color who've seized the reins of the sci-fi and fantasy genres in the past quarter-century.
Many Star Wars fans are asking, “where is Rey” after Daisy Ridley’s pivotal character was discovered to be missing from a number of licensed products tied to the new film, including action figures sets, bed spreads, and a special edition of Monopoly. The Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri and comic book creator Jamal Igle weigh in on the issue.
Jamal Igle is a man of many talents, from writing and penciling. He’s known for his work on DC’s Supergirl and other assorted properties of that publisher. He also ran a successful kickstarter for his creator owned book, Molly Danger. Currently he is the artist for BLACK, published by Black Mask Studios.
Molly Danger is the story of the world’s most powerful ten-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal, superstrong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last twenty years.
The event five years in the making! Only one force in the universe can bring Jake Roth (THE F1RST HERO), Molly Danger, Virtue (from FRACTURE), Midnight Tiger and Stray together. When the mysterious Cascade threatens the universe, Action Lab’s greatest heroes heed the call! But as the mystery of Cascade’s power deepens, only Molly’s arch-enemy, Medula, holds the answers--but in their darkest hour, will he be friend or foe? Collects Actionverse #0-6.
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Writer and artist Jamal Igle writes about how comics turned him into a liberal political junkie — in a very unexpected way:
What if only black people had superpowers?
Writer Kwanza Osajyefo, artist Jamal Igle and a group of creators, including designer Tim Smith 3 and cover artist Khary Randolph, are launching a Kickstarter for a new comic book that asks a very basic, yet provocative, question: What if only black people could get superpowers?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or don’t read the book (which is probably a lot of you) DC’s Earth 2 series has introduced Val-Zod as a new “Black” Superman character.