Matt Fraction

Matt Fraction
Matt Fraction

Fraction at Midtown Comics Times Square in Manhattan, November 15, 2008.
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works The Invincible Iron Man
The Immortal Iron Fist
Uncanny X-Men
Awards "Favourite Newcomer Writer" Eagle Award (2007)
"Best New Series" Eisner Award (2009)
Official website

Matt Fritchman, better known by the pen name Matt Fraction,[1] is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work as the writer of The Invincible Iron Man, The Immortal Iron Fist and Uncanny X-Men for Marvel Comics and Casanova for Image Comics.



Fraction wrote two columns for Comic Book Resources: "Poplife"[2] and "The Basement Tapes",[3] the latter with Joe Casey.

Fraction started creating comics with smaller publishers including AiT/Planet Lar and IDW Publishing. He became known early in his career for his creator-owned work on The Five Fists of Science and Casanova, before taking on a number of increasingly high-profile assignments for Marvel Comics.

Fraction teamed with Ed Brubaker for an acclaimed run on Marvel's The Immortal Iron Fist. The pair re-teamed on Uncanny X-Men for a short time, after which Fraction wrote the series solo until leaving it in 2011[4]. He is currently writing The Mighty Thor and The Invincible Iron Man, the latter of which led to his consulting work on the set of the film Iron Man 2.[5] He also wrote the Iron Man 2 video game that tied into that film sequel.[6]

In 2011 Fraction wrote the event limited series Fear Itself, which was the central book of the crossover storyline of the same name.[7][8] His next project is a late 2011 relaunch of Defenders with artist Terry Dodson[9]

Personal life

Fraction is married to Kelly Sue DeConnick, a comics writer and adapter of manga into English.[10] They have two children.[11]




Early work

Titles published by various American publishers include:

Marvel Comics

Titles published by Marvel include:


  1. ^ ""Conversations with GoD: Matt Fraction" Geeks of Doom; September 29, 2008". 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  2. ^ Archive of "Poplife" columns by Matt Fraction at Comic Book Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "The Basement Tapes" columns by Matt Fraction and Joe Casey at Comic Book Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "Gillen Prepares His “Uncanny” Solo", Comic Book Resources, January 18, 2011
  5. ^ Vitka, William (February 5, 2010). "Matt Fraction talks Iron Man (and a bunch of other stuff)". New York Post. 
  6. ^ Busch, Jenna. "Comics' Matt Fraction on how he wrote the Iron Man 2 game", Blastr, August 3, 2009
  7. ^ Manning, Shaun. "Marvel Announces 'Fear Itself'", Comic Book Resources, December 21, 2010
  8. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Be afraid: Marvel's heroes gear up for 'Fear Itself'". USA Today. December 21, 2010
  9. ^ Richards, Dave.[1], Comic Book Resources, July 24, 2011.
  10. ^ Richards, Dave (April 6, 2010). "DeConnick On "Sif," "Rescue" and "Girl Comics"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Bendis-Fraction Conversation" Comic-Con Magazine (Winter 2010). Pages 24-28
  12. ^ "The 2009 Eisner Nominations Spotlight Newcomers". Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  13. ^ MacDonald, Heidi. "Matt Fraction wins 2010 Pen Literary Award". 
  14. ^ "2008 Eisner Awards at". 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 


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Audio interviews

Preceded by
Ed Brubaker
Uncanny X-Men writer
Succeeded by
Kieron Gillen
Preceded by
Daniel & Charles Knauf
Iron Man writer
Succeeded by
Current Writer
Preceded by
Kieron Gillen
Thor writer
Succeeded by
Current Writer

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