Jonathan Hickman is the award-winning writer/artist of critically acclaimed independent titles Pax Romana, Transhuman and The Nightly News, a six-part series analyzing the powerful influence of the mainstream media on life in the 21st century. His work for Marvel includes stories published in the anthologies Legion of Monsters,Astonishing Tales and Strange Tales. Teaming with writer Brian Michael Bendis, he launched Secret Warriors, spinning out of Secret Invasion. He has also scribed the Dark Reign: Fantastic Four miniseries, which served as a warm-up for his runs on Fantastic Four and FF, and two S.H.I.E.L.D. series. One of Marvel s cornerstone writers, Hickman helped launch the Ultimate Universe into its second decade with Ultimate Comics Ultimates, Ultimate Thor and Ultimate Comics Hawkeye.A professional comic-book artist since 2003, Dustin Weaver s work on Dark Horse s Star Wars and King Kong led him to Marvel, where he s drawn X-Universe storylines in X-Men: Kingbreaker, X-Men: Legacy and the X-Necrosha one-shot. Weaver has collaborated with writer Jonathan Hickman on two S.H.I.E.L.D. series. Artist Mike Deodato was already a renowned illustrator in his native Brazil when he got his big break in American comics in 1994 illustrating DC s Wonder Woman. For Marvel, he drew such series as Avengers, Elektra, Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk. After refining his inimitable style on the creator-owned Jade Warriors, he returned to Marvel for a second turn on Incredible Hulk with writer Bruce Jones. Following stints on Brian Michael Bendis New Avengers and J. Michael Straczynski s Amazing Spider-Man, he helped launch Warren Ellis brave new take on Thunderbolts and reconnected with Bendis on Dark Avengers followed by a Heroic Age collaboration with writer Ed Brubaker on Secret Avengers and a return to New Avengers.