Charles Soule is a comic book author, musician, and attorney, known for his series 27 published by Image Comics. Soule attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his undergraduate degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, with a concentration in Chinese language and history. He is also a graduate of Columbia Law School, and currently practices law in New York City, focusing primarily on immigration, corporate law, and entertainment law. After his scintillating debut on Uncanny X-Men while barely out of his teens, Joe Madureira immediately joined the ranks of fan-favourite artists like Jim Lee and Marc Silvestri. His innovative character designs and explosive layouts attracted a huge following during the '90s, and his popularity reached a fever pitch after his work on the Age of Apocalypse and Onslaught events helped transform the Marvel Universe. After developing the creator-owned Battle Chasers for Wildstorm, Madureira left comics for the video game industry. He made a triumphant return to Marvel with Jeph Loeb's Ultimates 3.