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Charles Soule
Charles Soule
Soule in April 2012
Soule in April 2012
BornMilwaukee, United States
OccupationWriter, musician, attorney
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Columbia University Law School
Notable worksThe Oracle Year
Superman/Wonder Woman
Letter 44
Death of Wolverine
Darth Vader
Star Wars
Official website

Charles Soule is a Brooklyn, New York-based comic book writer, novelist, musician, and attorney. He is best known for writing Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine, and various Star Wars books and comic series from Del Rey Books and Marvel Comics, and his creator-owned series Letter 44, Curse Words, and Undiscovered Country. His debut novel, The Oracle Year was released by Harper Perennial on April 3, 2018. His follow-up novel, Anyone was released on December 3, 2019, also by Harper Perennial.

Early life

Charles Soule attended the University of Pennsylvania,[1] where he received his undergraduate degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, with a concentration in Chinese language and history.[2] He graduated from Columbia Law School in 2000.[3]


Soule worked in New York City for the firm Ropes & Gray, LLP before starting his own practice in 2004. At his firm, he practiced immigration law, transactional law and corporate law.[3][4]

In 2009 SLG Publishing published Soule's graphic novel Strongman which focuses on a luchador-turned-hero, with art by Allen Gladfelter. A sequel to Strongman subtitled Oaxaca Tapout was completed in 2011 but remains unreleased. He released two series in 2010 and 2011 through Image Comics, 27: First Set and 27: Second Set, inspired by the well-known urban legends about musicians who die at age twenty-seven, with art by Renzo Podesta. His other creator-owned projects include Strange Attractors, about complexity theory applied to New York City by two genius mathematicians, released by Archaia in May 2013, and Letter 44, from Oni Press, a real-world sci-fi political thriller involving a manned space mission to investigate an anomaly in the asteroid belt. Letter 44 was a thirty-five issue ongoing series with art from Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, the first issue of which debuted in October 2013.[5]Letter 44 was optioned for development by the SyFy network in early 2014.[6]

Soule (right) with (from left) fellow writers Joe Infurnari and Jeffrey Burandt at a signing at JHU Comics in Manhattan

In 2013, Soule took over writing duties for Swamp Thing with issue #19, after Scott Snyder's departure.[7] In addition, he was the writer for Red Lanterns commencing with issue #21[8] and continuing through issue #37. Starting in October 2013, Soule originated Superman/Wonder Woman, illustrated by Tony Daniel.[9]

Soule was the writer for Marvel Comics' ongoing titles She-Hulk and Inhuman, as well as the writer of The Death of Wolverine published in September 2014. Additional Marvel Comics titles written by Soule include Uncanny Inhumans, Daredevil, Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin and the "Secret Wars" storyline tie-in book Civil War.

In January 2016, Soule was announced as the writer of a Marvel ongoing series focusing on the Poe Dameron character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Phil Noto as artist.[10]

In January 2017, his ongoing series Curse Words with co-creator Ryan Browne began publication from Image Comics.[11] It completed its 28-issue run in late 2019.

In January 2018 it was reported that Soule would be writing a miniseries titled Hunt for Wolverine, which would span multiple genres in exploring the mystery behind the character's return from the dead in 2017's Marvel Legacy #1.[12]

Soule's debut novel, The Oracle Year, was released on April 3, 2018 from Harper Perennial.[13][14]

In June 2018, Marvel announced Soule would be writing the series Return of Wolverine, as a follow-up to Death of Wolverine and Hunt For Wolverine.[15] Following Return of Wolverine, Soule relaunched the Marvel Comics: Presents series which featured "Wolverine's Vigil," a story that spanned decades and introduced Wolverine's daughter, Rien. [16]

At San Diego Comic Con 2019, Soule and Scott Snyder announced their new creator owned series Undiscovered Country with Image Comics.[17] The series quickly became Image Comics biggest launch in five years with 83,000 pre-orders.[18] Also at SDCC, Soule also announced that he would be writing a 4 issue miniseries Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren which would tell the story of Kylo Ren's fall to the dark side.[19]

On December 3rd, Soule released his second novel Anyone from Harper Perennial.

Soule was selected alongside many other talented Star Wars writers to help create Star Wars: The High Republic, a new era of Star Wars novels and comics that take place 200 years before Episode 1.[20] Soule's novel, Star Wars: Light Of The Jedi, will be the kickoff to the new era.

At New York Comic Con 2019, Soule announced that he would be taking over writing duties on Marvel's Star Wars flagship comic series which would take place between episodes 5 and 6.[21]

Awards and recognition

In 2020, Soule and his co-creators of the Image Comics series Undiscovered Country were nominated for the Best New Series Eisner Award, recognizing it as one of the finest new series released in the American comics industry that year. [22]

Soule's series Letter 44, illustrated by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, was an official selection of the 2016 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, recognizing it as one of the best graphic titles published in the French language in the preceding year.[23]

Superman/Wonder Woman: Power Couple, the first collected trade paperback of the monthly series, received the 2015 Stan Lee Excelsior Award.[24]

Soule's series 27: First Set (with Renzo Podesta) was included on the "Great Graphic Novels" list from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in 2012.[25] In 2016, Soule's run on She-Hulk (with Javier Pulido and Ronald Wimberly) were included on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens.[26]

Personal life

Soule is based in Brooklyn, New York.[27]


Del Rey

  • Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (First novel in the Star Wars: The High Republic series, January 5, 2021, ISBN 0593157710)

Harper Perennial

  • The Oracle Year (Soule's debut novel, 416 pages, April 3, 2018, ISBN 0062686631)
  • Anyone (Novel, 432 pages, December 3, 2019, ISBN 0062890638)

SLG Publishing

Image Comics

Archaia Studios Press

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Idaho Comics Group

  • Tarzan and the Comics of Idaho #1 (August 2014) (Idaho Comics Group; Contains a snippet of the as yet unpublished Strongman Volume Two: Oaxaca Tapout)

Dynamite Entertainment

Oni Press

  • Letter 44 #1-35 (with Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, October 2013-August 2017) collected as:
    • Volume 1: Escape Velocity (collects #1-6, tpb, 144 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-62010-133-5)
    • Volume 2: Redshift (collects #8-13, tpb, 160 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-62010-206-4)
    • Volume 3: Dark Matter (collects #15-20, tpb, 160 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-62010-272-2)
    • Volume 4: Saviors (collects #22--27, tpb, 160 pages, 2017, ISBN 9781620103555)
    • Volume 5: Blueshift (collects Issues #7, #14, #21, #28, and #32, one-shot background stories of the characters, tpb, 136 pages, 2017, ISBN 9781620104460)
    • Volume 6: The End (collects #29-31, 33-35, tpb, 160 pages, 2018, ISBN 9781620104682)


  1. ^ Chinen, Nate (August 27, 2004). "Alumni: Profiles: Composer for Hire". Pennsylvania Gazette. University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Grove, Erik (June 24, 201). "Essential 8 Questions With Charles Soule - 'We're In The Middle of a Renaissance, There's No Doubt About It'". Bleeding Cool.
  3. ^ a b Spinelli, Dan (February 18, 2015). "Penn alum is lawyer by day, comics writer by night". The Daily Pennsylvanian.
  4. ^ Staley, Brandon (February 28, 2017). "Soule Offers to Clarify Border Policy for ECCC's Foreign Comics Creators".
  5. ^ Parkin, John (March 2, 2013). "ECCC: Soule Alburquerque Head To Space For Letter 44".
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 30, 2014). "Syfy Adapting Frank Miller's DC Comics Series 'Ronin,' Oni Press' 'Letter 44' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (January 11, 2013). "Io9 Announces New Swamp Thing Creative Team". io9.
  8. ^ Phegleym Kiel (March 20, 2013). "Venditti, Jensen & Soule Replace Fialkov On 'Green Lantern' Titles".
  9. ^ Esposito, Joey (June 19, 2013). "DC Comics Announces Superman/Wonder Woman". IGN.
  10. ^ Truitt, Brian (January 14, 2016). "Exclusive: 'Star Wars: Poe Dameron' comic book debuts in April". USA Today.
  11. ^ Lehoczky, Etelka (July 29, 2017). "'Curse Words' Proves You Can Never Have Too Much Mystical Fire". NPR.
  12. ^ "THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE Explores Different Genres for LOGAN's Return". Newsarama. January 19, 2018. Archived from the original on April 6, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ Marnell, Blair (July 18, 2017). "COMIC WRITER CHARLES SOULE DEBUTS HIS FIRST NOVEL, THE ORACLE YEAR (EXCLUSIVE)" Archived 2018-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Nerdist.
  14. ^ "The Oracle Year". Publishers Weekly. 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  15. ^ Adams, Tim (June 5, 2018). "Marvel Officially Announces Wolverine's New Series, Creative Team"
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  19. ^ "SDCC 2019: Marvel's The Rise of Kylo Ren Revealed and More Highlights from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel". 2019-07-20. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Lucasfilm to Launch Star Wars: The High Republic Publishing Campaign in 2020". Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Marvel's Star Wars Comic To Relaunch with Writer Charles Soule". 2019-10-04. Retrieved .
  22. ^ [1].
  23. ^ Johnston, Rich (January 11, 2016). "As Letter 44 Joins The Angoulême Official List, The Creators Head To France...". Bleeding Cool.
  24. ^ "Shortlist 2015". Excelsior Award. 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "Great Graphic Novels 2012". Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  26. ^ "2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens". Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  27. ^ Soule, Charles "About Me". Retrieved June 14, 2018.


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Preceded by
Scott Snyder
Swamp Thing writer
Succeeded by
Len Wein
Preceded by
Daniel Way
Thunderbolts writer
Succeeded by
Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Preceded by
Peter David
(Volume 2)
She-Hulk writer
Succeeded by
Mariko Tamaki
(as Hulk)
Preceded by
Mark Waid
Daredevil writer
Succeeded by
Chip Zdarsky
Preceded by
Marjorie Liu
Astonishing X-Men writer
Succeeded by
Matthew Rosenberg

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