Marc Silvestri

Marc Silvestri

Marc Silvestri has been in the comic business for over 25 years. Silvestri gained a huge comic book following in the late 1980s, with ‘The Uncanny X-men’ and ‘Wolverine’. In 1992, Silvestri founded Top Cow Productions, Inc. Also in 1992, Silvestri joined together with Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, Erik Larsen, and Jim Lee to form Image Comics. Top Cow Productions is one of the four studios that comprise Image.


Silvestri created the series ‘Cyberforce’, ‘Witchblade’, ‘Weapon Zero’ and ‘The Darkness’ and the series ‘Inferno: Hellbound’ that was published in 2003.

In 2004 Silvestri made a brief return to Marvel to pencil several issues of X-Men, collaborating with writer Grant Morrison. Later in the year, he launched a new Top Cow title, Hunter-Killer with writer Mark Waid. He provided covers for the Marvel Comics mini-series, X-Men: Deadly Genesis by Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine.


In June 2006 Top Cow released a Cyberforce #0 featuring the artistic talents of Silvestri.

In late 2007 (cover date December), he penciled the X-Men: Messiah Complex one-shot, as well as many covers in the crossover of the same name that followed.

Silvestri executive produced the anime adaptation of Witchblade.

He continued his work on X-Men, penciling the first installment, in the form of a one-shot Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers crossover Utopia in 2009. That same year, he contributed to the crossover miniseries Image United, penciling all the characters he created during his run at Image that featured in the story.

In 2012, Silvestri was one of several artists to illustrate a variant cover for Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #100, which was released July 11 at the San Diego Comic-Con.