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Jeff Lemire (born March 21, 1976) is a Canadian comic artist and writer, most famous for his Vertigo Comics series Sweet Tooth and his work in various DC Comics titles. He rose to prominence by writing the Top Shelf published Essex County Trilogy and later joined Vertigo Comics to publish Sweet Tooth. He was then offered Adventure Comics and Superboy.

As part of the DC New 52 Relaunch, Jeff Lemire handled writing duties for Animal Man and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E, and later took over Justice League Dark and Green Arrow, all to much critical acclaim.

Following the end of his exclusive contract with DC, he's taken a variety of projects including Bloodshot for Valiant Comics, and Hawkeye for Marvel Comics, as well as a lot of creator-owned titles published by Image Comics. He also wrote Black Hammer for Dark Horse Comics and has worked on many of its spinoffs. In 2022, he and artist Andrea Sorrentino, who had previously created Gideon Falls together, started publishing comics as part of their Bone Orchard Mythos, meant to be a series of graphic novels and comic book miniseries taking place in the same universe and timeline but being readable independently.

Similar to Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire has specialised in mining relatively obscure characters from DC history or "silly" concepts, and re-formatting them to fit with modern audiences; for the most part, he's been very successful.

Selected bibliography:

Ashtray Press

  • Lost Dogs (2005)

Dark Horse Comics

  • Black Hammer (2016 — present)
  • Snow Angels (2021)note 

DC Comics

Gallery 13 Comics

  • Frogcatchers (2019)

Image Comics

Marvel Comics

Top Shelf

  • The Essex County Trilogy (2008 — 2009)
  • The Underwater Welder (2012)

Valiant Comics

  • Bloodshot:
    • Bloodshot Reborn (2015 — 2016)
    • Bloodshot U.S.A. (2016 — 2017)
    • Bloodshot Salvation (2017 — 2018)
  • The Valiant (2015)
  • Divinity III: Komandar Bloodshot (2016)

Vertigo Comics

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