Edward "Ed" McGuinness is an American comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on books such as Superman, Superman/Batman, Deadpool, and Hulk. His pencil work is frequently inked by Dexter Vines, and as such, their cover work is known to carry the stylized signature "EdEx". McGuinness frequent collaborator, writer Jeph Loeb, had characterized McGuinness' art style as incorporating elements of artists Jack Kirby and Arthur Adams.
McGuinness was born in Quincy,MA and is a graduate of Stoughton High School in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
McGuinness first gained recognition in the comic book industry with his work on Deadpool and Vampirella. His short run on Wildstorm's Mr. Majestic resulted in work as the artist on the monthly Superman title with writer Jeph Loeb. His run on the title included the "Emperor Joker" and "Our Worlds at War" crossovers. Subsequent jobs included Superman/Batman, and the 2003 Wildstorm Comics' miniseries, Thundercats: Reclaiming Thundera. The Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated film was adapted from Loeb and McGuinness' opening story arc on the Superman/Batman title.
McGuinness and inker Dexter Vines have teamed up on Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, and The Hulk vol. 4 (the last two series written by another frequent collaborator, Jeph Loeb).
McGuinness has also worked on titles such as Wolverine 96 and Fighting American.
In May 2006, McGuinness signed an exclusive two-year contract with Marvel Comics. His first printed Marvel piece was a cover for the Marvel limited series Civil War, and featured Thor in his original outfit. He also drew a variant cover for the monumental Captain America #25. McGuinness's first ongoing story under his new Marvel Contract was a 12-page Ultimate back-up featuring the Hulk vs. Wolverine.
Beginning in 2008, McGuinness drew the first six issues of a new Hulk series, during which he and writer Jeph Loeb introduced a new archenemy, Red Hulk. McGuinness would sporadically draw 11 more issues of the series until issue #30 (April 2011). Loeb characterized McGuinness' art style thus: "He takes a little bit of Kirby, a taste of Arthur Adams, and then adds his own unique spin and it's awesome."
Ed McGuinness' Hulk wallpaper is featured in the opening title sequence of the 2010 History Channel television series, Stan Lee's Superhumans.
DC Comics has released a number of action figures and statues based McGuinness' rendering of its characters. These include a black and white statue of Batman from the "Public Enemies" storyline that McGuinness illustrated while on Superman/Batman, and a Hawkman action figure from the same storyline. Other action figures have been released based on his artwork from the subsequent "Vengeance" storyline, including Bizarro, Power Girl, Joker and Mr. Mxyzpltk. DC has also released Justice League of America figures based on McGuinness' artwork, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Flash.
McGuinness lives in Maine with his wife and four children.