Hometown: Ithaca, New York
Books Worked On: Fantastic Four,
Guardians of the Galaxy
When did you realize you wanted to be an artist at Marvel?
AARON KUDER: Shoot… I can recall a half-dozen moments really early on in my childhood where I thought, “This is what I want to do.” Though I think I wanted to BE the characters more than just doodle them… Drawing was just the closest I could come.
What was your first Marvel comic?
Aaron Kuder: I’m sure it wasn’t my first Marvel comic, but the first one that pops to mind is a collection of Marvel team-ups. This wasn’t a reprinting of the Marvel book titled MARVEL TEAM-UP, but a collection of some of the first times various characters had met… TALES OF SUSPENSE #58 that had Captain America vs. Iron Man (who turned out to be the Chameleon in disguise), SILVER SURFER #4 with a gorgeous battle between Surfer and Thor (with Loki playing his tricks), etc., etc., etc. I still have it, even though the binding is completely nonexistent now.