Nathan Vernon Madison

Nathan Vernon Madison is an Eisner Award-nominated author, historian, and documentary producer. His first book (and revision of his M.A. thesis), Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960 (McFarland, 2013), was nominated for an Eisner for best scholarly/academic work in 2014; the following year, a four-volume encyclopedia to which he contributed, Comics Through Time – A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (ABC-CLIO, 2014) was similarly nominated. Madison also writes works regarding local and economic history, his most recent book being a complete history of Richmond’s famed Tredegar Iron Works. In 2017, he served as a consultant on director James Cameron’s series The Story of Science Fiction (AMC), and in 2018, PBS aired a documentary Madison co-produced, detailing the parallel histories of the Tredegar Iron Works and its Welsh namesake; he has also consulted on documentaries for C-SPAN and the BBC. Madison frequently speaks on popular culture history at San Diego Comic-Con, Wizard World, RavenCon, and any number of comic/sf/anime-related venues.