Jacob Rougemont

Jacob Rougemont is an American comic book writer and researcher, most often known as part of the writing team on the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (2004-present), the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2015-present) and the Official Index to the Marvel Universe (2009-2013).

In addition to his Marvel Handbook work, Rougemont has written for other Marvel projects including the History of the Marvel Universe #1 (2012) and Heroic Age: X-Men #1 (2011). Aside from his writing work, he has done research work for various Marvel collections, including Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 and the Captain America: Civil War digest TPB for Scholastic (as well as the Marvel edition). He has also handled the research-heavy image acquisition for Dark Horse's 2017 He-Man & the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide & World Compendium hardcover.

A longtime comic book fan, he began collecting comic books as a child in the early 1990s and branched off into the internet during his high school years with the founding of his Avengers fansite, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Fan Page in 2000 (which, despite looking extremely outdated by today's standards, is still regularly updated!). Eventually becoming a regular contributor (and eventual editor) of the Marvel Appendix website, Rougemont soon jumped into comic book writing with the relaunching of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe series in 2004, his first published work being in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2004 one-shot. He became a regular member of the handbook writing team as of the Official Handbook hardcover series and soon branched off into the relaunched Official Index to the Marvel Universe series in 2009 and the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015.

His work on the handbook series led to other research projects, including the 2009 Avengers: Nights of Wundagore and the Avengers: Vision & the Scarlet Witch-A Day in the Life, as well as other side writing projects including handbook-type entries in the X-Men: First Class Magazine (2011).

Rougemont still occasionally contributes both writing and research for various projects, most recently writing for the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, 2017's All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe one-shot, the handbook section of the Runaways: The Complete Collection Vol. 4 trade paperback, the Marvel Expanding Universe Wall Chart hardcover for Rizzoli Publishing (both the Barnes & Noble-exclusive Beaux Arts Edition and the 2017 smaller, mass market version), as well as 2018's Spider-Geddon Handbook.