M. D. Bright

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M. D. Bright
Born Mark D. Bright
1955
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Power Man and Iron Fist
Solo Avengers (Hawkeye)

Mark D. Bright (born 1955) is an American comic book and storyboard artist. Often credited as M.D. Bright, and sometimes as Doc Bright, he is best known for pencilling the Marvel Comics Iron Man story "Armor Wars," the two Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn miniseries for DC Comics, for painting the iconic cover to Marvel Comics' Transformers #5, (featuring the Decepticon Shockwave and the haunting words "Are All Dead" underneath the series title), and for co-creating Quantum and Woody with writer Christopher J. Priest. Out of comics, Bright is now a freelance storyboard artist.

Biography[edit]

Bright grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, receiving a B.F.A. from The Pratt Institute in 1974.

Quantum & Woody: Director's Cut Trade by VALIANT Comics

His work in comics began in 1978 with a three-page story in House of Mystery #257 (April 1978)[1] His first regular work was providing the art for the Christopher J. Priest (then going by the name "Jim Owsley,") penned Falcon mini-series in 1983. One issue had been completed by artist Paul Smith, and Bright pencilled the remaining three issues.

His next major contribution to the world of comic books was another collaboration with Priest the final ten issues of Power Man and Iron Fist. Bright's major runs on comic book series include Solo Avengers, Iron Man, G.I. Joe, Green Lantern, Action Comics (when it was published weekly), Milestone Comics' Icon and Acclaim Comics' Quantum and Woody. Although Bright inked some of his covers, most of his interior comics artwork was created in collaboration with an inker, primarily Romeo Tanghal, Randy Emberlin, Greg Adams and Mike Gustovich. During his years as a full-time comic book artist, Bright also provided artwork for analogous trading cards: The Green Lantern Hal Jordan card for Impel's 1992 DC Cosmic Cards, approximately one-third of Impel's 1991 G.I. Joe trading card set, and all of the Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps artwork for Impel/Skybox's 1993 DC Cosmic Teams trading cards.

After 20 years in American comic books, Bright moved into storyboarding for commercials, and live-action television and feature films, notably including M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. He has occasionally returned to comics, including an Untold Tales of the New Universe one-shot for Marvel Comics and a Transformers Spotlight issue for IDW Publishing.

He also created the Damaged comic series with Jason McKee of A-10 Comics.[2] Bright's Christian-themed comic strip ...level path, that he writes and draws, is occasionally updated on his website.

Bibliography[edit]

Comics work (interior pencil art) includes:

DC Comics[edit]

Milestone Media[edit]

  • Hardware #14 (fill-in pencils, with writer Dwayne McDuffie, 1994)
  • Icon #1-10, 13-17, 19-25, 27-31, 33-36, 38-42 (1993–97)
  • Milestone Forever #1-2, (partial pencils for 48-page specials, with writer Dwayne McDuffie, 2010)
  • Worlds Collide Special (1994)

Paradox Press[edit]

  • The Big Book of Bad (one page story, pencils and inks, DC Comics/Paradox Press, 1998)
  • The Big Book of Little Criminals (one page story, pencils and inks, DC Comics/Paradox Press, 1996)
  • The Big Book of Urban Legends (one page story, pencils and inks, DC Comics/Paradox Press, 1994)
  • The Big Book of the Weird Wild West (one page story, pencils and inks with writer John Whalen, DC Comics/Paradox Press, 1998)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

(Quantum and Woody note: The series was canceled in 1998 with issue #17. When Acclaim Comics reorganized and relaunched its comic book line the following year, Quantum and Woody resumed publication. As a joke to capitalize on the number of months that had passed since issue #17, the first new issue released was #32, to match the number of months the series had been off the stands, as if the series had continued all along. Issue #32 features a storyline that has jumped ahead, with no indication of what has happened just before, and a cliffhanger ending that only would have been resolved had Quantum and Woody continued publishing for an additional 15 months. The following month it resumed its original numbering at #18, picking up the narrative from #17. Bright pencilled through issue #20, but issue #21 was a fill-in by artist Oscar Jimenez, and the series' last, as it was cancelled once again.)

As writer or co-writer[edit]

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As cover artist[edit]

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As pin-up contributor, partial list only[edit]

Reprints and collections of M.D. Bright's work[edit]

  • Iron Man: The Armor Wars (reprints Iron Man #225-232, features seven issues by Bright, Marvel Comics, 1990)
  • The Many Armors of Iron Man
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn (first printing, newsprint paper stock, reprints Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn #1-6, DC Comics, 1991)
  • Icon: A Hero's Welcome (first printing, reprints Icon #1-8, DC Comics, 1996)
  • GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1 (contains 3 pages from Quantum and Woody #15, Acclaim Comics 1998)
  • Quantum and Woody: The Director's Cut (reprints Quantum and Woody #1-4, plus new pages, features four issues by Bright, Acclaim Comics, 1997)
  • Quantum and Woody: Kiss Your Ass Goodbye (reprints Quantum and Woody #5-8, plus new pages, features four issues by Bright, Acclaim Comics, 1998)
  • Quantum and Woody: Holy S-Word, We're Cancelled?! (reprints Quantum and Woody #9-12, plus new pages, features three issues by Bright, Acclaim Comics, 1998)
  • Quantum and Woody: Magnum Force (reprints Quantum and Woody #13-16, plus new pages, features four issues by Bright, Acclaim Comics, 1999)
  • G.I. Joe vol 4 (reprints G.I. Joe #31-40, reprints Bright's partial pages within issue #s 35 & 36, Marvel Comics, 2002)
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn (second printing, reprints Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn #1-6, features six issues by Bright, DC Comics, 2003)
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II (reprints Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II, features six issues by Bright, DC Comics, 2003
  • Iron Man: Armor Wars (new edition, colors reseparated and glossy paper, reprints Iron Man #225-232, features seven issues by Bright, Marvel Comics, 2007)
  • Iron Man: The Dragon Seed Saga (reprints Iron Man issues #270-275, features one issue by Bright, Marvel Comics, 2008)
  • Iron Man: The Many Armors of Iron Man (new edition with new color separations and glossy paper stock from 1993 version, now includes Iron Man issue #200, one issue by Bright, Marvel Comics, 2008)
  • Iron Man: Armor Wars (new edition, second printing, black cover, reprints Iron Man #225-232, features seven issues by Bright, Marvel Comics, 2010)
  • Iron Man: Armor Wars Prologue reprints Iron Man #215-224, features eight issues by Bright, Marvel Comics, 2010)
  • Classic G.I. Joe vol. 4 (reprint of Marvel's 2002 G.I. Joe vol. 4 trade paperback, IDW Publishing, 2009)
  • Icon: A Hero's Welcome (second printing, reprints Icon #1-8, DC Comics, 2009)
  • Icon: The Mothership Connection (reprints Icon #13, 19-22, features three and a half issues by Bright, DC Comics, 2010)
  • Classic G.I. Joe vol. 9 (reprints G.I. Joe #81-90, features two issues by Bright, IDW Publishing, 2010)
  • Classic G.I. Joe vol. 10 (reprints G.I. Joe #91-100, features six issues by Bright, IDW Publishing, 2011)
  • expected: Classic G.I. Joe vol. 11 (reprints G.I. Joe #101-110, features seven issues by Bright, IDW Publishing, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cbdb.com
  2. ^ The Damaged #1

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