Wagner at WonderCon 2009
October 9, 1961 |
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist|
Wagner's first published comic book work was Comico Primer #2 (1982), which was the first appearance of Grendel. In addition to his creator-owned series' Mage and Grendel, he has worked on comics featuring the Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre. In 1991, he illustrated part of the "Season of Mists" story arc in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series. He wrote and drew Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity a limited series featuring DC's three major heroes in 2003. He followed it with Batman and the Monster Men and Batman and the Mad Monk in 2006.
His other projects include Madame Xanadu for Vertigo, with artist Amy Reeder Hadley. He has produced numerous comics covers, including painted ones for Green Arrow and has written several Green Hornet limited series for Dynamite Entertainment.
- Grendel (Comico/Dark Horse, 1983-)
- Mage (Comico/Image Comics, 1984-)
- The Demon (DC, 1987)
- The Terminator: One Shot (graphic novel, with writer James Robinson, Dark Horse Comics, 1991)
- Batman: Faces serialized in Legends of the Dark Knight (DC, 1992)
- Sandman Mystery Theatre (DC, 1993 - 1998)
- Batman/Riddler: The Riddle Factory (DC, 1995)
- Doctor Mid-Nite (DC, 1999)
- Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity (art and script, DC, 2003)
- Batman and the Monster Men (DC, 2006)
- Batman and the Mad Monk (DC, 2006–2007)
- Zorro (Dynamite Entertainment, 2008-2010)
- Madame Xanadu (Vertigo, 2008–2010)
- Green Hornet: Year One (Dynamite Entertainment, 2010-2011)
- Zorro Rides Again (Dynamite Entertainment, 2011-2012)
- The Tower Chronicles (Legendary Comics, 2012-)
- Grendel vs. The Shadow (Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)
- Django/Zorro (2014-2015)
- 1988: Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Grendel
- Won "Best Finite Series/Limited Series" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child
- Nominated for "Best Writer/Artist" Eisner Award, for Legends of the Dark Knight: "Faces"
- Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Legends of the Dark Knight: "Faces"
- Nominated for "Best Inker" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child
- 1995: Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Sandman Mystery Theatre
- Won "Best Anthology" Eisner Award, for Grendel: Black, White, and Red
- Won "Best Short Story" Eisner Award, for "Devil's Advocate" in Grendel: Black, White, and Red #1
- Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Grendel: Black, White, and Red
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
- Eury, Michael (February 2004). "Wagner and Schutz: Creator Relations". Back Issue! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (2): 29.
- "Matt Wagner". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2015. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015.
- Matt Wagner at the Grand Comics Database
- Bender, Hy (1999). The Sandman Companion. DC Comics. p. 266. ISBN 978-1563894657.
- Burgas, Greg (January 7, 2013). "Comics You Should Own – Sandman". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014.
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "2000s". Batman: A Visual History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 268. ISBN 978-1465424563.
Matt Wagner headed to DC Comics to write and illustrate this three-issue prestige-format series that retold the original meeting between Batman and Superman and heroine Wonder Woman.
- Manning "2000s" in Dougall, p. 286: "Writer/artist Matt Wagner utilized the Monster Men from [Batman #1] as well as their creator, Dr. Hugo Strange."
- Manning "2000s" in Dougall, p. 291: "The second in his 'Dark Moon Rising' series, writer/artist Matt Wagner dug up another Golden Age gem in the person of the Mad Monk in this six-issue follow-up to Batman and the Monster Men."
- Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 334. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
Madame Xanadu was a relatively minor player in the DC Universe, but [Matt] Wagner, assisted by stunning art by Amy Hadley, crafted a first-class tale.
- Renaud, Jeffrey (April 11, 2008). "Wagner Saws Madame Xanadu in Half with Vertigo". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.
- Sunu, Steve (January 27, 2011). "Wagner Brings Green Hornet: Year One to a Close". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on May 14, 2011.
- Appelcline, Shannon (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
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- Interview with Matt Wagner (September 2006)
- Wagner Interview @ Legions of Gotham
- Matt Wagner on comics and the creative process, an interview with about-creativity.com August 26, 2007