Mike Deodato

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Mike Deodato
Mike Deodato - Lucca Comics & Games 2014.JPG
Mike Deodato at Lucca Comics & Games 2014
BornDeodato Taumaturgo Borges Filho
(1963-05-23) May 23, 1963 (age 59)
Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil
Pseudonym(s)Mike Deodato Jr.
Notable works
Dark Avengers
Infinity Wars
Wonder Woman

Mike Deodato (/ˌdəˈdæt/; born May 23, 1963), sometimes credited as Mike Deodato Jr., is the professional pseudonym of Brazilian comic book artist Deodato Taumaturgo Borges Filho.

Early life[edit]

Mike Deodato was born on May 23, 1963 in Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil. He is the son of comic artist Deodato Borges.[1]


One of Deodato's first works was a 1993 photo-realistic comic book adaptation of the television series Beauty and the Beast published by Innovation Publishing. Deodato became famous in the North American comic book industry for his work with writer William Messner-Loebs on Wonder Woman, during which he co-created the character Artemis of Bana-Mighdall.[2] After his Wonder Woman project he had a short stint as the penciller of The Mighty Thor, where he worked with writer Warren Ellis, and later drew Glory for Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios at Image Comics and Maximum Press.[3]

While his style in the mid-1990s was highly reminiscent of Jim Lee, he has recently changed to a more simplified, photo-realistic and sometimes moody style. His first work with this new artistic identity was The Incredible Hulk, written by Bruce Jones. Since then, he has worked on the Doctor Strange spin-off Witches[4] and became the regular penciller of The Amazing Spider-Man and The New Avengers. Deodato then took over as regular penciller for the Marvel title Thunderbolts with issue 110, once again collaborating with Warren Ellis. Deodato then became the regular artist for the Dark Avengers ongoing series which came out of the conclusion of Secret Invasion. With writer Ed Brubaker, he launched the ongoing series Secret Avengers in May 2010,[5] before returning to New Avengers.

In 2012 he became the penciller of The Avengers and The New Avengers.[6] Deodato worked with Jason Aaron on the eight-issue flagship comic of Marvel's 2014 crossover storyline, Original Sin.[7] In 2017 Deodato drew the Astonishing X-Men ongoing series with writer Charles Soule.[8] He drew the Infinity Wars limited series in 2018 with writer Gerry Duggan.[9]

In March 2019 Deodato announced that he would leave Marvel after his upcoming run on Savage Avengers.[10] Following the expiration of his Marvel contract, he worked with DC to create a Batman-centric Comic-Con Experience 2019 poster. The poster, colored by Marcelo Maiolo, will honor Batman's 80th anniversary.[11]

In March 2020 Deodato and writer J. Michael Straczynski started the series The Resistance. The series were one of four inaugural releases comprising a new shared universe within the publisher's Upshot imprint.[12]


Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

  • Glory #1–10 (among other artists) (1995–1996)
  • Jade Warriors #1–3 (1999–2000)
  • WildC.A.T.s #47 (along with Ed Benes) (1998)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Covers work[edit]

  • A+X #1 (Variant Cover Only Marvel 2012)
  • Astonishing X-Men #8 (Marvel, 2017–)
  • Darth Vader Annual #2 (Marvel, 2017–)
  • Marvel Legacy #1 (Variant Cover Only Marvel 2016)
  • She-Hulk (vol. 2) #22-24, #27-36 (2007-2008)
  • Prowler#10 (2016)


  1. ^ Johnston, Rich (August 26, 2014). "Deodato Borges, "Mike Deodato Sr", Dies, Aged 80". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "Baker's Dozen". World Famous Comics. July 7, 2004. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Yarbrough, Beau (May 24, 2001). "Charmed I'm Sure: Deodato unlocks the magic of 'Witches'". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (December 23, 2008). "Mike Deodato Explores His Dark (Avengers) Side". Newsarama. Retrieved January 25, 2009.
  6. ^ Ching, Albert (December 5, 2012). "Jonathan Hickman Brings the World to Marvel NOW! Avengers". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Ching, Albert (January 8, 2014). "Jason Aaron Puts Marvel's Secrets Up for Grabs in "Original Sin"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Staley, Brandon (May 3, 2017). "Mike Deodato Jr. Joins Astonishing X-Men Art Rotation". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  9. ^ Gerding, Stephen (March 27, 2018). "Marvel's Infinity Wars Announcement Teases New Cosmic Character". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Webber, Tim (March 3, 2018). "Mike Deodato Will Leave Marvel After Savage Avengers". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Sykes, Joshua (October 28, 2019). "Mike Deodato Reveals CCXP Batman Poster in First DC Work Post-Marvel". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Johnson, Jim (February 4, 2020). "Straczynski & Deodato Explain How The Resistance Will Launch AWA's Universe". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  13. ^ White, Brett (March 6, 2015). "Bendis, Deodato launch Guardians of Knowhere during Secret Wars". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  14. ^ "Red Giant to Release New Original Projects From Superstar Comic Artist Mike Deodato" (Press release). MarketWired. September 5, 2013.

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