Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for over twenty
years. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, his first
published work was a short story that would introduce
one of comicdom's most respected creator-owned characters--the
mastermind assassin, GRENDEL. Best known for this
epic creation and his other, more personal, allegory,
MAGE, Matt has also worked on a variety of established
characters. These include his ground-breaking work
on the character of Batman villain, Two-Face, in
the graphic novel, FACES, as well as a five-year
stint both developing and generating the stories
for the fan-favorite Vertigo title, SANDMAN MYSTERY
THEATRE. His more recent efforts in this vein have
included writing the DR. MID-NITE mini-series for
DC Comics and serving as the regular cover artist
on the Kevin Smith-penned relaunch of GREEN ARROW.
Known for his character-driven
stories and his obvious love of the world's mythologies,
Matt has also enjoyed the distinction of being one
of the only writer/artists allowed to team his own
creation with one of DC’s flagship characters
in two successive BATMAN/GRENDEL cross-overs.
In the past few years, Matt
has also written and drawn several high profile projects
for DC; a three-issue prestige series starring Superman,
Batman, and Wonder Woman; titled TRINITY and a year-long,
project which comprised two mini-series that chronicled
some of the earliest aspects of Batman’s career,
collectively titled DARK MOON RISING.
This year sees the 25th anniversary
of GRENDEL and Matt is hard at work on a variety
of projects to commemorate this significant milestone.