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Mark D. Bright, also known as MD Bright or Doc Bright, passed away on March 27, 2024 at the age of 68. Bright was a prolific artist as was the primary artist on Green Lantern volume 3 up until “Emerald Twilight”. He also provided the artwork for both “Emerald Dawn” miniseries as well, returning later in his career to draw portions of the “Parallax View” storyline.

Bright co-created Icon at DC’s Milestone imprint and the Valiant Comics series Quantum and Woody, although he is probably best known for the “Armor Wars” storyline in Marvel’s Iron Man series. Bright had moved away from comics in his later years, shifting to working as a storyboard artist for commercials, television and motion pictures.

MD Bright frequently collaborated with Christopher Priest, and the two worked on a number of projects, including Thor, Falcon, Power Man and Iron Fist, and Uncanny X-Men. He came to DC Comics when Priest took over the Green Lantern portions of Action Comics Weekly. His association with Priest continued when Priest took on “Emerald Dawn”, although the writer was replaced after the first issue. In 1993 Bright was one of the founding artists for Milestone Media where he worked with the late Dwayne McDuffie on Icon.

According to Bright’s obituary, his interest in the comics medium was the result of visits to see his maternal Grandmother, who had a home hair salon which she stocked with comics for her customers’ children to enjoy. He went on to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.

2 Replies to “Artist Mark Bright Passes Away at 68”

  1. Rest in Peace. Bright was easily one of my favorite GL artists, from Action Comics Weekly, to Emerald Dawn, to Green Lantern. Absolutely fantastic artist, who could draw anyone or anything.

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