The Matt Wagner Bibliography

Comic Book Work


Comico Primer #2
Comico Primer #5 (inks only)
Grendel #1-3
Mage #1-15
Grendel #1-40
Grendel: Devil's Vagary (script only)
Johnny Quest #1 (back-up story colors only)
The Demon #1-4 (lim. series)
Secret Origins Special #1 (inks only)
True North #1 (centerspread)
True North #2
The Story Thus Far #2 (Single page)
Dark Horse Presents #40, 45, 5th Anniversary Special
Sandman #25 (pencils only)
Terminator: One Shot (art only)
Demon #22
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30
Miracleman: Aprocrypha #1 (four-page story)
DC Who's Who, new series (text for Uncle Sam entry)
Batman/Grendel #1-2
Batman/Grendel (Hero Comics Preview Red and Gold Editions)
Ray Bradbury Comics #2 (Topps)
Grendel: War Child #1-10
Grendel Tales: Devil's Hammer #1-3 (Devil Quest backup by Matt)
Grendel Tales: Devil In Our Midst #1-5 (Devil Quest backup by Matt)
Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths #1, 2 (Devil Quest backup by Matt)
Grendel Tales: Homecoming #1-3 (dialog and Devil Quest backup by Matt)
Grendel Tales: Devil's Choices #1-4 (Devil Quest backup by Matt)
Sandman Mystery Theatre #1-present
Sandman Mystery Theatre Annual #1
Riddler: The Riddle Factory one-shot
Sandman Midnight Theatre (plot only)
Silverback #1-3 (Comico - story only)
Vertigo Preview #1 (SMT preview)
Vertigo Rave #1 (SMT preview)
Batman Adventures Annual #1
Grendel Cycle
Savage Hulk Special (Script only)
Batman Black & White #3 (Eight page story)
Batman/Grendel II #1-2
Decade of Dark Horse #1 (Short B&W Grendel story)
Mage II #0-present

Collected Editions:

Grendel: Devil by the Deed (Comico - reprints Mage back-up features)
Grendel: Devil by the Deed (same as above, signed and numbered)
Grendel: Devil by the Deed (Dark Horse - same as above, but recolored w/new cover)
Magebook #1, #2 (reprints Mage #1-3 and #4-6)
Mage: v1, v2, v3 (reprints Mage #1-15)
Grendel: Devil's Legacy (reprints Grendel #1-12)
Grendel: The Devil Inside (reprints Grendel #13-15)
Grendel: The Devil Inside (same as above, signed and numbered)
Grendel: War Child (reprints War Child #1-10)
Grendel: War Child hardcover (same as above, signed and numbered)
The Best of DHP Vol #3 (Arialist reprint w/cover by Matt)
Grendel Classics #1 (reprints Grendel #16-17)
Grendel Classics #2 (reprints Grendel #18-19)
Batman: FACES (reprints Legends of the Dark Night #28-30)
Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Tarantula (reprints SMT #1-4)
Grendel: Devil Quest (reprints Grendel Tales backup storyline)

Covers only:

Johnny Quest #4 (cover colors only)
Challengers of the Unknown #5, 7
Swamp Thing #103
Robin II #1
The Griffin #1-6
The Jam #1-5 (Slave Labor edition)
Tales From the Heart #7
Lone Wolf & Cub #25-36
Previews Vol. II No. 6
Spectre #9
Detective #647-649
Werewolf: Players Guide (Role playing game)
Daredevil: Predator's Smile Novel
Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths collection
Terminal City #7-9
Terminal City TPB
Previews May 1997
Grendel Tales: Devil's Apprentice #1-3
Eb'nn #5
Cheval Noir #25
Comico Hype (Summer 1985 handout)

Trading Cards

A set of four trading cards featuring the Simon Bisley covers from Grendel: War Child on the front and an original Matt Wagner Grendel drawing on the back.
Madman trading card (in Madman x50 bubblegum card set)
Grendel-Prime card (Wizard creator portfolio #3)
Grendel-Prime card (Freedonia Funny Works #3)
Sandman Mystery Theatre (DC/Vertigo cards - #66)
Rowland and Paine (Sandman cards - #85)
Deathblow (Wildstorm Gallery - #16)
Diva (Wildstorm Gallery - #17)
Dozer (Wildstorm Gallery - #18)
Attica (Wildstorm Gallery - #64)
Beastmaster (Wildstorm Gallery - #65)
Black Angel (Wildstorm Gallery - #66)
Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight #52-54
Shadow (Movie tie-in - #89)
Matthew Wagner (Famous Comic Book Creator cards #41)

Pin-ups only:

Batman vs. Predator #1-2
Fish Police, Comico edition #6
Eagle #1
The Jam: Super-Cool Color-Injected Turbo Adventure #1 From Hell
DC Who's Who (old series): Dr. Midnite
DC Who's Who (new series): Granny Goodness, Copperhead, Hourman, The Spectre
Batman Adventures #25
Vertigo Gallery: Phantom Stranger
Sandman Gallery: Sandman
Comico Black Book
Skrog Yip Yip Yay Special #1
Captain Satan #1-2
Dreams & Nightmares (Vertigo gallery)
Nexus #6
Wonder Woman #50 (2nd series)


A promotional poster featuring the cover to Grendel: War Child #1.
A promotional poster featuring the cover to Batman/Grendel #1.
Marvel poster: Hulk vs. Thing
Sandman Mystery Theatre poster (Vertigo - from The Tarantula TPB cover) (see image gallery)
Limited edition Grendel poster (200 prints) with 6 Grendel incarnations. (see image gallery)
Grendel A through Z (Grendel Primer limited to 750 signed copies)
Hunter Rose Grendel poster (Limited signed poster by Matt from Comics Pro magazine, a shitty production kept it from release)


Demon gatefold in Graphitti's hardcover History of the DC Universe
Hunter Rose statue designed by Matt & sculpted by Randy Bowen
Hunter Rose refrigerator magnet sculpted by Randy Bowen
Grendel Lithograph - A full-color lithograph featuring an original piece by Matt Wagner.
Grendel Kit - A kit containing a sculpted grendel pin by Randy Bowin and Grendel: Devil in Reflection mini contained in a collector's box.
Grendel Collection - From Golden Age Collectible's Grendel Day, Includes T-shirt, Devil in Reflection mini, and Grendel Collection mini which has bio information and signatures of Matt & all the artists from the original series, including War Child.
Mage Magnets - Set of 3 Mage II magnets from Graphitti.
Mage Window Decal - Cover to Mage II #0.

Grendel T-Shirts:

Wanted Poster
Christine Spar
Eppy Thatcher
Hunter Rose
Grendel Prime
Grendel Collection
Grendel Cycle

Grendel Sweatshirts:

Grendel #4 cover
Grendel #4 last page

Grendel Mask

Stretch lycra face mask with stitched-in white eye patches and nose.

Grendel Tote Bag

Natural-color canvas bag with Snyder/Geldhof artwork of Grendel eyes done as bloody red palm prints.

Mage T-Shirts:

#1 - Lightning Bolt (tour and non-tour versions)
#2 - Painted illustration of all four major characters leaning on the hood of an Edsel
#3 - Kevin Matchstick holding a bat on a black background - limited edition shirt produced for 1986 Star Reach Tradeshow, Chicago
#4 - Mage II promotional shirt
New Lightning Bolt from Graphitti for Mage II rollout
Black hat w/Lightning Bolt & logo from Graphitti
Joe Phat t-shirt from Graphitti
Kirby Hero t-shirt from Graphitti

Mage Jackets:

Lightning Bolt (limited edition by Graphitti)
High Five (embroidered)


Inkpot Award winner 1988
Nominated for 18 industry awards (Kirbys, Eisners, Golden Apples)
Last updated January 12, 1998
Special thanks to Corrado for the card and pin-up updates!
And to Adrian Merrington for letting me incorporate some of his bibliography!