In comic book circles, Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee Mark Wheatley is probably best known for co-creating Breathtaker, which became the first trade paperback from DC’s late, lamented Vertigo imprint, and Mars, originally published by First Comics, with Insight Studios Group studio mate Marc Hempel, but his extensive résumé in many ways defies categorization.
As an artist, writer, colorist, editor, and publisher, Wheatley has won the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, and Speakeasy awards and has been nominated for the Harvey and the Ignatz. His work has appeared in the Spectrum showcase anthology, and at the Library of Congress, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and other institutions.
He created or co-created Hammer of The Gods (with Michael Avon Oeming), Blood of The Innocent (with Hempel), Frankenstein Mobster, Prince Nightmare, Radical Dreamer, EZ Street (with Robert Tinnell), Lone Justice (with Tinnell), Skultar, and Doctor Cthulittle.
He has also worked on Tarzan, Baron Munchausen, The Black Hood, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, Argus, The Spider, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood, and Doctor Who, among other projects.
Outside of comics, Wheatley has designed for Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC’s Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde, The Millers and 2 Broke Girls on CBS.
His most recent print projects include Songs of Giants, Monster On Hold, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, Swords Against the Moon Men, The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Collection, Mine! and Wild Stars.