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Career  

Early Work

Tony Bedard got his start in the comics industry at

Valiant

, where he began as an intern and worked his way up to an editor and writer by the mid-1990s. He wrote several series for the publisher, most prominently

Magnus Robot Fighter

.

  He

He left Valiant in 1996, going to other publishers such as

Crusade

and

Broadway

for brief times before arriving at

DC

Comics in

DC Comics

in 1998 to predominantly work as an editor for it and its

Vertigo

imprint.

 

Crossgen  

In 2001, Bedard was recruited into an exclusive deal with

Crossgen

and became the new regular writer of its

Mystic

series. He also co-created the

Negation

series with

Mark Waid

and later launched the series

Route 666

. He wrote a handful of smaller works for the company as well, including the

Mark of Charon

limited series.

  Bedard

Bedard's work was cut short as severe financial problems caused Crossgen to declare bankruptcy and halt all of its series. This came as Bedard was

writing 

Bedard's work was cut short as severe financial problems caused Crossgen to declare bankruptcy and halt all of its series. This came as Bedard was writing

Negation War

, the first big crossover of Crossgen's shared universe. Only two issues of the series were ever published, leaving the story unfinished.

 

Marvel  

Bedard was quickly picked up by

Marvel Comics

after Crossgen's collapse, and he was made the new regular writer of

Exiles

following

Judd Winick

's departure from the series. He wrote

Exiles

from '04 to '06, and it was his only regular writing assignment for Marvel at the time. His other works for Marvel were short term assignments, fill-ins and oneshots. The largest of them was writing the second and final story arc of

Rogue

.

 

DC  

After ending his run on

Exiles

and

Chris Claremont

taking over the series, Bedard returned to DC Comics, soon signing an exclusive contract with the publisher. He was one of the many writers attached to the

Countdown to Final Crisis

weekly series but began branching out to other works as well. He teamed with his past collaborator Mark Waid on a story arc in

Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes

, which he soon followed with a seven issue story arc written solely by him.

   At

At this time, he also became the new regular writing of

Birds of Prey

, following

Gail Simone

's critically acclaimed run. Tied into his Birds of Prey run was a Black Canary limited series written by him. His run ended when

Birds of Prey

was cancelled as part of the

Batman Reborn

reorganization of the

Batman

franchise following

Battle for the Cowl

.

   Bedard

Bedard's almost Outsiders

Bedard was announced as the writer of a relaunched

Batman and the Outsiders

series, and a promo image of his radically new team roster was released. However in a strange twist,

Chuck Dixon

was announced as the new writer of the series, replacing Bedard before the series even began. This was allegedly due to scheduling conflicts and DC editorial changing their minds about the direction Bedard had in mind for the series.

  Coming

Coming back from this experience strongly in '09, Bedard launched

R.E.B.E.L.S.

, a critically acclaimed series based on the old

L.E.G.I.O.N.

series. He revived many of the old characters, most notably Vril Dox, and incorporated new faces into the mix as well. Though loved, the series was never a commercial success, but despite its low sales, DC supported the book and did not cancel it until its 28th issue.

  Also

Also in '09, Bedard and

Scott McDaniel

launched

the Great Ten

maxi-series, which explored the origins of each member of the Chinese superfunctionary team that had debuted years earlier in

52

. Bedard revealed an impressive wealth of knowledge in Chinese culture in history as every issue focused on a different member of the

Great Ten

. In an awkward decision, DC chose to cut the series down from ten issues to nine, requiring Bedard to condense his planned story and cover both

Mother of Champions

and

Socialist Red Guardsman

in the final issue.

  Bedard

Bedard took over the regular writing duties of

Green Lantern Corps

under the banner of

Brightest Day

in '10, shifting the books focus on

Kyle Rayner

,

John Stewart

and

Ganthet

as a

Green Lantern

.

  A

. A year later, he took part in DC's

Flashpoint

event as the writer of

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman

.

 His

His run on

Green Lantern Corps

concluded with the post-Flashpoint relaunch of the series, but he was not done with the Green Lantern franchise. As part of the mass DC relaunches, he was named the writer of the new

Green Lantern: New Guardians

series, starring Kyle Rayner as the leader of a multi-colored Lantern team.

 

Created Characters  

DC

  • Altin Ad'Ms
  • Astrild Storm-Daughter
  • Bounder
  • Ciji
  • Gorius Karkum
  • Infinity
  • Invictus
  • Smite
  • Tribulus
  • Visionary
  • Wildstar
  • Xylon
  • Marvel 

Marvel

  • Blindspot
  • Namora