Brian Wood (born 1972) is an American writer, illustrator and graphic designer, most well known for his work as a comic book creator. He is known primarily for his Vertigo Comics series DMZ and his runs on various X-Men titles. He got his start in comics with Channel Zero before later working on Generation X with Warren Ellis as part of the Ellis' Counter-X run. Wood returned to writing creator-owned series, including Demo, Local, The Couriers, DMZ and Northlanders. In 2012, Wood returned to writing for Marvel, starting a run on Ultimate X-Men, as well as relaunching X-Men. He also did the Queen of the Black Coast Conan storyline for Dark Horse.
In 2019, Wood was dismissed from Dark Horse following accusations of sexual misconduct.
- The Couriers
- Moon Knight
- The New York Four
- Star Wars (Dark Horse)
- The Terminator: Sector War
- Aliens Defiance
Tropes associated with Brian Wood's work:
- Author Appeal: Strong women.
- Big Applesauce: A large number of his work is set in New York.
- Bittersweet Ending: More often than not.
- Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic: Tends to slide towards realistic.
- What Could Have Been: He wrote Aliens: Colonial Marines - Rising Threat, a short comic series that would have served as a prequel to an upcoming Aliens shooter game, but it was cancelled just weeks before it would have been released due to his dismissal from Dark Horse.