Mark Bagley is a comic book artist and has worked for Marvel Comics on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, New Warriors, and Ultimate Spider-Man and for DC Comics on Justice League of America, Batman and Trinity. Mark had an interesting start. In 1983, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter created the Marvel Try-out Book to draw new talent into the comic book industry. The contest involved a deconstructed comic book which contestants could complete and submit to Marvel. The winner would be awarded a professional assignment with Marvel. Bagley won this contest and at age 27 he got his first comic job. He went on to work on The Amazing Spider-Man and introduced the character Carnage. He produced Venom: Lethall Protector and is listed in Comic Book Resources as the #4 best Spider-Man illustrator.