Mark Buckingham worked briefly in animation, before he turned to comics. From 1988 to 1993, he inked many of DC's Vertigo titles, such as 'Hellblazer', 'Sandman', 'Shade' and 'Death: the High Cost of Living'. He had his breakthrough with 'Miracleman', which was created along with Neil Gaiman. He then went to Marvel, where he started penciling the 'Mortigan Goth: Immortalis' limited series for the Marvel UK line. He pencilled and inked such titles as 'Peter Gross', 'Ghost Rider 2099', 'Doctor Strange' and 'Star Trek Unlimited'. He then had a successful run on the 'Peter Parker, Spider-man' comic, in which the Peter Parker character was deepened (texts by Paul Jenkins).