Darryl Banks is an American comic book artist. He worked on one of the first painted comic books, Cyberpunk, and teamed with the writer Mark Ellis to revamp the long-running The Justice Machine series for two publishers, Innovation and Millennium.
He always loved art but decided in high school that he wanted to pursue a career in comics. Darryl Banks studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio
After Banks graduated from college, he sent copious samples of his art to DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and went to comics conventions to show his work to publishers. On the advice of friends, he began sending samples to smaller, independent companies. Eventually, Innovation Publishing offered him his first jobs: a two-part Cyberpunk story, followed by a run on Justice Machine.
At Millennium Banks produced a three-issue mini-series based on The Wild Wild West TV series and a comics adaptation of Doc Savage with The Monarch of Armageddon.
Banks then went to work for DC Comics, illustrating Legion of Super-Heroes. He then became the penciler on Green Lantern (Vol. 3), which ran from issue 50 till 142 (though there were many fill-ins). Along with co-creating Kyle Rayner, he’s responsible for designing costumes for Parallax, Grayven, Fatality, Dr. Polaris, and Dr. Light.