Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Steve Lightle!

Happy Birthday, Steve Lightle! 

Tomorrow is the birthday of former Legion-artist and extraordinary creator Steve Lightle, who has graced us with his presence since November 19, 1959.



Steve has worked for both DC and Marvel, making a name for himself on Legion of Super-Heroes (volume three) before working on The Doom Patrol (with Paul Kupperberg). He then moved to Marvel, where he drew Wolverine and Ghost Rider, among others. He was also the regular cover artist for X-Men Classic, Marvel Comics Presents, and The Flash.

Nowadays you can find Steve Lightle working hard on his own, original story Justin Zane. You can find that serialized story as well as original art and other stuff for sale at his site SteveLightle.wixsite.com/justin-zane

Happy Birthday, Steve! 








 

4 comments:

  1. Lightle is one of the greatest underrated artists in comics, in my estimation. His stuff is just gorgeous, and his style is uniquely his own.

    Chris

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  2. I agree he has produced some pretty good work over the years !

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  3. I think that Steve Lightle is the best artist in Legion history (sorry Mr. Giffen). Especially with his gorgeous covers.

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  4. i forgot about Mr. Lightle's work to be honest until just taking a look at a 1986 issue. He reminded me a lot of Giffen's pre abstract work on the Legion - which I'm sure many others commented on even back in the day (and based on the backgrounds alone was probably intentional). While that version of Giffen's work will likely always be first in my mind (the abstract stuff exactly the opposite - sigh) Steve did admirable work for sure. I'm sure I was glad to see him on the title.

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