Aaron Lopresti

Aaron Lopresti (born January 7, 1964) is an American comic book artist who has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, CrossGen Comics and Image Comics.

Aaron Lopresti
Lopresti in 2008
BornAaron Allen Lopresti
January 7, 1964 (age 55)
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Captain Marvel
Planet Hulk
Ms. Marvel
Wonder Woman
Official website

Early life

Aaron Lopresti was born January 7, 1964[1][2] in Portland, Oregon. After studying business for a year at Oregon State University, Lopresti left to pursue his passion for film. After two years of community college, went to study at USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.[3]


Lopresti's first published work of note was the Malibu Comics title Sludge, in 1993. He has since gone on to illustrate such titles as Marvel's X-Men, Captain Marvel, Planet Hulk and Ms. Marvel and was the artist for DC's Wonder Woman for issues #20-23, 26-30, 32-40, switching shifts with artist Bernard Chang. He drew covers for both Adventure Comics and Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton, as well as interior art for Justice League: Generation Lost. Lopresti was amongst the new creative talent running DC Comics' The New 52 relaunch in 2011, becoming the penciller of the new Justice League International series, working with writer Dan Jurgens.[4] In June 2012 it was announced that Lopresti and writer Christy Marx will be producing a revival of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld in the Sword of Sorcery title.[5]

Since that time, Lopresti has written and illustrated the serialized Garbage Man series for DC Comics which appeared in the anthology mini-series' Weird Worlds and My Greatest Adventure and dealt with the adventures of a young corporate lawyer turned toxic muck monster who, according to Lopresti, was created because "the DCU needed a monster/hero character to replace Swamp Thing which at the time was being held captive by Vertigo".[6] That project was followed by work on Detective Comics and Legends of the Dark Knight. In 2015-2016, Lopresti wrote and illustrated his first creator-owned project, Power Cubed, published by Dark Horse Comics and wrote and illustrated the revamped Metamorpho series for DC Comics.


Comics artists that Lopresti has named as influences include Berni Wrightson, Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Jim Steranko, Brian Bolland. Illustrators who have influenced him include Frank Frazetta, James Bama, William Stout, JC Leyendecker, Brian Froud, Robert McGinnis and Chuck Jones.[3]

Other contemporary artists Lopresti has named as his favorites include Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Mark Schultz, Mike Ploog, Peter de Sève, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis, Barry Windsor-Smith, Chris Ayers, Claire Wendling, Dave Johnson, Rudy Nebres and Alex Nino.[3]

Personal life

Lopresti and his wife Shelley have two children, Josh and Samantha.[3]



  • Harley Quinn: Rebirth #1 (variant cover artist)
  • Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 variant cover artist (exclusive to www.vaultcollectibles.com, 2015)
  • DC Universe #0, one-shot (among other artists, with writers Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns, 2008)
  • Death of Hawkman miniseries: #1-6 (2016-2017)
  • Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1 one-shot (1999)
  • Guy Gardner: Warrior #40 (with writer Beau Smith, 1995)
  • Justice League: Generation Lost #1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 (with writer Judd Winick, 2010)
  • Justice League International #1-12 (with writer Dan Jurgens, 2011-2012)
  • Legion of Superheroes vol. 4 #41 (with writer Jim Shooter, 2008)
  • My Greatest Adventure miniseries (Garbage Man #1-6) (2011-2012)
  • National Comics #1 (Flash and Mr. Terrific) (1999)
  • Robin Vol. 4 #23-24 (with writer Chuck Dixon, 1995)
  • Superboy vol. 4 #66-67 (with writer Karl Kesel, 1999)
  • Superboy and the Ravers #11-12 (with writers Karl Kesel and Steve Mattsson, 1997)
  • Weird Worlds miniseries, (Garbage Man): #1-6 (2011)
  • Wonder Woman vol. 3, #20-23, 26-30, 32-36, 38-40 (with writer Gail Simone, 2008–10)
  • The New 52: Futures End #4, 7, 10 (2014)
  • Detective Comics Vol. 2 #26-29


Other publishers

  • Atomic Toybox #1 (Image, 1999)
  • Countdown #1-6 (With writer Jeff Mariotte, 2000)
  • Lady Death: A Medieval Tale #11-12 (CrossGen, 2004)
  • Marriage of Hercules and Xena #1 (Topps, 1998)
  • Mystic #31-34, 36-37, 39, 41-43 (With writer Tony Bedard, CrossGen, 2003–04)


  1. ^ Comics Buyer's Guide #1650; February 2009; Page 107
  2. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Lopresti, Aaron "Biography". aaronlopresti.com. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (August 17, 2011). "The DCnU Take 2: Justice League International". Newsarama. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  5. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (June 8, 2012). "DC Adds Four to New 52, Including DiDio's Phantom Stranger". Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2012. This new series...will launch with the return of Amethyst to the New 52. Written by Christy Marx with art by Aaron Lopresti, the comic will show how Amethyst finds out she's the lost princess of Gemworld.
  6. ^ http://www.newsarama.com/6360-aaron-lopresti-introduces-garbageman-in-dc-s-weird-worlds.html


External links

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld is a superhero created by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colón for the comic book series of the same name published by DC Comics in the 1980s. The series tells the story of a teenage girl named Amy Winston who discovers that she is the orphaned princess of the magical Gemworld. Amy learns that an evil ruler called Dark Opal is out to destroy her and travels to Gemworld to overthrow him.

Elseworlds 80-Page Giant

Elseworlds 80-Page Giant is an 80-page collection of Elseworlds stories published by DC Comics. The collection was withdrawn and pulped after DC became concerned about a scene in one of the stories.


Elven may refer to:

The adjectival form of Elf

Elven (comics), a 1994 four issue comic book written by Len Strazewski and drawn by Aaron Lopresti

Elven Legacy, a 2009 PC video game

Elven-languages created by J. R. R. Tolkien

St Elven, an alternate spelling of St Elwen

Elven, Morbihan, a town in Morbihan, France

Elven (comics)

Elven is a four issue comic book mini-series from the Ultraverse continuity of Malibu Comics, written by Len Strazewski and drawn by Aaron Lopresti. It was about a character with abilities similar to those of Prime, save that instead of being a fan of comic superheroes such as Superman, Elven was a fan of Elfquest and similar fantasy depictions of elves. Her Ultra form and abilities reflected this, with the liquid substance produced by her body shaping itself into an Elf-like appearance (albeit with a very non-elfin female bodybuilder physique in her initial appearances), and her powers subconsciously channelled into magic-like applications.

Ends of the Earth (DC Comics)

"Ends of the Earth" is the name of a four-issue comic book story arc written by Gail Simone with art by Aaron Lopresti. Published in issues #20–23 of Wonder Woman vol. 3, it is the third story arc under Gail Simone's writing reigns, following The Circle and a two-parter found in issues #18–19. It also marks the return of DC Comics's version of the Beowulf character since his last appearance back in the 1970s.

Freakshow (comics)

Freakshow is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Chris Claremont for the third installment of the series Excalibur. He is one of the few survivors of the island of Genosha which was destroyed by the wild Sentinel attacks commissioned by Cassandra Nova.

Gail Simone

Gail Simone (born July 29, 1974) is an American writer of comic books. Best known for penning DC's Birds of Prey, her other notable works include Secret Six, Welcome to Tranquility, The All-New Atom, Deadpool, and Wonder Woman.

In 2011, she became the writer for Batgirl. Though fired from Batgirl in December 2012 by the title's incoming editor, Brian Cunningham, she was rehired on December 21 after DC received backlash from fans.She became the writer for a new Red Sonja series in 2013 with Dynamite Entertainment, and for the 2017 series Crosswind from Image Comics.

Hub (comics)

Hub is a fictional mutant character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Her first appearance was in Excalibur vol. 3 #2.

John Layman

John Steele Layman (born August 2, 1969) is an American comic book writer and letterer. Layman is most known for writing Chew, published by Image Comics.

Layman considers Star Trek: Deep Space Nine his favourite Star Trek series.

Lord Pumpkin

Lord Pumpkin is a fictional being from Malibu Comics' Ultraverse continuity. He was created and later written by Dan Danko, with additional development by Steve Gerber, Aaron Lopresti, and Gary Martin including his first published appearance, with which Danko was not involved. Lord Pumpkin first appeared in the comic Sludge but he went on to trouble Rune, Night Man and Hardcase. In the Ultraforce animated TV series, he was an enemy of the Ultraforce.

My Greatest Adventure

My Greatest Adventure was a DC Comics comic book that began in 1955 and is best known for introducing the superhero team Doom Patrol.

Red Volcano

Red Volcano is a fictional character, a comic book android supervillain published by DC Comics. He first appeared in DC Universe #0 (April 2008), and was created by Grant Morrison, Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti.

Rise of the Olympian

"Rise of the Olympian" is a Wonder Woman story arc written by Gail Simone with art by Aaron Lopresti.

Sludge (comics)

Sludge is a comic book series from Malibu Comics, set in the Ultraverse. It was created by Steve Gerber, Gary Martin and Aaron Lopresti. Sludge ran for only twelve issues, with one special: Sludge: Red X-Mas. A second special, Sludge: Swamp of Souls, was planned but never completed.

Sword of Sorcery

Sword of Sorcery was an American sword-and-sorcery comics anthology featuring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, heroes and rogues created by Fritz Leiber. Published bi-monthly by DC Comics, it ran for five issues in 1973, with a cover price of 20¢. The title was written by Denny O'Neil and featured art by Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson, and Jim Starlin.

In June 2012, the series returned with a revival of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld by writer Christy Marx and artist Aaron Lopresti. The title included a backup feature starring Beowulf written by Tony Bedard and drawn by Jesus Saiz.


Takion is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. The character was created by Paul Kupperberg and Aaron Lopresti, first appearing in an eponymous series in 1996 that lasted for 7 issues.

Weird Worlds (comics)

Weird Worlds was an American comic book science-fiction anthology series published by DC Comics. It ran from 1972 to 1974 for a total of 10 issues. The title's name was partially inspired by the sales success of Weird War Tales and Weird Western Tales. A second series was published in 2011.

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