Batman & The Outsiders #10 - The Execution of Black Lightning (1984)

Steve Lightle is an American comic book penciller, originally from Kansas. He began his career drawing a back-up story for 'Black Diamond' by AC Comics in 1984. He then became a regular with DC Comics, starting with some contributions to the New Talent Showcase. He succeeded Keith Giffen as the artist of the 'Legion of Super-Heroes' between 1984 and 1986, and it was during his tenure that one of the longtime characters, 'Karate Kid', was killed off.

Legion of Super-Heroes by Steve Lightle
Legion of Super-Heroes

He continued to draw the title's covers until 1988, and did fill-ins on other DC titles on several occassions in the years that followed. He also drew the first five issues in the new 'Doom Patrol' series in 1987. By the 1990s he was mainly working for Marvel Comics, with several stories published in 'Marvel Comics Presents', as well as issues of 'Quasar' and 'Excalibur: X Crossing'. Lightle is mainly known for his cover art, however, like for Marvel's 'Classic X-Men' in 1989 and 1990. He has been selling self-published comic books and original artwork through his company Lunatick Press since 2001.

Wolverine by Steve Lightle
Wolverine - Brothers in Arms (Marvel Comics Presents 135, 1993)

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Last updated: 2014-04-21

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