Vicente Ibáñez Sanchis was born in Valencia in 1938. He began his career as an apprenctice at Editoria Valenciana in 1954, contributing to collections like 'Comandos' (1954) and later 'Yuki, el Temerario' (1958) and 'Cuentos Gráficos Infantiles Cascabel' (1958). By 1960 he was also present at Maga with contributions to 'Johnny Fogata' (scripts by Pedro Quesada) and 'Muchachas'. Work for Valenciana during this decade included 'Kid Tejano' and 'El Sargento Virus'. However, Ibáñez was mainly drawing action comics for the British market, among others for The Victor.