Rawhide Kid by Larry Lieber
'Rawhide Kid #87' (1971).

Larry Lieber is an American comic book artist, known for drawing Marvel's 'Rawhide Kid' and the newspaper strips of the 'Incredible Hulk' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. He is the younger brother of Stan Lee, the creator of numerous Marvel superheroes. Born in New York City in 1931, Lieber studied art at the Pratt Art Institute and the Art Students League. It was during this period that he also did his first comic book work. After his studies, he spent four years in the Air Force, serving in the Korean War, before fully beginnning his career in the field of comics.

Rawhide Kid, art by Larry Lieber (1970)
'Rawhide Kid' (1970).

Lieber wrote and drew stories featuring superheroes, monsters and cowboys, plus an occasional love story for his brother's Atlas line, while teaching art classes on the side. He continued to work for Marvel during the Silver Age era of comic books. He scripted early installments of 'Thor' in Journey into Mystery, 'Iron Man' in Tales of Suspense and 'Ant-Man' in Tales to Astonish. He largely left the superhero genre to write and pencil the western series 'Rawhide Kid' from 1964 to 1973.

Spider-Man by Larry Lieber
'Spider-Man' newspaper comic, art by Larry Lieber.

Lieber left Marvel in 1974 to become editor of the black-and-white comic book line published by Marvin Goodman's Atlas/Seaboard Comics. When the company folded, Lieber was an editor for Marvel UK, and wrote 'Captain Britain' and an occasional 'Spider-Man' story.

By 1978, Larry Lieber was the artist of the syndicated daily and Sunday strip starring Marvel's 'Incredible Hulk' (originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) through the Register and Tribune Syndicate. However, the comic was based more on the popular TV series 'The Incredible Hulk' (1978-1982) and ran parallel with its seasons. The character designs were even modelled after the TV actors. In 1979 Lieber passed the comic to Rich Buckler, who was succeeded later that year by Alan Kupperberg. In 1986, Lieber succeeded Fred Kida as the artist on the daily 'Spider-Man' comic, distributed by King Features and written by Stan Lee. He also drew the Sunday page between 1990 and 1995, but remains drawing the dailies up until at least 2015.

Spider-Man, art by Larry Lieber
'Spider-Man', art by Larry Lieber.

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