Pablo Marcos Ortega is one of the most popular Peruvian comic artists, best known for work as an inker on many DC and Marvel titles in the USA. In his native country, Marcos drew caricatures for weekly political magazines like Rochabus and Zamba Conuto, while still studying economic science at the University of Lima.
He worked on comic strips for the Peruvian press during the 1960s, like 'Benito Puma' and 'James Bond'. He was also one of the main artists for the El Escolar supplement of the daily Expreso. He was commissioned to cover several major events in illustrations, such as the death of Che Guevara, the major quakes of Peru and Italy, and the world's greatest sport - soccer.
He started his career in the American comics field in the 1970s, when he settled in New Jersey. After some first jobs with Sol Brodsky for Skywald Publishing, he went to work for publishers such as Marvel, DC, Atlas and Warren. Working in a style similar to that of Neal Adams, he drew for Seaboard Comics titles like 'Ironjaw', 'The Brute', and 'Devilina', and contributed to Warren's horror magazines.
His inking credits for the big companies include 'Batman', 'Star Trek', 'Green Arrow', 'Warlord', 'Spider Man', 'Conan', 'Avengers', 'Fantastic Four', 'Captain America' and 'Jungle Action'. Pablo Marcos has inked over pencils for artists such as Don Newton, John Byrne, Ross Andru, John Buscema, Frank Springer, Norm Breyfogle, Keith Pollard, Bill Sienkiewicz and Billy Graham. By 1982, Pablo Marcos accepted sequential work doing 'Dragon' for Ejea Magazine (five 32 page books).
More recently, Marcos has been working for Dynamic Forces, doing a 'Red Sonja' one-shot. He is also a contributor to Heavy Metal Magazine ('Norka') and Frank Frazetta Magazine ('OM').