Javier Pulido was part of the second big wave of Spanish authors who introduced themselves on the American market in the 1990s, together with Germán García and Kano. Pulido's style is influenced by David Mazzucchelli and Steve Rude. Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pulido was a comics fan since early childhood. He moved to Barcelona to study at the University of Fine Arts. Around this time, he also had his first professional assignments, doing covers and illustrations for Marvel Spain. In 1996, he released 'Mentat', a miniseries of 4 issues, which became his first and final work directly for the Spanish market.
A small year later, he was contracted by Marvel for work in the USA. He illustrated some issues of 'Star Trek: Early Voyages' and several Joe Casey scripted 'Incredible Hulk' issues. He illustrated an issue of 'Hellblazer' at DC/Vertigo in 1999, followed by issues of 'The Batman Chronicles', 'Flinch' and the miniseries 'Robin: Year One'. In 2002, he produced the graphic novel 'Human Target: Final Cut', with text by Peter Milligan, also under the Vertigo imprint. In 2003, he illustrated the first issues of the regular 'Human Target' title, also with Peter Milligan.