Ivan Reis

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Ivan Reis
Reis at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Nationality Brazilian
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Blackest Night
Green Lantern, vol. 4
Rann–Thanagar War

Ivan Reis is a Brazilian comic book artist. He is known for his work on books such as Marvel Comics' Captain Marvel, and DC Comics' Green Lantern books. According to collaborator Geoff Johns, Reis' drawing style resembles a combination of Alan Davis and Neal Adams.[1]


For three years, Reis worked for Mauricio de Sousa in Brazil. He began his international career for Dark Horse working on titles such as Ghost, starting with issue #17 and acting as regular artist until that title finished at issue #36. There, he also worked on The Mask, Time Cop and Xena. Later, he worked for Lightning Comics.[2]

At Vertigo, he pencilled an issue of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles.[3] He became better known for Lady Death (Chaos! and CrossGen).

Reis also worked on Thing & She-Hulk: The Long Night, Avengers Icons: Vision, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Defenders and Avengers for Marvel Comics.

Since 2004 Reis has worked on Action Comics, Teen Titans, Rann–Thanagar War, Superman, and Infinite Crisis. After that, Reis started pencilling Green Lantern vol. 4.[4] Reis' left Green Lantern after issue #38 in 2009, in order to provide the artwork for the 2009 - 2010 miniseries Blackest Night[5] and its 2010 follow-up ongoing series Brightest Day.[6][7] Reis subsequently became the regular penciller of writer Geoff Johns' run on Aquaman vol. 7, which premiered in September 2011. Reis, who was acclaimed for his work on the title, remained on it for the first 13 issues, after which he moved to Justice League, where he would replace Jim Lee.[8][9]



  • Lady Death:
    • Alive #2 (with Brian Pulido, 2001)
    • Dark Alliance #1-3 (with writer John Ostrander, 2002)
    • Jade #1 (with writer Brian Augustyn, 2002)
    • Judgement War #3 (with writers Brian Pulido and Len Kaminski, 2000)
    • Last Rites #4 (with writer John Ostrander, 2002)
    • The Rapture #2-3 (with writers Brian Pulido and Len Kaminski, 1999)


  • Action Comics (Lana Lang) #812; (Superman) #813-819, 822-825 (with writer Chuck Austen, 2004–05)
  • Aquaman, vol. 7, #1-13, #0 (with writer Geoff Johns, 2011-12)
  • Authority, vol. 3, #9 (backup story, with writer Christos Gage, 2009)
  • Blackest Night, miniseries, #0-8 (with writer Geoff Johns, 2009–10)
  • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, miniseries, #3 (with writer Geoff Johns, 2009)
  • Brightest Day #1-24 (with writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi, among other artists, 2010-11)
  • Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (with writer Geoff Johns, 2005)
  • DC Universe #0 (among other artists) (2008)
  • DCU Holiday Special #1 (among other artists) (2009)
  • 52 #22 (Green Lantern backup story, with writer Mark Waid, 2006)
  • Green Lantern, vol. 4, #10-25, 29-38, Super Spectacular (with writer Geoff Johns, 2006–11)
  • Infinite Crisis, miniseries, #4-7 (among other artists) (2005–06)
  • Infinite Crisis Special: Rann–Thanagar War #1 (with writer Dave Gibbons, 2006)
  • Invisibles, vol. 2, #18 (with writer Grant Morrison, 2000)
  • Justice League, vol. 2, #8, 12, 15-17, 19, 22-ongoing (with writer Geoff Johns, 2012-...)
  • Justice League of America, vol. 4, #25 (with writer Dwayne McDuffie, among other artists, 2008)
  • The New 52 (Free Comic Book Day) #1 (among other artists, 2012)
  • Rann–Thanagar War, miniseries, #1-6 (with writer Dave Gibbons, 2005)
  • Superman/Batman: Secret Files 2003 (with writer Geoff Johns)
  • Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files 2003 (with writer Geoff Johns)
  • Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 (artist, with writers Geoff Johns and Mark Waid, 2004)
  • Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1 (among other artists) (2010)
  • WildCATS, vol. 2, #9 (backup story, with writer Christos Cage, 2009)


Other publishers[edit]


  1. ^ "Geoff Johns Conquers the Universe". Comic-Con Magazine (San Diego Comic-Con International): 11. Winter 2010. 
  2. ^ Ivan Reis at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008). "The Invisibles". In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 92–97. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (October 9, 2009). "Reis of the Black Lanterns: Ivan Talks Blackest Night". Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 339. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "Artist Ivan Reis handled the vast array of characters with amazing skill, bringing out the emotional core of Johns' brilliant script." 
  6. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (February 19, 2009). "Ivan Reis: Preparing for Blackest Night". Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 341: "Cowritten by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, and illustrated by Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, and Joe Prado, Brightest Day was the start of the next chapter in the history of the DC Universe."
  8. ^ Johnston, Rich (August 14, 2012). "Ivan Reis To Move From Aquaman To Justice League?". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ Johnston, Rich (August 20, 2012). "Geoff Johns To Leave Aquaman With Ivan Reis". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Ivan Reis at the Comic Book DB
  • Ivan Reis at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
  • Ivan Reis at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators