Sam Liu

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Sam Liu is a Chinese American animation director, storyboard artist, and character designer. He is best known for directing animated superhero films at both Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Titles include All-Star Superman, Superman/Batman:Public Enemies, Hulk Vs, Planet Hulk, Thor: Son of Asgard and co-directing with Lauren Montgomery on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Batman:Year One. Liu was also the primary character designer on Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the art style based on that of Michael Turner, who penciled the Superman/Batman comic book arc.

After studying at Art Center College of Design as an Illustration major,[1] Sam went into comic books drawing for Image Comics. He then moved to animation, directing on Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles and Godzilla: The Series for Sony Animation. He later went to Sony Computer Entertainment of America to design characters for PlayStation then came back to animation, winning an Emmy[2] for his work on The Batman (TV series) in 2006.[3]

Sam has since worked on many animated movies for Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Most recently directing on the Green Lantern: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm. Currently he is directing on the upcoming Beware the Batman Series with Glen Murakami.

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