Lopresti in 2008
|Born||Aaron Allen Lopresti
January 7, 1964
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker|
Aaron Lopresti was born January 7, 1964 in Portland, Oregon. After studying business for a year at Oregon State University, Lopresti left to pursue his passion for film. After two years of community college, went to study at USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.
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Lopresti's first published work of note was the Malibu Comics title Sludge, in 1993. He has since gone on to illustrate such titles as Marvel's X-Men, Captain Marvel, Planet Hulk and Ms. Marvel and was the artist for DC's Wonder Woman for issues #20-23, 26-30, 32-40, switching shifts with artist Bernard Chang. He drew covers for both Adventure Comics and Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton, as well as interior art for Justice League: Generation Lost. Lopresti was amongst the new creative talent running DC Comics' The New 52 relaunch in 2011, becoming the penciller of the new Justice League International series, working with writer Dan Jurgens. In June 2012 it was announced that Lopresti and writer Christy Marx will be producing a revival of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld in the Sword of Sorcery title.
Since that time, Lopresti has written and illustrated the serialized Garbage Man series for DC Comics which appeared in the anthology mini-series' Weird Worlds and My Greatest Adventure and dealt with the adventures of a young corporate lawyer turned toxic muck monster who, according to Lopresti, was created because "the DCU needed a monster/hero character to replace Swamp Thing which at the time was being held captive by Vertigo". That project was followed by work on Detective Comics and Legends of the Dark Knight. In 2015-2016, Lopresti wrote and illustrated his first creator-owned project, Power Cubed, published by Dark Horse Comics and wrote and illustrated the revamped Metamorpho series for DC Comics.
Comics artists that Lopresti has named as influences include Berni Wrightson, Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Jim Steranko, Brian Bolland. Illustrators who have influenced him include Frank Frazetta, James Bama, William Stout, JC Leyendecker, Brian Froud, Robert McGinnis and Chuck Jones.
Other contemporary artists Lopresti has named as his favorites include Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Mark Schultz, Mike Ploog, Peter de Sève, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis, Barry Windsor-Smith, Chris Ayers, Claire Wendling, Dave Johnson, Rudy Nebres and Alex Nino.
Lopresti and his wife Shelley have two children, Josh and Samantha.
- Harley Quinn: Rebirth #1 (variant cover artist)
- Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1, variant cover artist (exclusive to www.vaultcollectibles.com, 2015)
- DC Universe #0, one-shot (among other artists, with writers Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns, 2008)
- Death of Hawkman, miniseries: #1-6 (2016-2017)
- Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1, one-shot (1999)
- Guy Gardner: Warrior #40 (with writer Beau Smith, 1995)
- Justice League: Generation Lost, #1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 (with writer Judd Winick, 2010)
- Justice League International #1-12 (with writer Dan Jurgens, 2011-2012)
- Legion of Superheroes, vol. 4, #41 (with writer Jim Shooter, 2008)
- My Greatest Adventure, miniseries, (Garbage Man #1- (2011)
- National Comics #1 (Flash and Mr. Terrific) (1999)
- Robin, #23-24 (with writer Chuck Dixon, 1995)
- Superboy, vol. 3, #66-67 (with writer Karl Kesel, 1999)
- Superboy and the Ravers, #11-12 (with writers Karl Kesel and Steve Mattsson, 1997)
- Weird Worlds, miniseries, (Garbage Man): #1-6 (2011)
- Wonder Woman, vol. 3, #20-23, 26-30, 32-36, 38-40 (with writer Gail Simone, 2008–10)
- The New 52: Futures End, #4, 7, 10 (2014)
- The Amazing Spider-Man, #365, 368, 370-372, 375 (backup stories, with writers Al Milgrom, J.M. DeMatteis, and David Michelinie, 2009)
- Amazing Spider-Man Annual, #26-27 (backup stories, with writers Mike Lackey and David Michelinie, 2009)
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- Darkhawk Annual #2 (1993)
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- Atomic Toybox #1 (Image, 1999)
- Countdown, #1-6 (With writer Jeff Mariotte, 2000)
- Lady Death: A Medieval Tale #11-12 (CrossGen, 2004)
- Marriage of Hercules and Xena #1 (Topps, 1998)
- Mystic, #31-34, 36-37, 39, 41-43 (With writer Tony Bedard, CrossGen, 2003–04)
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This new series...will launch with the return of Amethyst to the New 52. Written by Christy Marx with art by Aaron Lopresti, the comic will show how Amethyst finds out she's the lost princess of Gemworld.
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