Bret Blevins

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Bret Blevins
Born (1960-08-13) August 13, 1960 (age 61)
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
The Bozz Chronicles
New Mutants
AwardsEmmy Awards, 1999

Bret Blevins (sometimes spelled Brett Blevins) (born August 13, 1960)[1] is an American comics artist, animation storyboard artist, and painter. He is perhaps best known for his stint as the regular penciler of New Mutants for Marvel Comics.


After cartooning for a local newspaper, Blevins became a professional comic book artist in the early 1980s.[2] During that time, Blevins drew Marvel Comics' adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal, Krull, and The Last Starfighter.[3] Blevins was a guest artist on a number of titles[4] before co-creating The Bozz Chronicles with writer David Michelinie, which was published under Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics imprint.[5] Blevins first regular work on a superhero comic was on the 1987 revival of Strange Tales[4] which was an anthology that featured two ongoing features produced by two different creative teams — Cloak and Dagger drawn by Blevins, and Doctor Strange. That same year, Blevins became the regular artist on New Mutants and drew the majority of issues from #55 (Sept. 1987) to #85 (Jan. 1990). He drew the Sleepwalker series in 1991–1992.[4] Blevins was to have drawn an adaptation of The Wolf Man for Dark Horse Comics in the early 1990s but the project was cancelled before completion.[6]

Blevins then began to work mainly for DC Comics, mainly on the Batman: Shadow of the Bat series and various Batman one-shots and limited series.[4] He was one of the main artists for the character during the "KnightsEnd" storyline.[7]

In 1996, Blevins moved into the field of television animation. He primarily drew storyboards for Warner Bros. produced cartoons such as Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and the Justice League.[2] In 1996, Blevins won two Emmy Awards for his storyboard contributions to some of those shows.[8] Blevins stopped regularly drawing storyboards in 2005. In 2018, Blevins collaborated with writer Joe Keatinge on the Stellar limited series published by Image Comics.[9]

With the July 13, 2022 publication date of The Phantom daily comic strip, Blevins began filling in as ghost artist while regular artist Mike Manley dealt with health issues. [10]


DC Comics[edit]

Disney Comics[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

  • Stellar #1–6 (2018)

Marvel Comics[edit]

Epic Comics[edit]

Pacific Comics[edit]

Philomel Books[edit]

Valiant Comics[edit]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Bret Blevins". Lambiek Comiclopedia. July 31, 2009. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Friedt, Stephan (July 2016). "Marvel at the Movies: The House of Ideas' Hollywood Adaptations of the 1970s and 1980s". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (89): 66–70.
  4. ^ a b c d Bret Blevins at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Davison, Alister (n.d.). "The Bozz Chronicles". Starburst. Archived from the original on June 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Weiss, Brett (February 2011). "Greatest Stories Never Told: The Wolf Man". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (46): 66–68.
  7. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "1990s". Batman: A Visual History. London: Dorling Kindersley. p. 208. ISBN 978-1465424563. [Bruce] Wayne finally reclaimed his Batman costume and defeated Azrael in a climactic battle in the Batcave, ending this saga by writers Doug Moench, Alan Grant, Chuck Dixon, Jo Duffy, and Dennis O'Neil and artists Mike Manley, Bret Blevins, Graham Nolan, Ron Wagner, Tom Grummett, Jim Balent, Ray Kryssing, and Barry Kitson. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  8. ^ "Bret Blevins". n.d. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
  9. ^ Pitts, Lan (May 29, 2018). "Bret Blevins Returns To Co-Pilot Image's Stellar With Joe Keatinge". Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 15, 2018. Bret Blevins returns to mainstream comic books this June in a sci-fi story about a bounty hunt gone wrong – based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri.
  10. ^ Gegg, D.D. (June 14, 2022). "Bret Blevins Identified as Phantom Ghost Artist". Retrieved June 15, 2022.

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Preceded by
Strange Tales vol. 2 artist
Succeeded by
Dan Lawlis
Preceded by New Mutants artist
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sleepwalker artist
Succeeded by
Preceded by Batman: Shadow of the Bat artist
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