Ivan Reis

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Ivan Reis
Reis at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Notable works
Action Comics
Aquaman vol. 7
Blackest Night
Brightest Day
Green Lantern vol. 4
Justice League
Rann–Thanagar War

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


For three years, Reis worked for Maurício de Sousa in Brazil. He began his international career for Dark Horse Comics working on Ghost, starting with issue #17 and acting as regular artist until the series concluded with issue #36. Other work for Dark Horse included The Mask, Time Cop, and Xena. He later 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 at Chaos! and CrossGen. At Marvel Comics, Reis worked on The Thing & She-Hulk: The Long Night, Avengers Icons: Vision, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, The Defenders, and The Avengers.

Since 2004 Reis has worked for DC Comics on Action Comics, Teen Titans, Rann–Thanagar War, Superman, and Infinite Crisis. Reis started pencilling Green Lantern vol. 4 with issue #10 (May 2006).[4] Reis left Green Lantern after issue #38 (March 2009) to draw the Blackest Night limited series (June 2009 – May 2010)[5] and its follow-up limited series Brightest Day (July 2010 - June 2011).[6][7] Reis was the regular penciller of writer Geoff Johns' run on Aquaman vol. 7, which premiered in September 2011. Reis drew it for the first 13 issues before moving to Justice League where he replaced Jim Lee.[8][9] Johns and Reis introduced the Crime Syndicate of America into the New 52 continuity in Justice League #23 (Oct. 2013).[10] Reis drew the first issue of Grant Morrison's The Multiversity in 2014.[11] Reis drew the first issue of Brian Michael Bendis' The Man of Steel limited series[12] and collaborated with Bendis on the relaunched Superman ongoing series in 2018.[13]


Interior art (except where noted) includes:

Chaos! Comics[edit]

  • 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)


  • Crux #21 (2003)
  • Lady Death: A Medieval Tale #1–6 (with writer Brian Pulido, 2003)

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • 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)
  • Batman, vol. 3, #6 (2016)
  • 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 #1–14, 16–24 (with writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi, among other artists, 2010–11)
  • Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (with writer Geoff Johns, 2005)
  • Cyborg #1–6 (with writer David F. Walker, 2015–16)
  • DC Comics – The New 52 FCBD Special Edition #1 (among other artists, 2012)
  • DC Comics: The New 52 Zero Omnibus (cover art, 2012)
  • DC Universe #0 (among other artists) (2008)
  • DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (among other artists; and variant cover artist first printing, 2016)
  • DCU Holiday Special #1 (among other artists) (2009)
  • 52 #22 (Green Lantern backup story, with writer Mark Waid, 2006); #51 (Justice League backup story, with writer Mark Waid, 2007)
  • Green Lantern, vol. 4, #10–17, 21–25, 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)
  • Justice League, vol. 2, #8, 12, 15–17, 19, 22–24, 26–28, 30, 35 (with writer Geoff Johns, 2012–14)
  • Justice League of America, vol. 4, #25 (with writer Dwayne McDuffie, among other artists, 2008)
  • Justice League of America, vol. 5, #1, 4, 12–14 (2017)
  • Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 (2017)
  • Justice League of America: The Atom - Rebirth #1 (cover art, 2017)
  • Justice League of America: Vixen - Rebirth #1 (cover art, 2017)
  • Justice League of America: The Ray - Rebirth #1 (cover art, 2017)
  • Justice League of America: Killer Frost- Rebirth #1 (cover art, 2017)
  • Kamandi Challenge #5 (with writer Bill Willingham, 2017)
  • The Man of Steel, miniseries, #1 (with writer Brian Michael Bendis, 2018)
  • The Multiversity #1–2 (with writer Grant Morrison, 2014–15)
  • Rann–Thanagar War miniseries, #1–6, Special #1 (with writer Dave Gibbons, 2005–06)
  • Superman, vol. 2, #223 (with writer Mark Verheiden, 2006)
  • Superman, vol. 4, #14 (2017)
  • Superman, vol. 5, #1–15 (2018–2019)
  • Superman/Batman: Secret Files 2003 (with writer Geoff Johns)
  • Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files 2003 (with writer Geoff Johns)
  • Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 (with writers Geoff Johns and Mark Waid, 2004)
  • Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1 (among other artists) (2010)



Marvel Comics[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 (ed.). The Vertigo Encyclopedia. London, United Kingdom: 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 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: 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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (February 19, 2009). "Ivan Reis: Preparing for Blackest Night". Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 8, 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 August 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.
  10. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "2010s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 338. ISBN 978-1465424563. Writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis unveiled the true masterminds between the recent infighting among the various Justice Leagues.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (August 21, 2014). "Vivisecting Multiversity With Ivan Reis & Joe Prado". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014.
  12. ^ Salvatore, Brian (May 30, 2018). "Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, Art Team Behind The Man of Steel #1, Talk About What Makes Superman Special". Multiversity Comics. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. This story has extra weight behind it, as it is Brian Michael Bendis’s first big story at DC, and a sort of reset for the Superman status quo.
  13. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (July 9, 2018). "Bendis' Superman Going to 'Farthest Reaches of Everything DC has to Offer'". Newsarama. Archived from the original on July 10, 2018. With artist Ivan Reis on Superman, Bendis will be writing a story he calls 'very big, with big stories and big villains and big goings-on in the DC Universe, the kind of things only Superman can handle.'

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
Preceded by
Karl Kerschl
Action Comics artist
Succeeded by
Ian Churchill
Preceded by
Ethan Van Sciver
Green Lantern vol. 4 artist
Succeeded by
Philip Tan
Preceded by
Aquaman vol. 7 artist
Succeeded by
Pere Perez
Preceded by
Justice League of America vol. 5 artist
Succeeded by
Stefan Petrucha