Salvador Larroca

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Salvador Larroca
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Valencia, Spain
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Iron Man
Ultimate Elektra
X-Treme X-Men
Ghost Rider

Salvador Larroca (/ləˈrkə/; born 1964) is a Spanish comic book artist, primarily known for his work on various X-Men titles.


After several years of working as a cartographer, he began working as a comic artist at Marvel UK, the Britain-based imprint of Marvel Comics.[1] Larroca was working at Marvel UK when he contributed to Dark Angel and Death's Head II. At some point, Larroca began to work on mainstream North American comics, such as DC Comics' Flash. Afterwards, Larroca did a three-year run on Marvel Comics' Ghost Rider, during the mid-1990s. It was not until after his run on Ghost Rider, that Larroca would gain the exposure needed to become known as one of the most prominent comic book artists in The United States.

Following Marvel's experiment with the various "Heroes Reborn" titles, editor Bobbie Chase gave Larroca the task of penciling the return of Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and several other superheroes, in the Heroes Return miniseries.[2] After the departure of Alan Davis on Fantastic Four, Larroca was given the reins along with writer Chris Claremont. Larroca and Claremont had a three-year-long run on the title.[3]

Larroca left the title penciling chores in the hands of new writer/penciler, Carlos Pacheco, while Larroca went on to do several issues of Uncanny X-Men, after the departure of Adam Kubert, who left to work on Ultimate X-Men. Larroca then proceeded to rejoin with writer Chris Claremont, on X-Treme X-Men. Larroca stayed on the title for twenty-four issues, at which point he was asked to work on the initial run of Marvel's new Tsunami imprint title, called Namor. Meanwhile, Larroca worked on various miniseries projects, including Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra and Ultimate Elektra.[4]

Larroca was asked to draw fill-in issues of Uncanny X-Men and X-Men. These issues led up to the "X-Men Reload" event, as the titles gained new writers, artists, and story direction. Larroca joined with writer Chuck Austen on X-Men. During his run of X-Men, Larroca took a side job drawing Spider-Man: House of M miniseries. Larroca was drawing X-Men, but with a new writer on the title, Peter Milligan. He left X-Men in June and is joining Warren Ellis on newuniversal, a remake of Marvel's New Universe.

From 2008 to 2012, Larroca illustrated writer Matt Fraction's run on The Invincible Iron Man.


Cover to X-Men #169. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Comics work (interior pencil art) includes:


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