Steven Hughes

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Steven Hughes
Born Steven Jay Hughes
February 12, 1954[1]
Boston, Massachusetts
Died February 18, 2000(2000-02-18) (aged 46)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist

Steven Jay Hughes (February 12, 1954 – February 18, 2000) was an American artist for the Chaos! Comics company. Hughes provided the art for many of the company's comics, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and the short-lived superhero series Detonator . He also helped to create the signature look of these characters.


Inspired by EC comics such as Tales from the Crypt, and especially EC artist Wally Wood, Hughes began as an artist for various titles from Aircel.


Hughes died on February 18, 2000, in Scottsdale, Arizona,[2] after a long battle with cancer. Hughes was survived by his wife Barbara Hughes and his children Amber, Chance, and Samantha.


  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Mar 2013), Steven J Hughes, 18 February 2000.
  2. ^ Spurgeon, Tom. "Chaos! Artist Steven Hughes Dies," The Comics Journal #222 (Apr. 2000), p. 31.