Sam de la Rosa
|(Inker/Finisher - Predator; Star Wars; Spider-Man; Star Trek; Batman; Judge Dredd; Action Comics)|
|Sam de la Rosa has provided inks/finishes for comic books since 1982 with his first credit on DC’s Action Comics #534. He then finished layouts by Keith Pollard for Green Lantern #160 and became the regular embellisher on World’s Finest, pencilled by Rich Buckler. |
Sam caught the attention of Marvel Comics that same year when Bob Layton asked him to finish a few pages of his layouts on Hercules #4. That led to 15 years of regular work for Marvel. He did inks/finishes on various Spider-Man titles, Venom Lethal Protector, Venom Separation Anxiety, Captain America, Black Panther, Squadron Supreme, Iron Man, What If, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, The Thing, Spider Woman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and many more. On Marvel’s Epic line Sam was fortunate to ink over pencils by Alan Weiss, Val Mayerik, and several hundred Dreadstar pages by Jim Starlin.
Returning to DC Comics, he inked All Star Squadron, Captain Atom, then 20 issues of Firestorm in the late 1980s as well as DC’s last two Star Trek Annuals in the mid 1990s.
Sam also worked for Darkhorse on the very first Predator series, Disney Comics’ Roger Rabbit, First Comics’ Sable and The Badger, Eclipse Comics inking over Eric Shanower and Sam Keith, Acclaim Comics inking the great Dick Giordano on Sliders, Red Circle/Archie Publications embellishing over Steve Ditko and others, Malibu Comics, Ocean Comics’ Popeye, Noble Comics’ Justice Machine, Comico inking Elementals over Bill Willingham, Lone Star Comics, Antarctic Press inking Areala Warrior Nun, Image on Supreme and Vanguard, Fleetway/Quality inking about 100 covers mainly on Judge Dredd, and other companies. His work continues to be published in various Omnibus, TPBs, and Hardcover editions.
Sam’s favorite work was on Spiderman and Venom! His main projects now are his 7 year old son Aydn Pierce, 5 year old daughter Delaney Sam, and 3 month old daughter Dylan Raine! He still does commission art, inks, and re-creations on request. You can find a partial list of credits for “Sam de la Rosa” at comics.org (The Grand Comics Database), and on samdelarosa.com.