Ivan Reis

Ivan Reis

Reis at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Nationality Brazilian
Area(s) Penciller
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 comic book artist. He is known for his work on books such as Marvel Comics' Captain Marvel, and DC Comics' Green Lantern 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 titles such as 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. Later, he 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]


Chaos! Comics

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Other publishers


  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. 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.
  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.
  11. Rogers, Vaneta (August 21, 2014). "Vivisecting Multiversity With Ivan Reis & Joe Prado". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014.
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