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Jose Luis Garcia Lopez was born in Spain in 1948 but moved to live in Argentina. In the Sixties, he worked for Charlton Comics and in 1974 he moved to New York where he met DC editor Joe Orlando beginning to draw in Superman, Batman, Hawkman, Tarzan and Jonah Hex in the inside adventures and in many covers. His inspiration came from the American classics as Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Harold Foster’s Tarzan and Prince Valiant, Milton Canniff’s Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon and he was also inspired by the art of Jose Luis Salinas and Alberto Breccia.
Jose Luis Garcia Lopez is one of the best Superman artists and although he’s drawn only a comparatively few issues of Superman, his personal style is powerful enough to mention him as one of the best Superman artists who has ever been. He drew inside adventures as well as many covers in all Superman collections between 1975 to 1982. He began inking Curt Swan’s pencils in the adventure titled “The Great Super-Hero Contest” in ACTION COMICS NO.451 in 1975 but his debut with the pencils was in 1976.