Sam de la Rosa

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Sam de la Rosa, a native Texan, had his first comic book credit appear in DC Comics’ Action Comics #534. He provided finished art over layouts by Keith Pollard for Green Lantern #160 and then became the regular finishing artist starting on World’s Finest #285, with layouts by Silver-Age Great, Rich Buckler. That same year, Sam caught the attention of Marvel Comics when Bob Layton and Mark Gruenwald asked him to finish pages of (Bob’s) layouts on Hercules Prince of Power Mini Series, Issue #4 in 1982. His work on Hercules led to years of regular jobs for Marvel providing inks and finished art 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 others.

Sam de la Rosa’s work on VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR #1-6 is the basis for the worldwide successful billion-dollar grossing VENOM MOVIE. Since 1982 Sam drew finished art/ink art for Marvel, DC, Disney, Image, and Dark Horse among others. His credits include Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage (MAXIMUM CARNAGE storyline), Black Panther, The Avengers, Star Wars, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, and more! He worked on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Firestorm, and others for DC Comics. In 1989 at Dark Horse he worked on the first Predator comicbook.

Sam’s favorite work was always on Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, and the Symbiotes! He currently does comic shows, store appearances, and commission art, pencils, inks, re-creations on request. You can find a more detailed yet partial list of his comic book credits at


Saturday at 2:15 in the Walker Ballroom (second floor)

Sam de la Rosa

A Venom-ous Conversation

The artist behind the influential comic book series Venom: Lethal Protector discusses the groundbreaking series that spawned two Venom movies and a billion dollar franchise.