Friday, October 30, 2015
Greg Larocque - Black Cat
2015.07.25 Garden State Comic Fest, Mennen Arena, Morristown, NJ
Greg LaRocque is a comic book illustrator best known for his work on the Legion of Super-Heroes and The Flash.
LaRocque began his comics career at DC Comics and his first published work was the story "That Which Conquers All" in Mystery in Space #115 (Jan. 1981). Following this was OMAC back-up stories in The Warlord #42-47 (Feb. 1981-July 1981). His first work for Marvel Comics appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #73 (Sept. 1981). He drew several issues of Marvel Team-Up including the last issue of the series. He and writer Louise Simonson launched a new Spider-Man title, Web of Spider-Man, in April 1985. Returning to DC Comics, LaRocque became prominent for his work illustrating the Legion of Super-Heroes. He drew The Flash with writer William Messner-Loebs from issue #15 (Aug. 1988) through #79 (Aug. 1993). A career highlight was redesigning the Flash's costume to its current incarnation.
Exiled Studio released LaRocque's creator owned material in the three-issue mini-series The Exiled, followed by CryBaby, Exiled Studio's first color comic book.