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Steve Lightle (born November 19, 1959) is an American comic book artist, working primarily as a penciller.
Lightle’s first professional comic book work was a five page story in Black Diamond #4 (February 1984) published by AC Comics. He followed this with his debut at DC Comics, drawing a 10 page story in New Talent Showcase #4 (April 1984), a series intended to provide work for up-and-coming artist who did not have a regular assignment.
In 1984, Lightle followed Keith Giffen as the penciller of Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightle described it as being a „dream assignment” to work on the title. One of Lightle’s issues featured the death of the longtime Legion member the Karate Kid. Although Lightle’s tenure as interior artist was brief, he continued as the cover artist until 1988. Lightle co-created two Legionnaires, Tellus and Quislet, whose unusual appearances contrasted with the humanoid appearances of the other Legionnaires.
Lightle was the original penciler of the 1987 revival of Doom Patrol, but he left after the first five-issue story arc due to creative differences.
Much of Lightle’s work has been as a cover artist. He typically both pencils and inks his covers. In 1989 and 1990, Lightle was the regular cover artist for Classic X-Men (later retitled X-Men Classic). He produced new covers and frontispieces to accompany the reprinted stories.
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