Legion of Super Heroes, World's Finest, X-Men, Young All Stars

Lou Manna

Lou Manna has been a professional artist for the past 25 years. He began his career as an assistant to comic book artist Jim Janes on DC Comics’ popular series THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES. Later, Lou went on to assist artist Rich Buckler, working with him on Marvel and DC Comics titles such as All STAR SQUADRON and WORLD’S FINEST and WHAT Ifs. After about two years of assisting, Lou was ready to make a break and he began to get regular assignments at DC Comics working for a few years on DC’s mystery line of books, The House of Secrets, The Unexpected, and The House of Mystery. This led to Lou getting a call from Marvel Comics where he went on to draw a few Spider Man books, and later on the popular X-Men character Rogue. At this time Lou was asked to plot and draw the first revival of Wally Wood’s cult series the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. agents. He was responsible for plotting and illustrating the new series and was the associate editor on the titles as well. The books received rave notices but the series was plagued with problems and was around for only a few issues. Lou went back to DC Comics where he began a run on Roy Thomas’s series, The YOUNG ALL- STARS and Lou penciled the INFINITY INC. ANNUAL, as well as a few issues of that title. Lou also drew a few issues of DC’s Who’s Who series.