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Kevin Maguire’s (1960 – ) detailed and expressive artwork – with his uncanny ability to perfectly render facial expressions – has graced the pages of The X-Men, Team Titans, WildCATS, Aquaman, Metal Men, Batman: Confidential, World’s Finest, Captain America, Doom Patrol and The Defenders.

He is without question, however, best known for the classic 1980’s updated rendering of The Justice League (sans “of America”). Along with writers Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis, a creative team the likes of which has rarely been seen in the comics industry, The Justice League brought together humor, action, and illustration into a perfect blend of believable, yet still super, heroes. Many fans regard the first several issues of this Justice League series (launched in 1987) to be among the best, if not the best, stories ever told featuring DC’s preeminent super team.

Maguire would again team with Giffen and DeMatteis in 2003 on the Formerly Known as the Justice League miniseries and its 2005 sequel, I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League (which appeared in JLA Classified). His most recent work includes the revival of World’s Finest Comics, alternating issues with artist George Pérez.

Nominated for the 1988 Eisner for Best Art Team for Justice League International #1 along with Al Gordon, Maguire won the 1988 Russ Manning Best Newcomer Award and, in 2004, the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication for Formerly Known as the Justice League.

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