Action Comics artist Daniel Sampere preps for something "huge"

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Action Comics #1035 excerpt (Image credit: Daniel Sampere/Adriano Lucas (DC))

10-year DC comics veteran artist Daniel Sampere has made it official and signed a new 'exclusive' contract with the publisher for an undisclosed length of time.

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Daniel Sampere (Image credit: DC)

"I'm so excited to announce that I've signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics," Sampere tweets (opens in new tab). "I'll be drawing some of my favorite superheroes in some upcoming titles - can't wait until I can say more."

The Barcelona-based artist made his comics debut in 2008 and quickly landed at DC in 2011 for what has been a nearly-exclusive 10-year run with the publisher. He is best known for his work on Batgirl (opens in new tab), Injustice (opens in new tab), Justice League Dark (opens in new tab), Suicide Squad (opens in new tab), and Mortal Kombat X (opens in new tab), He recently began inking his own work, and routinely works with colorist Adriano Lucas.

Sampere is currently working on Action Comics (opens in new tab) with Lucas and writer Philip Kennedy Johnson, however, the artist has confirmed he is leaving the title after October's Action Comics #1036.

(Image credit: Daniel Sampere/Adriano Lucas (DC))
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In a series of tweets, Sampere has repeatedly referred to a new, mystery project he is moving to as "huge."

"And when I say huge, I mean huge. Can't wait to talk to you about it,' he tweeted (opens in new tab) on August 14.

DC has been teasing a new Crisis in 2022 with Darkseid involved - that would be pretty "huge," wouldn't it? It would definitely give the artist a chance to draw "some of my favorite superheroes" as he teased.

Look for more detail as they become available.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)