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In college, Acuña studied in painting and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. He cites his early influences as Jack Kirby, the John Romitas, Will Eisner, Simon Bisley, Kevin Nowlan, Hal Foster, and his favorite, Richard Corben, along with fine artists such as Edward Hopper, Alfons Mucha, and Drew Struzan.
His first published work was a 22-page project, Claus & Simon in Hollywood, with fellow artist Santi Arcas, which was bought by Spanish publisher La Cupula when Acuña was 22. This work was followed by Claus & Simon: Freakshow, and Claus & Simon: Disaster Box. The "Claus & Simon" series is about the adventures of two men, one a clown, and the other pained like a dinosaur. The stories were reprinted by French publisher ï¿½ditions Albin Michel and popular American magazine Heavy Metal (under the title Claus & Simon: Kings of Escape).
Claus & Simon increased Acuña's profile in Europe, and he received work painting the European paperback covers to Alan Moore's Supreme, which led to Acuña's decision to try to break into the American market while still remaining active in the European comics industry.
Acuña's first work in the American comics industry was for Marvel Comics, on a miniseries for Axel Alonso that was never completed or published. DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza later hired him to paint pictures of Ravager and Blackfire for Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files. This work got Acuña noticed by Mark Chiarello, who suggested him to editors Mike Carlin and Joan Hilty as a cover artist for the Justice League of America and Outsiders series.
Although only doing American-market covers up until this point, Acuña made the move to interior art with Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters, on which he did the covers, pencils, inks, graytones and even character design, working with European colorist Javi Montes.
In late 2005 it was announced that Acuña had signed a two-year exclusive contract with DC Comics. However in 2007 it was announced that Acuña had signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics, to start in 2008, and would be leaving DC Comics. Acuña has previously only done covers for Marvel; his first interior work for the publisher will be The Eternals, starting in June 2008.
Acuña is currently based out of ï¿½guilas, Spain.
Date of Birth: 1974
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All Winners Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Black Widow (2010)
HC vol. 01 Captain America (1968)
Captain Universe: Universal Heroes (2006)
Captain Universe/Daredevil (2006)
Captain Universe/Hulk (2006)
- 'The Name of the Rose'TPB vol. 01
- 'The Name Of The Rose'#1
- 'The Name of The Rose: Part 1'#1 (2nd Printing Variant)
- 'The Name of The Rose: Part 1'#2
- 'The Name of The Rose: Part 2'#3
- 'The Name of The Rose: Part 3'#4
- 'The Name of The Rose: Part 4'#5
- 'The Name of The Rose: Part 5'
#1 Captain Universe/Invisible Woman (2006)
Captain Universe/Silver Surfer (2006)
Captain Universe/X-23 (2006)
Claus y Simon (2005)
- 'Secrets and Origins'
OGN Comix Kiss Comix (1991)
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Blüdhaven (2006)
- 'Los reyes de la Evasion'
TPB Dark Avengers (2009)
Dark Reign: New Nation (2009)
Dark Reign: The Cabal (2009)
Dark Tower: Treachery (2008)
Dark Wolverine (2009)
Doc Samson (2006)
- 'Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Blüdhaven'#1
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven'#1 (2nd Printing)
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven'#2
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven, Part 2'#3
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven, Part 3'#4
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven, Part 4'#5
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven, Part 5'#6
- 'The Battle for Blüdhaven, Part 6'
#1 Essential X-Men (2010)
- 'Adventure the First: Grievous Angel'
#14 Eternals (2008)
Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Omnibus (2013)
Fear Itself: Wolverine (2011)
First X-Men (2012)
The Flash (1987)
- 'The Legacy Of Charles Xavier!'#18
- 'Death In Utopia!'
HC Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006)
- 'The Wild Wests'#231
- 'The Wild Wests, Part One: Growing Up Fast'#232
- 'The Wild Wests, Part Two: The Deep End'#235
- 'The Wild Wests, Part Five: Headlong'
#7 Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special (2007)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
I Am An Avenger (2010)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
- 'Speedquest, Chapter 1: Angel City'#8
- 'Speedquest, Chapter 2: Double or Nothing'
TPB vol. 19 Journey Into Mystery (1952)
La Poudre aux Rêves (1997)
Marvel Point One (2011)
Marvel Previews (2003)
- 'World Without A Justice League'#120
- 'Requiem for a League'#121
- 'Call to Arms'#122
- 'OMAC Nation'#123
- 'Key Encounters'#124
- 'Envy is the Key'#125
- 'Mind Field'
TPB vol. 05 Outsiders (2003)
- 'War Of Kings'#23
- 'End of the Story'#24
- 'This World & The Next'#25
- 'Empire Of The Mind'#26
- 'Saving Private Robbie'#27
- 'Shock & Awe'#28
- 'War Crimes'
TPB vol. 04 Second Coming: Prepare (2010)
Thor: God Of Thunder (2013)
Timely 70th Anniversary Collection (2010)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny X-Men (2012)
- 'Crisis Intervention'TPB vol. 05
- 'The Good Fight'#28
- 'Letting it Go'#29
- 'Unoriginal Sins, Part 1: All Together Now'#30
- 'Unoriginal Sins, part 2: All Hell Breaks Loose'#31
- 'Out-of-Town Work'#32
- 'Deep Impact'#34
- 'The Good Fight, Part One: Cain & Abel'#34 (2nd Printing)
- 'The Good Fight, Part One: Cain & Abel'#36
- 'The Good Fight, Part Three: Gone in a Flash'#37
- 'Silver and Grey, Part One: Familiar Faces'#38
- 'Silver and Grey, Part Two: Looking For a Fight'#39
- 'Silver and Grey, Part Three: Since You're Here, Why Don't You Stay Awhile?'#40
- 'Mad Scientists, Part 1: ...You Make Lemonade'#41
- 'Mad Scientists, Part 2: Raising the Dead'
#15 Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (2006)
- 'This Strange, Unpleasant Land Part 1 of 3'#16
TPB#1 Winter Soldier (2012)
- 'Freedom Fighters'#2
- 'Arresting America'#3
- 'First Strike'#4
- 'A Call to Arms'#5
- 'Freedom Denied'#6
- 'The Returning of Champions'#7
- 'Traitors and Patriots'#8
- 'Liberty and Justice for All'
#14 Wizard (1991)
X-Men Legacy (2008)
X-Men: Schism (2011)
Young Guns Sketchbook 2009 (2009)
- 'Black Widow Hunt Conclusion'
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