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Al Rio

Real Name
Alvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio

Date of Birth
May 19, 1962

Date of Death
January 30, 2012

Place of Birth
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Place of Death
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

First publication


Personal History

Personal History of Al Rio is unknown.

Professional History

Al Rio was a Brazilian comic book artist best known for his work on the American comic book series Gen13 and DV8.

Al Rio is credited with album cover artwork for hip-hop artist Necro on the album The Sexorcist.

Alvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio (19 May 1962-30 January 2012) – known professionally as Al Rio – was a Brazilian comic book artist, best known for his "good girl"[1] illustration work, particularly on the American comic book series Gen¹³ and DV8, published by Wildstorm Comics.

The other companies Rio worked for include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Chaos Comics, Image Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, Malibu Comics, Crossgen, Vertigo, and Amazing Comics. Titles he worked on include Dungeon Siege, Grimm Fairy Tales, Avengelyne, Voodoo, Grifter and the Mask, Secret Files, WildC.A.T.S., X-Men Unlimited, Captain America, Star Wars - A New Hope, Purgatori, Titan A.E., Exposure, Knockout, Mystic, Peter Parker - Spider Man, Spider-Man, Threshold, and Ana - Jungle Girl. He created covers for albums such as The Sexorcist by Necro, Circle of Tyrants' self-titled album, and Secret Society's self-titled album.

Al Rio died in January 31, 2012. The apparent cause was suicide by hanging, said comics-centric international art agency Glass House Graph­ics, which Rio joined in the mid-1990s.[2] He didn't leave a suicide note.[1][3]


  • Al Rio does not grant permission to use his work to which he owns the copyright. You can see a large number of Al Rio images on his website (, some of which contain images of Marvel characters. DO NOT UPLOAD THESE IMAGES TO THE DATABASE.


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