Angelo Torres

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Angelo Torres
Born (1932-04-14) April 14, 1932 (age 89)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Area(s)Penciller, Inker

Angelo Torres (born April 14, 1932, in Santurce, Puerto Rico)[1] is an American cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has appeared in many comic books, as well as a long-running regular slot in Mad.

EC Comics[edit]

Torres was friends with artist Al Williamson in the early 1950s and occasionally assisted him on work for EC Comics with fellow artists Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel (known as the Fleagle Gang). The story which was to be Torres' first solo EC story, "An Eye for an Eye" in Incredible Science Fiction #33 (Jan.-Feb. 1956), was rejected by the Comics Code and did not see print for the first time until 1971.

Atlas Comics[edit]

When the E.C. comics line failed after the enforcement of the Comics Code, Torres (and several other E.C. alumni) went to Atlas Comics (later to be known as the Marvel Comics Group) and drew a number of short stories for their mystery titles in 1956-57, titles such as Astonishing, Spellbound, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales and many others.

Warren Publishing[edit]

Torres later worked for Warren Publishing under editor Archie Goodwin. He contributed art on 20 stories for Creepy, Eerie and Blazing Combat from 1964 through 1967.

Mad Magazine[edit]

From October 1969 until April 2005 he drew the satires of contemporary U.S. television shows (and later movies) as the penultimate feature in Mad magazine (whereas Mort Drucker drew the movie parodies in its opening portions).

He was named #61 in Atomic Comics' (retailer) list of The Top 100 Artists of American Comic Books.[2]


Page four of "Savage World" (Al Williamson with Torres, Krenkel and Frazetta), from Alien Worlds issue #4

Comics work includes:


  1. ^ Creepy Archives Volume 3 (Dark Horse Books, June 2009), p. 150.
  2. ^ The Top 100 Artists of American Comic Books: Numbers 50-61


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