I am a Brazilian writer of comic books, with works published locally and in the US. Also an editor, content manager, prose writer and a DJ. A former community manager, copywriter and corporate blogger. hectorlima@gmail.com

PUBLISHED COMICS (US):

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HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE # 297
The Holiday Special featured BLACK SMOKE, with script by me, art by Dalton Cara and colors by Felipe Sobreiro, about the Vatican’s darkest secret. Published in January 2020. Buy print versiondigital version.

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MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN ANTHOLOGY
350-page comic anthology celebrating the career of Megadeth band. I wrote a freestyle 10-page interpretation of RUST IN PEACE… POLARIS, with art by Garrie Gastonny and colors by Felipe Sobreiro. Buy print version [several editions].

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HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #292

Script for a comic published in English in issue # 292 [“Psychelic” theme by the editor-in-chief Grant Morrison]: CULTSCAPE, with art by Patricio Delpeche & Martín Túnica. and colors by Túnica. Released in December 2018. Buy print versiondigital.

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HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #291
Script for two comic books published in issue # 291 [“Fetish”-theme by editor-in-chief Grant Morrison]: DARK DANCEFLOOR, with art by Abel and AWAKEWALKER, with art by Rodrigo Urbano and colors by Camila Torrano – both with lettering by Pablo Casado. Digital version on ComiXology. Released in September 2018.

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BREAD AND ROSES
A dramatization of the “Bread and Roses Strike” of 1912, one of the most important events in modern History in the struggle – especially for women – for the improvement of working conditions worldwide. Written by me, with art by Mario Cau and lettering by Pablo Casado. Read online.

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INKSHOT
Digital anthology with 264 of comic pages by Brazilian authors, organized by me, Pablo Casado, George Schall and Felipe Cunha. Cover by Felipe Sobreiro. Released in 2013 by MonkeyBrain Comics, from publisher Chris Roberson (co-creator of iZOMBIE). Currently unavailable. Read article about the release over at The Hollywood Reporter.

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THE MAJOR
A Satirical reimagining of the supersoldier trope, on a dangerous mission in the middle of a slum in Rio de Janeiro. Written by me, with art by Irapuan Luiz, letters and colors by Michelle Fiorucci. Published as a webcomic in Komikwerks, then as a digital download by Smashout Comics, then in print by Ronin Studios in the US. Nominated for Best Webcomic in the HQ Mix Trophy. Read online at issuu.

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ZOMBINGO
Theofilus has just won a special round at the local bingo house… but the prize comes with a curse. An Horror tale in the style of EC Comics. Written by me, with art by Irapuan Luiz and lettering by Michelle Fiorucci. Self-published in 2005 on demand. Read online at issuu. Portuguese version available over at the Social Comics subscription service.

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PUBLISHED COMICS (BRAZIL):


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SINISTRA magazine #2
The second issue brings Portuguese reissues of two other comics seen in HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE # 292: CULTSCAPE [renamed FUGA DO CULTO], plus other comics and texts by several authors. Edited by me, released by independent Fictícia label on December 2019.

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SINISTRA magazine #1
The debut of SINISTRA, a magazine for dark times, with Portuguese reissues of the two comics seen in HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE # 291: PISTA SOMBRIA and ACORDÂMBULO, plus other comics and texts by various authors. Edited by me, released by independent Fictícia label on December 2018.

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FRANKENSTEIN 200

Anthology organized by Jorge de Barros with six comics reimagining ideas from Mary Shelley’s classic. I wrote the script for THE BRIDE OF SHELLEY, illustrated by Gio Guimarães and lettering by Alex Mir. Published in partnership with  Sebo Clepsidra. To be released in December 2018. Buy here.

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VERTIGO: BEYOND THE THRESHOLD
Book edited by Edson Diogo [Guia dos Quadrinhos] and Will on the 25th anniversary of the debut of the Vertigo [DC Comics] label, in which I collaborated with text on THE INVISIBLES, illustrated by Sueli Mendes. In addition to collaborations by 25 writers and 25 illustrators, it contains interviews with Karen Berger, Jamie Delano, Peter Milligan and testimonials from Jenette Kahn and Paul Levitz. More.

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PIMBA tabloid #3
Edited by brasiliense collective Sindicato / Enxame, the tabloid has in its third edition the story BRISA DO PASSADO, by me, and texts from several collaborators (Marcella Moraes, Maíra Valério, Chiquinha, André Valente, apart from editors Gomez, Mello and Sobreiro).

[…] we have a frazzled self-reflection from Hector Lima on the uncontrolled and antisocial adhesion to cultural products of consumption, mixed with contemporary science and Internet Literature (which brings a postmodern air).
Ciro Inácio Marcondes on Raio Laser website

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MULHEROMEM – A HISTÓRIA INSERTAAn intersexual superheroine created by the cosmic union of a scientist couple who uses their quantum-orgonic powers to confront the most bizarre villains invading the city in search of destruction, commanded from afar by Doctor Spectre’s sordid mind! … or is it the unfinished comic book of a crisis writer? A mysterious and metalinguistic adventure by me, with art by Anderson Nascimento (Robocop, MAD magazine), tones by Pri Wi and lettering by Pablo Casado. The volume includes a pinup gallery by Sueli Mendes, Irapuan Luiz, Brendda Lima and Talles Rodrigues. Available on Ficticia.

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A AMEAÇA DO BARÃO MACACO
In the city, thug life does pay for the most violent drug lords. But their operations start going sour, factions hit themselves and detectives are always a step behind. Rumors circulate about a mysterious ape-like figure at crime scenes. Truth or legend? This is what Renata, a young journalist, will investigate, unaware she’s stepping into a crossfire. Script by me, art by Milton Sobreiro, lettering & cover art by his son, Felipe Sobreiro, and logo by George Schall. A tropical noir graphic novel released on October of 2015 by Zarabatana Books after a crowdfunding campaign. Available on Ficticia.

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SABOR BRASILIS
Behind the scene of a primetime soap opera from the perspective of the writers room, responsible for killing the show’s most beloved character. Script: Hector Lima with Pablo Casado. Art: Felipe Cunha with George Schall. Published by Zarabatana Books in 2013. Nominated for HQ Mix Trophy in the National Special Edition category in 2014.

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DEATHNAUT, VOLUME 2 – ALMANAC OF THE DEAD
Second volume of “life saver of the dead” created by Danilo Beyruth (from ASTRONAUT by Mauricio de Sousa, and several Marvel work). I wrote the short comic SCREAM QUEEN. Published by Zarabatana Books.

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MSP – NOVOS 50
Third tribute anthology of new authors to the 50 years of Mauricio de Sousa’s carreer (creator of MONICA’S GANG). I wrote STREET OWNER, illustrated by George Schall. Published by Panini Comics. This got me nominated for Best Newcomer – Writer in the HQ Mix Trophy. Available on Amazon BR.
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O MAJOR
Sátira / releitura do supersoldado em uma perigosa missão no meio de uma comunidade no Rio de Janeiro. Roteiro: Hector Lima; arte: Irapuan Luiz; letras e cores: Michelle Fiorucci. Publicado pelo selo Ronin Studios nos EUA, independente no Brasil. Indicado a Melhor Webcomic no Troféu HQ Mix.

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ESCRITÓRIO NOTURNO
Self-published anthology, collecting short comics published all over the place. All stories written by me, with art by Antonio Eder, Irapuan Luiz, Tim Twelves, Bruno Stahl and Angelo Ron.

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FRONT #9
Ninth issue of the anthology organized by Henrique Kipper and released in 2002. I wrote a short prose story for that one. Available at Amazon BR.