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Alan Davis
Writer and Artist
Thanos, The ClanDestine, JLA: The Nail

Born in June of 1956 in Corby, Northants, England, Alan Davis had no formal art education — unpleasant experiences with ‘art establishment’ reinforced his primary ambition to be a carpenter. Davis began contributing to comics as a part-time hobby that quickly became a full-time job. His first professional comic work was on Captain Britain in 1981 for Marvel UK. Marvelman for Warrior followed less than a year later. Harry Twenty on the High Rock for 2000AD allowed the hobby to become a full-time job. D.R. and Quinch followed. In 1985, Davis landed his first US work for DC Comics on Batman and the Outsiders, followed by Detective Comics. A few X-Annuals led to art duties on Excalibur. Then there was Wolverine: Bloodlust, a return to Excalibur as writer/artist, The ClanDestine, JLA: The Nail, Fantastic Four, various X-books, Superboy’s Legion, Avengers, Killraven, JLA: Another Nail, Fantastic Four: The End… Lots of covers, short runs, and more ClanDestine. Runs on Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Savage Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, and, more recently, three 100-page Thanos OGNs and writing an Avengers/Defenders mini-series, Tarot. Davis has been married to his wife Heather since 1977 with two children and four grandchildren.

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