Andy Lanning

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Andy Lanning : biography

Andy Lanning is a British comic book writer and inker, known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and for his collaboration with Dan Abnett.


Lanning works primarily at Marvel Comics and DC Comics as an inker. He has also pencilled books, such as his creation The Sleeze Brothers.

Lanning’s writing has included his and Abnett’s 2000 relaunch of DC’s title Legion of Super-Heroes. The two co-created the Resurrection Man character with artist Jackson Guice in 1997.

Lanning and Abnett also collaborated on an ongoing Nova series for Marvel, which premiered in 2007. The duo previously authored a Nova miniseries as a tie-in for the Marvel crossover Annihilation,, Newsarama, December 23, 2006 starring Richard Rider, now the only member of the Xandarian Nova Corps. This led into their piloting the Annihilation: Conquest storyline,, Comic Book Resources, March 30, 2007 and the core characters from this went on to form the new Guardians of the Galaxy., Newsarama, March 6, 2008

Lanning teamed up with Abnett to write the latest incarnation of The Authority,, Newsarama, May 14, 2008 with Simon Coleby on art, as part of the World’s End relaunch of the core Wildstorm titles., Newsarama, April 19, 2008

It was announced at Wizard World Chicago in June 2008 that Abnett and Lanning had signed an exclusive deal with Marvel, which they hoped would give them time to work on the "cosmic" characters they dealt with, as well as more earth-based ones. The contract allows them to finish existing commitments, so they will be able to finish their fifteen issue run on The Authority., Comic Book Resources, June 29, 2008 Their first major work which followed this was "War of Kings", which depicted the "cosmic" aftermath of Secret Invasion., Comic Book Resources, July 27, 2008 He is also writing a Marvel/Top Cow crossover, Fusion.