Official Press Release
Alan Davis, one of the comic book industry's most well respected and
sought-after creators and long-time fan-favorite, has signed an exclusive
agreement with Marvel, the publisher was pleased to announce on Wednesday.
Davis's career highlights include DR & QUINCH in 2000AD and BATMAN AND THE
OUTSIDERS and JLA: THE NAIL from DC, as well as its forthcoming sequel and
his next published project, JLA: ANOTHER NAIL. For Marvel and Marvel UK his
work includes THE CLANDESTINE, KILLRAVEN, CAPTAIN BRITAIN, FANTASTIC FOUR,
X-MEN, AVENGERS and EXCALIBUR. Davis will be a key player on the Marvel team
through the year 2006, with his first project under his new Marvel agreement
debuting in spring, 2004.
"I have been lucky enough to work on many of Marvel's greatest characters
over the years and I am really looking forward to returning," said Davis.
"Not in any nostalgic sense, this is about exploring new possibilities."
With Marvel, Davis will continue to produce the kind of comic book that has
fuelled his passion for the artform from his childhood through his
"I have always produced comics that are aimed at an audience of any age that
is willing to suspend their disbelief and enjoy the fantasy," the creator
continued. "Fun, exciting, action-packed comics with the kind of stories and
characters I discovered as a young kid. The same books that held my interest
through my teens, inspired my first attempts at drawing and writing, and the
reason I'm still hooked after twenty years at the drawing board."
"There are certain creators whose very presence add a touch of class and
professionalism to everything they do and the companies they work for; Alan
Davis leads the pack in this category," said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe
Quesada. "Since my days as a reader I've been a fan of this legendary
artist's work and I'm thrilled that he's decided to make Marvel his home for
the next three years. I think fans will be delighted when they hear what
Alan's new project will be (I know I am) but that's an announcement for
another day. Welcome to the Marvel Reload; every week we're just adding to