Alan Davis exclusive to Marvel

Thu, October 16th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

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


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

professional career.

"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

our arsenal!"

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