Andy Lanning

Andy Lanning

Infobox Comics creator

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nationality = British
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notable works = "Legion of Super-Heroes"
"Sleeze Brothers"
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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.


Working primarily at Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Lanning's smooth, polished inking style—reminiscent of Joe Sinnott or Terry Austin—has been in high demand since the early 1990s.Fact|date=April 2008 He has also pencilled on occasion—for instance, on his creation "The Sleeze Brothers".

Lanning's highest-profile writing assignment was probably his and Abnett's 2000 relaunch of DC's title "Legion of Super-Heroes".

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, [ [ Abnett & Lanning on Annihilation: Nova] , Newsarama, December 23, 2006] starring Richard Rider, now the only member of the Xandarian Nova Corps. This led into their piloting the storyline, [ [ Cosmic Conquistadors: DNA Talk "Annihilation : Conquest Prologue" & "Nova"] , Comic Book Resources, March 30, 2007] and the core characters from this went on to form the new Guardians of the Galaxy. [ [ Abnett & Lanning on "The Guardians of the Galaxy"] , Newsarama, March 6, 2008]

Lanning teamed up with Abnett to write the latest incarnation of "The Authority", [ [ Wild at Heart: Andy Lanning] , Newsarama, May 14, 2008] with Simon Coleby on art, as part of the World's End relaunch of the core Wildstorm titles. [ [ NYCC '08: LIVING IN THE RUINS: WS Editor Ben Abernathy on 'Worlds End'] , 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 hope will give them time to work on the "cosmic" characters they have been dealing 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". [ [ WW Chicago: DnA Sign Exclusive Deal with Marvel] , Comic Book Resources, June 29, 2008] Their first major work following this will be "War of Kings", which depicts the "cosmic" aftermath of Secret Invasion. [ [ CCI: DnA and Rosemann on “War of Kings”] , Comic Book Resources, July 27, 2008]


*"The Sleeze Brothers" (with John Carnell, Epic Comics, 1989-1990)

*"Judge Anderson": "Exorcise Duty" (with Dan Abnett, and art by Anthony Williams, in "Judge Dredd Annual" 1991)

* "Death's Head II" (inks, with Dan Abnett, and art by Liam Sharp, mini series and ongoing series, Marvel UK, 1991-1993)

* "Digitek" (with co-author John Tomlinson and art by Dermot Power, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel UK, 1992)

*"" (with co-author Dan Abnett, pencils by Dale Eaglesham and inks by Scott Koblish, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, 1994-1995)

*"Resurrection Man" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Jackson Guice, DC, 1997-1999)

*"Batman": "" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Anthony Williams, one shot Elseworlds story, DC, 1998)

** "Prime Time" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Graham Higgins), a 10-page short story in "Superman 80-Page Giant" #1 (Feb. 1999)
** "The Superman Monster" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Tom Palmer and Anthony Williams, one-shot Elseworlds story, DC, 1999)
**"Return to Krypton" (with co-author Dan Abnett; Art: Karl Kerschl, DC, 2004, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84023-798-8)
**"Strange Attractors" (with co-authors Gail Simone and Dan Abnett; Art: John Byrne, DC, 2006, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84576-249-5, DC, ISBN 1-4012-0917-3)

*"Legion Lost" (inks, with co-author Dan Abnett, pencils by Oliver Coipel and Pascal Alike, DC, 2000-2001)

*": The Collection" (with co-authors Dan Abnett and Jeffrey Moy, and art by Drew Struzan, 2002, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84023-320-6)

*"Iceman" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Karl Kerschl, Marvel, 2002, ISBN 0-7851-0889-0)

* "iCandy" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Kalman Andrasofszky, DC, 2003-2004)

*"The Legion: Foundations" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Chris Batista, Chip Wallace, Leonard Kirk, Dave Cockrum, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, Paul Rivoche and Eric Wight, DC, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0338-8)

*"Majestic" (with co-author Dan Abnett):
**"Volume 1: Strange New Visitor" (with Karl Kerschl, collects "Action Comics" #811, "Adventures of Superman" #624, "Superman" #201 and "Majestic" 4-issue mini-series, 2004, DC, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0483-X)
**"While You Were Out" (with Neil Googe, Georges Jeanty and Trevor Scott, collects "Majestic" #1-7, Wildstorm, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0850-9)
**"Volume 2" (with Neil Googe, Georges Jeanty and Trevor Scott, collects "Majestic" #8-12, Wildstorm, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0989-0)
**"Volume 3: Final Cut" (with Neil Googe, Diego Olmos, Kevin West and others, collects "Majestic" #13-17 and "Wildstorm Winter Special", Wildstorm, January 2007)

*"Annihilation: Nova" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Kev Walker, Marvel, single issue - #3 in a 4-issue mini-series, 2006)

*"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Wesley Craig, Wildstorm, November 2006)

* "Guardians of the Galaxy" (with co-author Dan Abnett and art by Paul Pelletier, Marvel Comics, May 2008, ongoing)

*"The Authority" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Simon Coleby, Wildstorm, 2008, forthcoming)



*comicbookdb|type=creator|id=309|title=Andy Lanning
* [ 2000 AD profile]

External links

* [ Andy Lanning on]


* [ Abnett & Lanning: On the Eve of Nova's Return to Monthly Fun] , Comics Bulletin, April 9, 2007
* [ Galactus, and Surfer and Skrulls - Oh My! Abnett & Lanning on Nova] , Newsarama, April 10, 2008

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