Andy Lanning

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

Andy Lanning
Lanning at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, 10 October 2010
Area(s)Writer, Inker
Notable works
Legion of Super-Heroes
Sleeze Brothers


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.[1]

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,[2] starring Richard Rider, now the only member of the Xandarian Nova Corps. This led into their piloting the Annihilation: Conquest storyline,[3] and the core characters from this went on to form the new Guardians of the Galaxy.[4]

Lanning teamed up with Abnett to relaunch The Authority,[5] with Simon Coleby on art, as part of the World's End relaunch of the core Wildstorm titles.[6]

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.[7] Their first major work which followed this was "War of Kings", which depicted the "cosmic" aftermath of Secret Invasion.[8] He is also writing a Marvel/Top Cow crossover, Fusion.[9]


Dreadlands Epic comics with co author Steve White and art by Phil Gascoine, 4 issue miniseries Epic comics 1992

  • Digitek (with co-author John Tomlinson and art by Dermot Power, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel UK, 1992)
  • Codename: Genetix (with co-author Graham Marks, pencils by Phil Gascoine and inks by Robin Riggs, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel UK, 1993)
  • The Punisher: Year One (with co-author Dan Abnett, pencils by Dale Eaglesham and inks by Scott Koblish, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, 1994–1995)
  • Force Works (with co-author Dan Abnett, Marvel Comics, 1994)
  • Resurrection Man (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Jackson Guice, DC, 1997–1999)
  • Batman: "Two Faces" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Anthony Williams, one shot Elseworlds story, DC, 1998)
  • Superman:
    • "Prime Time" (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Graham Higgins), a 10-page short story in Superman 80-Page Giant No. 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, and art by Karl Kerschl, DC, 2004, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84023-798-8)
    • Strange Attractors (with co-authors Gail Simone and Dan Abnett, and art by 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)
  • Wonder Woman vol. 2 No. 174 (inks, 2001)
  • The Legion (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, 2001–2004, tpb, Foundations, collects #25–30, 176 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0338-8)
  • Star Trek: Voyager: 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 Comics, 2002, ISBN 0-7851-0889-0)
  • iCandy (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Kalman Andrasofszky, DC Comics, 2003–2004)
  • Majestic (with co-author Dan Abnett):
  • Annihilation: Nova (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Kev Walker, Marvel, 4-issue mini-series, 2006)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Wesley Craig, Wildstorm, November 2006)
  • Nova (with co-author Dan Abnett, Marvel Comics, 2007-ongoing)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (with co-author Dan Abnett and art by Paul Pelletier, Marvel Comics, May 2008, ongoing)
  • The Authority #1–17 (with co-author Dan Abnett, and art by Simon Coleby, Wildstorm, 2008–2010) collected as:
  • War of Kings (with co-author Dan Abnett and art by Paul Pelletier, Marvel Comics, March–August 2009)
  • Fusion (with co-author Dan Abnett and pencils by Tyler Kirkham, Marvel Comics/Top Cow Productions, May 2009-ongoing)
  • Realm of Kings (with co-author Dan Abnett):
  • Hypernaturals (with co-author Dan Abnett and art by Brad Walker, Andres Guinaldo and Mark Irwin, 12-issue mini-series, BOOM! Studios, July 2012-June 2013)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The writing team of Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett alongside the art of Jackson "Butch" Guice introduced readers to a new kind of hero in Resurrection Man.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Abnett & Lanning on Annihilation: Nova Archived 17 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Newsarama, 23 December 2006
  3. ^ Cosmic Conquistadors: DNA Talk "Annihilation : Conquest Prologue" & "Nova", Comic Book Resources, 30 March 2007
  4. ^ Abnett & Lanning on The Guardians of the Galaxy Archived 21 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Newsarama, 6 March 2008
  5. ^ Wild at Heart: Andy Lanning[permanent dead link], Newsarama, 14 May 2008
  6. ^ NYCC '08: LIVING IN THE RUINS: WS Editor Ben Abernathy on 'Worlds End' Archived 7 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Newsarama, 19 April 2008
  7. ^ WW Chicago: DnA Sign Exclusive Deal with Marvel, Comic Book Resources, 29 June 2008
  8. ^ CCI: DnA and Rosemann on “War of Kings”, Comic Book Resources, 27 July 2008
  9. ^ Furey, Emmett (8 June 2009). "Abnett & Lanning on Marvel/Top Cow's "Fusion"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 10 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009.

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Preceded by
Mike Baron
The Punisher writer
(with Dan Abnett)
Succeeded by
Steven Grant