21 Facts About Alan Davis


Alan Davis was born on 18 June 1956 and is an English artist and writer of comic books, known for his work on titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, ClanDestine, Detective Comics, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail and JLA: Another Nail.


Alan Davis's first professional work was a strip called The Crusader in Frantic Magazine for Dez Skinn's revamped Marvel UK line.


Alan Davis initially had no interest in pursuing a career in comics, as he considered drawing to be a hobby.


Alan Davis drew 14 issues of the monthly Captain Britain title, which was later reprinted in trade paperback.


Later, Alan Davis replaced Garry Leach on Marvelman in Warrior and yet again worked with Moore.


Alan Davis drew the story "Harry Twenty on the High Rock" in 2000AD.


In 1985 Davis received his big break in the United States when he was hired by DC Comics to draw Batman and the Outsiders, written by Mike W Barr.

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Alan Davis took over from Jim Aparo, who launched the direct market version of the title.


Alan Davis's work proved popular enough for him to be assigned artistic duties on DC's flagship title Detective Comics in 1986, again with Barr writing.


Alan Davis asked Davis to draw him with a Mauser with an extended barrel, similar to the one used by the Paul Kirk version of Manhunter.


Alan Davis accepted an offer by Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont to work on Marvel Comics' X-Men books.


Alan Davis' pencils were inked by Paul Neary and, later, Mark Farmer.


Alan Davis left with issue 24 due to deadline pressures, but returned with issue 42, this time as writer.


In 1994 Alan Davis created a new series of original characters called the ClanDestine, which featured the Destines, a family of long-lived, magically powered British superhumans.


Alan Davis wrote and penciled the title for the first eight issues.


Alan Davis departed after issue 8, and the series was canceled with issue 12.


In 1996 Alan Davis wrote and drew the two issue crossover miniseries X-Men and The ClanDestine.


In 1991, Alan Davis reunited with writer Barr to draw the sequel to "Year Two", the one-shot Batman: Full Circle.


Alan Davis was commissioned to write both main X-Men series in 1999, but he left the following year.


In February 2008, Alan Davis wrote and pencilled a five-part ClanDestine miniseries and the one-shot Thor: Truth of History for Marvel.


Thomas had recently been born when Alan Davis began his work on the Captain Britain stories in 1981, and Pauline was born a few years later.