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

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.


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 also wrote the three-issue Marvel/Top Cow crossover miniseries Fusion.[9]

In 2020 Lanning collaborated with Ron Marz on the nine-issue DC Comics crossover storyline "Endless Winter", which would debut that December.[10]


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

See also


  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. ((cite book)): |first2= has generic name (help)
  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.
  10. ^ Johnston, Rich (17 November 2020). "Enless Winter Preview and Checklist in this Week's DC Comics". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on 18 November 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
Preceded byMike Baron The Punisher writer 1992-1994(with Dan Abnett) Succeeded bySteven Grant