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Postby Ilke » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:12 am

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Graphic Imaging Technology Inc. has just released the 40 Years of X-Men DVD-ROM. Included among the 17 500 pages of X-comics are Alan Davis' stints on Uncanny X-Men #213, 215, 366-380, 444-447, 450, 451, 455-459 and Annual #11. The DVD-ROM arrived in comic stores on December 29th, as seen in the 'New Releases List' at www.comiclist.com.

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The Brave And Bold Art Of Jim Aparo, for which Alan provided an introduction, will be resolicited. My local comic store received a print-out from Diamond relating to late books, and this title was given a '2' code in reference to a pending resolicitation. The untimely death of Mr. Aparo earlier in the year was no doubt a major reason for the delay. Originally scheduled for an October '05 release, the new release date should be up soon at TwoMorrows Publishing's site at www.twomorrows.com.


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The Maze Agency Volume 1 TPB, reprinting the Davis-drawn Maze Agency #0 (which first saw print in 1990's Maze Agency Special #1), has not yet shipped from IDW Publishing. Originally scheduled for a late November '05 release, the most recent proposed release date I came across was December 14th, but it did not arrive.


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Postby Ilke » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:39 pm

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The Mighty World Of Marvel #38 just arrived in the UK from Panini Comics, reprinting Alan's work on Captain Britain #13 and 14. All the Captain Britain tales from "Bad Moon Rising" to "Should Auld Acquaintance" were reprinted in this incarnation of The Mighty World Of Marvel in issues 28-38. The listing for #38 is at:

http://www.paninicomics.co.uk/CollanaNe ... rica&Id=23

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Rebellion is scheduled to release the appropriately titled D.R. & Quinch: Complete Rebellion Edition TPB in February, reprinting every tale starring the troublesome twosome, including the 'agony' pages from 2000 AD #525-530 and 532-534.

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While Avengers: Above And Beyond TPB is presumably still scheduled for release on January 18th, it is inexplicably absent from Marvel's website at www.marvel.com/catalog . This trade will reprint Alan's work on Avengers #38-40, and will have as its cover Alan's poster art from Avengers #36.

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House Of M: Uncanny X-Men TPB, reprinting Alan's work from Uncanny X-Men #462 and 463, does appear at www.marvel.com/catalog , and is scheduled to be released on February 8th.
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Postby Ilke » Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:38 am

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The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2005, released on November 30th, includes several Davis reprint illustrations. The profiled character and accompanying Davis illustration are as follows:

-Jamie Braddock: illo. of Jamie (solo) from the last page of Excalibur #55
-Captain Britain: illo. of Slaymaster vs. Captain Britain from the opening page of The Daredevils #4 (reprinted in X-Men Archives Featuring Captain Britain #3)
-Lockheed: illo. (sans Kitty) from the back cover of Excalibur #2
-Psylocke: illo. from the last page of Uncanny X-Men #213
-Sunfire: illo. of Sunfire vs. Rogue from the cover of X-Men #94
-X-23: illo. of X-23 and Wolverine from the cover of Uncanny X-Men #451

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The cover of New X-Men #21 is an homage to Alan's cover for Uncanny X-Men #213. While the version appearing on Marvel's site is signed 'After Davis' (see www.marvel.com/catalog/showcomic.htm?id ... rmat=comic ), the final, printed version of the cover has any such credit, as well as artists Brooks and Mendoza's own signatures, obscured/removed. The printed cover can be seen at www.milehighcomics.com/firstlook/121405/nx21cvr.html .
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Postby Ilke » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:29 am

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According to a current ebay listing, Batman: Legends (Panini UK) #21 includes a reprint of Detective Comics #571, which was pencilled by Alan. The Scarecrow-centric "Fear For Sale" had previously been reprinted by DC in Batman In The Eighties TPB and Batman Scarecrow Tales TPB. Also - since Batman: Legends #29 was just released by Panini UK last week, #21 was likely first released in April of '05.

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The world of JLA: The Nail made a one-panel appearance in JSA #80, as (SPOILERS AHEAD - - - ) Dr. Fate and Mordru hopped to and through the moment when Batman was holding the lifeless body of the Joker from the conclusion of JLA: The Nail #1. Fate and Mordru also took their fight through the world of Kingdom Come. JSA #80 was released on December 7th.
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Postby Ilke » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:25 pm

Happy New Year!

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An illustration of Wonder Woman by Alan and Robin Riggs appears in Heroes And Villains: The William Messner-Loebs Benefit Sketchbook. This book was released by TwoMorrows Publishing in September '05, and Alan and Robin's contribution can also be seen on Neal Adams' site at www.nealadams.com/loeb/list.html .

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TwoMorrows Publishing released another book in September '05 featuring Alan's work. The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Companion includes an illustration by Alan and Paul Neary, first seen on Alan's site at www.alandavis-comicart.com/PaulNearyInks3.html .
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Postby Ilke » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:42 am

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In honor of the new year, here's a rundown of some 2006 calendars featuring reprint art of Alan's:

- The Best of Marvel 2006 Calendar (Time Factory): includes the wraparound cover art for Fantastic Four (Vol.3) #1

- Ultimate Fantastic Four 2006 Calendar (DateWorks): includes the art from the FRONT cover of Fantastic Four (vol.3) #1

- X-Men 2006 Calendar (Diamond/Andrews McMeel): includes the illustration of X-23 from the cover of Uncanny X-Men #451

(The above calendars, and Alan's art therein, were found at www.calendars.com .)
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Postby Ilke » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:06 pm

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An illustration of Green Lantern by Alan and Robin Riggs, done for Mike Fogg at the 2003 Mid-Ohio-Con, saw print in July '05 in The Justice League Companion (TwoMorrows Publishing). This illo. can also be seen at www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?P ... 3&GSub=656 .

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Here are a few more Marvel Handbook releases featuring reprint art of Alan's:

-The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005 (May '05) includes Alan's art for the Excalibur 1988 Marvel Press poster, along with his cover illo. for Knights of Pendragon (2nd Series) #6.

-The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005 (Jan. '05) includes Alan's rendition of Meggan from the 1988 Marvel Press poster, as well as Roma from the back cover of X-Men Archives Featuring Captain Britain #2.

-The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age Marvel 2004 (Dec. '04) has Alan's rendition of the Crimson Commando from the last page of Uncanny X-Men #215.

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Batman Cover To Cover: The Greatest Comic Book Covers of the Dark Knight, released late April '05, includes Alan's covers for Detective Comics #569 and Batman and the Outsiders #32.
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Postby Ilke » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:18 am

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The Maze Agency Volume 1 TPB, which includes a reprint of the Davis-drawn Maze Agency #0, will arrive in stores on January 5th, according to the shipping list at www.diamondcomics.com .
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Postby Ilke » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

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Alan contributed original pencil art for two cards in the Marvel ReCharge collectible card game, released in 2001. These illos. of the Avengers and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (seen on Alan's site at www.alandavis-comicart.com/images/WAven ... deCard.jpg and www.alandavis-comicart.com/images/Broth ... uts--t.jpg ) were digitally painted without inks for the final, printed cards. While the final art on the cards barely resemble the pencils that Alan provided, the cards are notable in that very few pieces of original art were commissioned for this set. The drawings of Quicksilver and Blob from the Brotherhood card also appeared in those respective characters' own cards, and a digitally painted version of Alan's drawing of Sunfire from the last page of X-Men #93 appeared on a card as well.

Here's a (confirmed) listing of the Marvel ReCharge cards which made use of Alan's art:

#49 - Sunfire
#65 - Quicksilver
#66 - Blob
#91 - Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Special: Crossover
#95 - The Avengers

(A full checklist of Marvel ReCharge cards is at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage ... vrech1.htm )
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Postby Ilke » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:20 am

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Here are some recent releases (August was a good month!) which reprinted Alan's work, and the corresponding reprints found within:

- Excalibur Classic Vol.1: The Sword Is Drawn TPB (Nov. '05) - Excalibur Special Edition and #1-5

- Marvel Milestones: Captain Britain, Psylocke & Golden Age Sub-Mariner (Aug. '05) - Uncanny X-Men #213

- Marvel Visionaries: Chris Claremont Hardcover (Aug. '05) - Excalibur #16

- The Essential X-Men Vol.6 TPB (Aug. '05) - Uncanny X-Men #213 (in black & white)

- Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Vol. 3: On Ice TPB (Aug. '05) - Uncanny X-Men #455-459

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X-Men Universe was a reprint title which compiled 3 X-comics per issue. Beginning publication at the end of 1999, here are the issues which reprinted Alan's work, and the corresponding reprints found within:

#1 (Jan. '00) - Uncanny X-Men #373
#2 (Jan. '00) - Uncanny X-Men #374
#3 (Feb. '00) - Uncanny X-Men #375
#4 (March '00) - X-Men #95
#5 (April '00) - Uncanny X-Men #376, X-Men #96
#6 (May '00) - Uncanny X-Men #377, X-Men #97
#7 (June '00) - Uncanny X-Men #378, X-Men #98
#8 (July '00) - Uncanny X-Men #379, Uncanny X-Men #380, X-Men #99
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Postby Ilke » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:58 am

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Poster art!

- In 1985, a promo poster "introducing a new line from England's Marvel Comics Group" was sent to retailers by Marvel UK in anticipation of the release of Captain Britain #1. The poster featured the cover of CB #1 and an illustration of CB by Alan (with CB remarking "We're coming for you!!"), along with the covers for the non-Davis mags Starburst and Doctor Who Magazine

- X-Men Poster Magazine #2 ('93) featured a 1-page poster of the last page of Excalibur #67

- Regarding the Wizard posters already listed on Alan's checklist at www.alandavis-comicart.com/Checklist.html , here are the poster books they appeared in: Wizard PosterMania! '98 had the Fantastic Four poster (illo. from the last page of Fantastic Four Vol.3 # 1, without text), while Wizard PosterMania! 2001 had the Avengers poster (illo. from the cover of Avengers Vol.3 #38 )

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Speaking of items already listed on Alan's checklist, here are some corrections/additional points about a few of them:

- In addition to publishing The Complete D.R. & Quinch in TPB form in 2001, Titan Books also released a hardcover version in 2004 ( www.2000adonline.com/?zone=reprint&page ... quinch2004 )

- A more complete listing for Alan's interview in a 1998 issue of Tripwire is: Tripwire Vol. 2 #6 - JLA: The Nail cover and interview

- Unlike what was done for Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 1 and 2, Vol. 3 does not have an original back cover illustration by Alan. The back cover illo. was taken from the last page of Fantastic Four (Vol.3) #1

- The full title of the TPB reprinting X-Men #92, #95 and Uncanny X-Men #375 is The Astonishing X-Men: Deathwish

- The correct title of the TPB reprinting Uncanny X-Men #455-459 is Uncanny X-Men: The New Age Vol. 3: On Ice

- The correct title of the TPB reprinting Uncanny X-Men #462 and 463 is House Of M: Uncanny X-Men

- The complete listings for Alan's final 3 issues of Uncanny X-Men are:

459 7/05 World's end part 5: "Bad company." 22pp Writer: Chris Claremont Inks: Mark Farmer

462 9/05 "Season of the witch." part 1 23pp Writer: Chris Claremont Inks: Mark Farmer

463 10/05 Season of the witch part 2: "We're not in Kansas anymore!" 22pp Writer: Chris Claremont Inks: Mark Farmer
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Postby Ilke » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:11 am

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To promote the JLA 'Vs.' trading card game, the back of the polybag for InQuest Gamer #127 (Oct. '05) featured a quarter-size, full color reproduction of the cover art for JLA: Another Nail #1.
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Postby Ilke » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:16 am

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The Essential X-Men Vol. 7 TPB is scheduled to be released in April, and the description of its contents ( www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785120556/qi ... s&v=glance ) indicates that the Davis-pencilled Uncanny X-Men #215 and Annual #11 will be reprinted within.
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Postby Ilke » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:43 am

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The Captain Britain promo poster for CB #1, mentioned in one of my recent updates, can be seen at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1984-ALAN-DAVIS-CAP ... dZViewItem
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Postby Ilke » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:32 am

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Marvel UK is making use of Alan's art for the cover of Uncanny X-Men #459 as a customizable print over at www.marvelpics.co.uk/pics_1134/Storm.html
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