Ed Brubaker is one of the most acclaimed writers in comics, a multiple Eisner Award winner. Following fan-favorite runs on Scene of the Crime, Sleeper, Catwoman and Gotham Central for DC, he moved to Marvel. His Captain America relaunch, in which he controversially revived Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier, won over fans new and old, and his revisionist take on the history of Marvel’s mutants in X-Men: Deadly Genesis resulted in a regular gig on Uncanny X-Men, Marvel’s flagship X-title. He and longtime artistic collaborator Michael Lark took up the baton on Daredevil after Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s legendary run concluded, and Brubaker jump-started Immortal Iron Fist with co-writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja. Marvel’s Icon imprint published Brubaker’s creator-owned Criminal and Incognito, and he has gone on to further success at Image Comics with such titles as Fatale, Velvet and The Fade Out. Beyond comics, Brubaker has written for TV’s Westworld and co-created the crime drama Too Old to Die Young.
Award-winning British author Dan Abnett has been a New York Times best-seller seven times and won the Best Comic Writer award in 2003. He has written more than fifty books — including best-selling Warhammer 40,000 novels and tie-in fiction for Doctor Who, Torchwood and Primeval. He co-created Death’s Head and Knights of Pendragon for Marvel UK in the 1980s, and contributed extensively to the UK’s illustrious 2000AD. He has also written Iron Man, New Mutants, Doctor Strange and Punisher for Marvel, and worked on some of Marvel’s epic cosmic comics including the Annihilation and War of Kings events, and the Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy series. Abnett is also known for his work on major games such as Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor. He has returned to Marvel’s cosmos on Guardians 3000 and Guardians of Infinity.
Andy Lanning is probably best known for his work co-writing Marvel's cosmic characters in Nova, various Annihilation series and Guardians of the Galaxy. During a career spanning decades, his writing credits also include Heroes for Hire, New Mutants and Punisher at Marvel; Resurrection Man, Legion of Superheroes and Superman/Batman at DC Comics; The Authority at WildStorm; and the creator-owned Hypernaturals at BOOM! Along with co-writer Alan Cowsill, he revived Marvel UK’s super heroes in Revolutionary War. Lanning is also a celebrated inker, best known for his work with Phil Jimenez on New X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man. He has worked with a dazzling array of talented artists including Mike McKone (Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man), Dave Gibbons (Secret Service), Mark Bagley (Fearless, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Ivan Reis (Justice League, Aquaman).
Malaysian-American artist Billy Tan, having gained attention drawing projects including Tomb Raider and Tales of Witchblade for Top Cow, joined Marvel in 2004. He illustrated X-23 and Marvel Knights Spider-Man before a career-making run on Uncanny X-Men propelled him into the spotlight. Named a Marvel Young Gun in 2007, Tan went on to pencil New Avengers, Dark Reign: The List — Daredevil, Thor and the Shadowland miniseries. He later illustrated his first project at DC, Green Lantern. Tan lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.
Born in Mandeville, Jamaica, Clayton Henry moved to the United States at age 3. Inspired by his father’s artwork at an early age, Henry’s childhood was consumed by his artistic passion, filling dozens of spiral-bound notebooks with his illustrations. At age 22, Henry received a call from famed creator Brian Haberlin to lend his pencils to a comic book based on the legendary hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. Despite his well-regarded work on the title Nine Rings of the Wu Tang Clan, Henry’s career developed slowly. At his lowest point, the artist even temporarily dropped out of the business to accept a job at a local home-improvement store. Yet Henry’s unyielding belief in his talents pushed him to continue on; in 2002, those efforts paid off with an assignment on X-Men Unlimited. Henry’s impressive work on the anthology title earned him assignments on Exiles, Alpha Flight, X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula and Uncanny X-Men, on which he teamed with Billy Tan to collaborate on Ed Brubaker’s “Rise and Fall of the Sh’iar Empire” space opera.
After breaking into comics with the Marvel UK imprint, Spanish artist Paco Diaz joined writer Christopher Priest on Deadpool. He has since worked on titles such as Nightwing and Wonder Woman for DC, Prototype 2 for Dark Horse, and the Dungeons & Dragons Annual 2012 for IDW. Diaz’s extensive Marvel credits include Hawkeye: Blindspot, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan, Mighty Avengers, Wolverine and Thunderbolts. At the cutting edge of the digital-comics revolution, Diaz drew Wolverine vs. Thor and worked on the Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Infinite Comic.