Alan started out as a comic dealer before becoming a writer and editor. He co-created Stormwatcher for Acme/Eclipse, Kilkane for Deadline Magazine and was an editor at Games Workshop before joining Marvel UK (later Panini UK).
He edited numerous titles for the company including Overkill, Biker Mice From Mars, X-Men, Action Man and was the launch editor for the company’s Marvel line. He also wrote Power Rangers and the first UK-originated Spider-Man strips for over a decade in Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures.
After leaving Panini, he edited Cartoon Network Magazine before joining Eaglemoss Publishing, where he developed the Horrible Histories Collection. He also created the best-selling Jackie Chan Adventures and the award-winning Classic Marvel Figurine Collection and DC Super Hero Collection. He edited the Spirit of Hope charity anthology for the Comic Book Alliance and is presently editing the DC Chess Collection.
His books include Colin the Goblin (Egmont Books), Warzone: Dark Eden (Target Games), Chronopia, DC Comics: A Year by Year Visual Chronicle, Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopaedia, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide To Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Spider-Man Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle, Marvel Comic Cover Art (Dorling Kindersley), Revolutionary War (Marvel) and the graphic novel World War One (Campfire, Feb 2014).
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