Alan Cowsill started out as a comic dealer before becoming an award-winning writer and editor. He co-created Stormwatcher for Acme/Eclipse before working on Panini UK's Marvel line and writing the first UK-originated Spider-Man strips for more than a decade. He created the bestselling Jackie Chan Adventures, the award-winning Classic Marvel Figurine Collection, and the DC Super Hero Collection for Eaglemoss Publishing. His books include Colin the Goblin, Warzone: Dark Eden, Chronopia, DC Comics: A Year by Year Visual Chronicle, Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopaedia, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Spider-Man Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle. When he isn’t making comics, designing figurines, or crafting anthologies, Alan writes novels and practices qigong and kung fu.