Leinil Francis Yu

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Leinil Francis Yu (born July 1977) is a Filipino comic book artist who began to work for the American market through Wildstorm Productions.


Yu was first hired by Whilce Portacio to do some work for Wildstorm. That job fell through, but Portacio passed on samples of Yu's work to Marvel Comics, who subsequently hired him to work on Wolverine.

After his popular run on the Wolverine series, he moved on to work on Marvel's core X-Men title in 2000, which was being written by Chris Claremont at the time. Yu continued to work on other Marvel titles such as Fantastic Four, Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk and New Avengers Avengers. He also co-created High Roads High Roads with writer Scott Lobdell at Cliffhanger, and Superman: Birthright with Mark Waid and Silent Dragon with Andy Diggle at DC Comics.

His work is characterized by a unique linear style, emphasizing detail and embellishment. It should also be noted that Yu was first recognized after winning the Wizard's Drawing Board Contest, for which his work was first published.

He is the ongoing artist on Marvel's New Avengers series. He and writer Brian Michael Bendis will be handling one-half of the Avengers franchise in the post-Civil War Marvel Universe.


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