We catch up with Leinil Francis Yu and chat about breaking into comics, his work on Wolverine, the industry in Asia and his thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Leinil broke into mainstream comics under Whilce Portacio’s tutelage starting his nearly 20 year career in the pages of Marvel’s Wolverine.

He has since worked on various X-titles before briefly sliding over briefly to DC’s Superman Birthright and 2 creatorowned projects: Highroads and Silentdragon, co-created with Lobdell and Diggle respectively.

The return to Marvel gave us titles like Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, New Avengers and the Mega crossover book: Secret Invasion with Brian Bendis. Never taking a break, he’s produced artwork for Avengers, Ultimate Avengers, the Millar co-creations Superior and Supercrooks and many other titles for Marvel Comics.

Currently his work can be found in Secret Wars: Civil War written by Charles Soule.

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