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Alan J. Porter (born in Sale, Greater Manchester, England in October 1959, now resident in central Texas) is a writer on popular culture with articles published in magazine titles in the UK, US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Total Books: 19
He is the author of Before They Were Beatles: The Early Years 1956-1960, a study of the events that led to the formation of The Beatles. He is also the author and main contributor for Blog, Blog Me Do selected by The Times newspaper as the top Beatles blog on the net.
Porter is an authority on The Batman and is the author of The Unauthorized Batman Collectors Guide." He also founded Gotham Gazette - the Batman magazine on the web and the long running Gotham Weekly News e-mail newsletter, which were published between 1997 and 2006.
A long time comics collector and historian, he is the Comics Editor for the RevolutionSF website and writes for several comics industry trade magazines. For several years he was a contributor to The Official Comic Book Price Guide For Great Britain, and is also a member of Comicopia - The International Comics APA.
He is the writer for the Virtual Man and Q-Man series of promotional comic books.
Alongside music and comics he has a life-long passion for motorsport and is an occasional competitor in SCCA autocross events. As a writer he contributed to Mansell: The People's Champion and produces The Speed Blog. He is working on a mystery novel set in the world of motorsports.
Porter has more than 20 years experience in corporate publishing in the UK and USA. He has been involved in the development and adoption of various publishing standards and has been a regular speaker at industry conferences. He has held senior management positions at various publishing software and services companies, allied with extensive consulting experience with numerous Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations. He is the founder of 4Js Group a corporate publishing consulting and services company. He is the author of The Content Pool blog.
Work to be published in 2008 includes God Shop (Tokyopop manga) and James Bond: A History of the Illustrated 007 (Hermes Press).