In 1999, he headed in a new artistic direction with writer Alessandro Bilotta, and produced the limited series Le strabilianti vicende di Giulio Maraviglia-inventore, which won the Fumo di China prize.
Still with Bilotta's storylines, he pursued in 2002 an experimental course with La Dottrina. He followed this with his first work as sole author Oudeis in 2004.
In 2005, Marvel published his limited series Vegas, and a What If... featuring Captain America. He followed that with work on the plot, script, and pencils of Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock, co-wrote with Zeb Wells. His most recent Marvel project is Spider-Man: Noir with author David Hine.