COMIC HE­ROES

Say hello to the comic pros who share their wis­dom in this fea­ture…

Comic Heroes - - Feature - ROGUES' GALLERY Also star­ring! Andy Dig­gle, ex-ed­i­tor of 2000 AD and writer of The Losers, Hell­blazer and more! Joshua Ortega, cur­rently pen­ning Wild­storm’s Gears of War! Randy Stradley, writer and VP of Dark Horse Comics!

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Rob Wil­liams Rob Wil­liams wrote this ar­ti­cle. He's also the writer be­hind the new RoboCop se­ries, In­di­ana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods, Cla$$war, var­i­ous Star Wars comics and, ooh, loads more. 2. Tony Lee Tony Lee has writ­ten X-Men and SpiderMan for Marvel, and is writ­ing the on­go­ing Doc­tor Who se­ries for IDW. 3. Si­mon Spurrier Si­mon (Si) Spurrier is the reg­u­lar writer of Bleed­ing­cool.com’s oh-so­vaguely-comics-re­lated col­umn ‘Short ‘n Curlies’. He’s writ­ten Sil­ver Surfer and X-Men ti­tles for Marvel, Bat­man for DC, Judge Dredd for 2000 AD. 4. Al Ewing Al Ewing is a reg­u­lar writer for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, cur­rently writ­ing Judge Dredd, Zombo, Dam­na­tion Sta­tion and Tem­pest. Ewing has also writ­ten short Hulk and Iron Man pieces for Panini, as well as three pulp nov­els for Abad­don Books. 5. David Hine David Hine is a Bri­tish comic book writer and oc­ca­sional artist. His ma­jor cre­ator-owned work is Strange Em­brace from Ac­tive Im­ages and Im­age Comics. He’s cur­rently work­ing on Spi­der-Man Noir for Marvel, De­tec­tive Comics for DC, FVZA and Ry­der on the Storm for Rad­i­cal, Poi­son Candy for Toky­opop and Ele­phant­men for Richard Stark­ings. Hine also writes The Bul­let­proof Cof­fin, co-cre­ated by artist Shaky Kane, which will be pub­lished later this year by Im­age Comics. 6. Antony John­ston Antony John­ston is the writer of Dead Space, Wolver­ine: Prodigal Son and the Alex Rider graphic nov­els, and cre­ator of Waste­land. Antony is cur­rently writ­ing Dare­devil and Cold City. 7. Kieron Gillen Kieron Gillen came to wider at­ten­tion with his pop mu­sic ur­ban-fan­tasy comic Phono­gram for Im­age Comics. His work for Marvel in­cludes Thor, Dark Avengers: Ares and SWORD. He's cur­rently work­ing on the forth­com­ing The Heat, a Mer­cury-based science-fic­tion po­lice ac­tion comic. 8. Jeff Mar­i­otte Jeff Mar­i­otte is an award-win­ning nov­el­ist and comic book writer whose comic ti­tles in­clude Des­per­a­does, Gar­ri­son, Fade to Black, Zombie Cop, Barack Obama: The Comic Book Bi­og­ra­phy and many more. 9. Joseph Ry­bandt Joseph Ry­bandt works for pub­lisher Dy­na­mite En­ter­tain­ment. 10. Matt Smith Matt Smith is the ed­i­tor of the mul­ti­award-win­ning 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, and has been The Mighty Tharg's rep­re­sen­ta­tive on Earth for over a decade. 11. Chris Ryall Chris Ryall is the pub­lisher and ed­i­tor-in-chief of IDW Pub­lish­ing. 12. Dan Ab­nett Dan Ab­nett has writ­ten ex­ten­sively for 2000 AD. He's cur­rently writ­ing cos­mic su­per­hero books for Marvel, in­clud­ing Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy, and has just fin­ished a 16-month run on The Au­thor­ity for Wild­storm. Ab­nett is also the au­thor of 36 nov­els, in­clud­ing Tri­umff and the best­selling Gaunt's Ghosts se­ries.

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