Al Ewing

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Al Ewing
AlEwing02.jpg
Born (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 37)
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Zombo
Damnation Station
The Ninjettes

[[1] Official website]

Al Ewing is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD.

Career[edit]

Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the five-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and eventually moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd[1] where he wrote a story, "Doctor What?" that marked Brendan McCarthy's return to 2000 AD and the two would go on to work together on a new series The Zaucer of Zilk.[2][3] Recent work includes Damnation Station and Zombo, illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

He has also contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake, The End Is Nigh. Al is responsible for the diary of Ralph Dibny and the infamous mobile comic Murderdrome with P. J. Holden.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, a comic published by Dynamite Entertainment,[4][5] and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.[6]

Al's debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books. Pax Britannia: El Sombra features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis.[7] It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Al Ewing has deejayed under the name DJ Christ.

He currently writes Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics.[8]

Works[edit]

Comics[edit]

  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Quick Way Down" (with M. Montenegro, in Zarjaz (fanzine) (vol. 1) No. 4, 2003)
    • "A Whole New Dredd" (with David Roach, based on a story idea by Brendan McCarthy, in 2000 AD #1610, 2008)
    • "Mutopia" (with Simon Fraser, in 2000 AD #1611–1612, 2008, collected in Tour of Duty: The Backlash, 272 pages, Rebellion, September 2010, ISBN 978-1-907519-23-9)
    • "Koan" (with Paul Marshall, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 278, 2008)
    • "Magic Bullets" (with Colin Wilson, in Judge Dredd Megazine #280–281, 2009)
    • "Cockroaches" (with Ben Oliver, in 2000 AD #1627, 2009)
    • "The Americans" (with Nick Dyer, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 283, 2009)
    • "The Performer" (with Paul Marshall, in 2000 AD #1635–1636, 2009)
    • "Rehab" (with Karl Richardson, in 2000 AD #1644–1648, 2009, collected in Judge Dredd: Mega-City Masters 02, 224 pages, Simon & Schuster, October 2010, ISBN 1-906735-95-6)
    • "Invitation to a Hanging" (with Patrick Goddard, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 291, 2009)
    • "What's Another Year?" (with John Higgins, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 292, 2009)
    • "Tour of Duty: Bethlehem" (with Paul Marshall, in 2000 AD Prog 2010, December 2009)
    • "Sex, Vi & Vidslugs" (with Mike Collins, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 295, March 2010)
    • "A Home for Aldous Mayou" (with P. J. Holden, in 2000 AD #1699, August 2010)
    • "Harry Sheemer, Mon Amour" (with Andrew Currie, in 2000 AD #1705, October 2010)
    • "Twenty Years to Midnight" (with Henry Flint, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 302, October 2010)
    • "Idle Hands" (with John Higgins, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 303, November 2010)
    • "Doctor What?" (with Brendan McCarthy, in 2000 AD #1712–1713, November–December 2010)
    • "Blaze of Glory" (with Liam Sharp, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 305, December 2010)
    • "The Chief Judge's Speech" (with Paul Marshall, in 2000 AD Prog 2011, January 2011)
    • "Served Cold" (with John Higgins, in 2000 AD #1718–1725, January–March 2011)
    • "What the Hitler Saw" (with Leigh Gallagher, in 2000 AD #1728–1729, 2011)
    • "Choose Your Own Xmas" (with John Higgins, in 2000 AD #2012, 2011)
    • "The Bean Counter" (with Nick Dyer, in 2000 AD #1790, 2012)
    • "The Rich Cabaret" (with Andrew Currie, in 2000 AD #1791, 2012)
    • "Bullet to King Four" (with Henry Flint, in 2000 AD #1803, 2012)
    • "The Cold Deck" (with Henry Flint, in 2000 AD #1806–1811, 2012)
    • "Trifecta" (co-written with Si Spurrier and Rob Williams; art by Carl Critchlow, in 2000 AD #1812, 2012)
  • Tharg's Future Shocks:
    • "Game of the Gods" (with Steve Roberts, in 2000 AD #1445, 2005)
    • "A Sound of Intergalactic Thunder" (with Rufus Dayglo, in 2000 AD #1449, 2005)
    • "Doom-Dream of Destiny!" (with Lee Garbett, in 2000 AD #1481, 2006)
    • "Optimal" (with Adrian Bamforth, in 2000 AD #1496, 2006)
    • "Gifts of the Magi" (with Lee Townsend, in 2000 AD #1499, 2006)
    • "Spaceland" (with Edmund Bagwell, in 2000 AD #1508, 2006)
    • "Drive, He Said" (with pencils by Edison George and inks by Steve Roberts, in 2000 AD #1532, 2007)
  • Bones of Eden:
    • "Bones of Eden" (with pencils by Russell Hossain and inks by Lee Townsend, in 2000 AD Winter Special 2005)
    • "Bones of Eden Pt 1" (with Russell Hossain, in Zarjaz (vol. 2) No. 3, 2006)
  • "Sense of Humour" (with Oliver Redding, in FutureQuake No. 7, 2006)
  • Tempest (with Jon Davis-Hunt):
    • "Here Comes Trouble" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #266–271, 2008)
    • "Time Zero" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #292–297, 2010)
  • Zombo (with Henry Flint):
    • Zombo: Can I Eat You Please? (tpb112 pages, October 2010, Rebellion, ISBN 1-907519-25-4, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 1-906735-96-4) collects:
      • "Zombo" (in 2000 AD #1632–1639, 2009)
      • "Merry Christmas, Mr Zombo" (in 2000 AD Prog 2010, December 2009)
      • "Zombo's Eleven" (in 2000 AD #1675–1684, 2010)
    • "The Day the Zombo Died" (in 2000 AD #1740–1749, June–August 2011)
  • Damnation Station:
    • "To The Dark & Empty Skies" (with Simon Davis, in 2000 AD #1677–1680, 2010)
    • "The Feelings That You Lack" (with Boo Cook, in 2000 AD #1681, 2010)
    • "The Sun Always Shines " (with Boo Cook, in 2000 AD #1682–1684)
    • "A Bone to be Chewed" (with Simon Davis, in 2000 AD #1686–1687)
    • "Fellas, It's Been Good to Know You" (with Ben Willsher, in 2000 AD #1689)
    • "Even Heroes Fail" (with Simon Davis, in 2000 AD #1690–1692)
    • "The Titanic Sails at Dawn" (with Mark Harrison, in 2000 AD #1850–1851, 2013)
    • "Darkness at the Break of Noon" (with Mark Harrison, in 2000 AD #1852)
    • "The Tail of the Dragon" (with Mark Harrison, in 2000 AD #1853–1856)
    • "In Another Lifetime" (with Mark Harrison, in 2000 AD #1857)
    • "The Howling Beast on the Borderline" (with Mark Harrison, in 2000 AD #1858–1860)
    • "After Losing Every Battle" (with Mark Harrison, in 2000 AD #1861)

Feature[edit]

Novels[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Blogs
    • Retro gaming Blog Re:Retro – (now defunct)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Writing Dredd, 2000AD Review, 27 April 2009
  2. ^ Keily, Karl (6 December 2011). "Al Ewing Steers Brendan McCarthy's "Zaucer of Zilk"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Director's Commentary : Zaucer of Zilk". Forbidden Planet Blog Log. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Zawisza, Doug (20 March 2011). "C2E2: Dynamite Entertainment Panel". Comic Book Resources. 
  5. ^ Sunu, Steve (30 June 2011). "Ewing Cuts Deeper with "Jennifer Blood"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Sunu, Steve (20 December 2011). "Ennis & Ewing Spill "Jennifer Blood" & "The Ninjettes"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  7. ^ El Sombra at Abaddon Books
  8. ^ http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=45933
  9. ^ Murderdrome 1997, on Simon Penter.com
  10. ^ Upcoming4.me. "Al Ewing's The Fictional Man cover art and synopsis enveiled". Upcoming4.me. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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