Andy Diggle

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Andy Diggle
Mike Carey, Andy Diggle and Jock.jpg
Left to right: Mike Carey, Andy Diggle and Jock
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
The Losers
Hellblazer
Adam Strange
Thunderbolts
Daredevil
Awards "Favourite Comics Editor" Eagle Award (2000)

Official website

Andy Diggle is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. He is best known for his work on The Losers,[1] Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon at DC Comics and for his run on Thunderbolts and Daredevil after his move to Marvel.

In 2013 Diggle left writing DC's Action Comics and began working with Dynamite Entertainment, writing a paranormal crime series Uncanny. He is also working on another crime series with his wife titled Control that is set to begin publishing in 2014.

Early life[edit]

Andy Diggle was born and raised in London, England.[2]

Career[edit]

Diggle took over editing 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine in the year 2000 and, as editor, was credited (most frequently by David Bishop, who originally employed him) as having spearheaded a return to the "old school" values of 2000 AD. While at 2000 AD he wrote a number of stories, including the Judge Dredd spin-off Lenny Zero with Jock, with whom he would continue to collaborate after his move to American comic books.[3]

Diggle spent a total of five years under exclusive contract to DC Comics, for whom he wrote Lady Constantine, Batman Confidential, Green Arrow: Year One (again with Jock),[4] Adam Strange: Planet Heist and Hellblazer.[5][6]

This was followed by Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper, which was shortly thereafter optioned by Warner Bros, for Virgin Comics.

Diggle also wrote the webcomic prequel to the Bionic Commando game, after having been hired by Capcom to script a playable test level during game development.[7]

In 2008, Andy Diggle was announced as the new writer of Thunderbolts, his first work at Marvel Comics since his Punisher one-shot.[8] The changes in the Thunderbolts were part of the "Secret Invasion" aftermath storyline, the "Dark Reign" storyline, for which Diggle also wrote a tie-in miniseries, Dark Reign: Hawkeye.[9]

Diggle signed an exclusive deal with Marvel early in 2009 and would go on to take over the writing of Daredevil after Ed Brubaker's departure in issue #500,[10][11] wrote Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil[12] and the main limited series in the Daredevil storyline Shadowland.[13] He was subsequently announced as the primary writer accompanying artist Tony Daniel on Action Comics (Volume 2) issue #19 in May 2013, following writer Grant Morrison's departure. However, Diggle left the title with only one issue completed (he would be co-writer for #20 and co-plot issue #21), with Daniel taking on full scripting and art duties for the two following issues completing the three part story arc "Hybrid".

In 2013 Diggle began writing a paranormal crime comic titled Uncanny for Dynamite Entertainment as part of their crime line of comics.[14] He and his wife are co-writing a second series called Control that will feature "hard-hitting crime" stories.[15]

Bibliography[edit]

As a writer[edit]

Rebellion[edit]

Vertigo[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other US publishers[edit]

As an editor[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008). "The Losers". In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 114–115. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015. 
  2. ^ "About Me"; Andy Diggle's official website; Accessed October 3, 2010
  3. ^ Interview: going underground in Mega-City One, SFX, March 2, 2008
  4. ^ "Back To The Future: DC Announces Five Year One Miniseries". Newsarama
  5. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008). "John Constantine Hellblazer". In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 102–111. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015. 
  6. ^ "Andy Diggle Joins Hellblazer With #230". Newsarama.
  7. ^ Ong Pang Kean, Benjamin (July 18, 2008). "Diggle: Bringing Bionic Commando to Webcomics". Newsarama.
  8. ^ Richards, Dave (July 27, 2008). "CCI: Diggle and Rosemann Talk "Thunderbolts". Comic Book Resources.
  9. ^ "What's in a Name? Andy Diggle on Dark Reign: Hawkeye". Newsarama. March 2, 2009
  10. ^ Phegley, Kiel (March 26, 2009). "EXCLUSIVE: Diggle on Daredevil". Marvel.com. Retrieved March 27, 2009. 
  11. ^ Brady, Matt (March 24, 2009). "Moving into Hell's Kitchen: Andy Diggle Talks Daredevil". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2009. 
  12. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (June 30, 2009). "Making the List: Andy Diggle". Marvel.com. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (April 17, 2010). "C2E2: Diggle Leads Daredevil into "Shadowland"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ Phegley, Kiel (May 9, 2013). "Andy Diggle's "Uncanny" Crime Tale". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved Feb 9, 2014. 
  15. ^ Siegel, Lucas (Oct 10, 2013). "NYCC Exclusive: Diggle & Cruickshank Take CONTROL of Dynamite in New Crime Drama". Newsarama. Retrieved Feb 9, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Mike Carey
Hellblazer writer
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Simon Oliver
Preceded by
Christos Gage
Thunderbolts writer
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Jeff Parker
Preceded by
Ed Brubaker
Daredevil writer
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Mark Waid
Preceded by
David Bishop
2000 AD editor
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Matt Smith
Preceded by
David Bishop
Judge Dredd Megazine editor
2000–2000
Succeeded by
David Bishop