Rob Williams (comics)

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Rob Williams
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Williams at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Cla$$war
Low Life

Official website

Rob Williams is a British comics writer, working mainly for 2000 AD.

Career[edit]

Williams started out as a freelance journalist and creator of corporate videos.[1] He decided to try comics writing resulting in Cla$$war, published by Com.x and illustrated by several artists, including Trevor Hairsine and Travel Foreman. Publishing began in 2002 and, after a three-year hiatus from the publisher a complete collection was released in 2009.[2]

The comic series was read by Andy Diggle, who was the editor of 2000 AD at the time and contacted Williams,[1] resulting in a number of series, first the two-part Asylum, with Boo Cook and then ongoing Low Life,[3] initially with Henry Flint.[4] and he would also produce one-offs there like Breathing Space with Laurence Campbell.[5]

He would again team up with Campbell for the 2006 Wolverine Christmas Special[6] and later a PunisherMAX one-shot.[7] Williams would then go on to get other work for Marvel Comics, including a story in the Dark X-Men: The Beginning anthology, a Captain Britain story in Deadpool Team Up and a Ghost Rider one-shot that ties into the Daredevil storyline Shadowland.[8][9] He returned to Ghost Rider with a new eponymous ongoing series, launched as part of the "Fear Itself" storyline,[10] for which he also wrote the Uncanny X-Force mini-series.[11][12] Other Marvel comics announced around the same time include The Iron Age metaseries,[13][14][15] Skaar: King of the Savage Land limited series,[16] and takes over the writing of the Daken: Dark Wolverine ongoing series.[17][18] Following that slew of announcements, on April 22, 2011 he announced that he had signed an exclusive contract with Marvel.[15]

Williams has also written comics based on a number of intellectual properties, including stories for Star Wars Tales and Star Wars: Rebellion[19] comics from Dark Horse, and, with the same publisher, writing Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods.[20][21] For Dynamite Entertainment he is writing RoboCop,[22][23] with artist Fabiano Neves.[24]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Low Life:
    • Mega-City Undercover (160 pages, Rebellion, January 2008, ISBN 1-905437-52-8) collects:
      • "Paranoia" (with Henry Flint, in 2000 AD #1387-1396, 2004)
      • "Heavy Duty" (with Henry Flint, in 2000 AD #1397-1399, 2004)
      • "Rock and a Hard Place" (with Simon Coleby, in 2000 AD #1425-1428, 2005)
      • "He's making a list..." (with Simon Coleby, in 2000 AD prog 2006, 2005)
      • "Con Artist" (with Simon Coleby, in 2000 AD #1484-1490, 2006)
      • "Baby Talk" (with Simon Coleby, in 2000 AD #1521-1524, 2007)
    • "War without Bloodshed" (with Rufus Dayglo, in Judge Dredd Megazine, #271-274, 2008)
    • "Creation" (with D'Israeli, in 2000 AD #1624-1631, 2009)
    • "Hostile Takeover" (with D'Israeli, in 2000 AD #1700-1709, 2010)
    • "The Deal" (with D'Israeli, in 2000 AD #1750-, September 2011 – present)
  • Meet Darren Dead (with John Higgins):
    • "Meet Darren Dead" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #240, January 2006)
    • "Eats, Shoots & Kills" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #287-289, August–October 2009)
  • Judge Dredd:
    • "The Biographer" (with Boo Cook, in 2000 AD #1537, 2007)
    • "Ownership" (with Richard Elson, in 2000 AD #1587-1588, 2008)
    • "Out Law" (with Guy Davis, in Judge Dredd Megazine #296, March 2010)[27][28]
    • "The Slow Walk" (with Boo Cook, in 2000 AD #1698, August 2010)
    • "The Walking Dredd" (with Brendan McCarthy, in Judge Dredd Megazine #311, June 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b It's a Droids Life: Rob Williams, 2000 AD online, May 28, 2008
  2. ^ "Cla$$war & the Resurrection of Com.X". Comic Book Resources. March 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Interview: going underground in Mega-City One". SFX. March 2, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Henry Flint Lowlife at 2000AD, Comicon.com, February 11, 2004
  5. ^ Rob Williams & Laurence Campbell Get A little Breathing Space, Comics Bulletin, August 8, 2005
  6. ^ Rob Williams Pits Wolverine Against Christmess!, Comicon.com, December 11, 2006
  7. ^ Arrant, Chris (December 15, 2009). "The Punisher Hops the Pond for Rob Williams' GET CASTLE". Newsarama. 
  8. ^ Strom, Marc (May 14, 2010). "Shadowland: Back With a Vengeance". Marvel.com. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ Richards, Dave (May 17, 2010). "Williams Drives the Ghost Rider into "Shadowland"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ Ching, Albert (March 19, 2011). "C2E2 2011: Rob Williams and Matthew Clark Revive GHOST RIDER". Newsarama. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force". Marvel.com. April 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ Ching, Albert (April 15, 2011). "Rob Williams Leads the UNCANNY X-FORCE Team Into FEAR ITSELF". Newsarama. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ Beard, Jim (March 18, 2011). "C2E2: The Iron Age". Marvel.com. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  14. ^ Richards, Dave (March 20, 2011). "C2E2: Williams Goes Back to the Future with "The Iron Age"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Phegley, Kiel (April 22, 2011). "Marvel's Next Big Thing: The Iron Age". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  16. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (January 10, 2011). "Skaar: King of the Savage Land". Marvel.com. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  17. ^ Ching, Albert (March 2, 2011). "Rob Williams Takes Over DAKEN - And Takes Him to LA". Newsarama. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  18. ^ Richards, Dave (May 19, 2011). "Rob Williams Is Rockin' With "Daken"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  19. ^ Rob Williams' Star Wars' Rebellion, Comicon.com, May 10, 2006
  20. ^ Chris Arrant (April 11, 2008). "Rob Williams on Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Gods". Newsarama. Retrieved April 11, 2008. 
  21. ^ Williams' & Indiana Jones' New Adventure, Comicon.com, May 23, 2008
  22. ^ Brady, Matt (June 10, 2009). "RoboCop Returns to Comics with Dynamite". Newsarama. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  23. ^ Brady, Matt (June 16, 2009). "Man and Machine - Rob Williams on Dynamite's RoboCop". Newsarama. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  24. ^ Brady, Matt (June 11, 2009). "Nick Barrucci on RoboCop & Writer Rob Williams". Newsarama. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  25. ^ Wolverine #49 at Marvel.com
  26. ^ Blood and Sorrow at Marvel.com
  27. ^ Manning, Shaun (February 24, 2010). "Davis & Williams on "Judge Dredd"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  28. ^ "Script to page - Judge Dredd - Out Law". 2000 AD Review. May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  29. ^ Richards, Dave (February 3, 2011). "Williams Soars with "Captain America and Falcon"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 

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