Si Spencer

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Si Spencer
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
Books of Magick: Life During Wartime
The Vinyl Underground

Official website

Si Spencer is a British comic book writer and TV dramatist and editor, with work appearing in British comics such as Crisis, before moving to the American comics industry. He often collaborates with Dean Ormston.

Biography[edit]

After starting in Crisis, he was signed up for the hip but short-lived title Revolver where two long series, 'Stickleback' and 'YoYo were intended to run. The magazine folded before they saw print though and from 1993 to 1995 he was a regular writer for the Judge Dredd Megazine, creating characters such as Harke & Burr and The Creep as well as working on established characters (e.g. Judge Dredd). Si was also editor of comics and music magazine Deadline between 1991 and 1992.

Among North American publishers his work has primarily appeared in series published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint, such as Books of Magick: Life During Wartime.[1]

Si Spencer has also written for television. After winning a 'New Voices' competition with the play 'Tracey and Lewis', he secured a position at the BBC as script editor on primetime cop show City Central. He later worked as a staff writer for the BBC's EastEnders and ITV's The Bill in addition to being storyliner and series editor and contributing scripts to Grange Hill. He was credited as script editor on the 2009 Aardman pilot for CBBC show Men In Coats.

In March 2006, it was announced in issue 368 of Doctor Who Magazine that he was to write an episode for the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood and even made an appearance at the 2006 Bristol Comic Expo to publicise it though he was not among the writers of episodes for the first series. However, a 2010 book Torch, Wood & Peasants, credited to "Webley Wildfoot" details the story of a writer on a fictitious British SF series and contains a script that has several strong similarities to Torchwood.

His recent work includes The Vinyl Underground for Vertigo.

In October 2010 Vertigo published the first issue of a Hellblazer mini series, Hellblazer: City of Demons

Si also runs a Facebook page 'Script Doctor' providing a free resource of advice and support for new writers.

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Two pretty names" (with Phil Laskey, in Crisis #33, 1989)
  • "Strange hotel" (with Adrian Dungworthy, in Crisis #62, 1991)
  • Judge Death: "Masque of the Judge, Death" (with John McCrea, in Judge Dredd Mega-Special #4, 1991)
  • Mytek the Mighty: "Mytek Lives!" (with Shaky Kane, in 2000 AD Action Special, 1992)
  • Harke & Burr:
    • "Antique and Curious" (with Dean Ormston, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #27-28, 1993)
    • "Hamster Horror" (with Dean Ormston, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #40-42, 1995)
    • "Grief Encounter" (with Dean Ormston, in 'Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #47-49, 1994)
    • "Secret Origin" (with Paul Peart, in 'Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #83, 1995)
    • "Satanic Farces" (with co-author Gordon Rennie and art by Dean Ormston, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) #4-7, 1995)
  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Creep" (with Kevin Cullen, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #41-44, 1993)
    • "Creep's Day Out" (with Kevin Cullen, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #50, 1994)
    • "Creep: True Love" (with Kevin Cullen, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #51-54, 1994
    • "Fall of the House of Esher" (with Dean Ormston, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #70, 1995)
    • "A Very Creepy Christmas" (with Kevin Cullen, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #70, 1995)
    • "Plagues of Necropolis" (in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #78-84, 1995)
    • "Sleeping Satellite" (with Morak, in Judge Dredd Mega Special 1995)
    • "Judge Planet II" (with Shaky Kane, in Judge Dredd Mega Special 1995)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 42–43, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  2. ^ Watching the Detectives profile at DC

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