Simon Spurrier

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Simon Spurrier
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Spurrier at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Occupation Comic book writer, novelist
Nationality English
Period 2001 -
Genre Comic book, science fiction
Notable works Lobster Random
Bec & Kawl
The Simping Detective
Harry Kipling
Contract
Website
www.simonspurrier.co.uk

Simon "Si" Spurrier[1] is a British comics writer and novelist, who has previously worked as a cook, a bookseller, and an art director for the BBC.

Getting his start in comics with the British small press, he went on to write his own series for 2000 AD, like Lobster Random, Bec & Kawl, The Simping Detective and Harry Kipling, as well as a number of stories for the flagship character Judge Dredd. In recent years he has broken into the American comic book industry, writing mainly for Marvel Comics. He is currently the writer of X-Force, which stars the characters Cable, Psylocke, Marrow and Fantomex.[2]

Simon has also written a number of novels, initially on other people's properties, but in 2006 he signed a two-book contract with Hodder Headline, the first of which was Contract (2007) and the second A Serpent Uncoiled (2011).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Simon Spurrier writes mainly for the British comic 2000 AD but has also written comic-strips for the anthology Warhammer Monthly,[3] as well as contributing written articles, stories and reviews to the Judge Dredd Megazine. He is the creator of Lobster Random (with Carl Critchlow), The Simping Detective (with Frazer Irving), From Grace (also with Irving), Zancudo (a belated follow-up to Ant Wars) with Cam Kennedy and Bec & Kawl (with Steve Roberts).

Spurrier has done a number of work for hire books, writing one 2000 AD themed novel for Black Flame press, and three science fiction novels for the Black Library, as well as an upcoming book for Abaddon Books. In May 2006 he signed a two-book contract with Hodder Headline. The first novel, a "post-pulp" occult-crime-comedy, is titled Contract. A limited edition hardback was released in May 2007, and the mass-market paperback is published on 4 October 2007.

He has created Gutsville with Frazer Irving[4][5] and Silver Surfer: In Thy Name.[6][7]

His other projects include more work for Marvel like Ghost Rider Annual #2,[8] the one-shot "Wolverine: Dangerous Game,"[9] Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider mini-series with Javier Saltares,[10][11][12] "Conqueror" a newuniversal one-shot, Punisher War Journal Annual #1,[13] and X-Men Legacy vol.2, starring the character Legion.[14] He also wrote a short story for Dark Horse Presents called "In Fetu."[15]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

  • Mega-City One:
    • "The Burning Red" (with PJ Holden, in Zarjaz vol. 1 #1, 2001)
    • "Catching the Rads" (with Darren Chandler, in Zarjaz vol. 1 #1, 2001)
  • Tharg's Future Shocks:
    • "Old Red" (with Staz Johnson, in 2000 AD #1232, 2001)
    • "Given to Fly" (with Cam Smith, in 2000 AD #1257, 2001)
    • "Alpha Team" (with PJ Holden, in 2000 AD #1262)
    • "Sex Machine" (with Boo Cook, in 2000 AD #1264)
    • "Spare Parts" (with Richard Elson, in 2000 AD #1267)
    • "Hormones" (with Nigel Raynor, in 2000 AD #1279, 2002)
    • "Celestial Bodies" (with Shaun Bryan, in 2000 AD #1294, 2002)
    • "Tadfraggers" (with Gary Crutchley, in 2000 AD #1369, 2003)
    • "Hacked" (with Jon Davis-Hunt, in 2000 AD #1754, 2011)
  • Bec & Kawl (with Steve Roberts):
    • "and the Mystical Mentalist Menace!" (in 2000 AD #1290-1291, 2002)
    • "Beccy Miller's Diary" (in 2000 AD #1292-1293, 2002)
    • "Enlightenment" (in 2000 AD #1327, 2003)
    • "eeevil.com" (in 2000 AD #1328-1330, 2003)
    • "Pest Control" (in 2000 AD #1351-1354, 2003)
    • "Toothache" (in 2000 AD #1383-1386, 2004)
    • "Hell To Pay" (in 2000 AD #1401-1404, 2004)
    • "Attack of the Cones" (in 2000 AD #1437-1440, 2005)
    • "Freakshow" (in 2000 AD #1477-1481, 2006)
  • Lobster Random (with Carl Critchlow):
    • "No Gain, No Pain" (in 2000 AD #1342-1349, 2003 ISBN 1-904265-63-4)
    • "Tooth and Claw" (in 2000 AD #1411-1419, 2004)
    • "The Agony & The Ecstasy" (in 2000 AD #1482-1490, 2006)
    • "The Forget-Me-Knot" (in 2000 AD #1600-, 2008)
  • The Simping Detective (with Frazer Irving):
    • "Crystal Blue" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #221-223, 2004)
    • "Innocence: A Broad" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #224-226, 2004)
    • "Dorks of War" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #227, 2004)
    • "Playing Futsie" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #234-236, 2005)
    • "Fifteen" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #237, 2005)
    • "Petty Crimes" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #238-239, 2005)
  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Cursed Earth Rules" (with John Ridgway, in Judge Dredd Megazine #236, 2005)
    • "In the Stomm" (with Boo Cook, in Judge Dredd Megazine #236, 2005)
    • "Dominoes" (with pencils by Lawrence Campbell and inks by Kris Justice, in 2000 AD #1482, 2006)
    • "Splashdown" (with pencils by Laurence Campbell and inks by Kris Justice, in Judge Dredd Megazine #245, 2006)
    • "Neoweirdies" (with Paul Marshall, in 2000 AD #1496-1498, 2006)
    • "Versus" (with Peter Doherty, in 2000 AD #1499, 2006)
    • "Gutshot" (with Anthony Williams/Rob Taylor, in 2000 AD #1708, October 2010)
    • "The Beast in the Bay" (with Patrick Goddard, in 2000 AD #1709, November 2010)
  • Harry Kipling (with Boo Cook):
    • "Prologue" (in 2000 AD #1476, 2006)
    • "Mad Gods & Englishmen" (in 2000 AD #1481-1483, 2006)
    • "Whetting the Whistle" (in 2000AD #1492-1493, 2006)
    • "Something for Nothing" (in 2000AD #1497-1499, 2006)
    • "The Hitman and Hermoth" (in 2000AD #1509-ongoing, 2006)

Web Comics[edit]

  • With Javier Barreno & Fernando Melek (October 2011). Crossed: Wish You Were Here. Avatar Press. 

Novels[edit]

Spurrier has written a number of Warhammer 40,000 and 2000 AD-related novels:

Crime novels[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Spurrier". ComicVine. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gerding, Stephen (7 November 2013). "Comic Books". "Spurrier, Kim's Adjectiveless "X-Force" launches in February". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Si Spurrier Warhammer Q&A by Matt Badham, 11 December 2009
  4. ^ No Gutsville, No Glory, Publishers Weekly, 29 May 2007
  5. ^ The Belly of the Beast, Talking Gutsville With Spurrier and irving, The Pulse, Comicon, 4 June 2007
  6. ^ WW Chicago: Si Spurrier on Silver Surfer: In Thy Name, 10 August 2007, Newsarama
  7. ^ Spurrier Talks "The Silver Surfer: In Thy Name", 10 August 2007, Comic Book Resources
  8. ^ Mercy Rule: Spurrier talks "Ghost Rider Annual" #2, Comic Book Resources, May, 2008
  9. ^ Spurrier talks "Wolverine: Dangerous Game", Comic Book Resources, 3 June 2008
  10. ^ WWC: Simon Spurrier & Javier Saltares Tackle Danny Ketch, Newsarama, 27 June 2008
  11. ^ WW Chicago: Spurrier on "Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider", Comic Book Resources, 29 June 2008
  12. ^ Spurrier's Spirited Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider, Comicon, 13 October 2008
  13. ^ UTTERLY MENTAL: Spurrier talks Punisher War Journal Annual, Comic Book Resources, 24 September 2008
  14. ^ Phillips, Jevon (22 December 2012). "Hero Complex". "‘X-Men Legacy’: Simon Spurrier’s task is Legion". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  15. ^ The Big Bad Wolf (19 March 2010). "In Fetu interview with Simon Spurrier". Comic Monsters. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  16. ^ B E N E A T H

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