Al Ewing

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Al Ewing
Ewing at a book signing at Midtown Comics in Manhattan
Born (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 43)
United Kingdom
Notable works
Damnation Station
The Ninjettes
The Immortal Hulk

Al Ewing (/ˈjɪŋ/) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.


Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-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] He worked on 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. Ewing is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedic blog "The Diary of Ralph Dibney", in which he writes as the superhero Elongated Man, his therapist, or Richard Dragon, reacting to the events of each week's issue of the comic book 52.[4]

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,[5][6] and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.[7]

Ewing'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.[8] 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.

He wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics[9] and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics.[10]

He has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the "Best Continuing Series" category,[11] and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as "Best New Comic Book Series."[12]

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  1. ^ Writing Dredd Archived 1 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine, 2000AD Review, 27 April 2009 [link rot]
  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. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ Andrew Hickey (March 2011). Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4467-3042-3.
  5. ^ Zawisza, Doug (20 March 2011). "C2E2: Dynamite Entertainment Panel". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Sunu, Steve (20 December 2011). "Ennis & Ewing Spill "Jennifer Blood" & "The Ninjettes"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  8. ^ El Sombra Archived 23 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine at Abaddon Books
  9. ^ Phegley, Kiel (7 June 2013). "Marvel Adds "Mighty" New "Avengers" Series". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ McElhatton, Greg (21 July 2014). "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1". Comic Book Resources.
  11. ^ McMillan, Graeme (26 April 2019). "Eisner Award Nominees Revealed". Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ Freeman, Jon (18 January 2019). "Al Ewing, Sean Phillips among creators honoured in 2019 Diamond Gem Awards".


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