Alan Barnes (writer)

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Alan Barnes
Area(s)Writer, Editor
Notable works
Judge Dredd
Doctor Who

Alan Barnes is a British writer and editor, mainly related to cult film and television.


Barnes is from Newcastle upon Tyne.[citation needed] He was the editor of Judge Dredd Megazine from 2001 until 2005. Among other strips, Barnes originally commissioned The Simping Detective. He also wrote a handful of Judge Dredd stories involving alternate universes or featuring a young Dredd.

He worked for five years at Doctor Who Magazine and progressed from writing strips to becoming joint editor in 1998 and sole editor from 2000 until 2002. He subsequently contributed the ongoing Fact of Fiction series of articles to the magazine.

Barnes has written or co-written a number of Doctor Who audio plays for Big Finish Productions.

He has written a number of books on films, including James Bond, Quentin Tarantino and Sherlock Holmes, and his book The Hammer Story, co-written with Marcus Hearn, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction in 1997.


Comics and magazines[edit]

  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Tickers" (with Maya Gavin, in Judge Dredd Megazine 3.14, 1996)
    • "Medusa" (with Paul Peart and Roger Langridge, in Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future #19-20, 1996)
    • "Dredd of Drokk Green" (with Trevor Hairsine, in Judge Dredd Mega Special 1996)
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Cybermen: The Hungry Sea" (with Adrian Salmon, in Doctor Who Magazine #227-229)
    • "The Cybermen: The Dark Flame" (with Adrian Salmon, in Doctor Who Magazine #230-233)
    • End Game (212 pages, ISBN 1-905239-09-2) collects:
    • The Glorious Dead (244 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-905239-44-0) collects:
    • "The Warkeeper's Crown" (with Martin Geraghty, in Doctor Who Magazine #378-380)

Audio plays[edit]

Audio plays include:

He also wrote the animated serial, The Infinite Quest.


Books include:


Preceded by Judge Dredd Megazine editor
Succeeded by
Preceded by Doctor Who Magazine editor
Succeeded by