B. Clay Moore

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B. Clay Moore
B. Clay Moore.
Notable works
Hawaiian Dick

B. Clay Moore is an American comic book writer, best known for the series Hawaiian Dick.


Moore first achieved notoriety as the writer and co-creator of Hawaiian Dick, first published in 2002 by Image Comics. Since then, he has co-created Battle Hymn, with Jeremy Haun, and The Expatriate, with Jason Latour for Image Comics, and The Leading Man, also with Jeremy Haun, for Oni Press. Moore has also written for Harris Publications, Devil's Due, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Slave Labor Graphics, Top Cow Publications, Archie Comics, Lion Forge, Viz Publications, and Pennyfarthing Press, among others.

A new Hawaiian Dick series debuted in November of 2007, with art by Scott Chantler, and covers by Hawaiian Dick co-creator Steven Griffin. The book was sub-titled "Screaming Black Thunder," and ran for five issues. Also in 2007, Moore scripted a three-issue JSA Classified story arc, featuring art by Ramon Perez, and published '76, with art by Ed Tadem, and also featuring the work of writer Seth Peck and artist Tigh Walker. Moore also contributed a story to Marvel Comics Presents, featuring the Marvel character Stingray, with art by Lee Weeks. His three-part Superman Confidential arc the same year featured art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.

In 2008, Warner Brothers optioned the unpublished graphic novel, Billy Smoke, from Oni Press, for development as a feature film. Moore co-created the property with artist Eric Kim. Matthew Fox was attached to star in the film, but the film has yet to enter production. Billy Smoke began publication in 2019 via the Macroverse comics phone app.

Moore's debut for WildStorm Productions was Casey Blue: Beyond Tomorrow, a 2008 six-issue mini-series that was collected into a trade paperback in early 2009. Carlo Barberi provided the art.

In 2010 WildStorm announced the forthcoming The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull, an upcoming creator-owned title with artist Tony Harris, originally set to debut in 2011.[1] In September 2012, DC Comics announced the book would be appearing under the title JSA The Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull, and the book was ultimately released with a cover date of February, 2013.

In late 2015, it was announced that Hawaiian Dick had been optioned by NBC for development as a network television series, with Johnny Knoxville (who had previously been attached to a film adaptation of Hawaiian Dick optioned by New Line Cinema in 2004) on board as a producer.

The fourth Hawaiian Dick series, Aloha, Hawaiian Dick, was published by Image Comics in 2016.

A new four-issue series called Savage, co-created by Moore and artist Lewis LaRosa, published by Valiant Comics, debuted in November, 2016. Moore had previously written a single issue of Bloodshot for Valiant Comics in 2014. That was followed in 2019 with the series Killers, co-created by Moore and artist Fernando Dagnino, also published by Valiant Comics.

Moore currently lives in Shawnee, Kansas.

Moore is the son of John E. Moore, the former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas.



  1. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (April 19, 2010). "Following "The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2010.


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