John Tomlinson (comics)

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John Tomlinson
NationalityBritish
Area(s)Writer, editor
Notable works
Knights of Pendragon
Armoured Gideon
Mercy Heights
Tor Cyan

John Tomlinson is a British comic book writer and editor known for his work on various 2000 AD strips.[1] He has occasionally been credited as Sonny Steelgrave.[2]

Biography[edit]

Tomlinson worked at Marvel UK in the early 1990s[3] and helped nurture various talents, including Matthew Bingham and John Freeman. He has co-written strips with Nick Abadzis.[4]

He was editor of 2000 AD from 1994 to 1996 and the Judge Dredd Megazine briefly in 1996. He also wrote several stories for 2000 AD.

Tomlinson currently works for British part work publisher Eaglemoss.

Bibliography[edit]

His comic work includes:

  • Tharg's Future Shocks:
    • "Fat Chance" (with Simon Jacob, in 2000 AD #609, 1989)
    • "At Twilight's Last Gleaming" (with Stephen Baskerville, in 2000 AD #613, 1989)
    • "Guilt" (with Paul Marshall, in 2000 AD #671, 1990)
    • "It's Alive!" (with Mick Austin, in 2000 AD #717, 1991)
    • "Retribution" (with Arthur Ranson, in 2000 AD #720, 1991)
    • "The Fallen" (with Massimo Belardinelli, in 2000 AD #760, 1991)
    • "A Hitch In Time" (with Staz Johnson, in 2000 AD #796, 1992)
    • "This Island East Dulwich" (with Jeff Anderson, in 2000 AD #799, 1992)
    • "Wall of God" (with Mike Hadley, in 2000 AD #826, 1993)
  • One off: "Crocodile Tears" (with Simon Coleby, in 2000 AD #648, 1989)
  • Armoured Gideon (with Simon Jacob):
    • "Armoured Gideon" (in 2000 AD #671-681, 1990)
    • "Starhavon's Edge" (in 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1990)
    • "No, No, Nanette" (in 2000 AD #722, 1991)
    • "Armoured Gideon Book 2" (in 2000 AD #828-840, 1993)
    • "The Collector" (with Mike White (9), in 2000 AD #889-681, 1994)
    • "Trading Places" (in 2000 AD #928-935, 1995)
  • Knights of Pendragon (with co-author Dan Abnett, with art by Gary Erskine, Marvel UK, 1990–1993)
  • Amadeus Wolf: "Cursitor Doom - The Man Who Died Every Day" (with Jim Baikie, in 2000AD Action Special, 1992)
  • Brigand Doom: "Death's Door" (with Greg Staples, in 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1992)
  • Digitek (with co-author Andy Lanning and art by Dermot Power, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel UK, 1992)
  • Tharg the Mighty: "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast" (with Eric Bradbury, in 2000AD Yearbook 1994, 1993)
  • The Lords of Misrule (recoloured hardcover, Radical Comics, 264 pages, June 2009, ISBN 0-9802335-8-5):
  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Sugar Beat" (as Sonny Steelgrave, with co-author Alan McKenzie and art by Ron Smith, in 2000 AD #873-878, 1994)
    • "Enemy Below" (as Sonny Steelgrave, with art by Clint Langley, in 2000 AD #886-887, 1994)
    • "Skull Sessions" (with art by Karl Richardson, in 2000 AD #1706-1707, October 2010)
    • "Come Die With Me" (with art by Nick Dyer, in 2000 AD #1710-1711, November 2010)
    • "Dredd Set" (with art by Liam Sharp, in Judge Dredd Megazine #309, April 2011)
  • Vector 13 (with Lee Sullivan):
    • "Case Four: Parallel Lines" (in 2000 AD #954, 1995)
    • "Case Eight: Red in Tooth and Claus" (in 2000 AD #972, 1995)
  • Venus Bluegenes:
  • Mercy Heights
    • "Mercy Heights" (with Kev Walker, Lee Sullivan and Andrew Currie, in 2000 AD #1033-1047, 1997)
    • "Dead of Winter" (with Neil Googe, in 2000 AD #1124, 1998)
    • "Mercy Heights Book 2" (with Trevor Hairsine (1-5, 11-15) and Lee Sullivan (6-10), in 2000 AD #1133-1148, 1999)
  • Rogue Trooper: "Remembrance Day" (with art by Dave Gibbons, in 2000 AD Prog 2000, 1999)
  • The Spacegirls: "Space Girls" (with co-author David Bishop (1) and art Jason Brashill, in 2000 AD #1062-1066, 1997)
  • Tor Cyan:
    • "Blue Murder" (with Kev Walker, in 2000 AD #1223-1226, 2001)
    • "Crucible" (with Kev Walker, in 2000 AD #1250-1251, 2001)
    • "Refugee" (with Kev Walker, in 2000 AD #1252-1253, 2001)
    • "World Of Hurt" (with Colin Wilson, in 2000 AD #1254-1256, 2001)
    • "The Dead Sorcerer's Coachman" (with Colin Wilson, in 2000 AD #1263, 2001)
    • "Rahab" (with Jock, in 2000 AD #1295, 2002)
    • "Phage" (with Jock, in 2000 AD #1296, 2002)
    • "No Such Place" (with Jock, in 2000 AD #1297-1299, 2002)
  • Doctor Who: "The Betrothal of Sontar" (with Nick Abadzis and Mike Collins, in Doctor Who Magazine #365-367, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dredd Again: An interview with John Tomlinson - Forbidden Planet Blog". Forbidden Planet Blog. 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. ^ Bishop, David (2009-02-15). Thrill-Power Overload: Thirty Years of 2000 AD. Rebellion. ISBN 9781905437955.
  3. ^ "Marvel UK in the spotlight for latest Marvel Fact Files | downthetubes.net". downthetubes.net. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  4. ^ "Laika's Nick Abadzis Finds a New Orbit". www.nycgraphicnovelists.com. Retrieved 2017-04-23.

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Preceded by
Alan McKenzie
2000 AD editor
1994–1996
Succeeded by
David Bishop
Preceded by
David Bishop
Judge Dredd Megazine editor
1996
Succeeded by
David Bishop