Matt Smith (comics)

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This article is about the British comic editor and writer. For the American comic book artist, see Matthew Dow Smith. For the American comic illustrator, see Matt Smith (illustrator).
Matt Smith
Matt Smith, photographed at Bristol UK Comics Festival, 2004, holding a copy of small press comic FutureQuake
Born Matthew Joseph Ratcliffe Smith
(1972-10-31) 31 October 1972 (age 43)
Nationality British
Area(s) Editor
Notable works
2000 AD
Judge Dredd Megazine
Awards "Favourite Editor" Eagle 2007, 2008 and 2011

Matt Smith (born 31 October 1972) is the current and longest-serving editor of long-running British science fiction weekly anthology comic 2000 AD, and the sister title Judge Dredd Megazine. He has also written two novels.


Smith joined 2000 AD in 2000, after three years working as a desk editor for MacMillan, at the time the comic was changing ownership – from Egmont to Rebellion.[1] Starting out as the assistant to the new editor Andy Diggle, Smith was appointed as the ninth incarnation of Tharg the Mighty (a humorous term used to refer to the comic’s editor) in January 2002.

After Alan Barnes resigned, Smith also took over the editorship of sister title the Judge Dredd Megazine in 2006.

Smith has also branched out into writing. His credits so far are a Judge Dredd novel and regular stints on the syndicated Judge Dredd newspaper strips.



Comics edited include:


Novels include:


(There were no awards in 2009.)



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Preceded by
Andy Diggle
2000 AD editor
Preceded by
Alan Barnes
Judge Dredd Megazine editor