Matt Smith (comics editor)

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Matt Smith
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Matt Smith, photographed at Bristol UK Comics Festival, 2004, holding a copy of small press comics magazine FutureQuake
BornMatthew Joseph Ratcliffe Smith
(1972-10-31) 31 October 1972 (age 46)
NationalityBritish
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 comics anthology magazine 2000 AD, and also the longest-running editor of its sister title Judge Dredd Megazine. He has also written three novels.

Career[edit]

Editor[edit]

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 Developments.[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 comics' editor) in January 2002.

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

Writer[edit]

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.

Bibliography[edit]

Editing[edit]

Comics edited include:

Writing[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Judge Dredd: The Final Cut (Black Flame, February 2005, ISBN 1-84416-135-8)
  • Tomes of the Dead: The Words of Their Roaring (Abaddon Books, May 2007, ISBN 1-905437-34-X)
  • Judge Dredd Year One: City Fathers (Rebellion (e-book), August 2012)[2]

Short stories[edit]

  • Zenith: "Permission to Land" (credited as Martin Howe), text story in 2000 AD #2050, 2017

Reviews[edit]

Awards[edit]

(There were no awards in 2009.)

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Andy Diggle
2000 AD editor
2002–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Alan Barnes
Judge Dredd Megazine editor
2006–present
Incumbent