Paul Neal is a British comics writer. He has worked for Fleetway Publishing on Judge Dredd Megazine and the long running science fiction anthology 2000 AD in the late 1990s. Much of his work was created in collaboration with the artist Marc Wigmore.
He later went on to co-own and manage The Hive chain on comic shops on the south coast of England. There were three branches in the chain of shops, the first of these was in the North Laine area of Brighton on Kensigton Gardens, further branches opened in The Guildbourne Centre in Worthing, and The Enterprise Centre in Eastbourne. The Hive no longer exists after the business was declared bankrupt in 2001 after six years trading.
His first published work was a Judge Hershey story published in the Judge Dredd Megazine. A number of other Judge Hershey stories and one Judge Dredd story were published in the same title in the following months.
His first work for 2000AD came later and was published in Prog 1000. It was called Outlaw and detailed the story of the lead character trying to rescue his daughter from an evil arms manufacturer. He was known as "The Deadliest Man Alive". Outlaw ran for thirteen instalments with five different artist on art duties. The final instalment suggested a second series of Outlaw was forthcoming, as yet there is no mention in the pages of 2000 AD that a sequel is planned.
Neal is currently writing his own comic and following progress through his blog. Although the project currently doesn't have a publisher he already has a number of 2000 AD alumni working on the art, including John McCrea, Glenn Fabry and Dylan Teague.
He is married with three children.
- Judge Hershey (with Marc Wigmore):
- "Spider in the Web" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.09-3.10, 1995)
- "Barbara" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.11, 1995)
- "The Enemy" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.12-3.13, 1995–1996)
- "Sacrifices" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.18, 1996)
- "I Don't Believe in Love" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.28, 1997)
- Judge Dredd (with Marc Wigmore):
- "The Shooting" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.14, 1996)
- "The Wounded" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.17, 1996)
- "The Incorruptible (In Judge Dredd The Elseworlds Mega Special #1, 1996)
- Outlaw: "Deadliest Man Alive" (with Jason Brashill (1), Simon Davis (2-3, 13-14), Marc Wigmore (4-5), Clint Langley (6-7) and Tom Carney/David Millgate (8-12), in 2000 AD #1000-1013, 1996)
- Vector 13: "Case Seven: The Immortality Question" (with Cyril Julien, in 2000 AD #1030, 1997)