Scott Goodall

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Scott Goodall
Born7 November 1935
Aberdeen, Scotland
Died7 March 2016 (2016-03-08) (aged 80)
Notable works

Scott Goodall MBE (7 November 1935 – 7 March 2016) was a British comics writer.


Goodall created and wrote the character "Fishboy" in 1968 (illustrated by John Stokes), and lesser-known characters such as "Splash Gorton" (illustrated by Joe Colquhoun). Goodall also wrote "Captain Hurricane" scripts for Valiant comic from 1963 to 1976. He also wrote "Galaxus The Thing From Outer Space" for Buster comic from 1968 to 1976. He was also heavily involved in the mid-Sixties launch of TV 21 with Alan Fennell and Angus Allan. Scott wrote the "Thunderbirds" scripts for two years drawn by Frank Bellamy, and also most of the scripts for "Zero X", drawn by Mike Noble.

Goodall's other well-known scripts include "Marney the Fox" and the major success "Rat-Trap" in Cor comic in 1972. In 1977 he wrote two episodes of "M.A.C.H. 1" for 2000AD. After Pat Mills stopped writing "Charley's War" for Battle Picture Weekly in 1985, Goodall took over and wrote the final episodes, set in the Second World War.

Goodall was a frequent contributor to the 1980s relaunch of Eagle, creating the strips "Invisible Boy" and "Walk Or Die," and working on other strips including "Manix."

He was made an MBE in 2005.


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