Shane McCarthy

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Shane McCarthy
Born (1975-07-24) 24 July 1975 (age 43)
Nationality Australian
Area(s) Writer

Shane McCarthy (born 24 July 1975) is an Australian writer best known for his comic book work.


A comic book fan from an early age, McCarthy's first widely published work was the three-part Batman backup story Low for DC Comics in 2004, beginning in Detective Comics #797. McCarthy later was responsible for a reinvention of the Riddler character in the five-part Riddle Me That beginning in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #185 (2005) and followed it up with Victims in Detective Comics #816 (2006), pitting Batman against Zsasz.[1]

Other published works include Zombies: Feast for IDW Publishing and contributions to Event Horizon for Mam Tor Publishing, and Star Wars Tales for Dark Horse.

McCarthy completed a twelve-part Transformers series entitled All Hail Megatron for IDW Publishing[2] He is the creator of the character Drift[3]

His work appears in Marvel's Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1.

Between writing projects McCarthy runs a swing dancing school in Perth Western Australia.[4]


Transformers for IDW Publishing

  • All Hail Megatron (12 issues, 2008–2009)
  • Spotlight: Blurr (one-shot, 2008)
  • Spotlight: Drift (one-shot, 2009)
  • Spotlight: Cliffjumper (one-shot, 2009)
  • The Transformers: Drift (4 issues, 2010)
  • Mars Attacks: The Transformers (one-shot, 2013)
  • The Transformers: Drift - Empire of Stone (4 issues, 2014-2015)

Batman for DC Comics


  • "Black Eight" in Star Wars Tales #21 (2004)
  • Event Horizon #1 (2005)
  • Event Horizon #2 (2005)
  • Zombies! Feast (2006)[6]
  • Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 (2009)


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