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.
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 He is the creator of the character Drift
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.
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) 
- Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 (2009)