12 August 1965
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker|
Stewart "Staz" Johnson is an English comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on DC Comics' Robin and Catwoman series. Staz has achieved many astonishing achievements in the comical universe.
Johnson got his start working on magazines which covered the then-burgeoning fantasy role playing games industry. From there he got work at Marvel UK where he worked on weekly comic book series such as Transformers and Action Force. During this period Johnson's first work was published in the US in Marvel Comics G.I. Joe European Missions in 1989; however this was not original work - the series reprinted his Marvel UK Action Force material.
He then began a long period where he worked exclusively for Marvel's competitor DC Comics, initially on a six-issue storyline in Detective Comics #689-694 (September 1995- February 1996) which led to stints as regular penciller of Robin (1996–1999) and Catwoman (2000–2001). His most recent work for DC was the inter-company crossover Batman/Aliens II limited series in 2003.
In 2003 he returned to Marvel, and it is at that publisher that most of his work has since been published. At Marvel he has worked on Wolverine, New X-Men, Underworld, Cable & Deadpool, Civil War: War Crimes and it was also through Marvel he got his work on the Heroes webcomics.
Comics work includes:
- "Starting Over" (in The Transformers #261, Marvel UK, 1990)
- Tharg's Future Shocks:
- Death Wreck (with Craig Houston, Marvel UK, 1994)
- Detective Comics #689-694 (DC Comics, September 1995 - February 1996)
- Robin (DC Comics, 1996–1999)
- Catwoman (DC Comics, 2000–2001)
- Killer (pencils, with Steve Moore and inks by David Roach, in 2000 AD #1264-1272, 2001)
- Judge Dredd (with John Wagner):
- "The Sons of Katie Didd" (in 2000 AD #1248-1249, 2001)
- "Dead Funny" (in 2000 AD #1320, 2002)
- "Hot Night in 95" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #307-308 and 310, 2011)
- Rogue Trooper (with Gordon Rennie and Gerry Finley-Day):
- "What Lies Beneath" (pencils, with inks by David Roach, in 2000 AD #1301-1304, 2002)
- "Lions" (in 2000 AD #1308, 2002)
- "Dead Funny" (in 2000 AD #1345-1347, 2003)
- "Dead Ringer" (in 2000 AD #2011, 2010)
- Batman/Aliens 2 (with Ian Edginton, DC Comics, 2003 ISBN 1-4012-0081-8)
- Wolverine (Marvel Comics, 2003)
- Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure #1 (Marvel Comics, 2003)
- Spider-Man 2: The Movie (Marvel Comics, 2004)
- New X-Men (Marvel Comics, 2004)
- Underworld (2006)
- Cable & Deadpool (Marvel Comics, 2006)
- Civil War: War Crimes (Marvel Comics, 2007)
- The New World Order (with writer Brady Webb, 2009)