Tom Taylor (writer)

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Tom Taylor
TomTaylorPhoto.jpg
Born (1978-11-29) 29 November 1978 (age 40)
Melbourne, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Area(s)Writer
Notable works
The Deep (Animated Series)
Injustice: Gods Among Us
All-New Wolverine
Superior Iron Man
Earth-Two
X-Men Red
Star Wars: Blood Ties
The Example
AwardsWinner 'Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel'
'Winner 'Stan Lee Excelsior Award'
'Best Dramatic Writing' Short and Sweet
and others.
tomtaylormade.com

Tom Taylor (born 29 November 1978) is a #1 New York Times bestselling comic book author, playwright and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the DC Comics series Injustice: Gods Among Us and Earth-Two, Marvel's All-New Wolverine, X-Men Red and Superior Iron Man and his many Star Wars works. He is the co-creator, head writer and Executive Producer of the CG animated series The Deep based on his graphic novel series of the same name.[1]

Biography[edit]

Tom Taylor was born in Melbourne, Australia.

Taylor is currently the writer of X-Men: Red, All-New Wolverine and Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda for Marvel comics, along with Justice League/Power Rangers and Injustice 2 for DC Comics. He has also recently written Batman/Superman, Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion and Superior Iron Man.[2]

Taylor is the creator, with James Brouwer, of the all-ages adventure graphic novels The Deep: Here Be Dragons and its sequel The Vanishing Island published by Gestalt Publishing and Boom Studios. The Deep was optioned by Technicolor and is now a 26 episode CG animated series, with Taylor serving as creator/head writer.[3]

In 2012, The Deep: Here Be Dragons won the Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel, Australia's premier speculative fiction literary award. The sequel, The Vanishing Island, won the award again in 2014.

Performing and writing for theatre and musicals from the age of fourteen, Tom's works have been produced across four continents. His plays have won a number of awards and accolades including winning the award for 'Best Dramatic Writing' in Short and Sweet – The world's largest short play festival.[4]

His plays have been produced at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Taylor is well known for his many Star Wars comics and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics. These include, Star Wars: Blood Ties[5] with artist Chris Scalf, and Star Wars: Invasion, with illustrator Colin Wilson.[6] April 2012 saw the start of Taylor and Scalf's new Blood Ties series provocatively titled Boba Fett is Dead as reported by CNN.[7] Taylor is also the writer of the Darth Maul: Death Sentence miniseries, which is set immediately after the end of the fourth Clone Wars television series.

Star Wars: Blood Ties won the 2012 'Stan Lee Excelsior Award' as voted for by thousands of school students across the UK.

Taylor wrote the graphic novella, Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes which shows a never before seen story of Luke Skywalker training with Yoda on Dagobah during The Empire Strikes Back. Taylor also penned Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader Randy Stradley, Dark Horse Vice President, says Tom Taylor has taken to writing comics faster than anyone he's ever seen.[8]

Taylor also wrote The Authority, published under the Wildstorm imprint, starting with issue #22 in May 2010 until the end of the Wildstorm imprint.[9] He also wrote The Brainiac / Sinestro Corps war storyline in the pages of DC Universe Online: Legends, a Batman story with artist Nicola Scott and Rose and Thorn with artist Neil Googe.

Taylor's award-winning play The Example has also been adapted into a comic book with illustration by Colin Wilson through Gestalt Publishing.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • DCeased issues #1 - #6 (with art by Trevor Hairsine, DC Comics, 2019)
  • Year of the Villain: Black Mask (with art by Cully Hamner, DC Comics, 2019)
  • Injustice 2 Chapters #1 - #72 (with art by Bruno Redondo, DC Comics, 2017-2018)
  • Batman Annual #3 (with art by Otto Schmidt, DC Comics, 2018)
  • Batman Secret Files #1 (with art by Brad Walker, DC Comics, 2018)
  • DC Nuclear Winter Special #1 (DC Comics, 2018)
  • Justice League/Power Rangers Issues #1 - #6 (with art by Stephen Byrne, DC Comics, 2017, ISBN 978-1401272005)
  • Batman/Superman issues #28 – #30 (with Art by Robson Rocha, DC Comics, 2016)
  • Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion Issues #1 – #6 (DC Comics, 2016)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #4 (with Art by Bruno Redondo, DC Comics, 2015)
  • Injustice: Year Three Chapters #1 – #14 (with Art by Bruno Redondo, Mike S. Miller, and various, DC Comics, 2014–2015)
  • Earth-2 Issues #17 – #29 (with Art by Nicola Scott, DC Comics, 2013–2014)
  • Injustice: Year Two Chapters #1 – #24 (with Art by Bruno Redondo, Mike S. Miller, Tom Derenick, and various), DC Comics, 2014)
  • Earth-2 Annual #2 (with Art by Robson Rocha, DC Comics, 2014)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Chapters #1 – #36 (with Art by Jheremy Rapaack and various, DC Comics, 2013, ISBN 978-1401245009)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 (with Art by Xermanico, Mike S Miller and Bruno Redondo), DC Comics, 2013)
  • Batman Legends of the Dark Knight – The Crime Never Committed (with Art by Nicola Scott), DC Comics, 2012)
  • Rose and Thorn (with art by Neil Googe, DC Comics, 2012)
  • DC Universe Online: Legends – The Brainiac/Sinestro Corps War (With art by Bruno Redondo, DC Comics, 2011)

Marvel[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

Gestalt Publishing[edit]

Boom! Studios[edit]

Wildstorm[edit]

IDW Publishing[edit]

2000 AD[edit]

  • Tharg's 3rillers: 15 (with art by Jon Davis-Hunt, 2000 AD #1797–1799, 2012)

Film and television[edit]

Taylor is the co-creator, executive producer and head writer of The Deep (Animated Series) [17] The first series began airing on [Netflix] USA in 2016.[18]

Season 2 was confirmed and began airing on CBBC in July, 2017.

Taylor joined the writer's room of Cleverman for the third season [19]

Taylor wrote a short film adaptation of The Example which was optioned and filmed by Staple Fiction in 2011. It screened at Film Festivals around the world.

Taylor's award-winning short musical A4 to A3 (written with Simon Barlow) was filmed by Bravada Films in 2009, for which Taylor also wrote the screenplay. A4 to A3 premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival on 29 April 2010.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Won[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Theatrical works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'The Deep' Renewed for Second Season at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "MTV Geek – DC Comics' 'Earth 2′ Gets A New Writer From 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' [EXCLUSIVE]". MTV Geek.
  3. ^ "The Deep reels in Nerd Corps as co-production partner".
  4. ^ "Arts News, Commentary, Reviews & Industry Analysis – ArtsHub Australia". artshub.com.au.
  5. ^ "Starwars.com". Archived from the original on 16 May 2010.
  6. ^ NYCC: Tom Taylor Leads "Star Wars: Invasion", Comic Book Resources, 7 February 2009
  7. ^ "Beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett is dead – but who killed him? – GeekOut – CNN.com Blogs". cnn.com.
  8. ^ "NYCC ' 09 – Dark Horse's Star Wars Panel". Newsarama.com.
  9. ^ DC Comics Solicitations for May 2010, Comic Book Resources, 16 February 2010
  10. ^ "Gestalt Comics". gestaltcomics.com.
  11. ^ https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Wolverine-Vol-Tom-Taylor/dp/1302905619
  12. ^ https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Wolverine-Vol-4-Immune/dp/1302909355/ref=pd_sim_14_3?
  13. ^ https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Wolverine-Vol-Enemy-State/dp/1302902903/ref=pd_sim_14_1?
  14. ^ https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Wolverine-Vol-Civil-War/dp/0785196536/ref=pd_sim_14_1?
  15. ^ "All-New Wolverine Vol. 2: Civil War II (Trade Paperback)". Marvel Entertainment.
  16. ^ https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Wolverine-Vol-Four-Sisters/dp/0785196528
  17. ^ "Technicolor, Nerd Corps Partner on 'The Deep'". Animation World Network.
  18. ^ "With Netflix's "The Deep," Tom Taylor Dives Into All-Ages Animated Adventure". CBR.
  19. ^ "Injustice & Wolverine writer Tom Taylor joins the Cleverman writers room". 30 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Newsphotos". newsphotos.com.au.
  21. ^ "Short Sweet+Song is back!". australianstage.com.au.

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Preceded by
Kieron Gillen
Iron Man writer
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Brian Michael Bendis