Haunting one-off horror stories, plucked from the pages of 2000 AD.
Al Ewing has been a Judge Dredd aficionado since the age of nine, and is best known in the UK for his work on Dredd in 2000 AD, where he also co-created Zombo and Damnation Station. In addition, Ewing has written various novels for Solaris and Abaddon Books, including The Fictional Man, Pax Omega and Gods of Manhattan, and is currently writing Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics. Simon "Si" Spurrier writes novels and comics. His work in the latter field stretches from award winning creator-owned books such as Numbercruncher, Six-Gun Gorilla and The Spire to projects in the U.S. mainstream like Hellblazer, The Dreaming, and X-Men. It all began with a series of twist-in-the-tail stories for the UK's beloved 2000AD, which ignited an enduring love for genre fiction. His latest book, Coda, is being published by Boom! Studios at present. His prose works range from the beatnik neurosis-noir of Contract to the occult whodunnit A Serpent Uncoiled via various franchise and genre-transgressing titles. In 2016 he took a foray into experimental fiction with the e-novella Unusual Concentrations: a tale of coffee, crime and overhead conversations. He lives in Margate, regards sushi as part of the plotting process, and has the fluffiest of cats. John Smith is unquestionably a 2000 AD hero, with a host of creative credits to his name, including A Love Like Blood, Devlin Waugh, Firekind, Holocaust 12, Indigo Prime, Pussyfoot 5, Revere, Slaughterbowl, Tyranny Rex, Leatherjack, Dead Eyes and Cradlegrave. Smith has also written Future Shocks, Judge Dredd, Judge Karyn, Pulp Sci-Fi, Robo-Hunter, Rogue Trooper, Tales from Beyond Science, Vector 13 and Tales from the Black Museum. Smith’s work beyond the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic includes the long-running New Statesmen series in Crisis, DC/Vertigo’s Hellblazer and Scarab, and Harris Comics’ Vampirella. Alec Worley is a comics writer whose credits include Judge Dredd, Anderson, Age of the Wolf and Dandridge (all for 2000 AD), as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars (for Panini). He also writes fiction set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer universe. Arthur Wyatt is a British writer based in the American Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife Heather and children Gayle and Verity. He has written extensively for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, including stories set in the Judge Dredd universe, the 2012 move Dredd universe, and beyond. He was also the founding editor of the British small press magazine FutureQuake. Kek-W is the writer and co-creator of The Order and The Fall of Deadworld for 2000 AD. He recently wrote Cap’n Dinosaur for Image Comics with artist Shaky Kane, as well as contributing to Wire magazine and Commando. He lives in Yeovil, South Somerset. Since winning 2000 AD's writing competition in 2017, Laura Bailey has written numerous stories for the Prog and Megazine such as DeMarco P.I, Tales of the Black Museum, Future Shocks and Quilli. She also works as a Private Investigator around Devon and Cornwall. Chris Weston has drawn a vast array of 2000 AD and Megazine stories, including Indigo Prime, Downlode Tales, Future Shocks, Canon Fodder, Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Nikolai Dante, Pulp Sci-Fi, Robo-Hunter, Rogue Trooper and Vector 13. Beyond 2000 AD, Weston’s work includes Fantastic Four: First Family, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven, The Filth, The Invisibles, Ministry of Space and Garth Ennis’s War Story: Johann’s Tiger. Eric Bradbury began his comic career at Knockout, working on such humour strips as Blossom and Our Ernie. He moved onto the adventure western, Lucky Logan, sharing art chores with Mike Western (Bradbury would go on to ink Western’s pencils on The Leopard from Lime Street). High profile work on Mytek the Mighty (Valiant & Vulcan), the House of Dolmann (Valiant), Von Hoffman’s Invasion (Jet!), Death Squad (Battle), Hook Jaw (Action) and Doomlord (The Eagle) followed. Bradbury has been described as an ‘unsung hero’ of 2000 AD, having contributed to many popular strips in the long-running sci-fi comic. His credits in the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest comic’ include Rogue Trooper, Tharg the Mighty, Invasion and The Mean Arena. Ben Willsher got his break in comics in the ground-breaking Deadline magazine (home of Tank Girl), before being stolen by the world of computer games, where he has worked as an Art Director for many years. However, the lure of Comics was too strong and he came back to 2000 AD and has drawn Future Shocks, Pulp Sci-Fi, Tharg’s Terror Tales, Sinister Dexter, Damnation Station, but he is probably best known for his work on Judge Dredd. As well as reviving the uber cool grifter Lenny Zero, with original creator Andy Diggle, Willsher has just concluded a movie Dreddverse strip titled Dust. Beyond his accomplishments in the world of comics he has also worked in film, television and the music industry, and is heavily involved in the World of Doctor Who, where he has illustrated work for the Time Lord luminaries such as Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, and comic giant Neil Gaiman. Henry Flint, winner of the National Comics Awards for Best Comic Artist 2004, is one of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s rising superstars. Co-creator of Sancho Panzer, Shakara, and the fan-favourite strip, Zombo, his incredibly versatile pencils have also graced A.B.C. Warriors, Judge Dredd/Aliens, Deadlock, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Nemesis the Warlock, The V.C.’s and Venus Bluegenes. He has even written a Tharg’s Alien Invasions strip! He has also worked on several American comics, including Omega Men, Haunted Tank and Fear Itself: Fearsome Four. Away from the comics industry, Henry produced art of the cover of DJ Food’s 2012 album, The Search Engine. After a promising start to life, Keith Richardson found himself chained to Tharg’s Cosmic hamster wheel sometime in the early noughties. There he remains, collating zarjaz! 2000 AD & Treasury of British Comics collections and commissioning the odd special here and there. Dom Reardon is the co-creator of Caballistics Inc. and The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael. He has also pencilled several Terror Tales, The Ten-Seconders and a Tales of the Black Museum for the Judge Dredd Megazine. Richard Elson’s first 2000 AD work was on a Future Shock way back in 1988, and since then he has pencilled Judge Dredd, Time Twisters, Terror Tales and Tyranny Rex, as well as the co-created strips Atavar, Roadkill, Shadows, The Scrap, A.H.A.B., Go-Machine and Kingdom. He has also worked for Marvel Comics on Thor, Morbius: The Living Vampire, Amazing Spider-Man, Journey Into Mystery, X-Force, Revolutionary War and Marvel Zombies. Paul J. Holden has illustrated The 86ers, Judge Dredd, Tharg’s Future Shocks, Rogue Trooper and Johnny Woo for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine. P.J. lives and works in Belfast, and is married with two children. Artist Mick Austin is perhaps better known for his acclaimed book jacket illustration rather than for his comics work. However, in addition to assorted covers and pin-ups, he has contributed to several 2000 AD series - Future Shocks, Indigo Prime, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd, Tales of the Doghouse, Terror Tales, Urban Strike and Vector 13. He was also the artist behind the controversial 'Judge Corey' story in 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1989, featuring the titular Judge's suicide.