Al Ewing

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Al Ewing
Ewing at a book signing at Midtown Comics in Manhattan
Born (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 43)
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Notable works
The Immortal Hulk

Al Ewing ( /ˈjɪŋ/ ) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.



Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd , [1] for which his story "Doctor What?" marked Brendan McCarthy's return to 2000 AD. They would together on a new series entitled The Zaucer of Zilk. [2] [3] Ewing worked on Damnation Station and Zombo , illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

Ewing has also contributed to Solar Wind , FutureQuake , and The End Is Nigh . He is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome , created with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedy blog "The Diary of Ralph Dibney", writing as the titular DC Comics superhero (also known as Elongated Man), Dibney's therapist, or as the even more obscure DC Hero Richard Dragon, as they react to the events of each week's issue of the comic book 52 . [4]

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, published by Dynamite Entertainment, [5] [6] and a spin-off series The Ninjettes. [7]

His debut prose novel Pax Britannia: El Sombra , published by Abaddon Books in 2007. features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis. [8] It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Ewing wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics [9] and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics. [10]

Ewing has since written New Avengers , U.S.Avengers , Ultimates , Rocket , Royals , and The Immortal Hulk , all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the "Best Continuing Series" category, [11] and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as "Best New Comic Book Series." [12]

In 2021, Ewing received 2 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book nominations at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards for his work on Empyre and Guardians of the Galaxy . [13]

Selected bibliography

Marvel Comics

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