Al Ewing

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Al Ewing
Born (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 40)
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Damnation Station
The Ninjettes

Al Ewing (/ˈjɪŋ/; born 12 August 1977) 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 five-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and eventually moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd[1] where he wrote a story, "Doctor What?" that marked Brendan McCarthy's return to 2000 AD and the two would go on to work together on a new series The Zaucer of Zilk.[2][3] Recent work includes Damnation Station and Zombo, illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

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

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedic blog The Diary of Ralph Dibney, in which he writes as the superhero Elongated Man, his therapist, or Richard Dragon, reacting 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, a comic published by Dynamite Entertainment,[5][6] and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.[7]

Ewing's debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books. Pax Britannia: El Sombra 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.

He 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]

He has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, The Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel.



  1. ^ Writing Dredd Archived 1 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine., 2000AD Review, 27 April 2009 [link rot]
  2. ^ Keily, Karl (6 December 2011). "Al Ewing Steers Brendan McCarthy's "Zaucer of Zilk"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Director's Commentary : Zaucer of Zilk". Forbidden Planet Blog Log. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Hickey, Andrew (3 March 2011). Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!. Lulu. p 52. Archived at Google Books. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  5. ^ Zawisza, Doug (20 March 2011). "C2E2: Dynamite Entertainment Panel". Comic Book Resources. 
  6. ^ Sunu, Steve (30 June 2011). "Ewing Cuts Deeper with "Jennifer Blood"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Sunu, Steve (20 December 2011). "Ennis & Ewing Spill "Jennifer Blood" & "The Ninjettes"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  8. ^ El Sombra Archived 23 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine. at Abaddon Books
  9. ^ Phegley, Kiel (7 June 2013). "Marvel Adds "Mighty" New "Avengers" Series". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ McElhatton, Greg (21 July 2014). "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1". Comic Book Resources.


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