Ian Edginton

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Ian Edginton is a British comic book writer and the author of several Star Wars Tales comics.


Edginton is best known for his steampunk/alternate history works and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces, a sequel to their adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. With 2000 AD we has written Leviathan, Stickleback and, The Red Seas as well as one-off serials such as American Gothic (2005).

His stories often have a torturous gestation. Scarlet Traces was an idea he had when first reading The War of the Worlds, its first few installments appeared on Cool Beans website, before being serialized in the Judge Dredd Megazine. Also The Red Seas was initially going to be drawn by Phil Winslade and be the final release by Epic but Winslade was still tied up with Goddess and when ideas for replacement artists were rejected Epic was finally wound up - the series only re-emerging when Edginton was pitching ideas to Matt Smith at the start of his 2000 AD career.

With D'Israeli he has created a number of new series including Stickleback, a tale of a strange villain in an alternate Victorian London, and Gothic, which he describes as "Mary Shelley's Doc Savage". With Simon Davis he recently worked on a survival horror series, Stone Island, and he has also produced a comic version of the computer game Hellgate: London.

With Dan Abnett he is writing comics based on Warhammer 40,000 Damnation Crusade and Blood and Thunder)[1] and Warhammer (Forge of War) for Boom! Studios. The most recent is a Warhammer Fantasy series called Condemned by Fire.[2]

He is currently working on a dinosaurs and cowboys story called Sixgun Logic. Also as part of Top Cow's Pilot Season he has written an Angelus one-shot.[3]

Following the World's End event, Edginton will take over the writing of Stormwatch: Post Human Division from issue #13.[4]

He is one of the few British comic talents to follow the reverse trajectory to the one usually taken: becoming successful in American comics before returning to work for 2000 AD.

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