Andy Diggle

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Andy Diggle : biography

Andy Diggle is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. He is best known for his work on The Losers, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon at DC Comics and for his run on Thunderbolts and Daredevil after his move to Marvel.

Career

Diggle took over editing 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine in the year 2000 and, as editor, was credited (most frequently by David Bishop, who originally employed him) as having spearheaded a return to the "old school" values of 2000 AD. While at 2000 AD he wrote a number of stories, including the Judge Dredd spin-off Lenny Zero with Jock, with whom he would continue to collaborate after his move to American comic books., SFX, March 2, 2008

Diggle spent a total of five years under exclusive contract to DC Comics, for whom he wrote Lady Constantine, Batman Confidential, Green Arrow: Year One (again with Jock),, Newsarama Adam Strange: Planet Heist and Hellblazer.]]

This was followed by Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper, which was shortly thereafter optioned by Warner Bros, for Virgin Comics.

Diggle also wrote the webcomic prequel to the Bionic Commando game, after having been hired by Capcom to script a playable test level during game development., Newsarama, July 18, 2008

In 2008, Andy Diggle was announced as the new writer of Thunderbolts, his first work at Marvel Comics since his Punisher one-shot., Comic Book Resources, July 27, 2008 The changes in the Thunderbolts were part of the Secret Invasion-aftermath storyline, Dark Reign, and Diggle also wrote a limited series which ties into it, Dark Reign: Hawkeye., Newsarama, March 2, 2009

Diggle signed an exclusive deal with Marvel early in 2009 and would go on to take over the writing of Daredevil after Ed Brubaker’s departure in issue #500, wrote Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil and the main limited series in the Daredevil storyline Shadowland. He was subsequently announced as the primary writer accompanying artist Tony Daniel on Action Comics (Volume 2) issue #19 in May 2013, following writer Grant Morrison’s departure. However, Diggle left the title with only one issue completed (he would be co-writer for #20 and co-plot issue #21), with Daniel taking on full scripting and art duties for the two following issues completing the three part story arc "Hybrid".

Notes

Early life

Andy Diggle was born and raised in London, England.; Andy Diggle’s official website; Accessed October 3, 2010

Other

It’s possible that, due to his position of writer on the Green Arrow: Year One comic, the mentioned character Andy Diggle (brother of John Diggle) on the new CW show Arrow could be named after him.

Awards

  • 2000: won the Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Editor