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Tharg The Mighty
Tharg the Mighty
Tharg the Mighty
or The Mighty One is the fictional editor of the British science fiction comic 2000 AD. The character was introduced on the cover of the first issue in 1977 and is one of only two characters to appear in almost every issue of the comic, the other being Judge Dredd. Tharg rarely appears in stories but strips involving him have been written by such notable writers as Alan Grant, Alan Moore
Alan Moore
and John Wagner, albeit usually credited to "TMO" - "The Mighty One".Contents1 Characterisation 2 Creation and concept 3 Comic strips3.1 Publication History4 Catchphrases and Jargon 5 2000 AD editors 6 References 7 External linksCharacterisation[edit] Tharg is depicted as an alien from Quaxxann, a fictional planet that orbits the star Betelgeuse.[1] The character has green skin, a white mohawk hairstyle and a red device called the rosette of Sirius on his forehead
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IPC Media
Time Inc.
Time Inc.
UK (formerly International Publishing Corporation and IPC Media),[1] is a consumer magazine and digital publisher in the United Kingdom, with a large portfolio selling over 350 million copies each year
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Andy Diggle
Andy Diggle
Andy Diggle
is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. He is best known for his work on The Losers,[1] Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon
Silent Dragon
at DC Comics
DC Comics
and for his run on Thunderbolts and Daredevil after his move to Marvel. In 2013 Diggle left writing DC's Action Comics
Action Comics
and began working with Dynamite Entertainment, writing a paranormal crime series Uncanny. He is also working on another crime series with his wife titled Control that is set to begin publishing in 2014
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Tornado (comics)
Tornado was a short-lived weekly British comic magazine published for 22 issues by IPC Magazines between March 1979[1] and August 1979. After the cancellations of the Starlord and Action titles, IPC launched Tornado as a way to use up stories already commissioned for the other titles. Like Action it was a mixed title featuring war, detective, horror and science fiction stories. Its first editor was Kelvin Gosnell. Tornado was printed on the low quality newsprint stock used by 2000 AD and also had five stories of four to six pages per issue
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Men In Black
In popular culture and UFO
UFO
conspiracy theories, men in black (MIB) are supposed men dressed in black suits who claim to be government agents who harass or threaten UFO
UFO
witnesses to keep them quiet about what they have seen. It is sometimes implied that they may be aliens themselves. The term is also frequently used to describe mysterious men working for unknown organizations, as well as various branches of government allegedly designed to protect secrets or perform other strange activities
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Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison, MBE (born 31 January 1960)[2] is a Scottish comic book writer, and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics's Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, Vertigo's The Invisibles, and Fleetway's 2000 AD. He is also the co-creator of the Syfy
Syfy
TV series Happy! starring Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni
and Patton Oswalt.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 1980s 2.2 1990s 2.3 2000s 2.4 2010s3 Screenwriting and playwriting 4 Appearances as a comics character 5 Personal life 6 Bibliography 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison
was born in Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
in 1960
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Cam Kennedy
Campbell ("Cam") Kennedy is a Scottish comics artist. He is best known for his work on 2000 AD, especially the flagship titles Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper.Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography2.1 2000 AD / Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine / Warrior 2.2 Dark Horse 2.3 DC Comics 2.4 Marvel Comics3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Following work in commercial art in his hometown of Glasgow, Kennedy went freelance and worked as an illustrator on D.C. Thomson's Commando, a well-known British war comic, between 1967 and 1972, before leaving comics altogether to become a professional fine artist. Kennedy's work has been described as gritty, energetic, chunky and raw. In 1978 he was lured back to comics work again, beginning by drawing the Fighting Mann (1980-81) strip for Fleetway Publications' Battle comic
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Mike McMahon (comics)
Michael (known as Mike or Mick) McMahon is a British comics artist best known for his work on 2000 AD characters such as Judge Dredd, Sláine and ABC Warriors, and the mini-series The Last American. His influences include Víctor de la Fuente, Hugo Pratt, Gino d'Antonio, Don Lawrence, Joe Colquhoun and Harvey Kurtzman.[1]McMahon's illustration of Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
from 2000 AD prog 2, (1977) shows his early style, influenced by Carlos Ezquerra.<
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Anthony Williams (comics)
Anthony Williams is a Welsh comic book artist. Biography[edit] He broke into comics at Marvel UK, drawing for the series Action Force, The Real Ghostbusters and Transformers, among others. Subsequent British work has included the venerable science fiction comic 2000 AD, for which he has drawn features including Kola Commandos, Mean Arena, PJ Maybe
PJ Maybe
and Robo-Hunter. His best-known work includes DC Comics' Doctor Fate
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Peter Hogan
Peter Kenneth Hogan (born 5 May 1954) is an English writer and comics creator who started out as editor of cult political British comic Revolver in 1990-91, before working for 2000 AD and American comic book publishers Vertigo and America's Best Comics.Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 Notes 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Hogan first worked as commissioning editor for Eel Pie Publishing from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. He managed the Magic Bus Bookstore in Richmond until its closure in 1982. His known associates at that time were Dave Marsh and Patrick Humphries, Rock Music journalists. He also was a contributing writer to a biography about The Monkees
The Monkees
pop group and a movie/DVD correspondent for Uncut magazine
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Dan Abnett
Dan Abnett
Dan Abnett
(born 12 October 1965) is a British comic book writer and novelist. He has been a frequent collaborator with fellow writer Andy Lanning, and is known for his work on books for both Marvel Comics, and their UK imprint, Marvel UK, since the 1990s, and also 2000 AD
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Warlord (DC Thomson)
Warlord was a comics anthology published weekly in the United Kingdom between 28 September 1974 and 27 September 1986.Contents1 Publication history 2 List of major characters 3 References 4 External linksPublication history[edit] It was first published in 1974 by D.C. Thomson. The comic was dedicated to wartime adventures and was a popular success, leading IPC Magazines to create a competitor, Battle Picture Weekly, in 1975. Warlord included several stories per issue, initially centred on a character called Lord Peter Flint (Codename: Warlord), a World War II version of the popular spy James Bond. At the end of 1978 Warlord absorbed D. C. Thomson's action comic Bullet. In total, Warlord ran for twelve years (627 issues), from 1974 until 1986, at which point it was incorporated into the long-running Victor
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Gordon Rennie
Gordon Rennie is a Scottish comics writer, responsible for White Trash: Moronic Inferno, as well as several comic strips for 2000 AD and novels for Warhammer Fantasy. In May 2008 he announced he was quitting comics to concentrate full-time on videogames which "are more fun, pay better and have a brighter future."[1] However, he has since written several new series for 2000 AD.Contents1 Biography 2 Works2.1 Comics 2.2 Novels2.2.1 2000 AD 2.2.2 Warhammer2.3 Videogames3 Awards 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] His first work was published in Blast! magazine in 1991; a metafictional Sherlock Holmes story called "Sherlock Holmes in the Curious Case of the Vanishing Villain", painted by Woodrow Phoenix
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Mike Carey (writer)
Lucifer Hellblazer X-Men Crossing Midnight The Unwritten X-Men: LegacyThe Girl With All The Giftsmikeandpeter.comMike Carey (born 1959), also known by his pen name M. R. Carey, is a British writer of comic books, novels, and films. He is best known for writing the novel The Girl with All the Gifts, as well as its subsequent film adaptation.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Writing career 3 Bibliography3.1 Comics3.1.1 Early work 3.1.2 DC Comics/Vertigo 3.1.3 2000 AD 3.1.4 Marvel Comics 3.1.5 Other publishers3.2 Novels 3.3 Short stories 3.4 Poems 3.5 Films4 References 5 External links5.1 InterviewsEarly life and career[edit] Carey was born in Liverpool, England, in 1959 – describing his young self as "one of those ominously quiet kids... [who] lived so much inside my own head I only had vestigial limbs"
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Robbie Morrison
Robbie Morrison is a British comics writer most known for his work in the weekly UK title 2000 AD, and as the co-creator of popular character and series Nikolai Dante
Nikolai Dante
(with Simon Fraser), serialised for 15 years until 2012.Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 Awards 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links6.1 InterviewsBiography[edit] Aside from Dante, his other works include Shakara (art by Henry Flint), Shimura (which featured the mainstream debut of artist Frank Quitely), and stints on Batman
Batman
(art by Brendan McCarthy
Brendan McCarthy
and Charlie Adlard), Spider-Man's Tangled Web
Spider-Man's Tangled Web
(art by Jim Mahfood), Titan Comics' Doctor Who (art by Dave Taylor and Mariano Laclautra), and Wildstorm superhero comics The Authority[1] and Wildcats
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Frazer Irving
Frazer Irving
Frazer Irving
(born 1970) is a British comic book artist known for the series Necronauts, published by the British magazine 2000 AD
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