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Andy Diggle

Andy Diggle
Diggle at Special Edition NYC.
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
The Losers
Adam Strange
Awards "Favourite Comics Editor" Eagle Award (2000)

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 at DC Comics and for his run on Thunderbolts and Daredevil after his move to Marvel.

In 2013 Diggle left writing DC's 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.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Bibliography 3
    • As a writer 3.1
      • Rebellion 3.1.1
      • Vertigo 3.1.2
      • DC Comics 3.1.3
      • Marvel Comics 3.1.4
      • Other US publishers 3.1.5
    • As an editor 3.2
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Andy Diggle was born and raised in London, England.[2]


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.[3]

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),[4] Adam Strange: Planet Heist and Hellblazer.[5][6]

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

Diggle, third from left, on a Dynamite Entertainment panel at the 2013 New York Comic Con. To Diggle's left are Dennis Calero and Matt Wagner.

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.[7]

In 2008, Andy Diggle was announced as the new writer of Thunderbolts, his first work at Marvel Comics since his Punisher one-shot.[8] The changes in the Thunderbolts were part of the "Secret Invasion" aftermath storyline, the "Dark Reign" storyline, for which Diggle also wrote a tie-in miniseries, Dark Reign: Hawkeye.[9]

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,[10][11] wrote Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil[12] and the main limited series in the Daredevil storyline Shadowland.[13] 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".

In 2013 Diggle began writing a paranormal crime comic titled Uncanny for Dynamite Entertainment as part of their crime line of comics.[14] In October 2013, he and his wife announced that they would write a second series called Control that would feature "hard-hitting crime" stories.[15]


As a writer



  • Hellblazer:
    • Lady Constantine #1-4 (with Goran Sudžuka, 2003) collected as Hellblazer Special: Lady Constantine (tpb, 96 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0942-4)
    • Hellblazer (with Leonardo Manco, Danijel Zezelj and Giuseppe Camuncoli, 2007-2008) collected as:
      • Joyride (collects #230-237, tpb, 192 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1651-X)
      • The Laughing Magician (collects #238-242, tpb, 128 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1853-9)
      • Roots of Coincidence (collects #243-244 and 247-249, tpb, 128 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2251-X)
  • The Losers:
    • Ante Up (tpb, 160 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0198-9) collects:
      • "Dead Man's Hand" (with Jock, in #1, 2003)
      • "Goliath" (with Jock, in #2-6, 2003-2004)
    • Double Down (tpb, 144 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0348-5) collects:
    • Trifecta (tpb, 168 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0489-9) collects:
      • "Sheikdown" (with Nick Dragotta, in #13-14, 2004)
      • "Blowback" (with Alé Garza, in #15, 2004)
      • "Pass, The" (with Jock, in #16-19, 2004-2005)
    • Close Quarters (tpb, 144 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0719-7) collects:
      • "London Calling" (with Ben Oliver, in #20-22, 2005)
      • "Anti-Heist" (with Jock, in #23-25, 2005)
    • Endgame (tpb, 166 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1004-X) collects:
      • "UnAmerica" (with Colin Wilson, in #26-28, 2005)
      • "Endgame" (with Jock, in #29-32, 2005-2006)
  • Swamp Thing #1-6 (with Enrique Breccia, 2004) collected as Swamp Thing: Bad Seed (tpb, 144 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0421-X)
  • Vertigo Crime: Rat Catcher (with Victor Ibáñez, graphic novel, hc, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-1158-5)

DC Comics

  • Action Comics Volume 2 - #19-21 (writer for #19; co-writer for #20, co-plot for #21)
  • Adam Strange #1-8 (with Pasqual Ferry, 2004-2005) collected as Adam Strange: Planet Heist (tpb, 192 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0727-8)
  • Batman Confidential #1-6 (with Whilce Portacio, 2006-2007) collected as Batman: Rules of Engagement (hc, 160 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1481-9; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1706-0)
  • Green Arrow: Year One #1-6 (with Jock, 2007) collected as GA: Year One (hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1687-0; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1743-5)

Marvel Comics

  • The Punisher: Silent Night (with Kyle Hotz, one-shot, 2006) collected in Punisher: Very Special Holidays (tpb, 120 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2220-6)
  • Thunderbolts (with Roberto de la Torre, Bong Dazo, Miguel Sepulveda and Pop Mhan, 2009) collected as:
    • Burning Down the House (collects #126-129 and 132, hc, 112 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3152-3; tpb, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3166-3)
    • Dark Reign: Deadpool/Thunderbolts (includes #130-131, tpb, 96 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-4090-5)
    • Widowmaker (includes #133-136, hc, 120 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-4006-9; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4091-3)
  • Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1-5 (with Tom Raney, 2009-2010) collected as Dark Reign: Hawkeye (tpb, 120 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3850-1)
  • Daredevil:
    • Daredevil (with Roberto de la Torre, Billy Tan, Antony Johnston and Marco Checchetto, 2009-2010) collected as:
      • The Devil's Hand (collects #501-507 and Dark Reign: The List one-shot, tpb, 200 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4113-8)
      • Shadowland: Daredevil (collects #508-512, hc, 144 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4990-2; tpb, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4522-2)
    • Shadowland #1-5 (with Billy Tan, 2010-2011) collected as Shadowland (hc, 144 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4762-4; tpb, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4763-2)
    • Daredevil: Reborn #1-4 (with Davide Gianfelice, 2011) collected as DD: Reborn (hc, 112 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5132-X; tpb, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5133-8)
  • Six Guns #1-5 (with Davide Gianfelice, 2012)

Other US publishers

As an editor


  1. ^  
  2. ^ "About Me"; Andy Diggle's official website; Accessed October 3, 2010
  3. ^ Interview: going underground in Mega-City One, SFX, March 2, 2008
  4. ^ "Back To The Future: DC Announces Five Year One Miniseries". Newsarama
  5. ^  
  6. ^ With #230"Hellblazer"Andy Diggle Joins . Newsarama.
  7. ^ Ong Pang Kean, Benjamin (July 18, 2008). "Diggle: Bringing Bionic Commando to Webcomics". Newsarama.
  8. ^ Richards, Dave (July 27, 2008). "CCI: Diggle and Rosemann Talk "Thunderbolts". Comic Book Resources.
  9. ^ "What's in a Name? Andy Diggle on Dark Reign: Hawkeye". Newsarama. March 2, 2009
  10. ^ Phegley, Kiel (March 26, 2009). "EXCLUSIVE: Diggle on Daredevil".  
  11. ^ Brady, Matt (March 24, 2009). "Moving into Hell's Kitchen: Andy Diggle Talks Daredevil". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2009. 
  12. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (June 30, 2009). "Making the List: Andy Diggle". Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (April 17, 2010). """C2E2: Diggle Leads Daredevil into "Shadowland. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ Phegley, Kiel (May 9, 2013). "Andy Diggle's "Uncanny" Crime Tale".  
  15. ^ Siegel, Lucas (Oct 10, 2013). "NYCC Exclusive: Diggle & Cruickshank Take CONTROL of Dynamite in New Crime Drama".  


External links

  • Official website
  • Andy Diggle at the Comic Book DB
  • Andy Diggle Blog
  • Andy Diggle at
  • Clements, Richmond (July 27, 2003). "Andy Diggle Q&A". 2000 AD Review.
  • Richards, Dave (February 18, 2005). "Breaking The Silence; Andy Diggle Talks 'Silent Dragon,' 'The Losers' and 'Adam Strange'". Comic Book Resources.
  • "Wizard Q&A: Andy Diggle & Jock", Wizard, March 11, 2008
Preceded by
David Bishop
2000 AD editor
Succeeded by
Matt Smith
Preceded by
David Bishop
Judge Dredd Megazine editor
Succeeded by
David Bishop
Preceded by
Mike Carey
Hellblazer writer
Succeeded by
Simon Oliver
Preceded by
Christos Gage
Thunderbolts writer
Succeeded by
Rick Remender
Preceded by
Ed Brubaker
Daredevil writer
Succeeded by
Mark Waid
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