Alan Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967, writing and editing a variety of British comics. In the late 1980s with writing partner John Wagner, Grant moved into the American comic market with their first title, the 12-issue miniseries called OUTCASTS for DC Comics. It paved the way for Grant to write Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS, and he became one of the main Batman writers through the late 1990s. He has also written LOBO, L.E.G.I.O.N. and THE DEMON for DC.
John Wagner is, to many fans, the very heart of 2000 AD. Involved from the earliest days of the “Galaxy’s Greatest Comic,” he co-created Judge Dredd, as well as Strontium Dog, Robo-Hunter and a host of other 2000 AD mainstays, including the critically acclaimed Button Man.
Incredibly prolific throughout his career, and writing under a diversity of pen names — often in concert with Alan Grant, with whom he devised and developed 2000 AD’s sister comic, Judge Dredd: The Megazine — Wagner has worked extensively beyond the Thargian universe, originating and editing a number of British periodicals as well as writing many American standards, including BATMAN, LOBO, The Punisher and Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett. His Paradox Press graphic novel A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (illustrated by Vince Locke) was adapted into a critically acclaimed film by director David Cronenberg in 2005.