Al Ewing
Ewing at a book signing at
Midtown Comics in Manhattan
Born (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 46)
United Kingdom
Notable works
The Immortal Hulk

Al Ewing (/ˈjɪŋ/) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press, for 2000 AD, and for Marvel Comics.


Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd[1] (2008–2015), for which his 2010 story "Doctor What?" marked Brendan McCarthy's return to 2000 AD. They later worked together on a new series entitled The Zaucer of Zilk.[2][3] Ewing worked on Damnation Station and Zombo, the latter illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

Ewing has also contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake, and The End Is Nigh. He is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome, created with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedy blog "The Diary of Ralph Dibney", writing as the titular DC Comics superhero (also known as Elongated Man), Dibney's therapist, or as the even more obscure DC Hero Richard Dragon, as they react to the events of each week's issue of the comic book 52.[4]

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, published by Dynamite Entertainment,[5][6] and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.[7]

His debut prose novel Pax Britannia: El Sombra, published by Abaddon Books in 2007, features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis.[8] It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Ewing wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics[9] and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics.[10]

Ewing has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the "Best Continuing Series" category,[11] and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as "Best New Comic Book Series."[12]

In 2021, Ewing won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards for his work on Empyre and received an additional nomination in 2021 and one in 2022 for Guardians of the Galaxy.[13] In June 2021, it was announced that Ewing would serve as co-writer of Venom (vol. 7) alongside Ram V, with Bryan Hitch serving as the initial artist and the series launching in November that same year.[14]

In May 2023, it was announced that Ewing would write The Immortal Thor, with Martín Cóccolo serving as artist and set to debut in August that same year.[15]

Personal life

At the end of Pride Month 2021, Ewing came out as bisexual.[16]

Selected bibliography


Marvel Comics

Other Publishers



  1. ^ Writing Dredd Archived 1 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine, 2000AD Review, 27 April 2009 [link rot]
  2. ^ Keily, Karl (6 December 2011). "Al Ewing Steers Brendan McCarthy's "Zaucer of Zilk"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Director's Commentary : Zaucer of Zilk". Forbidden Planet Blog Log. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ Hickey, Andrew (March 2011). Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4467-3042-3.
  5. ^ Zawisza, Doug (20 March 2011). "C2E2: Dynamite Entertainment Panel". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ Sunu, Steve (30 June 2011). "Ewing Cuts Deeper with "Jennifer Blood"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  7. ^ Sunu, Steve (20 December 2011). "Ennis & Ewing Spill "Jennifer Blood" & "The Ninjettes"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  8. ^ El Sombra Archived 23 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine at Abaddon Books
  9. ^ Phegley, Kiel (7 June 2013). "Marvel Adds "Mighty" New "Avengers" Series". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ McElhatton, Greg (21 July 2014). "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1". Comic Book Resources.
  11. ^ McMillan, Graeme (26 April 2019). "Eisner Award Nominees Revealed". Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ Freeman, Jon (18 January 2019). "Al Ewing, Sean Phillips among creators honoured in 2019 Diamond Gem Awards".
  13. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (28 January 2021). "GLAAD Unveils Nominees For 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards; Deadline's New Hollywood Podcast Honored With Special Recognition Award". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  14. ^ "Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch Unite for a New Vision of Venom". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  15. ^ Brooke, David (15 May 2023). "'Immortal Thor' announcement leaks ahead of August 2023 previews • AIPT". Retrieved 17 May 2023.
  16. ^ Ewing, Al (29 June 2021). "I Had A Title For This And Everything". Retrieved 1 July 2021 – via Medium.
  17. ^ "Defenders: America Chavez, Galactus' Mom and a Loki Variant Unite in New Series". Marvel. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  18. ^ Terror, Jude (20 February 2022). "Elektra: Black, White, and Blood #2 Preview: Artistic Integrity". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  19. ^ "X-Men Red: Al Ewing Teases Seismic Events in the New Marvel Destiny of X Series". Marvel. Retrieved 10 March 2022.