Ian Edginton
Notable works
Scarlet Traces
H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds

Ian Edginton is a British comic book writer, known for his work on such titles as X-Force, Scarlet Traces, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and Leviathan.


Ian Edginton is known for his steampunk/alternate history work (often with the artist D'Israeli) and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces, a sequel to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, which they later went on to adapt in turn, and The Great Game, a sequel to Scarlet Traces. For 2000 AD he has written Leviathan, Stickleback and, with art by Steve Yeowell, The Red Seas as well as one-off serials such as American Gothic (2005).

Scarlet Traces was an idea he had when first reading The War of the Worlds, its first few instalments appeared on Cool Beans website, before being serialised in the Judge Dredd Megazine. Also, The Red Seas was initially going to be drawn by Phil Winslade and be the final release by Epic, but Winslade was still tied up with Goddess, and when ideas for replacement artists were rejected, Epic was finally wound up. The series re-emerged when Edginton pitched ideas to Matt Smith at the start of his 2000 AD career.

With D'Israeli he has created a number of new series including Stickleback, a tale of a strange villain in an alternate Victorian London, and Gothic, which he describes as "Mary Shelley's Doc Savage". With Simon Davis he worked on a survival horror series, Stone Island, and he has also produced a comic version of the computer game Hellgate: London with Steve Pugh.

With Dan Abnett he is writing comics based on Warhammer 40,000 (Damnation Crusade and Blood and Thunder)[1] and Warhammer (Forge of War) for Boom! Studios. The most recent is a Warhammer Fantasy series called Condemned by Fire.[dead link][2]

He is currently working on a dinosaurs and cowboys story called Sixgun Logic. As part of Top Cow's Pilot Season he has written an Angelus one-shot.[3] he also contributed to Days Missing at Archaia Studios Press.[4]

Following the "World's End" storyline, Edginton took over the writing of Stormwatch: Post Human Division from issue #13[5][6] and also at Wildstorm he created Victorian Undead a series which mixes Sherlock Holmes with zombies.[7] He has also written Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost at Radical Comics.[8][9][10]





Early British comics

Dark Horse Comics

Marvel Comics

Other US comics

2000 AD

Other British comics



  1. ^ Edginton Lifts Off with “Warhammer 40,000”, Comic Book Resources, November 17, 2006
  2. ^ "Talking Warhammer with Ian Edginton". Newsarama. May 20, 2008[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Furey, Emmett (November 26, 2007). "Divine Retribution: Edginton talks Angelus: Pilot Season #1". Comic Book Resources.
  4. ^ Sunu, Steve (September 15, 2009). "Hine & Edginton Talk 'Days Missing'". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 15, 2009.
  5. ^ a b NYCC '08: LIVING IN THE RUINS: WS Editor Ben Abernathy on 'Worlds End'" Archived December 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Newsarama. April 19, 2008
  6. ^ "Mapping the Wildstorm Universe: Stormwatch P.H.D.". Comic Book Resources. December 30, 2008
  7. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (October 28, 2009). "Edginton Unleashes Holmes vs. Zombies". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved November 7, 2009.
  8. ^ Arrant, Chris (November 25, 2009). "A Radical Interpretation of ALADDIN". Newsarama. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
  9. ^ Sunu, Steve (December 1, 2009). "Edginton Ignites "Aladdin's" Lamp". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
  10. ^ Pinter, Karyn (December 7, 2009). "Ian Edginton: A Look Inside the Djinn's Bottle & Aladdin's Whole New World". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on December 13, 2009. Retrieved December 10, 2009.
  11. ^ Kingdom of the Wicked profile at Dark Horse
  12. ^ H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds profile at Dark Horse
  13. ^ Only War Omnibus details Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine at Boom! Studios
  14. ^ Damnation Crusade profile at Boom! Studios Archived 2008-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Blood and Thunder profile Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine at Boom! Studios
  16. ^ Forge of War profile at Boom! Studios Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Condemned By Fire profile at Boom! Studios
  18. ^ Stormwatch: Post Human Division #13 details at DC
  19. ^ "Killer Instinct Franchise Gets Comic Series by Ian Edginton & Cam Adams".
  20. ^ "2000 AD Shop : Helium".
  21. ^ Nevermore profile at SelfMadeHero Archived 2007-09-22 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ The Picture of Dorian Gray profile at SelfMadeHero Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners
  24. ^ The 2007 Eisner Awards: 2007 Master Nominations List Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine


Preceded byJohn Francis Moore X-Force (vol. 1) writer 2000–2001 Succeeded byPeter Milligan