Andy Diggle, Editor for 2000 A.D. and Judge Dredd Megazine, writer for Daredevil, Hellblazer, Thunderbolts, Green Arrow, Six Guns and plenty others, signed an exclusive deal with Marvel in 2009. That contract has ended, and announced today, Diggle has signed with Dynamite Entertainment for a new crime series. The series will be part of Dynamites new crime line, the first book, “Red Ream” was announced yesterday with Garth Ennis. More details below.
Official press release:
October 9th, 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Hot off his Marvel exclusive contract, Andy Diggle is set to write his next series at Dynamite! Andy Diggle’s upcoming project will be part of Dynamite’s new crime line of comics, the first of which – Red Team – was announced yesterday with writer Garth Ennis. There will be more announcements on the project coming soon!
“It’s not every day that a publisher offers you the chance to create a whole new world from scratch, and I’m having fun cooking up something dark, funny, violent and twisted for Dynamite,” says writer Andy Diggle. “Hard-hitting genre fiction with a twist, for readers who don’t like having their intelligence insulted. The kind of comic I want to read myself. So there’s really just one question – are you in or are you out?”
“Andy Diggle is one of the most incredible writers in comics today. As a fan, I find each series that he writes more engaging than the previous one. I enjoyed his Hellblazer run, but when I read his Green Arrow: Year One and The Losers, I wanted to read more of Andy’s work and sought out his earlier comics series to read. And I’m glad I did. Having now read much of his body of work, I have a deep respect for his skill as a writer. After several years of exclusivity with DC and Marvel, I’m excited to finally be able to announce that Andy is working for Dynamite on a series and genre that he loves.” – states Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Andy Diggle’s most recent well-known works include his run on Daredevil, Thunderbolts, and of course, The Losers, which critical acclaim and attention with artist, Jock, for transforming this dormant DC title and making it exciting and relevant for today’s audience.