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Rob Williams is a Welsh comics writer, working mainly for 2000 AD. He is currently writing books for DC Comics and its Vertigo imprint.

Rob Williams
NationalityWelsh
Area(s)Writer
Notable works
Cla$$war
Low Life
robwilliamscomics.co.uk

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CareerEdit

Williams started out as a freelance journalist and creator of corporate videos.[1] He decided to try comics writing resulting in Cla$$war, published by Com.x and illustrated by several artists, including Trevor Hairsine and Travel Foreman. Publishing began in 2002 and, after a three-year hiatus from the publisher a complete collection was released in 2009.[2]

The comic series was read by Andy Diggle, who was the editor of 2000 AD at the time and contacted Williams,[1] resulting in a number of series, first the two-part Asylum, with Boo Cook and then ongoing Low Life,[3] initially with Henry Flint.[4] and he would also produce one-offs there like Breathing Space with Laurence Campbell.[5]

He would again team up with Campbell for the 2006 Wolverine Christmas Special[6] and later a PunisherMAX one-shot.[7] Williams would then go on to get other work for Marvel Comics, including a story in the Dark X-Men: The Beginning anthology, a Captain Britain story in Deadpool Team Up and a Ghost Rider one-shot that ties into the Daredevil storyline Shadowland.[8][9] He returned to Ghost Rider with a new eponymous ongoing series, launched as part of the "Fear Itself" storyline,[10] for which he also wrote the Uncanny X-Force mini-series.[11][12] Other Marvel comics announced around the same time include The Iron Age metaseries,[13][14][15] Skaar: King of the Savage Land limited series,[16] and takes over the writing of the Daken: Dark Wolverine ongoing series.[17][18] Following that slew of announcements, on 22 April 2011 he announced that he had signed an exclusive contract with Marvel.[15]

Williams has also written comics based on a number of intellectual properties, including stories for Star Wars Tales and Star Wars: Rebellion[19] comics from Dark Horse, and, with the same publisher, writing Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods.[20][21] For Dynamite Entertainment he is writing RoboCop,[22][23] with artist Fabiano Neves.[24]

BibliographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b It's a Droids Life: Rob Williams, 2000 AD online, 28 May 2008
  2. ^ "Cla$$war & the Resurrection of Com.X". Comic Book Resources. 12 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Interview: going underground in Mega-City One". SFX. 2 March 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  4. ^ Henry Flint Lowlife at 2000AD Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Comicon.com, 11 February 2004
  5. ^ Rob Williams & Laurence Campbell Get A little Breathing Space Archived 1 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 8 August 2005
  6. ^ Rob Williams Pits Wolverine Against Christmess!, Comicon.com, 11 December 2006
  7. ^ Arrant, Chris (15 December 2009). "The Punisher Hops the Pond for Rob Williams' GET CASTLE". Newsarama.
  8. ^ Strom, Marc (14 May 2010). "Shadowland: Back With a Vengeance". Marvel.com. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  9. ^ Richards, Dave (17 May 2010). "Williams Drives the Ghost Rider into "Shadowland"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  10. ^ Ching, Albert (19 March 2011). "C2E2 2011: Rob Williams and Matthew Clark Revive GHOST RIDER". Newsarama. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force". Marvel.com. 12 April 2011.
  12. ^ Ching, Albert (15 April 2011). "Rob Williams Leads the UNCANNY X-FORCE Team into FEAR ITSELF". Newsarama. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  13. ^ Beard, Jim (18 March 2011). "C2E2: The Iron Age". Marvel.com. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  14. ^ Richards, Dave (20 March 2011). "C2E2: Williams Goes Back to the Future with "The Iron Age"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  15. ^ a b Phegley, Kiel (22 April 2011). "Marvel's Next Big Thing: The Iron Age". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  16. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (10 January 2011). "Skaar: King of the Savage Land". Marvel.com. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  17. ^ Ching, Albert (2 March 2011). "Rob Williams Takes Over DAKEN – And Takes Him to LA". Newsarama. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  18. ^ Richards, Dave (19 May 2011). "Rob Williams Is Rockin' With "Daken"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  19. ^ Rob Williams' Star Wars' Rebellion Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Comicon.com, 10 May 2006
  20. ^ Chris Arrant (11 April 2008). "Rob Williams on Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Gods". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  21. ^ Williams' & Indiana Jones' New Adventure, Comicon.com, 23 May 2008
  22. ^ Brady, Matt (10 June 2009). "RoboCop Returns to Comics with Dynamite". Newsarama. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  23. ^ Brady, Matt (16 June 2009). "Man and Machine – Rob Williams on Dynamite's RoboCop". Newsarama. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  24. ^ Brady, Matt (11 June 2009). "Nick Barrucci on RoboCop & Writer Rob Williams". Newsarama. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  25. ^ Wolverine #49 at Marvel.com
  26. ^ Blood and Sorrow at Marvel.com
  27. ^ Manning, Shaun (24 February 2010). "Davis & Williams on "Judge Dredd"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  28. ^ "Script to page – Judge Dredd – Out Law". 2000 AD Review. 16 May 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  29. ^ Richards, Dave (3 February 2011). "Williams Soars with "Captain America and Falcon"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2011.

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Preceded by
Marc Guggenheim
Wolverine writer
2006
Succeeded by
Jeph Loeb