Doctor Who: Panel to Panel mind probes writer Dan Abnett

Dan Abnett

Episode 140 of Doctor Who: Panel to Panel, the podcast devoted to Doctor Who comics, is available now, and features a brilliant interview with writer Dan Abnett.

A panel from the 1991 Comic Relief Comic, in which Dan Dare meets Doctor Who. (By even looking at this image you are of course completely obliged to donate some money to Comic Relief!). Script by Dan Abnett, art by John Ridgway

Best known today for his work on 2000AD, Guardians of the Galaxy and his work for Games Workshop, particularly Warhammer, Dan joins host Jeremy Bement to talk about his early writing work on several memorable Seventh Doctor strips for Doctor Who Magazine, and more.

The podcast also includes Doctor Who comic news, and reviews too.

Dan Abnett is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Inquisitor Eisenhorn Cycle, and volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, which he began with Horus Rising, and the latest Siege of Terra novel, the hugely acclaimed Saturnine.

His many other novels include The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the GalaxyTriumff, and Embedded. In comics, his 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movies. For Marvel, over the years, he has also written long and celebrated runs on Force Works, The Punisher, War Machine, Hercules, The New Mutants and Nova.

He is also noted for significant work on DC’s Legion of Superheroes, Justice League and Aquaman. Other work for DC includes Resurrection Man, Mera, The Titans and, for the Vertigo imprint, The New Deadwardians. For other publishers he has written Vampirella, Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja (all Dynamite), Hypernaturals and Wild’s End (Boom!), Dark Ages, Alien and Predator (all Dark Horse) and Rai, Fallen World and The Eternal Warrior (Valiant).

A regular contributor to the UK’s long-running 2000AD, he is the creator of series including Brink, Grey Area, Feral and Foe, Lawless, Kingdom and the classic Sinister Dexter. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien:Isolation

Listen to Episode 140 of Doctor Who” Panel to Panel with Dan Abnett here

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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