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) and Warhammer (Forge of War) for Boom! Studios. The most recent is a Warhammer Fantasy series called Condemned by Fire.
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. he also contributed to Days Missing at Archaia Studios Press.
Following the "World's End" storyline, Edginton took over the writing of Stormwatch: Post Human Division from issue #13 and also at Wildstorm he created Victorian Undead a series which mixes Sherlock Holmes with zombies. He has also written Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost at Radical Comics.
- 1998: Nominated for "Best Short Story" Eisner Award, for "The Willow Warriors" in Weird War Tales #1
- 2007: Nominated for the Eisner Awards for:
- "Best Limited Series", The Great Game
- "Best Writer", for his work on The Great Game