Renowned Comic Book Writer Alan Grant Passes Away at 73
Scottish comic book writer Alan Grant has passed away, Grant’s wife announced on Thursday. He was 73.
Born in 1949, Grant got his first job in the comic book industry as an an editor for D.C. Thomson in 1967. After later working for IPC on romance magazines, Grant got the chance to write Judge Dredd for 2000 A.D., and later at DC Comics he made his mark on Batman by writing Detective Comics and Batman: Shadow of the Bat.
While best known for his work on the Dark Knight and Judge Dredd, Grant also worked on the Legion of Super-Heroes spin-off L.E.G.I.O.N., The Demon and Lobo (including a personal favorite Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special).
Grant is credited as co-creating Anarky, Jeremiah Arkham, Ratcatcher, the Ventriloquist, and Victor Zsasz, and he won an Inkpot award in 1992.
May God send His comfort and peace to Alan’s family and friends as they mourn his passing.
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