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Peter Milligan

About The Author

One-time Entertainment weekly’s “man of the year” Peter Milligan was at the forefront of the revolution in comics which were created for a more sophisticated, adult audience. Shade the Changing Man for Vertigo offered a skewered look at American culture, while Enigma, Face and Rogan Gosh pushed the boundaries of what comic books could do. The hugely-popular X-Statix was a radical reworking of the X-Man paradig, described by Kevin Smith (CLERKS etc) as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”.

Milligan was the longest-running writer of the cult horror comic Hellblazer, and his take on Human Target inspired the TV series. More recent work includes the critical and fan hit Britannia, about an atheistic Ancient Roman detective, as well as the surreal KID LOBOTOMY for IDW, while the Discipline is a highly controversial sexually-charged tale published by Image.

Milligan has written several screenplays, two of which have been made. PILGRIM starring Ray Liotta and Armin Mueller-Stahl and the AN ANGEL FOR MAY, starring Tom Wilkinson and Geraldine James, which won eleven first prizes from festival around the world, was nominated for an International Emmy, and was chosen as “one of the Outstanding British Films of the Year” at the Dinard Festival du Film Britannique.

Milligan is currently working on other film, comic and non-comic book projects.

Books by Peter Milligan