David Bishop

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David Bishop
Biographical information
Born: September, 27 1966
Died: N/A
Nationality: Mini nz.png New Zealander
Occupation: Writer
Website: Vicious Imagery
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2002: "The Long Bow of Little John"
2003: "My Darling Pirate"
2004: "Son of the Pirate Queen"
2014: "Death of a Pirate Queen"
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2003: "My Darling Pirate"
2004: "Son of the Pirate Queen"
2014: "Death of a Pirate Queen"

David Bishop is a writer and editor born in New Zealand.


During the 1990's he moved to the UK and became editor of Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD, the latter between 1995 and the summer of 2000.

Paradoxically, despite his successes as a comics editor and as a writer of prose, Bishop has scripted many extremely unpopular comic strips in 2000 AD and the Megazine, including the comics adaptation of "A Life Less Ordinary", with art by Steve Yeowell. "The Spacegirls", a badly executed parody of the Spice Girls, is on the list of 2000 AD 's 20 Worst Strips as chosen by fan rating on the official website.[1] His most recent effort - a "Fiends of the Eastern Front" series for the Megazine - has proven much more popular with readers.

Since leaving 2000 AD in the year 2000, Bishop has enjoyed a successful career as a freelance writer, working on novels of Doctor Who, Judge Dredd and Nikolai Dante His Doctor Who novel Who Killed Kennedy, a journalist's point-of-view on the early Third Doctor stories, is highly popular with fans.

In 2001, Bishop began his career as a writer of "The Phantom" for Team Fantomen. His first story introduced the character Kate Sommerset, who became a fan favourite and main character for several stories. Bishop's work on "The Phantom" has won awards for the "Best Phantom story of the year" in Sweden and Norway on several occasions

In 2007 he won the PAGE International Screenwriting Award in the short film category for his script "Danny's Toys". He has become a prolific author and received his first drama scriptwriting credit when BBC Radio 4 broadcast his radio play "Island Blue: Ronald" in June 2006. Bishop's history of 2000 AD, in a series of articles under the banner name of "Thrill Power Overload", is the most comprehensive currently available. A revised, expanded and updated book version of "Thrill Power Overload" was published in the summer of 2007, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of 2000 AD.

In 2007 he contributed to Moonstone Books' prose collection "The Phantom Chronicles".

Phantom work by David Bishop


Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "Convent Island" Bishop Spadari
2 "The Long Bow of Little John" Sweden - 2002 Bishop Ryan
3 "The Highland Murders" Bishop Ryan
4 "The Pirate Queen" Bishop Spadari
5 "The Lyre of Homer" Bishop Spadari
6 "My Darling Pirate" Sweden - 2003 Bishop Spadari
7 "The Deadly Masquerade" Bishop Leppänen
8 "The Grave Robbers" Bishop Leppänen
9 "Son of the Pirate Queen" Sweden - 2004 Bishop Spadari
10 "Death of a Phantom" Bishop Spadari
11 "Of the Same Blood" Bishop Spadari
12 "Eye of the Hurricane" Bishop, Lindahl Leppänen
13 "The Doomsday Ship" Bishop, Lindahl McLeod
14 "The Plague" Bishop Leppänen
15 "Son of the Pirate Queen, Part 1: The Skull Necklace" Bishop Spadari
16 "Son of the Pirate Queen, Part 2: The Royal Target" Bishop Boix
17 "Son of the Pirate Queen, Part 3: The Goddess of Death" Bishop Spadari
18 "The London Underground Murders, Part 1: Cutbush" Bishop Spadari
19 "The London Underground Murders, Part 2: Maniac at Large" Bishop Spadari
20 "The Moriarty Experiment" Bishop Spadari
21 "Circe's Island, Part 1: The Institute" Bishop Felmang
22 "Circe's Island, Part 2: The Destruction" Bishop Felmang
23 "Temple of the Gods, Part 4: Servant of Evil" Bishop, Lindahl Ryan
24 "Temple of the Gods, Part 5: Thirst" Bishop, Lindahl Spadari
25 "Temple of the Gods, Part 6: The Beasts Stir" Bishop, Lindahl Spadari
26 "The Death Peddlers" Bishop Velluto
27 "The Devil's Kiss" Bishop Bade
28 "Ghost Express" Bishop Spadari
29 "The Slave Ship" Bishop Felmang
30 "Secret of Phantom Head Peak" Bishop Felmang
31 "The Phantom Army" Bishop Velluto
32 "The Emperor's Gift" Bishop Spadari
33 "Alter Ego" Bishop Spadari
34 "Blood Diamonds" Bishop Velluto
35 "Destination Haiti" Bishop Spadari
36 "Sins of the Past, Part 1" Bishop Spadari
37 "The Witch Hunt" Bishop Velluto
38 "Sins of the Past, Part 2" Bishop Spadari
39 "Hooded Justice, Part 1" Bishop Velluto
40 "Hooded Justice, Part 2" Bishop Spadari
41 "The New Abbess" Bishop Spadari
42 "The Whistleblower" Bishop Saviuk
43 "Citadel of Death" Bishop Saviuk
44 "Death of a Pirate Queen" Sweden - 2014 Bishop Spadari
45 "Operation Enigma" Bishop Spadari
46 "Red Zone" Bishop Ruiz
47 "The Phantom Canoe" Bishop Leppänen ¤
48 Bishop Spay, Atkins

Moonstone stories

Prose stories
# Title Writer
1 "House of Ghosts" David Bishop

External links

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