One-time Entertainment weekly’s “man of the year”, London-born Peter Milligan was at the forefront of the revolution in comics which were created 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 paradigm, 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. Milligan has written several screenplays. Two films have been produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel for May, starring Tom Wilkinson.
His latest comic works include the massive hit Britannia from Valiant, about an Ancient Roman detective, and the surreal Kid Lobotomy. He is currently working on other comic and film stories.