Simon Furman is a writer for comic books and TV animation, his name inextricably linked to Transformers, the 80s toy phenomenon. He has written literally hundreds of stories about the war-torn ‘robots in disguise’, for Marvel Comics (US and UK), Dreamwave and most recently Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation, Devastation & Revelation, Maximum Dinobots, Beast Wars: The Gathering/The Ascending, Transformers: Stormbringer and Transformers: Spotlight for IDW Publishing. His other comic book credits include Doctor Who, Dragon’s Claws, Death’s Head, Alpha Flight, Turok, She-Hulk, Robocop and What If? In the TV animation field, Furman has written for shows such as Beast Wars, Roswell Conspiracies, Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution, Alien Racers and A.T.O.M. Editorially, Furman oversees Titan Books’ range of Transformers titles and their ‘Comics Creators’ series (which includes Comics Creators on X-Men and Writers on Comics Scriptwriting 2). Furman’s recent/current writing work includes StarCraft (for Wildstorm), Transformers: Nefarious (for IDW), Terminator — Revolution (for Dynamite), Ronan and Death’s Head 3.0 (both for Marvel), Transformers UK, Wallace & Gromit and Torchwood. He is also the author of numerous books, including Rad Robots, Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, You Can Draw Transformers, Transformers: Top Trumps and a Doctor Who audio adventure (‘The Axis of Insanity’). Furman is currently lead writer and script supervisor for the upcoming animated TV show The Matt Hatter Chronicles.
Gold Circle in the US has recently optioned a feature script co-written by Simon and film journalist Mark Salisbury: Devil’s Due.
Online creation The Engine: Industrial Strength can be viewed here
His comics review column, Comics Candy, can be viewed here