John Royle

Since 2012 John Royle has been the regular penciller of IDW’s various Danger Girl miniseries, He kicked off with the five-issue Danger Girl/G.I. Joe crossover – a great way to celebrate his two decades in the industry, which began in 1992 with a one-off contribution to Fleetway’s Red Dwarf Smegazine . Rapidly he moved on to Marvel UK and a run on Knights of Pendragon that took him into 1993 when he embarked on a variety of miniseries – Death’s Head II and the Origin of Die Cut and Death Metal among them – before The House of Ideas itself came calling. Royle worked for Marvel until 1996, his most high profile projects being Wolverine: Evilution (a 1994 one-shot that he drew in collaboration with Mark Texeira) and Excalibur. Along the way he found time to illustrate a couple of Rai fill-ins for Valiant, Robin-Impluse for D.C Comics as well as work on a number of Malibu’s Ultraverse titles, among them Ultraforce, Prime and most notably The Phoenix Resurrection. His next work was for Marvel, primarily on 1997 issues of Star Trek: Starfleet Academy , but he was only there for a year before outside demands for his talents forced him to retire from comics although only semi-permanently.

After a seven-year break he resurfaced at Panini (Marvel UK as was) for which he contributed to multiple issues of Spectacular Spider-Man over the next seven years while also working on 18 of the first 19 issues of 2004’s Marvel Rampage ​ and being a major contributor to Stan Lee’s ‘Alexa‘ a 2005 iBooks one-shot. Then came IDW and Danger Girl. John is also presently providing numerous cover for IDW’s G.I.JOE Real American hero, Red Sonja and other covers for IDW, Dynamite and Zenescope.

John Royle