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Steve Moore was a British comic writer who was born on the 11th of June 1949[2] and died on the 16th March 2014 at the age of 64[3].

Moore's first job after leaving school at the age of 16 was as a flour grader at teh Rank Hovie McDougall laboratory in Deptford. A following job as an office boy at Odhams Press (a subsidiary of IPC) led to his becoming a junior sub-editor on Pow! and Fantastic comics three months later. The two comics reprinted strips from Marvel Comics, for whom he would later work[1].

Moore became a freelance writer in 1972[1].

Steve was a close friend and acted as a mentor to Alan Moore (famously of no relation)[2]. Alan provided the introduction for a collection of Steve's Tales of Telguuth, the first involvement he has had with a 2000AD publication for almost thirty years[4]. Alan described Steve as his "oldest and dearest friend"[1].

He wrote the first of Tharg's Future Shocks and was involved in the creation of Fortean Times magazine[5].

Never married, Moore cared for his brother Chris, who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease before Chris's death in 2009[1].


2000AD work[]

Associated work[]

  • Tornado's True Tales - Tornado

Other work[]

  • Pow![1] (sub-editor)
  • Fantastic[1] (sub-editor)
  • The News[1] (contributor)
  • Orpheus[1]
  • Dick Turpin annual[1]
  • Supergran annual[1]
  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson annual[1]
  • IPC
  • Titbits[1]
  • Warrior
    • Lazer Erazer[5]
    • Axel Pressbutton[5]
  • Marvel
    • Doctor Who Weekly / Doctor Who Magazine[1]
      • Absalom Daak, Dalek Killer[5][1]
  • Unearthing[1] (essay, 2006)
  • V for Vendetta[1] (film novelisation, 2006)
  • Somnium[1] (gothic fantasy novel, 2011)
  • Fortean Times
  • Fortean Studies
  • The Fortean Times Book of Strange Deaths (editor)[1]
  • The Fortean Times Book of Close Shaves and Amazing Luck[1]