Simon Furman

Simon Furman is a writer for comic books, games & TV animation, his name indelibly linked to Transformers, the 80s toy phenomenon (in 2012 Furman was inducted into Hasbro’s official Transformers Hall of Fame).

His past Transformers credits includes numerous stories for Marvel UK (among them Target: 2006, Dinobot Hunt and The Legacy of Unicron), Marvel US (from #56-80), Transformers: Generation 2 (#1-12), Dreamwave’s The War Within and IDW’s Infiltration, Escalation & Devastation, and more recently Transformers: Regeneration One and Transformers ’84.

Screen credits include the final episode of the Beast Wars animated TV series, Nemesis pt2. For games, Furman continues to contribute storylines for mobile build & battle game Transformers: Earth Wars, with two further game projects currently in development.

He is the author of Transformers: The Ultimate Guide and oversaw the recent Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection (from Hachette).

Furman is currently writing The Leopard From Lime Street for Rebellion – in Monster Fun. As well as Astrobots – an all-new mecha series from Whatnot Publishing, drawn by Heavy Metal artist Hector Trunnec and based on toy designs by Aaron Thomas.

With artist Geoff Senior, Furman is the co-creator of To The Death (, a 10-issue maxi-series combining hard-hitting sci-fi action and sharp-edged satire, and TTD spin-off Killatoa (both currently serialised in Shift Comic). The Shift Yearbook features new To The Death material by Furman & Senior as well as ‘Bring The Rayne’, an all-new story with artist Barry Kitson. A new creator-owned crime noir GN, Five Points (with artist Martin Stiff), is scheduled for release in early 2023.

Past comic credits include Action Force, Alpha Flight, Annihilation: Ronan, Death’s Head, Doctor Who, Dragon’s Claws, How to Train Your Dragon, Robocop, Robotech, She-Hulk, StarCraft, Terminator, Torchwood, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, What If? and The Vigilant.

In TV animation, Furman served as head writer/script supervisor on the hit Nicktoons & CITV show, Matt Hatter Chronicles, and has written for shows such as Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution and A.T.O.M.

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