Alan Barnes is a British writer and editor, mainly related to cult film and television.
Barnes is from Newcastle upon Tyne. He was the editor of Judge Dredd Megazine from 2001 until 2005. Among other strips, Barnes originally commissioned The Simping Detective. He also wrote a handful of Judge Dredd stories involving alternate universes or featuring a young Dredd.
He worked for five years at Doctor Who Magazine and progressed from writing strips to becoming joint editor in 1998 and sole editor from 2000 until 2002. He subsequently contributed the ongoing Fact of Fiction series of articles to the magazine.
He has written a number of books on films, including James Bond, Quentin Tarantino and Sherlock Holmes, and his book The Hammer Story, co-written with Marcus Hearn, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction in 1997.
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He also wrote the animated serial, The Infinite Quest.