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 IDW Publishing. His titles for the latter include Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation, Devastation & Revelation; Maximum Dinobots; Beast Wars: The Gathering & The Ascending; Transformers: Stormbringer, Transformers: Nefarious and Transformers: Spotlight. His other comic book credits include Doctor Who, Death's Head, Death's Head 3.0, Alpha Flight, Turok, She-Hulk, Robocop, What If?, StarCraft, Wallace & Gromit, and Torchwood. In the TV animation field, Furman has written on shows including Beast Wars, Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution, and A.T.O.M., and served as lead writer and script supervisor on The Matt Hatter Chronicles. Editorially, Furman worked on Titan Books' range of Transformers titles and their "Comics Creators" series. He is also the author of numerous books, including Rad Robots, Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, You Can Draw Transformers and a Doctor Who audio adventure ("The Axis of Insanity").