The Scottish comics writer was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List "for services to film and literature".
The annual list was published yesterday (June 15), and also included a knighthood for Kenneth Branagh and honours for Kate Winslet, Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone, Amanda Redman and Armando Iannucci.
The fan-favourite writer is best known for his work on series including The Invisibles, New X-Men, Doom Patrol and DC Comics' Batman franchise.
He is currently writing Action Comics and the newly-relaunched Batman Incorporated.
The 52-year-old writer divides his time between Los Angeles and Scotland.
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