Dan Brereton

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Dan Brereton
Dan Brereton at Super-Con 2009 1.JPG
Brereton in May 2009
Born (1965-11-22) November 22, 1965 (age 50)
San Francisco Bay Area
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker
Notable works
Awards "Russ Manning Promising Newcomer" Eisner Award (1990)

Dan Brereton (born November 22, 1965, in the San Francisco Bay Area) is an American professional writer and illustrator who has produced notable work in the comic book field.


Brereton is known for his skills as a painter and his distinctive character designs. He gained attention for his work on "Batman: Thrillkiller," "Superman and Batman: Legends of the World's Finest," and "JLA: Seven Caskets." His most famous work is his own series "The Nocturnals."

Outside the comic book field, Brereton's work includes the package illustration for a video game called "Machine Head," billboard and advertising art for Rawhide (a Wild West park in Scottdale), concept art for Pressman Films, the television show Numb3rs, development for Disney Television Animation and album covers for the bands Toto, Fireball Ministry, Sote, Ghoultown, and Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe.

Image Comics published "Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster," a collection of his best work, in August 2010.


His credits include: 1988 art on a back up story entitled, "Lost Causes" in the black and white magazine "Merchants of Death" Issue #1 from Eclipse Comics. Dated July 1988. His first work in comics?

  • The Black Terror (artist, 3 issue, Eclipse Comics) 1989,
  • The Psycho (artist/co-creator, 3 Issues DC Comics) 1991,
  • Interface #8 (artist Epic Comics) 1991,
  • Clive Barker's Dread (artist GN Eclipse Comics) 1992,
  • That Chemical Reflex (artist CFD) 1992,
  • Legends of the World's Finest (artist 3 issues Trade Paperback—TPB, DC Comics) 1993,
  • The Nocturnals: Black Planet (writer/illustrator, 6 issues, Bravura/Malibu, TPB: Oni Press) 1995,
  • Thrillkiller (artist,co-creator, 3 issues, TPB, DC Comics) 1997,
  • Thrillkller'62 (artist, co-creator 48 pgs, TPB, DC Comics) 1998,
  • Nocturnals: Witching Hour (writer/illustrator, 48pgs, Dark Horse Comics) 1998,
  • Superman: Silver Banshee (writer/cover artist, DC Comics) 1998,
  • Legends of the Dark Knight: BATMAN #114 (artist, DC Comics) 1998,
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Dust Waltz (writer, TPB, Dark Horse) 1999,
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Origin (co-writer, TPB, Dark Horse) 1999,
  • Giantkiller (7 issues, writer/illustrator, DC Comics, TPB Image) 1999-2000,
  • Nocturnals: Troll Bridge (writer/illustrator, VARIOUS ARTISTS, ONESHOT, Oni Press) 2000,
  • JLA: Seven Caskets (writer/illustrator, ONESHOT, DC Comics) 2000,
  • Nocturnals: The Dark Forever (writer/illustrator Oni Press) 2001,
  • The Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom (writer, creator, co-cover artist Oni Press) 2001,
  • Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special (artist w/ various Marvel Comics) 2002,
  • Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #9 (artist, Bongo Comics) 2003,
  • Nocturnals: A Midnight Companion (writer/artist Green Ronin) 2004,
  • The Escapist #2, Luna Moth Story (artist Dark Horse Comics) 2004,
  • L'Ultima Battaglia aka The Last Battle (Buena Vista Lab, Disney Worldwide Publishing) 2005,
  • Simpsons Super Spectacular #2, "Bongos" (artist Bongo Comics) 2006,
  • Drop-Dead Girl & Other Drawings (Big Wow Publishing) 2006,
  • Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1 (cover art, interior art w/ various Marvel Comics) 2007,
  • Nocturnals: Black Planet and Other Stories Volume I (hardcover collection Olympian Publishing) 2007,
  • Nocturnals: Carnival of Beasts (writer, artist w/ various Image Comics) 2008,
  • Vampirella Quarterly: Halloween Special (writer, cover artist Harris Comics) 2008,
  • Thor: God-Size (artist, w/ various Marvel Comics) 2008,
  • The Anchor #3 (cover artist variant Boom! Studios) 2009,
  • Secret Invasion Aftermath Beta Ray Bill: The Green of Eden (artist Marvel Comics) 2009,
  • Immortal Weapons #2 (artist Marvel Comics) 2009,
  • Nocturnals: Dark Forever & Other Tales Volume II (hardcover collection Image Comics) 2009,
  • Punisher #14 (interior art Marvel Comics) 2010,
  • Red Sonja Annual #3 (writer, cover artist and select interior art Dynamite) 2010,
  • Claw and Fang #1 (cover artist Blue Water Comics) 2010,
  • Dracula: The Company Of Monsters #1 (cover artist Boom! Studios) 2010,
  • Red Sonja: Deluge (writer, cover artist Dynamite) 2010,
  • Franken-Castle #21 (cover artist, interior art Marvel Comics) 2010,
  • Vampirella: The Red Room #1-4 (writer, cover artist Dynamite) 2012




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