Dan Jolley

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Dan Jolley
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Jolley at the 2013 New York Comic Con
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Firestorm
Obergeist
JSA: The Liberty Files
Alex Unlimited
danjolley.com

Dan Jolley is an American novelist and comic book writer. His comics work includes DC Comics' Firestorm and Graphic Universe's Twisted Journeys, a series of interactive fiction or gamebooks in graphic novel form, and his novel work includes the young-adult science fiction espionage series Alex Unlimited.

Career[edit]

Dan Jolley began his writing career in the early nineties. His limited series Obergeist was voted Best Horror Comic of 2001 by Wizard magazine, and his DC Comics project JSA: The Unholy Three received an Eisner Award nomination for Best Limited Series of 2003.[citation needed] His other comics work includes Bloodhound, a series about an unpowered investigator into a super-powered serial killer in the DC Universe.[1]

May 2007 saw the debut of his first novel series, an original young-adult science fiction espionage story called Alex Unlimited, published by a joint venture of TokyoPop and HarperCollins.

He is also scripting several manga projects, including The Lost Warrior, which is an extension of the Warriors novel series by Erin Hunter,[2] and wrote the teen novelization of the 2008 motion picture Iron Man.

Jolley was on the design team of Icarus Studios' post-apocalyptic MMORPG, Fallen Earth. He now writes for video games from Activision and Ubisoft.[citation needed]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Five Elements Book 1: The Emerald Tablet, HarperCollins, New York, October 2016
  • Gray Widow’s Walk, Seventh Star Press, Louisville, May 2016
  • Transformers 2 Junior Novel (motion picture novelization), HarperCollins, New York, May 2009
  • Alex Unlimited Book 3: True Chemistry, TokyoPop/HarperCollins, New York, April 2008
  • Iron Man Teen Novelization (motion picture novelization), HarperCollins, New York, March 2008
  • Alex Unlimited Book 2: Split-Second Sight, TokyoPop/HarperCollins, New York, September 2007
  • Alex Unlimited Book 1: The Vosarak Code, TokyoPop/HarperCollins, New York, May 2007
  • Angel: Vengeance, Simon & Shuster, New York, August 2002 (Co-written with Scott Ciencin)
  • Star Trek SCE: Some Assembly Required, Pocket Books, New York, January 2002 (Co-written with Scott Ciencin)

Video Games[edit]

  • Chronos (Oculus Rift), Gunfire Games, March 2016
  • Mafia 3 (Xbox 1, PS4, PC), 2K Games/Hangar 13, 2016
  • Dying Light (Xbox 1, PS4, PC), Techland, January 2015
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360, PS3, PC), 2K Games, August 2013
  • Transformers Prime: The Game (Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS), Activision/Nowpro, October 2012
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360, PS3, PC), Activision/High Moon Studios, August 2012
  • Prototype 2 (Xbox 360, PS3), Activision/Radical Entertainment, April 2012
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii), Activision/High Moon Studios & Behavior Interactive, July 2011
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron (Xbox 360, PS3, PC), Activision/High Moon Studios, June 2010
  • Transformers: Cybertron Adventures (Wii), Activision/Next Level Games, June 2010
  • James Cameron's Avatar (Nintendo DS), Ubisoft Montreal, December 2009
  • Fallen Earth (PC), Icarus Studios, September 2009

Comics[edit]

  • LARP!, three 80-page graphic novels, Dark Horse Comics, Portland, May 2015
  • The Savage Sword of Robert E. Howard: The Maid of Winter’s Night, short story, Dark Horse Comics, Portland, July 2014
  • Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy, six-issue mini-series, Dark Horse Comics, Portland, February 2014
  • Eerie: Invulnerable, short story, Dark Horse Comics, Portland, February 2014
  • Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine, five-issue mini-series, Dark Horse Comics, Portland, October 2013
  • Wrapped Up in You (My Boyfriend is a Monster #10), Lerner Books, Minneapolis, May 2012
  • My Boyfriend Bites (My Boyfriend is a Monster #3), Lerner Books, Minneapolis, July 2011
  • Warcraft: Death Knight, TokyoPop, Los Angeles, November 2009
  • Warcraft Legends: Bloodsail Buccaneer, short story, TokyoPop, Los Angeles, June 2009
  • Warcraft Legends: Crusader's Blood, short story, TokyoPop, Los Angeles, March 2009
  • Warcraft Legends: Miles to Go, short story, TokyoPop, Los Angeles, November 2008
  • Warcraft Legends: How to Win Friends, short story, TokyoPop, Los Angeles, August 2008
  • Warriors: Warrior's Return, HarperCollins, ISBN 0061252336, 2008
  • Warriors: Warrior's Refuge, HarperCollins, ISBN 006125231X, 2007
  • Warriors: The Lost Warrior, HarperCollins, ISBN 0061240206, 2007
  • Angel: Choice Cuts, one issue in five-issue mini-series, IDW Studios, San Diego, 2006
  • Hell, Michigan, four-issue mini-series, FC9 Publishing, Morristown, 2005
  • G.I. Joe Vs. The Transformers II, four-issue mini-series, Devil’s Due / Image Comics, Chicago, 2005
  • G.I. Joe Vs. The Transformers I, two issues in five-issue mini-series, Devil’s Due / Image Comics, Chicago, 2004
  • Bloodhound #1-10 (with Leonard Kirk, DC Comics, 2004–2005)
  • Firestorm, ongoing series (DC Comics, 2004–2005)
  • Micronauts (3-issue mini-series, Devil's Due, 2004)
  • Vampirella: The Choir in the Mist, one issue, Harris Comics, New York, 2004
  • Metal Hurlant: Worship Service, short story, Humanoids Comics, Los Angeles, 2004
  • Voltron, ongoing series, Devil’s Due / Image Comics, Chicago, 2003-2004
  • G.I. Joe Frontline: Icebound, four-issue mini-series, Devil’s Due / Image Comics, Chicago, 2003
  • Micronauts, ongoing series, Devil’s Due / Image Comics, Chicago, 2003-2004
  • JSA: The Unholy Three (DC Comics, 2003)
  • Superman Adventures, three issues, DC Comics, New York, 2002
  • Sabretooth: Mary Shelley Overdrive (4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, 2002)
  • Purgatori, ongoing series (Chaos! Comics, 2002)
  • Obergeist (Top Cow Productions, 2001–2002)
  • JLA: Gods and Monsters (with Josh Krach), DC Comics, 2001
  • Lazarus 5 (DC Comics, 2000)
  • JSA: The Liberty Files (DC Comics, 2000)
  • Doctor Strange: The Flight of Bones (4-issue mini-series, Marvel Knights, 1999)
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines, two issues in ten-issue mini-series, Dark Horse Comics, Milwaukie, 1993
  • Universal Monsters: The Mummy, one-shot special, Dark Horse Comics, Milwaukie, 1992

Educational Comics[edit]

  • Twisted Journeys: Shipwrecked on Mad Island, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, August, 2009
  • Graphic Universe: Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death (A Mayan Tale), Lerner Books, Minneapolis, March 2009
  • Graphic Universe: Guan Yu: Blood Brothers to the End (A Chinese Tale), Lerner Books, Minneapolis, March 2009
  • Twisted Journeys: Agent Mongoose & the Hypno-Beam Scheme, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, February 2009
  • Graphic Universe: Pigling: A Cinderella Story (A Korean Tale), Lerner Books, Minneapolis, November 2008
  • Twisted Journeys: Vampire Hunt, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, September 2008
  • Twisted Journeys: Alien Incident on Planet J, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, September 2008
  • Twisted Journeys: The Time Travel Trap, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, February 2008
  • Graphic Universe: The Smoking Mountain: The Story of Popocatepetl & Iztaccihuatl (An Aztec Tale), Lerner Books, Minneapolis, January 2008
  • Twisted Journeys: Escape From Pyramid X, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, July 2007
  • Graphic Universe: Odysseus: Escaping Poseidon's Curse, Lerner Books, Minneapolis, June 2007

Awards[edit]

  • Best Horror Story of 2001, Wizard Magazine Awards, for Obergeist
  • Nominated for Best Mini-series of 2003, Eisner Awards, for JSA: The Unholy Three

References[edit]

Other sources

External links[edit]