Michael Alan Nelson

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Michael Alan Nelson
Born (1971-06-06) June 6, 1971 (age 47)
Portage, Indiana, United States
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer
Notable works
28 Days Later (comics)
Supergirl
Day Men
http://www.MichaelAlanNelson.com

Michael Alan Nelson (born June 6, 1971) is an American comic book writer and novelist. He is best known for the comic book and novel series Hexed, Supergirl comics, and co-writing the "Day Men" comics series. Nelson has written over 30 graphic novels.

Nelson has co-written a variety of graphic novels with notable collaborators from "Malignant Man" with film director James Wan to "Insurrection 3.6" with screenwriter Blake Masters to actor Peter Facinelli on "Protocol Orphans" to "The Last Reign: Kings of War" with Wild Hogs director Walt Becker.

Nelson has worked with some of the top comic book artists in the industry. His series "Day Men" features artwork by the illustrator Brian Stelfreeze. Illustrators such as Paul Pope (Hexed), Sean Phillips (28 Days Later), Tim Bradstreet (28 Days Later), and John Cassaday (Swordsmith Assassin) have generated covers for Nelson's series. Nelson's series also showcased artists that would go on to have high-profile careers such as Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly), Declan Shalvey, and Matteo Scalera (Black Science (comics)).

Nelson has written two series tapping world-famous classic pulp authors: his adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Hawks of Outremer" and a modern spin on H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos in "Fall of Cthulhu".

Awards[edit]

  • 2004 New Times 55 Fiction contest for short-short "The Conspirators"
  • 2011 Glyph Award: "Best Female Character": Selena from the series "28 Days Later (comics)".[1]
  • 2014 nomination "The Ghastly Awards" for "Best Archival Collection" for 28 Days Later (comics).[2]

Film adaptations[edit]

  • October 22, 2012 The Hollywood Reporter announced that Paramount Pictures had picked up "Insurrection 3.6" for development as a feature film with Michael De Luca and Matt Tolmach producing.[3]
  • August 19, 2013 Deadline.com disclosed that Universal Pictures had acquired the rights to Day Men as a movie in "a pre-emptive seven-figure bid."[4]
  • On June 17, 2014 Deadline.com reported that Fox has picked up Malignant Man for film development with James Wan attached to direct.[5] In August 2017, Rebecca Thomas was hired to direct the movie.[6]
  • On August 19, 2015 Deadline.com reported that Fox TV picked up "Protocol: Orphans" for development.[7]

Novel[edit]

  • October 21, 2014 Pyr (publisher) announced the publication of a YA novel based on Nelson's comic book series Hexed: Hexed: Sisters of Witchdown (ISBN 978-1633880566).[8] The Mary Sue website excerpted Chapter 2 of the novel on April 28[9] and Pyr released the novel on May 5, 2015.[10]

Short comics stories[edit]

  • Cthulhu Tales short story "The Beach" (with Andrew Ritchie), BOOM! Studios, July 2006.[11]
  • Cthulhu Tales: The Rising short story "For You" (with Andrew Ritchie), BOOM! Studios, February 2007.[12]
  • Cthulhu Tales (ongoing series) #1 short story "The Farm" (with Sunder Raj), BOOM! Studios, March 2008.[13]
  • Cthulhu Tales (ongoing series) #5 short story "The Doorman" (with Milton Sobreiro), BOOM! Studios, July 2008.[14]
  • Fear the Dead one shot (with various artists), BOOM! Studios, April 2006.[15]
  • Ninja Tales short story, BOOM! Studios, January 2007.[16]
  • Pirate Tales short story, BOOM! Studios, April 2006.[17]
  • Zombie Tales short story "Severance" (with Joe Abraham), BOOM! Studios, June 2005.[18]
  • Zombie Tales: Oblivion short story "Riot Grrrl" (with Andy Kuhn), BOOM! Studios, October 2005.[19]
  • Zombie Tales: The Dead short story "The Miracle of Bethany" (with Lee Moder), BOOM! Studios, April 2006.[20]

Individual comic book issues[edit]

  • Action Comics 23.1: Cyborg Superman one shot (with Mike Hawthorne), DC Comics, September 4, 2013.[21]

Collected editions[edit]

Title ISBN Release Date Collected Material
28 Days Later Volume 1: London Calling HC ISBN 1-60886-505-3
SC: ISBN 1-60886-622-X
March 23, 2010
September 7, 2010
28 Days Later #1-4.
28 Days Later Volume 2: Bend in the Road SC: ISBN 1-60886-635-1 December 7, 2010 28 Days Later #5-8.
28 Days Later Volume 3: Hot Zone SC: ISBN 1-60886-631-9 March 1, 2011 28 Days Later #9-12.
28 Days Later Volume 4: Gangwar SC: ISBN 1-60886-650-5 June 7, 2011 28 Days Later #13-16.
28 Days Later Volume 5: Ghost Town SC: ISBN 1-60886-651-3 September 6, 2011 28 Days Later #17-20.
28 Days Later Volume 6: Homecoming SC: ISBN 1-60886-652-1 December, 2011 28 Days Later #21-24
28 Days Later Omnibus SC: ISBN 978-1608863860 March 11, 2014 28 Days Later Volumes 1-6
The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles SC: ISBN 1-60886-652-1 March 2011 The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles #1-4.
Day Men SC: ISBN 978-1608863938 November 12, 2014 Day Men #1-4.
Day Men Pen and Ink SC: ISBN December 2013 Day Men #1 & #2.
Dead Run SC: ISBN 978-1608860036 December 2009 Dear Run #1-4.
Dingo SC: ISBN 978-1608860197 September 7, 2010 Dingo #1-4.
Dominion SC: ISBN 978-1934506424 September 1, 2008 Dominion #1-5.
Fall of Cthulhu Volume 1: The Fugue SC: ISBN 978-1934506196 March 11, 2008 Fall of Cthulhu #0-4.
Fall of Cthulhu Volume 2: The Gathering SC: ISBN 978-1934506493 October 1, 2008 Fall of Cthulhu #5-8.
Fall of Cthulhu Volume 3: The Gray Man SC: ISBN 978-1934506509 December 1, 2008 Fall of Cthulhu #9-12.
Fall of Cthulhu Volume 4: Godwar SC: ISBN 978-1934506578 April 1, 2009 Fall of Cthulhu #13-16.
Fall of Cthulhu Volume 5: Apocalypse SC: ISBN 978-1934506936 March 23, 2010 Fall of Cthulhu #17-20.
Fall of Cthulhu Volume 6: Nemesis SC: ISBN 978-1934506943 March 23, 2010 Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis #1-4.
Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus SC: ISBN 978-1608864041 October 7, 2014 Fall of Cthulhu Volumes 1-6
Hexed SC: ISBN 978-1934506776 March 9, 2010 Hexed #1-4.
The Last Reign: Kings of War SC: ISBN 978-1934506929 March 23, 2010 The Last Reign: Kings of War #1-5.
Malignant Man SC: ISBN 978-1608860708 January 3, 2012 Malignant Man #1-4.
Pale Horse SC: ISBN 978-1608860371 March 1, 2011 Pale Horse #1-4.
Protocol: Orphans SC: ISBN 1608864324 November 11, 2014 Protocol: Orphans #1-4.
The Ravagers Volume 2: Heavenly Destruction SC: 978-1401243135 February 11, 2014 Ravagers #8-12 and 0.
Robert E. Howard's Hawks of Outremer SC: ISBN 978-1608860418 February 1, 2011 Hawks of Outremer #1-4.
Second Wave Volume 1 SC: ISBN 978-1934506066 March 1, 2008 Second Wave #1-6.
Swordsmith Assassin SC: ISBN 978-1608860074 August 2009 Swordsmith Assassin #1-4.
Supergirl: Volume 3: Sanctuary (The New 52) SC: ISBN 978-1401243180 February 18, 2014 Supergirl (2011 5th series) #13-19.
Supergirl: Volume 4: Out of the Past (The New 52) SC: ISBN 978-1401247003 July 22, 2014 Supergirl (2011 5th series) #21-26.
Valen: The Outcast Volume 1: Abomination SC: ISBN 978-1608862573 July 2, 2012 Valen the Outcast #1-4.
Valen: The Outcast Volume 2 SC: ISBN 978-1608862849 December 11, 2012 Valen the Outcast #5-8.
X Isle SC: ISBN 978-1934506097 November 1, 2007 X Isle #1-4.
Zombie Tales Volume 1[18] SC: ISBN 978-1934506028 September 1, 2007 Short stories "Severance" from "Zombie Tales" one shot, "Riot Grrl" from "Zombie Tales: Oblivion" and "The Miracle of Bethany" from "Zombie Tales: The Dead"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glyph Comics Awards :: East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention". Ecbacc.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  2. ^ Melrose, Kevin (2015-02-02). "Nominees revealed for 2014 Ghastly Awards - Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesRobot 6 @ Comic Book Resources". Robot6.comicbookresources.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  3. ^ "Comic 'Insurrection' to Become Film at Paramount (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  4. ^ Yamato, Jen (2013-08-19). "Universal Options Action-Horror Comic 'Day Men' From '2 Guns' Publisher Boom! Studios". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike (2014-06-17). "Fox Acquires 'Malignant Man' With James Wan Eyeing To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (7 August 2017). "'Stranger Things' Director to Helm Sci-Fi Thriller 'Malignant' at Fox (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-07-19). "'Protocol Orphans' BOOM! Graphic Novel From Peter Facinelli Gets TV Adaptation". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  8. ^ "Hexed". Edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com. 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  9. ^ Cox, Carolyn (2015-04-28). "Exclusive: Chapter 2 of Michael Alan Nelson's Hexed: The Sisters of Witchdown". The Mary Sue. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  10. ^ "Pyr | Science Fiction + Fantasy". Pyrsf.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  11. ^ "Cthulhu Tales (2006) #1". Comic Book DB. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  12. ^ "Cthulhu Tales: The Rising (2007) #1". Comic Book DB. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  13. ^ "Cthulhu Tales #1 - The Eyes Of Madness (Issue)". Comicvine.com. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  14. ^ "Cthulhu Tales #5 - The Doorman (Issue)". Comicvine.com. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  15. ^ "Fear the Dead #1 (Issue)". Comicvine.com. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  16. ^ "Ninja Tales #1 - Ninja Tales (Issue)". Comicvine.com. 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  17. ^ "Pirate Tales #1 (Issue)". Comicvine.com. 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  18. ^ a b "GCD :: Issue :: Zombie Tales #1". Comics.org. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  19. ^ "Zombie Tales: Oblivion (2005) #1". Comic Book DB. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  20. ^ "Zombie Tales: The Dead (2006) #1". Comic Book DB. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  21. ^ "ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN". DC Comics. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2015-07-17.

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