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Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
(born June 27, 1959) is an American comic book
American comic book
writer and artist. He is known for his work on the DC comic book storyline "The Death of Superman" and for creating characters such as Doomsday, Hank Henshaw and Booster Gold. Jurgens had a lengthy run on the Superman comic books including The Adventures of Superman, Superman vol. 2
Superman vol. 2
and Action Comics.

Contents

1 Career

1.1 1980s 1.2 1990s 1.3 2000s 1.4 2010s

2 Personal life 3 Awards 4 Bibliography

4.1 Dark Horse 4.2 DC 4.3 Marvel 4.4 Valiant Comics

5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] 1980s[edit] After graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
in 1981, Jurgens' first professional comic work was for DC Comics
DC Comics
on The Warlord #63 (Nov. 1982).[2] He was hired due to a recommendation of Warlord creator Mike Grell
Mike Grell
who was deeply impressed by Jurgens' work after being shown his private portfolio at a convention.[3] In 1984, Jurgens was the artist for the Sun Devils limited series (July 1984 – June 1985), with writers Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. Jurgens would make his debut as a comic book writer with Sun Devils. He began scripting from Conway's plots with #8 (Feb. 1985) and fully took over the writing duties on the title with #10 (April 1985).[4] In 1985, Jurgens created the character Booster Gold,[5] who became a member of the Justice League. Jurgens was one of the contributors to the DC Challenge limited series in 1986.[6] His first work on Superman
Superman
was as penciller for The Adventures of Superman
Superman
Annual #1 (1987).[2] In 1988, Jurgens provided pencil art for the Deadman short stories which were written by Mike Baron in the short-lived anthology Action Comics Weekly from issues #601–612.[7] He then had a run as artist of Green Arrow with writer Mike Grell
Mike Grell
from 1988–1990. In 1989, Jurgens began working full-time on the Superman
Superman
character when he took over the writing/pencilling of the monthly The Adventures of Superman.[2] 1990s[edit] Jurgens was the penciller of the 1991 limited series Armageddon 2001 and co-created the hero Waverider with Archie Goodwin.[8] Jurgens helped writer Louise Simonson
Louise Simonson
and artist Jon Bogdanove launch a new Superman
Superman
title, Superman: The Man of Steel in July 1991[9] and assumed the writing/pencilling of the main Superman
Superman
comic book with issue No. 57 (July 1991).[2] He created a supporting hero named Agent Liberty[10] in issue No. 60 (Oct. 1991) and then worked on the "Panic in the Sky" crossover in 1992.[11] During his run on Superman, Jurgens created two major villains, Doomsday and the Cyborg Superman. Doomsday was the main antagonist in "The Death of Superman" storyline which saw the iconic hero killed in an issue consisting entirely of splash pages.[12] The Cyborg Superman
Superman
was an existing character which Jurgens reintroduced in The Adventures of Superman
Superman
#500[13] for the "Reign of the Supermen" storyline. Jurgens wrote and drew Justice League
Justice League
America (#61–77 April 1992 – July 1993)[14] and in 1993 pencilled the Metal Men
Metal Men
four-issue miniseries,[2] which was a retcon of their origin story. Jurgens wrote and pencilled the crossover series Zero Hour.[15] and the Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey miniseries, both in 1994. Jurgens scripted and provided layout art for the Superman
Superman
vs. Aliens miniseries. The story featured a battle between Superman
Superman
and the aliens created by H. R. Giger
H. R. Giger
(a.k.a. the Xenomorphs), from the titular film series. It was co-published by Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics
and DC in 1995. In the same year, he gave up the pencilling duties on Superman. In 1996 Jurgens and Italian artist Claudio Castellini
Claudio Castellini
worked on the highly publicized crossover Marvel vs DC.[16] Jurgens was one of the many creators who worked on the Superman: The Wedding Album one-shot in 1996 which featured the title character's marriage to Lois Lane.[17] Jurgens developed the Tangent Comics imprint for DC the following year.[18] In January 1996, Jurgens was writer and penciller of the new Spider-Man
Spider-Man
series, The Sensational Spider-Man, at Marvel Comics.[2][19] The title was initially conceived to be the flagship showcase for the new Ben Reilly Spider-Man. The initial seven issues (#0–6, January–July 1996) were written and pencilled by Jurgens. Jurgens pushed strongly for the restoration of Peter Parker as the true Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and plans were made to enact this soon, but Bob Harras, the new Editor-in-chief, demanded the story be deferred until after the "Onslaught" storyline. Jurgens had by this stage become disillusioned with the immense amount of group planning and constant changes of ideas and directions and took this as the last straw, resigning from the title. In a past interview several years after his Spider-Man
Spider-Man
run, Jurgens stated that he would like to have another chance on the character, since his run was with the Ben Reilly character during the Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Clone Saga, and not Peter Parker. Jurgens wrote and pencilled Teen Titans
Teen Titans
(vol. 2) for its entire two-year, 24-issue run (October 1996 – September 1998). George Pérez, the co-creator of The New Teen Titans
Teen Titans
served as inker for the series' first 15 issues. After 10 years working on the Superman character, Jurgens ended his run as writer with Superman vol. 2
Superman vol. 2
#150 (Nov. 1999). Also in 1999, Jurgens was writer and layout artist for the tabloid-sized graphic novel Superman/Fantastic Four, with finished art by his former The Adventures of Superman
Superman
inker Art Thibert.[20] Jurgens worked with Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
as writer on Thor vol. 2 with pencilling by John Romita Jr.[21] and as writer/artist on Captain America vol. 3. In 1995 he was writer/penciller on Solar #46 from Valiant Comics
Valiant Comics
wherein he worked with inker Dick Giordano
Dick Giordano
and with penciller Tom Grindberg joining in with issues #51–54 after Jurgens relinquished penciller duties with issue #50. Jurgens was the debut writer of the Tomb Raider: The Series comic book series licensed to Top Cow Productions
Top Cow Productions
and Image Comics, which in 1999. The debut issue of Tomb Raider was the number one selling comic book of that year. Jurgens was writer of the series until issue #21.[2] 2000s[edit] In 2000, Jurgens was the writer and provided layouts for the four issue prestige miniseries Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze, with finishes provided by Phil Jimenez. Jurgens wrote Aquaman vol. 3 from issue #63 (Jan. 2000) until its cancellation with issue #75 (Jan. 2001). In November 2002, he wrote and pencilled the four-issue weekly miniseries Superman: Day of Doom (Jan. 2003),[2] which marked the 10 year anniversary of "The Death of Superman" storyline from 1992. After a hiatus from comics, he returned to DC Comics, providing layouts for the lead story in the Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 special (April 2006) and provided art for the weekly series 52 and to the six-issue limited series Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Blüdhaven written by Jimmy Palmiotti
Jimmy Palmiotti
and Justin Grey.[22] Jurgens collaborated with writer/creator Marv Wolfman
Marv Wolfman
on the Nightwing series for issues #125–128. On Metamorpho: Year One, Jurgens was writer and penciller for the first two issues with Mike Norton
Mike Norton
drawing issues #3–6. Jurgens was writer and artist of the "History of the Multiverse" back-up stories in the weekly Countdown which appeared in issues #49–38. At the Los Angeles Comic Con in March 2007, DC announced a new, ongoing Booster Gold
Booster Gold
series written by Geoff Johns, pencilled by Jurgens, and inked by Norm Rapmund
Norm Rapmund
to begin shortly after the end of 52.[23] He was the writer of Tangent: Superman's Reign limited series in 2008, revisiting the Tangent Comics characters and wrote and illustrated an issue of The Brave and the Bold
The Brave and the Bold
vol. 2 No. 23 (July 2009), which featured Booster Gold
Booster Gold
and Magog.[2] 2010s[edit] Jurgens was amongst the creative talent of DC Comics' The New 52 relaunch in 2011, becoming the writer of the new Justice League International series with artist Aaron Lopresti[24] and the artist of the new Green Arrow
Green Arrow
series with writer J. T. Krul
J. T. Krul
and inker George Pérez. He became co-writer of Green Arrow
Green Arrow
with Keith Giffen on issues #3–6. DC announced in October 2011 that Jurgens would return to Superman, co-writing and drawing, the self-titled Superman
Superman
series with Giffen. Their first issue was #7 (cover dated May 2012).[25] During 2012–2013, Jurgens was writer and artist of Fury of the Firestorms: The Nuclear Men from issues #13–20, where the series was canceled.[2] In 2014, he and Giffen together with Jeff Lemire
Jeff Lemire
and Brian Azzarello
Brian Azzarello
co-wrote The New 52: Futures End.[26] In 2015, Jurgens became the writer for Batman Beyond, starting with issue #1 in June 2015.[27] He was writer of the two-issue miniseries Convergence: Superman
Superman
in 2015, and was the writer for Superman: Lois and Clark from 2015 to 2016. As part of the DC Rebirth
DC Rebirth
relaunch of 2016, Jurgens is writing Action Comics, with the series return to the previous numbering, beginning with issue #957.[28] Personal life[edit] Jurgens is married with two children, Quinn Jurgens and Seth Jurgens.[29] Awards[edit] Jurgens was awarded the 1994 National Cartoonists Society
National Cartoonists Society
Award for Best Comic Book.[30] Bibliography[edit] Dark Horse[edit]

Superman
Superman
vs. Aliens #1–3 (story and layout art) (1995)

DC[edit]

52 #2–11, 24, 35, 43 (2006–2007) Action Comics
Action Comics
#601–612 (Deadman short stories pencils), #650, 667 (1988, 1990–1991), #957–1000 (writer, 2016–2018) Action Comics
Action Comics
Special
Special
#1 (writer, 2018) The Adventures of Superman
Superman
#452–470, 472–478, 480, 492, 500 (writer and penciller, 1989–1993); Annual #1 (pencils, 1987) Agent Liberty
Agent Liberty
Special
Special
# 1 (writer and cover artist, 1992) Aquaman
Aquaman
vol. 3 #63–75 (writer, 2000–2001) Aquaman
Aquaman
and The Others #1–11 (writer, 2014–2015) Armageddon 2001
Armageddon 2001
#1–2 (artist, 1991) Batman #359, 568 (1983–1999) Annual No. 9 (1985) (pencils) Batman Beyond vol. 5 #1–16 (writer, 2015–2016) Batman Beyond vol. 6 #1– (writer, 2016–present) Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 (writer, 2016) Booster Gold
Booster Gold
#1–25 (artist, 1986–1988) Booster Gold
Booster Gold
vol. 2 #1–12, 15–19, 21–31, 44–47 (artist, 2007–2008; writer/artist, 2009–2011) The Brave and the Bold
The Brave and the Bold
vol. 3 #23 (writer/artist, 2009) Convergence #0 (writer, 2015) Convergence: Superman
Superman
#1–2 (writer/artist, 2015) Countdown (writer and artist of the "History of the Multiverse" back-up stories in issues #49-38) (2007) Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Blüdhaven #1–6 (2006) (pencils) DC Challenge
DC Challenge
#6 (1986) DC Universe: Legacies #7–8 (2011) Firestorm: The Nuclear Man vol. 3 #33 (2007) (layouts only) Flash Gordon #1–9 (miniseries) (writer/artist, 1989) Fury of the Firestorms: The Nuclear Men #13–20 (writer and pencils 2012–2013) Green Arrow
Green Arrow
#13–14, 17–18, 21–24, 27–30, 33–34 (pencils) (1988–1990) Green Arrow
Green Arrow
vol. 4 #1–5 (pencils); #3–6 (co-writer) (2011–2012) Infinite Crisis
Infinite Crisis
Secret Files 2006 (2006) (layouts for lead story) Justice League
Justice League
America #61–77 (1992–1993) Justice League
Justice League
International #1–12 (writer, 2011–2012) Metal Men
Metal Men
vol. 2 #1–4 (layouts) (1993) Metamorpho: Year One #1–6 (writer; artist for issues 1 and 2 only, 2007) The New Teen Titans
Teen Titans
vol. 2 #6 (pencils, 1984) Nightwing
Nightwing
#125–128 (2006–2007) Sun Devils #1–12 (writer and artist) (1984–1985) Superman vol. 2
Superman vol. 2
#29, 57–146, 148, 150, 700, 0, Annual #3, 5, #9–10 (writer: 1991–1999; pencils: 1991–1995) Superman
Superman
vol. 3 #7–12 (writer and pencils 2012) Superman
Superman
80-Page Giant #1 (1999) (cover artist pencils and writer for 10-page short story) Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey (limited series; story and layouts) #1–4 (1994) Superman: The Doomsday Wars #1–3 (1998–1999) Superman: Day of Doom #1–4 (2003) Superman: Lois and Clark #1–8 (writer, 2015–2016) Superman: Secret Files #1 (writer and layout art for lead story; plus pencil art for character profiles) (1998) Superman/ Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four
#1 (writer and layout art, with finished art by Art Thibert) (1999) Tangent: Superman's Reign #1–12 (2008–2009) (writer) Teen Titans
Teen Titans
vol. 2 #1–24 (1996–1998) Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1–6 (2010 mini series) (writer/artist) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #319–325 (1985) Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze #1–4 (prestige miniseries. writer and layouts, with finishes by Phil Jimenez) (2000) The Warlord #63–88, 91 (artist) (1982–1985) Zero Hour #0–4 (1994)

Marvel[edit]

Captain America
Captain America
vol. 3 #25–50 (writer), #33–50 (penciller); Annual 2000; Annual 2001 (2000–2002) Daredevil #224 (penciller) (1985) The Sensational Spider-Man
Spider-Man
#0–6 (writer and penciller) (1996) Thor vol. 2 #1–79 (writer); Annual 1999; Annual 2000; Annual 2001 (1998–2004)

Valiant Comics[edit]

Solar # 46–54 writer/penciller on #46–50; writer only on #51–54 (1995)

References[edit]

^ Worden, Mark (November 15, 1983). "Dan Jurgens: On Warlord, Mike Grell, And Comics In General". Amazing Heroes. Fantagraphics Books (35): 48–58.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
at the Grand Comics Database ^ "Dan Jurgens". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original on January 5, 2014.  ^ Johnson, Dan (August 2017). "Bringing the Heat With the Sun Devils: An Interview With Gerry Conway and Dan Jurgens". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 31–33.  ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The DC Universe gained one of its most peculiar stars in the first issue of writer/artist Dan Jurgens' Booster Gold
Booster Gold
series. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Greenberger, Robert (August 2017). "It Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time: A Look at the DC Challenge!". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 39.  ^ Martin, Brian (August 2017). "Where the Action is...Weekly". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 65–66.  ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 250: " Armageddon 2001
Armageddon 2001
was the DC Comics event of the summer...Written by Archie Goodwin and Denny O'Neil, and drawn by penciler Dan Jurgens, Armageddon 2001
Armageddon 2001
chronicled the birth of time-traveling hero Waverider." ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 250: "DC editorial saw the chance to give their hero a fourth ongoing monthly book, Superman: The Man of Steel was born, with the first issue written by Louise Simonson
Louise Simonson
and with art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Bob McLeod, and Dan Jurgens." ^ Jurgens, Dan (w), Jurgens, Dan (p), Barreto, Eduardo (i). "Intergang --No More!" Superman
Superman
v2, 60 (October 1991), DC Comics ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 253: "In this seven-part adventure...writers Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern, and Louise Simonson, with artists Brett Breeding, Tom Grummett, Jon Bogdanove, and Bob McLeod assembled many of DC's favorite characters to defend the world." ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 258: "In Superman
Superman
#75...DC had killed their icon...in a dramatic finale delivered in splash images and written and drawn by artist Dan Jurgens, with finishes by Brett Breeding." ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 259: "The issue also featured four teaser comics that introduced a group of contenders all vying for the Superman
Superman
name...A Cyborg Superman
Superman
claimed he was the real Man of Steel in a short by storyteller Dan Jurgens." ^ Schweier, Philip (August 2012). "Justice League, Then and Now with Gerry Conway and Dan Jurgens". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (58): 70–72.  ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 266: "In DC's newest summer blockbuster Zero Hour, writer/artist Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
and finisher Jerry Ordway
Jerry Ordway
crafted a five-issue story that began with issue No. 4, and counted backward to zero." ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 272: "Written by Peter David and Ron Marz with art by Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
and Claudio Castellini, this four-issue miniseries event consisted of five major battles voted on in advance by reader ballots distributed to comic stores." ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 275: " The behind-the-scenes talent on the monumental issue appropriately spanned several generations of the Man of Tomorrow's career. Written by Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, David Michelinie, Louise Simonson, and Roger Stern, the one-shot featured the pencils of John Byrne, Gil Kane, Stuart Immonen, Paul Ryan, Jon Bogdanove, Kieron Dwyer, Tom Grummett, Dick Giordano, Jim Mooney, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy, Al Plastino, Barry Kitson, Ron Frenz, and Dan Jurgens." ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 281: "A series of nine one-shots springing from the imagination of writer/artist Dan Jurgens, the Tangent Comics imprint introduced an entirely new universe of heroes." ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 224. ISBN 978-0756692360. The new Spidey title felt fresh and exciting...Issue No. 0, written and penciled by Dan Jurgens, with Klaus Janson inking, provided a quick recap for newcomers. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Greenberg, Glenn (December 2012). "Tabloid Team-Ups The Giant-Size DC-Marvel Crossovers". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (61): 33–40.  ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 289. ISBN 978-0756641238. Thor thundered into his new ongoing series by writer Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
and artist John Romita Jr. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "2000s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 289. ISBN 978-1465424563. Writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and artists Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
and Gordon Purcell examined the ruins of Nightwing's former hometown. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Piccione, Sebastian (August 30, 2008). "The Gold Standard: Dan Jurgens Interview Part I". Project Fanboy. Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.  ^ Rogers, Vaneta (August 17, 2011). "The DCnU Take 2: Justice League International". Newsarama. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.  ^ Burlingame, Russ (October 16, 2011). "Dan of Steel: Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
on Joining Team Superman". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012. Superman
Superman
editor Matt Idelson contacted Keith and me and basically said, "Hey! How would you guys like to co-write, conspire and Dan draw Superman?” We started batting around different ideas, thoughts and notes and had a "go" a day or two later.  ^ Moore, Matt (December 11, 2013). "DC Readies Weekly Weekly Series, Futures End for Spring". Associated Press. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2013.  ^ Beedle, Tim (March 10, 2015). "A Brand New Beyond: Dan Jurgens
Dan Jurgens
and Bernard Chang Discuss Batman Beyond". DC Comics. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.  ^ Marston, George (March 26, 2016). " DC Comics
DC Comics
Rebirth Recap – Creative Teams, Schedule & a Few New Details". Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.  ^ Velez, Edward (April 4, 1993), "Kidsday Talking With Dan Jurgens", Newsday, p. 1  ^ "Division Awards: Comic Books". National Cartoonists Society. 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 

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