It’s a body of work that’s so powerful, you may wonder if Dan Jurgens wears a cape himself.
If you are a fan of DC Comics or Marvel Comics, you have likely been influenced by Dan’s creative genius. Having written or drawn most every major title published by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, Dan’s passion for writing and drawing has left an indelible mark on the industry. Jurgens began his career with DC Comics as artist on THE WARLORD. Shortly after, he created, wrote and drew BOOSTER GOLD for DC. He continued with stints on FLASH GORDON, GREEN ARROW, and THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Most notably, he logged a ten-year run as writer/artist on SUPERMAN, including the best-selling Death of Superman for which he won the National Cartoonists Society Award for Best in Comic Book Division. Jurgens followed up with the mega-hit crossover ZERO HOUR, which redefined the DC Universe.
He moved to Marvel Comics and launched a new Spider-Man series, THE SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN. Jurgens then logged seven years writing THE MIGHTY THOR and also wrote and drew CAPTAIN AMERICA. In 2005, Jurgens shifted into the world of book publishing to write and illustrate ‘You Can Draw Marvel Characters’ for Dorling Kindersley Publishing. Jurgens has since returned to DC Comics where he helped relaunch, write and draw BOOSTER GOLD, which he first created in 1985. He moved on to write and draw TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT and revisit the Death of Superman in DC UNIVERSE: LEGACIES. In 2011, Dan returned to writing and drawing BOOSTER GOLD in order to make it part of a very special storyline involving the entire universe of DC characters.
As part of DC Comics’ major NEW 52 launch, Dan was heavily involved in two projects. He started with JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, which focused on a team of global heroes serving as earth’s protectors. The team was lead by Dan’s creation, Booster Gold. In addition, Dan drew the newly launched GREEN ARROW series, featuring a dramatic new vision of DC’s Emerald Archer. Dan followed that up with a return to the SUPERMAN and FIRESTORM titles, which he wrote and drew.
In 2014, Dan was one of the writers on the weekly NEW 52: FUTURES END series, which explored DC’s future. That led to DC’s CONVERGENCE event and SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK, which reestablished Superman as DC’s pre-eminent hero and also introduced his son Jon. As part of DC’s incredibly popular 2016 REBIRTH effort, Dan wrote two titles. The first was DC Comics’ longest running title, ACTION COMICS, which debuted on newsstands in 1938, starring SUPERMAN. Dan revitalized the Man of Steel with a different approach and continued that all way through ACTION COMICS #1000.Dan also took over BATMAN BEYOND, which tells the story of BATMAN forty years in the future. Dan continues with that title today while also writing the adventures of Dick Grayson in NIGHTWING. As if that wasn’t enough, Dan is also writing TITANS GIANT, one of DC Comics’ titles that are exclusive to Walmart.