Current WorkAfter the recent release of Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man #700 ended the The Amazing Spider-Man series Dan
Slott is now writing a new comic for Marvel NOW! It will be known as currently writing Superior Spider-Man and the first issue is released on 09/01/2013for Marvel.
Born in 1967, in Berkeley, California, Dan Slott would eventually enter the comic book industry as an intern at Marvel Comics in the early 1990's for (then) editor Fabian Nicieza. Dan was a senior in college at the time and had taken the non-paying position as a way to meet people, and to learn the business of comics. After a few months, Slott was told that Marvel wanted to hire him for a staff position, but only after he finished his college education. After he graduated he was put on the Marvel Staff writing full time. In the following years Slott served as Marvel's art returnist, an assistant editor, and gave guided tours of the offices. He also worked as both a freelance writer and last-minute colorist.
Slott was eventually offered a writing gig at DC Comics and would write Arkham Asylum: Living Hell. The success of that series led to Marvel offering Dan an exclusive contract, and his return to the "House of Ideas" would see him launch a new She-Hulk series in 2005 focusing on her role in the Marvel Universe as a "superhuman lawyer", specializing in superhuman affairs. After the commercial success of that series Slott would go on to become one of the writers on The Amazing Spider-Man in 2007.
Over the years Slott would write such works as The Thing (that characters first solo series in more than 20 years), Spider-Man/Human Torch, G.L.A: Misassembled, and Avengers: The Initiative (among others) which launched in the wake of Marvel's hugely successful Civil War event.
As one of the four writers of the currently thrice-monthly Amazing Spider-Man, Dan Slott was the first writer to contribute to the controversial Brand New Day story arc with issue #546. Slott has since continued his work on the flagship Spider-Man title, as well as taking over the writing duties on Mighty Avengers from Brian Michael Bendis.
Starting in November of 2010, Slott became the sole writer of Amazing Spider-Man beginning with the Big Time story arc. He wrote the first major Spider-Man event following Big Time, entitled Spider Island, starting in the summer of 2011.
Dan wrote the 2010 Spiderman Video Game Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions from Activision game studio.
Characters Created by Dan Slott
- Agent Cheesecake
- Baron Von Blitzschlag
- Dexter Bennet
- Carlie Cooper
- Vin Gonzales
- Great White Shark
- Max Modell
- Mister Negative
- Michael Van Patrick
- Red King