Daniel Way

Daniel Way is an American comic book writer, known for his work on Marvel Comics series such as Wolverine: Origins and Deadpool.

Daniel Way
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Born (1974-12-27) December 27, 1974 (age 46)
West Branch, Michigan[1]
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer
Notable works
Venom
Wolverine: Origins
Deadpool
AwardsXeric Grant
Official website

CareerEdit

Way received the Xeric Grant in 2000 for his debut publication, Violent Lifestyle. Through Violent Lifestyle, Way was introduced to Marvel Comics editor Axel Alonso, who hired Way for a Deathlok mini-series that was cancelled prior to publication.[2][3]

Way's first published work for Marvel was a two-part storyline in Spider-Man's Tangled Web,[4] followed by Gun Theory, a mini-series with artist Jon Proctor under the revived Epic Comics imprint that was cancelled after only two issues. Way continued to work for Marvel; his subsequent work for the publisher includes Wolverine, Agent X, Venom, Sabretooth: Open Season, Bullseye: Greatest Hits, Ghost Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Supreme Power: Nighthawk and Wolverine: Origins.[5][6]

After Deadpool appeared briefly in a Wolverine: Origins storyline, Way launched a new ongoing Deadpool series with artist Paco Medina.[7] Artist Carlo Barberi joined the series after the Secret Invasion tie-in opening arc,[8] followed by the Dark Reign tie-in storylines "How Low Can You Go?", which saw the return of Bob, Agent of HYDRA, and "Magnum Opus", a four-issue crossover with Thunderbolts.[9] In addition to writing the ongoing Deadpool series for four years, Way also contributed the script for the Deadpool video game, developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision in 2013,[10] the same year Way wrote the new volume of the Thunderbolts series launched a part of the company-wide Marvel NOW! initiative.[11][12]

BibliographyEdit

Early workEdit

  • Violent Lifestyle (with J. P. Dupras, self-published as Mad American Productions, 2000)
    • Despite being labeled as Volume One, Book One of Six, this issue was the only publication released in the series and by Mad American in general.
    • Way wanted to remake the story with "an improved script" and a new artist Jon Proctor,[13] but Way and Proctor ended up working on another project instead:
      • Gun Theory, a graphic novel that was turned into a 4-issue limited series after being picked up for publication via the short-lived revival of Marvel's Epic imprint.
        • Gun Theory #1–2 (with the last two issues solicited[14][15] but cancelled by Way and Proctor due to contractual disputes with Marvel,[16] 2003)
        • Bye-Bye, Harvey: A Gun Theory Short Story (prequel one-shot, self-published as Bad Press, 2006)
        • In 2013, Way and Proctor launched a Kickstarter campaign to release an "updated" and complete version of Gun Theory in the form of a graphic novel.[17]
        • While the campaign failed to get funded, the graphic novel was eventually published by Dark Horse as Gun Theory (160 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-6165-5657-9)

Marvel ComicsEdit

Other publishersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who is Daniel Way?". Bad Press Online. Archived from the original on April 14, 2006.
  2. ^ Brady, Matt (April 10, 2003). "ALONSO, WAY, & ROBERTSON ON DEATHLOK DETOUR". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Brice, Jason (November 18, 2003). "Marvel Cancels Deathlok Detour". Silver Bullet Comics. Archived from the original on November 23, 2003.
  4. ^ Weiland, Jonah (July 22, 2002). "DANIEL WAY GETS CAUGHT IN MARVEL'S 'TANGLED WEB'". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 6, 2002.
  5. ^ Contino, Jennifer (March 11, 2005). "DANIEL's WAY WITH WOLVERINE & NIGHTHAWK". COMICON.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2008.
  6. ^ Richards, Dave (November 22, 2005). "WAY TALKS THOSE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, "INCREDIBLE HULK" AND "WOLVERINE"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on December 6, 2007.
  7. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (April 19, 2008). "NYCC 08: Deadpool's New Lease on Life". IGN. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008.
  8. ^ Richards, Dave (October 16, 2008). "Merc With A Mouth To Feed: Daniel Way Talks Deadpool". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 18, 2008.
  9. ^ Richards, Dave (December 16, 2008). "Way Talks Deadpool & Thunderbolts, Bob". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008.
  10. ^ "Deadpool Put In Charge of Marketing Deadpool Game". The Escapist. July 20, 2013. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013.
  11. ^ Ching, Albert (September 12, 2012). "Daniel Way Unleashes Red Hulk's Loud and Proud THUNDERBOLTS". Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012.
  12. ^ Richards, Dave (March 29, 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Way Hands "Thunderbolts" Off To Charles Soule". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Welcome back to Mad America". Archived from the original on January 29, 2001.
  14. ^ Weiland, Jonah (July 23, 2003). "MARVEL COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR PRODUCT SHIPPING OCTOBER, 2003". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 8, 2003.
  15. ^ Weiland, Jonah (August 26, 2003). "MARVEL COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR PRODUCT SHIPPING NOVEMBER, 2003". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 9, 2003.
  16. ^ Richards, Dave (April 17, 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Way & Proctor Formulate a New "Gun Theory" on Kickstarter". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.
  17. ^ Webb, Charles (April 24, 2013). "Interview: Daniel Way And Jon Proctor Kickstart Their 'Gun Theory'". MTV Geek. Archived from the original on May 24, 2013.
  18. ^ Contino, Jennifer (December 31, 2003). "ANT MAN AND DANIEL WAY". COMICON.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2007.
  19. ^ Allstetter, Rob (September 22, 2003). "MARVEL COMICS FOR DECEMBER". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on October 1, 2003.
  20. ^ a b Allstetter, Rob (October 7, 2003). "MARVEL COMICS FOR JANUARY". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on October 29, 2003.
  21. ^ Allstetter, Rob (November 24, 2003). "MARVEL COMICS FOR FEBRUARY". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on November 26, 2003.
  22. ^ Allstetter, Rob (December 22, 2003). "MARVEL COMICS FOR MARCH". Comics Continuum. Archived from the original on February 5, 2004.
  23. ^ Brady, Matt (January 14, 2004). "ANT-MAN, INCORRIGIBLE HULK OFF MARVEL SKED". Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 2, 2004.
  24. ^ ""DEATHLOK: DETOUR", THE COMIC BOOK YOU'LL NEVER SEE!!!". Chernobog's Lair. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011.
  25. ^ Arrant, Chris (December 27, 2011). "Comics' Most Notorious No-Shows, Part 2". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012.
  26. ^ Ching, Albert (March 16, 2015). "Daniel Way & Soska Twins Seek to Unleash "Kill-Crazy Nymphos Attack"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on March 17, 2015.

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Preceded by
Wolverine writer
2003
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wolverine writer
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Incredible Hulk writer
2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Gail Simone
(Volume 1)
Deadpool writer
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan
(Volume 3)
Preceded by
Astonishing X-Men writer
2011
(with Christos N. Gage)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Thunderbolts writer
2013
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