Jeff Jensen

Jeff Jensen (born 1970) is an American writer and journalist.

Jeff Jensen
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Jeff Jensen, at the Miami Book Fair International 2011
Notable works
Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (2011)
Tomorrowland (2015)
Watchmen (2019)

Early lifeEdit

Jeff Jensen is a native of Seattle, Washington, and a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City.[1]


Jensen worked for Entertainment Weekly from 1998 until September 2017 in a variety of positions, most recently as the publication's television critic. He helped conceive the story (with producer Damon Lindelof and director Brad Bird) for The Walt Disney Company film Tomorrowland starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. Jensen also served as an executive producer on the movie, which Disney released on May 22, 2015. In 2017, Jensen joined the writing staff of HBO's Watchmen and served as a story editor during the show's first season.

As a comic book writer, Jensen worked with creator/artist Phil Avelli [2] on the independently published black-and-white comic book Leaf (1991). There were only two issues.

In late 1993, Marv Wolfman left writing Team Titans to focus more on New Titans and Deathstroke.[3] Jensen and co-writer Phil Jimenez took over, writing Team Titans #13 (October 1993) to Team Titans #24 (September 1994) and the Team Titans Annual #2 (1994). It was then cancelled.

Jensen wrote the four-issue X Factor miniseries (2002) and contributed two short stories to Captain America: Red White and Blue (September 2002). His other short story work includes a piece drawn by David Lopez for IDW Publishing's anthology "Love Is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting" (2016), and a collaboration with artist Jared Cullum for the Boom! Studios anthology "Planet of the Apes: When Worlds Collide" (2019).

Jensen wrote the hardcover black-and-white graphic novel Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (Dark Horse; September 2011), which was penciled and inked by artist Jonathan Case and lettered by Nate "Blambot!" Piekos. It detailed the Green River Killer case from the point of view of King County Sheriff's Office detective Tom Jensen, the author's father.[4] It won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Work in 2012.

His first prose novel, Before Tomorrowland, a prequel to the film co-written with Case, was released on April 7, 2015.


  1. ^ "Tomorrowland | Seattle Lutheran High School". Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  2. ^ "Leaf #1 & #2". Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  3. ^ "Teen Scenes". Wizard (25). September 1993. Archived from the original on 2008-04-10.
  4. ^ "Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (2011)". 2011-04-20. Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-12-27.