Dan Slott (born July 3, 1967) is an American comic book writer. His first published work for Marvel was “To Bounce Or Not To Bounce”, a six-page backup story in New Warriors Annual #1 and “Survival of the Hippest” in Mighty Mouse #10 both cover dated July 1991. He became the regular writer for Marvel’s Ren & Stimpy comic book series with that series debut issue (Dec. 1992) and first wrote Spider-Man in an issue of Ren and Stimpy that saw Spider-Man in the battle against the Powdered Toast Man. Following this, Slott wrote other children’s comics, including DC’s Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, and Powerpuff Girls.
After work on Batman Adventures and Justice League Adventures, Slott was given the chance to pitch a series for DC. The resulting miniseries was Arkham Asylum: Living Hell with artist Ryan Sook in 2003. In 2004 he wrote the “4th Parallel” storyline for the Justice League which introduced the Red King; this story was published in 2007 in JLA Classified #32–36. Slott returned to Marvel in 2004 to launch a new She-Hulk series. The title focused on She-Hulk as a “superhuman lawyer” in the Marvel Universe. After relaunching in October 2005, the second series met with higher sales, and after tie-ins with crossover events Civil War and World War Hulk, reached its highest numbers yet. In 2007 Slott left the title with volume 2 #21 and became one of the writers on The Amazing Spider-Man.
In November 2010, Slott took over The Amazing Spider-Man as the sole writer, marking the comic book’s change to a twice-monthly schedule, beginning with Slott’s “Big Time” storyline. During his exclusive run on Amazing Spider-Man, he went into outer space with Ends of the Earth story and into the multiverse in Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Verse. These amazing stories showed an imagination that was unparalleled in the comic world. He is best known for taking the mind of Dr. Otto Octavius and switching it with Peter Parker to steal the identity of Parker and become the Superior Spider-Man then painfully teasing the fandom with the possibility of a Peter Parker Spider-Man never coming back.
When Parker finally took back his identity as Spider-Man Slott re-introduced the Amazing Spider-Man title through many adventures from the fallout of Dr. Octopus’ betrayal of identities. Slott and artist Mike Allred launched a new Silver Surfer series in May 2014. In 2016, Slott and Allred’s Silver Surfer #11 won the Eisner Award for “Best Single Issue of the Year”. News just released from Marvel is that Slott will end his Spider-Man run with issue 801 and begin writing the Fantastic Four and Iron Man series.
This 50-year-old writer has made a real mark in the comic creator world as one of the best and we look forward to seeing what he will do in the future with his new venture with the beloved Fantastic Four and the Invincible Ironman.