Daniel Wallace is a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek. Author or co-author of more than two dozen books including The Jedi Path, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, Iron Man Manual, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters, his specialty is exploring the underpinnings of popular fictional universes.
In November 2015, Studio Fun/Readers Digest published Star Wars Droid Factory as part of "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens." This is a make-a-model kit and I wrote the booklet that's included on the inside.
Here's the publisher's description:
Become a Star Wars droid expert and build your own BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO! Some roll on wheels, others walk on legs–some can even fly! They're droids, and in the Star Wars galaxy they can d
In November 2015, Thunder Bay Press published Marvel: The Avengers Paint-By-Number, a fun paint-by-numbers kit that comes with a 48-page booklet tracing the history of the Avengers from 1963 to today.
The five canvases feature Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America vs. Red Skull, and all four Avengers assembled together. They're inspired by classic comic book panels but the art conversion was done by my friend Joe Corroney.
Here's the publisher's descriptio
In October 2015, Insight Editions published Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, the official making-of book for both Ghostbusters movies, the animated shows The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters, the Ghostbusters video games, and more.
The publisher's description sums it up pretty well:
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The Ghostbusters saga has been thrilling fans around the world for over three decades, from the original movies to the animated shows, co
In early October 2015, DK Publishing released Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia which I co-wrote with Matt Forbeck and Matthew Manning.
This hefty hardcover is 352 pages and covers all the Marvel characters who have been members of the Avengers or enemies of the Avengers, along with prominent supporting characters. As you can imagine, this includes a huge chunk of the Marvel Universe in general, though admittedly it's a little light on the X-Men side of things.
In August 2015, Studio Fun/Readers Digest published a puzzle book that I worked on: Star Wars Rebels: Super Solve It.
The book is recommended for an age range of 6-10 years and is about 100 pages. It has a variety of kid-friendly puzzles, like mazes:
...spot the difference games:
...and other games like trivia, matching silhouettes, and more. From the publisher's description:
Help Ezra Bridger and the Rebel
In May 2015, Insight Editions published two journals themed after Wonder Woman and Superman. These are mostly blank journals to be used for note-taking, but both of them feature a mini-short story on the first few pages that I wrote.
Each journal has an embossed cover and is roughly 200 pages. The Wonder Woman Journal opens up with Wonder Woman's recollections--and illustrations--concerning her recent battle with Cheetah in Washington DC.
From the publisher's d
In July of 2015, my book The Art of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight came out. This 300-page hardcover from Abrams Books is the official art book for the Arkham video game series and chronicles how each game was made, featuring interviews with directors, animators, artists, composers, and more.
The real draw is the hundreds of pieces of rare artwork, which range from moody:
In February 2015 my book Star Wars Rebels: Sabine's Rebel Sketchbook came out. This is the in-universe journal of Sabine Wren from the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels, and is kind of a spiritual sequel to Star Wars: My Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger.
Although I wrote the words for this one, the book is really carried by the amazing artwork of Annie Stoll. In the show Sabine is a Mandalorian saboteur but she really excels as an artist. Therefore we needed an artist of Annie's
Here's my schedule for New York Comic-Con 2015, happening this weekend from Thursday October 8 through Sunday October 11!
I'll be promoting new books including Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia and Ultimate Star Wars from DK Publishing, Star Wars: The Imperial Handbook from Chronicle Books, and Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History from Insight Editions.
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This Saturday, September 26, I'll be at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis at 1pm to help celebrate Batman Day! If any superhero deserved a day, it's gotta be Batman, right? DC Comics and its publishing partners are throwing celebrations across the U.S. with appearances by writers, artists, and costumed fans. I'll be at Wild Rumpus--Minneapolis' great independent kids bookstore--with DK Publishing at 1pm.
Here's the full details on DK's Batman Day page:
DK has teamed
This Saturday, July 18, I'll be talking up Ultimate Star Wars at 7pm at the Barnes and Noble in Edina, Minnesota. It's part of Barnes and Noble's "Get Pop-Cultured" promotion. Specifically, I'll be at the Barnes and Noble at the Edina Galleria on Saturday July 18 at 7pm to talk about Star Wars and sign copies of the newly-published Ultimate Star Wars that I wrote with Ryder Windham, Adam Bray, and Tricia Barr.
The store will be doing a Star Wars trivia c
Here's my schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2015, happening this weekend from Thursday July 9 through Sunday July 12.
This year I'll be promoting and signing a bunch of new books including Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia and Ultimate Star Wars from DK Publishing, and Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code, Book of Sith, and The Jedi Path from Chronicle Books.
Here's details! For full author appearance schedules for DK and Chro
The new DK reference book Ultimate Star Wars is out now! For Star Wars Day 2015 (May the Fourth Be With You) I toured bookstores in Indianapolis, Lexington KY, and Minneapolis with my co-author Adam Bray.
If you like Star Wars, you shouldn't miss Ultimate Star Wars. This is the first reference book to be published under the "new canon" established after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. It's a visually-rich encyclopedia to the characters, settings, and technology fo
Here's my schedule for Star Wars Celebration 2015! It's happening this weekend in Anaheim, CA, from Thursday April 16 through Sunday April 19.
I'll be on hand to promote DK's new release Ultimate Star Wars with my co-authors Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, and Ryder Windham. Ultimate Star Wars is a new hardcover reference encyclopedia covering the revised Star Wars canon, i.e. the six Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels.
My new Star Wars book, Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger, is currently out in bookstores and online. This is the first project I've done in the animated world of Star Wars Rebels, and it's a spiritual cousin to my other in-universe, extra-sfuffed books like The Jedi Path, Iron Man Manual, and The World According to Spider-Man. This is Ezra's in-universe journal, collecting his thoughts beginning with his solitary life on Lothal and continuing through his earlies
My new book, Star Wars: The Imperial Handbook, is out now. This one is the Deluxe Edition, which comes with everything you see here! Like The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, and The Bounty Hunter Code, the Imperial Handbook is a manual providing an in-universe perspective on a faction of Star Wars characters. We've basically been wanting to do the Imperial version since the very beginning and I'm glad we finally got to do it!
Because it's a Deluxe Edition, it comes with extra
My newest book, DC Comics Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History, is out now!
This is a history of DC's greatest villains, from Lex Luthor and the Joker to Killer Frost and Captain Boomerang. I interviewed many writers, artists, and creators including Jim Lee, Dan Didio, Charles Soule, Mike Carlin, Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, Fabian Nicieza, Ron Marz, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman, and more. Kevin Smith wrote the foreword!
Here's a preview from Comicbook.com, and
Star Wars Reads Day is all about encouraging literacy through the galaxy far, far away. This Saturday, October 11, I'll be appearing at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis along with the costumed members of the 501st Imperial Legion and Rebel Legion!
(pic from my last visit to Wild Rumpus, courtesy of Dallas Poague)
This is the third annual installment of Star Wars Reads Day, and I'll be talking about my recent Star Wars releases including the Bounty Hunter Code and the
This Sunday, August 17, I'll be celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code from Chronicle Books at the Barnes and Noble in Eden Prairie, Minnesota!
This link on the Barnes and Noble site has the details. The event begins at 3pm, and I'll be talking and answering questions about Star Wars plus signing copies of the new book. Costumed characters from the 501st Legion will be there too.
Don't know what The Bounty Hunter Code is all about? Read on:
This Saturday, August 2, I'll be celebrating Marvel Comics Day at the Barnes and Noble in Edina, Minnesota.
It's part of a nationwide celebration of all things pop culture, held at Barnes and Noble stores in conjunction with various geek-friendly publishers. This link on the Barnes and Noble site has the details on the various themes, participating store locations, and dates of author signing appearances.
I'll be appearing at the Barnes and Noble at the Edina Galle
Here's my schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014! It's all happening this weekend, running from Thursday July 24 through Sunday July 27.
This year I'll be promoting and signing a bunch of new books including Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code from Chronicle (plus Book of Sith and The Jedi Path) There's also the Spider-Man Character Encyclopedia from DK, as well as The World According to Spider-Man (plus Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World
My newest book, Spider-Man Character Encyclopedia, is out. This is a smaller-sized, 208-page hardcover from DK, that profiles Spider-Man and his supporting cast.
That's 200 characters in all, including the villains (Doc Ock, Green Goblin, the Lizard, Electro, Vulture, the Sinister Six, even Kangaroo and the Gibbon) and all the heroes and civilians who have played major roles in Spidey's life throughout the last 50 years of comics.
It's a very kid-fri
My new book, The World According to Spider-Man, is currently out in bookstores and available for order. Because it's primarily a humor book, this was a super fun project to work on that's different from a lot of my stuff. The World According to Spider-Man is a 63-page hardcover from Insight Editions featuring expressive illustrations by Mirco Pierfederici and little removables such Spider-Man's drivers licence, a letter from J. Jonah Jameson, and Peter Parker's high school re
This Sunday, May 4 I'll be celebrating Star Wars Day 2014 right here: Just like last year, I'll be appearing at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis. Things start at 12:00 noon, where I'll be talking about The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, and the all-new Bounty Hunter Code. Costumed members of the 501st Imperial Legion and Rebel Legion will be there too!
Here's the details, and check out more info on the Wild Rumpus site!
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This weekend I'll be in Memphis, Tennessee as a Guest of Honor at MidSouthCon 2014! It all starts this Friday March 21 and rolls through Sunday March 23.
I'll be appearing with other guests on panels and Q&As, including a bunch of panels focusing on comic book movies, Batman, Star Wars, and other great geek loves. I'll probably talk up some recent books of mine if they prove relevant including Batman: The World of the Dark Knight, Star Wars: The Jedi Path, St