The Jolleyverse

Stomping Grounds of Multi-Media Fiction Writer Dan Jolley

THE DARK

R-rated brutality and chaos, including novels, games, and comics not for the squeamish (or for children)

NOVELS

THE GRAY WIDOW TRILOGY 1: Gray Widow's Walk

Janey Sinclair, a young woman in modern-day Atlanta, seeks the source of her mysterious teleportation ability while struggling to survive a secret alien invasion. Urban Sci-Fi.

THE GRAY WIDOW TRILOGY 2: Gray Widow's Web

The extraterrestrial presence revealed in GRAY WIDOW'S WALK makes its influence felt, as Janey Sinclair deals with a horrifying new threat to herself and her allies. Urban Sci-Fi.

THE GRAY WIDOW TRILOGY 3: Gray Widow's War

The true nature of the monstrous weapons experiment breaks loose as Earth faces deadly enemies both native and extraterrestrial. Will Janey Sinclair survive? Urban Sci-Fi.

VIDEO GAMES

Dying Light

A  city overrun by the undead. A fraught political quarantine. A possible cure...and one man sent to find it. It's parkour-vs-zombies in this first-person survival horror epic. (Main story by Yours Truly)

Prototype 2

James Heller only wanted to rescue his family from the mutagenic plague ravaging New York. He never expected the plague to transform him into an unstoppable killing machine... (Story & script by Yours Truly)

Fallen Earth

In the wake of a combined nuclear- and plague-based apocalypse, ragtag scraps of humanity struggle to survive in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona. (I spent 2.5 years on the Content Team.)

COMIC BOOKS

BLOODHOUND VOL 1: Brass Knuckle Psychology

TRAVIS CLEVENGER, a huge, brutal profiler (former Atlanta police detective, now ex-con) hunts down the superhuman criminals who hide in the shadowy corners of the world. This volume collects issues 1-4 and 6-10 of the original DC Comics series (omitting a crossover with Firestorm).

BLOODHOUND VOL 2: Crowbar Medicine

Clev returns to face his most dangerous foe yet: a scientist offering super-powers for sale to the general public, in an allegory for the gun-control debate in America. Collects the Dark Horse limited series as well as a three-part serial from Dark Horse Presents.

TERMINATOR: Enemy of My Enemy

This six-issue mini-series asked the question: what if a Terminator were sent back to 1984, targeting a scientist destined to create a weapon capable of wiping out Skynet, but the Resistance couldn't dispatch a soldier to help stop it? A tough-as-nails mercenary named Farrow Greene has the answer.

OBERGEIST

The story of a psychokinetic, schizophrenic, undead ex-Nazi on a mission from God, this seven-issue mini-series was named "Best Horror Comic of 2001" by Wizard Magazine.

JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES

This alternate-reality story sets Batman, Hourman, Dr. Mid-Nite, and other Justice Society of America characters in World War II as secret agents of the Allies. Not quite as "dark" as other items in this section, but may be too intense for kids.

Includes the original volume, "The Liberty File," and its sequel, "The Unholy Three," which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Mini-Series.