Van Jensen is a former newspaper crime reporter and magazine editor who broke into comics as the writer of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, which was named one of YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. He is the writer of Two Dead from Simon & Schuster, Cryptocracy from Dark Horse, as well as a graphic novel adaptation of the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale. He also has written The Leg: The Remarkable Reappearance of Santa Anna’s Disembodied Limb, and Green Lantern Corps and The Flash for DC Comics. In 2016, he was named a U.S. State Department Comic Book Ambassador. A native of western Nebraska, Jensen now lives in Atlanta.