Todd Dezago

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Todd Dezago
Todd Dezago at the 2008 New York Comic Con.
Born1961 (age 6061)
Rhinebeck, New York
Nationality American
Notable works
The Perhapanauts
The Sensational Spider-Man
Young Justice

Todd Dezago (born 1961) is an American comic book writer best known for his collaborations with artist Mike Wieringo on The Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos .


Early life

Todd Dezago was raised in Rhinebeck, New York and studied to be an actor. [1]


Dezago began his comics writing career on X-Factor for Marvel Comics in 1994. [2] He first worked with penciller Mike Wieringo on The Sensational Spider-Man #8 (Sept. 1996). [3] They then worked together on the creator-owned fantasy series Tellos in 1999. [4] The series, a coming-of-age adventure set in a magical, piratical world, ran 10 issues (May 1999–Nov. 2000). The last three issues were released by Gorilla Comics, a short-lived Image Comics imprint co-founded by Dezago and several other creators in 2000. [5] [6] Following the demise of the series, Dezago wrote the Tellos: Maiden Voyage #1 (March 2001) one-shot.

At DC Comics, Dezago co-created Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the 1998 one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. [7] [8] His other Young Justice work includes the 1998 miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups. [9] From 1999 to 2002, he wrote Impulse #50–89. [10] In 2005 he co-created The Perhapanauts with artist Craig Rousseau. [7]


Ardden Entertainment

CD Comics

  • Occupational Hazards (among others) (2000)

Dark Horse Comics

  • The Perhapanauts #1–4 (2005–2006)
  • The Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1–4 (2006–2007)

DC Comics

Dynamite Entertainment

  • DF Premiere: Tellos Prologue #1 (1999)
  • Dynamic Forces: Tellos Preview Book #1 (1999)

Image Comics

  • Monster Pile-Up #1 (2008)
  • The Perhapanauts vol. 2 #1–6 (2008–2009)
  • The Perhapanauts Annual #1 (2008)
  • The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #1–5 (2012–2013)
  • Popgun #4 (2010)
  • Section Zero #1 (Tellos backup story) (2000)
  • Skullkickers #24 (2013)
  • Tales of Tellos #1–3 (2004)
  • Tellos #1–10 (1999–2000)
  • Tellos Prelude #1 (1999)
  • Tellos: The Joining #1 (1999)
  • Tellos: The Last Heist #1 (2001)
  • Tellos: Maiden Voyage #1 (2001)
  • Tellos: Sons & Moons #1 (2002)

Marvel Comics


  • The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute Vol.1–2 (2017)
  • The Perhapanauts: Into Hollow Earth OGN (2016)


  • Startup Binge Book #3 (with Darin Henry) (2020)

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  2. Burdette, C. Anthony (September 18, 2015). "Todd Dezago & The Art of Being Super". Times Union . Albany, New York. Archived from the original on January 3, 2016.
  3. Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 228. ISBN   978-0756692360. It seemed that a whole host of bad guys were on a crime spree in this adventure, written by Todd Dezago and illustrated by the series' new regular artist Mike Wieringo.{{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  4. "Mike Wieringo". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2013. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  5. Contino, Jennifer M. (May 2000). "Tell Us About Tellos". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  6. Dean, Michael (June 8, 2001). "The Case of the Disappearing Gorilla: The Banana Trust Explains How Not to Start a Comics Line". The Comics Journal #234. Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books. Archived from the original on January 20, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  7. 1 2 Sykora, Steven (June 14, 2008). "Todd Dezago Interview". Project Fanboy. Archived from the original on December 12, 2015.
  8. Schuckman, Amanda (April 22, 2010). "Young Justice Joins the DCAU". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Running for 55 issues, Young Justice was created by Todd DeZago and Todd Nauck
  9. Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "1990s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 234. ISBN   978-1465424563. The Young Justice team...starred in a two-issue prestige series called JLA: World Without Grown-ups written by Dezago and illustrated by Mike McKone and Humberto Ramos.{{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  10. Todd Dezago at the Grand Comics Database

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Preceded by X-Factor writer
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Preceded by The Sensational Spider-Man writer
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Preceded by Wolverine vol. 2 writer
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Preceded by Impulse writer
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