Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers, including the the Shamus Award-winning Fun and Games, the first in the Charlie Hardie series published by Mulholland Books, as well as the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award-winning Expiration Date. Many of these books are currently in development for film and TV. He currently writes the IDW series Judge Dredd, the Valiant Comics series Bloodshot, the forthcoming Dark Horse series X, and has written about the Punisher, Birds of Prey, Godzilla, Cable, the Immortal Iron Fist, Werewolf By Night, Black Widow and Deadpool. Duane has also collaborated with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker on a series of bestselling "digi-novels" which include Level 26: Dark Origins, Dark Prophecy, and Dark Revelations. In a previous life, Duane was the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper, and has worked as an editor and writer at Men's Health, Details, and Philadelphiamagazines. In a previous, previous life, Duane, then known as "Cliff Dohower," died of tuberculosis in Wisconsin in 1957.