Dan Jurgens studied at an art college and at the same time worked as a graphic designer. Jurgens was always interested in comics. Mike Grell, writer of 'Warlord', saw Jurgens' early work and liked it so much he gave Jurgens the opportunity to draw for the book. His first work was 'Warlord' #63. Then he was hired by DC, where he drew the 'Adventures of Superman Annual No. 1'. Later on, Jurgens began writing for 'Superman', 'Thor' and 'Iron Fist', writing and drawing the 3-part prestige project, 'Superman: Life', and also the 'Batman Tangent' book.