Joshua Ortega is a San Francisco-based writer whose work spans nearly the entire spectrum of the popular arts. He has written for every major American comic book company including Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Top Cow, TOKYOPOP, Dynamite Entertainment, and more, working on high-profile properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer, and Battlestar Galactica. A former journalist, Ortega is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel ((FREQUENCIES)), co-writer of the short film Śloves Martha (with Academy Award-winning director TJ Martin), and has worked on a wide variety of Xbox 360 titles for Microsoft Game Studios, including the smash hits Gears of War 2 & 3 and the award-winning Shadow Complex. He has been featured numerous times on NPR and has also appeared on G4, CBS, Coast to Coast, and Syfy in addition to many other major media outlets. Updates on his new work can be found at www.joshuaortega.com.