Books, graphic novels, comics and video games written or co-written by Dan Whitehead

Speccy Nation


Journey back to the dawn of the British game industry to experience 50 classic and not-so-classic games that helped to define their medium. Forced by the ZX Spectrum’s peculiar hardware to be more inventive, more ingenious and more interesting than their rivals, these are the games that made Britain one of the titans of the games industry.

Speccy Nation Volume 2


The long-awaited follow up to best-selling retro gaming book Speccy Nation! Join veteran games writer Dan Whitehead on a ten year journey through the dizzying highs and bewildering lows of 1980s pop culture, the cult TV shows, the forgotten cartoons and the blockbuster movies as captured in the bizarre, brilliant and often just terrible tie-in ZX Spectrum games that defined the first ever digital decade. 

Midwinter #1

60 years after a catastrophic asteroid impact plunges the world into a new ice age, the inhabitants of Midwinter island have started the long slow process of rebuilding, uncertain if they are the last people on Earth.

When the island is invaded by the heavily armed soldiers of the mysterious General Masters, the people of Midwinter are plunged into a terrifying new way of life – and it’s up to  a headstrong young woman called Cassie to journey across this inhospitable wasteland to warn the rest of the island about the invasion, pursued every step of the way by a powerful military force she cannot hope to defeat.

Atlanta meets the Cotton Slaves


Atlanta Tully is an ordinary girl from Manchester, England, with an extraordinary secret. Working on behalf of SHARP, a research project from the distant future, she travels back in time to gather first hand information on real events from history!


In this book, she journeys back to the 1800s, from the cotton mills of England to the slave plantations of Georgia, experiencing the true hardships of days gone by - and learning more about her own heritage in the process.

What's a Nice Actor Like You Doing in a Movie Like This?


An exhaustive guide to the films that the great and good of Hollywood wish you'd never seen, and hope you'll never remember. It doesn't matter if the role in question marked an inauspicious debut or an ignoble ending; no career is safe from this tongue in cheek trawl through the dustbin of movie history. This book unearths the skeletons lurking in every celluloid closet, and subjects them to the cruel unflinching spotlights of common sense and good taste.

Tooth and Claw


From the earliest safari movies through blockbuster masterpieces like The Birds and Jaws, with hundreds of baffling B-movies in between, Tooth and Claw is a convenient spotters’ guide to every animal attack horror movie put on film. Sharks, squid, crocodiles, snakes, rats, spiders, bats, dogs and even frogs and bunny rabbits. An indispensable movie book for horror fans and animal lovers everywhere.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones


The official Star Wars Annual 2003 continues a full adaptation of the blockbuster movie story, together with character profiles of all your favourite Jedi, Sith, aliens and droids!



The works of Edgar Allan Poe have enthralled and terrified readers for over 150 years. Their macabre blend of doomed romanticism, gothic melodrama and ghoulish destiny earned him a place at the top of the list of fiction's greatest authors. Famous for his poems and short stories, Poe virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller.


"A perfect fusion of Poe's fevered imagination and the horrors of the modern world." --The Guardian

Jason and the Argonauts


Jason and the Argonauts is a thrillin graphic novel that depicts the adventures of the famous Greek mythical hero Jason on his voyage to acquire the Golden Fleece. Jason, along with his team of valiant Argonauts, set sail on the huge ship named Argo facing hideous harpies, undead armies, the metal giant Talos and the monstrous Hydra along the way. But there are deadlier threats at large in the Ancient World, and Jason finds himself caught up in the machinations of the Gods of Olympus, leading to a tragic betrayal.

William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar


Rome, 44BC, the great general Julius Caesar arrives home from war as the sole ruler of Rome. The citizens cheer theconquering hero, but not all are pleased to see him return. Many fear that with nobody to oppose him, this military genius will become a cruel dictator. A conspiracy takes shape that ensnares the proud Brutus, one of Caesar's most trusted allies, in an assassination plot that will change the course of history.

Now imagined as a thrilling graphic adventure, William Shakespeare's classic retelling of actual historical events is revealed as a timeless political thriller - a bloody saga of friendships betrayed, alliances destroyed, and a nation torn apart by civil war.

Ether One

For PlayStation 4 and PC

Ether One is a first person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind. There are two paths in the world you can choose from. At its core is a story exploration path free from puzzles where you can unfold the story at your own pace. There is also a deeper, more adventurous path in which you can complete complex puzzles to restore life changing events of the patient's history in order to help the validation of their life!

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars

For Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC

Fly fighter planes in WWII, biplanes in the Great War, and work with the great resistance movements that fought in secret against the Nazis - including the French Maquis, the Yugoslav Partisans and RAF Balkans - in this uniquely compelling air combat game from the makers of the acclaimed Attack on Pearl Harbor.