Chuck Dixon is a veteran comic book writer with thousands of titles to his name, including a record run on Batman for DC Comics (where he co-created the villain Bane) and seminal work on Marvel's The Punisher. He adapted J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit into one of the most successful graphic novels in publication. He is also the author of the bestselling SEAL Team 6 novels from Dynamite. S.L. Gallant is a Washington, D.C.-based comic book artist who's worked for such publishers as DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Chaos, and Malibu. His best known work, however, is on IDW's version of G.I. Joe--he's drawn nearly 100 issues for the franchise, across various titles. He previously worked in advertising, for clients that included Carl's Jr, Kraft Foods, and the CDC.