Brereton is known for his skills as a painter and his distinctive character designs. He gained attention for his work on "Batman: Thrillkiller", "Superman and Batman: Legends of the World's Finest", and "JLA: Seven Caskets". His most famous work is his own series "The Nocturnals".
Outside the comic book field Brereton's work includes the package illustration for a video game called "Machine Head", billboard and advertising art for Rawhide (a Wild West park in Scottdale), concept art for Pressman Films, the television show Numb3rs, development for Disney Television Animation and album covers for the bands Toto, Fireball Ministry, Sote, Ghoultown, and Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe.
Image Comics will publish Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster, a collection of his best work, in August 2010.
THE BLACK TERROR (artist, 3 issue, Eclipse Comics) 1989,THE PSYCHO (artist/co-creator, 3 Issues DC Comics) 1991,INTERFACE #8 (artist Epic Comics) 1991,CLIVE BARKER'S DREAD (artist GN Eclipse Comics) 1992,THAT CHEMICAL REFLEX (artist CFD)1992,LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S FINEST (artist 3 issues Trade Paperback...TPB, DC Comics) 1993,THE NOCTURNALS: BLACK PLANET (writer/illustrator, 6 issues, Bravura/Malibu, TPB: Oni Press) 1995,THRILLKILLER (artist,co-creator, 3 issues,TPB, DC Comics) 1997,THRILLKILLER'62 (artist, co-creator 48 pgs,TPB, DC Comics) 1998,NOCTURNALS:WITCHING HOUR (writer/illustrator, 48pgs, Dark Horse Comics) 1998,SUPERMAN: SILVER BANSHEE (writer/cover artist, DC Comics) 1998,LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN #114 (artist, DC Comics) 1998,BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE DUST WALTZ (writer, TPB, Dark Horse)1999,BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE ORIGIN (co-writer, TPB, Dark Horse)1999,GIANTKILLER (7 issues, writer/illustrator, DC Comics,TPB Image)1999-2000,NOCTURNALS: TROLL BRIDGE (writer/illustrator, VARIOUS ARTISTS, ONESHOT, Oni Press) 2000,JLA: SEVEN CASKETS (writer/illustrator, ONESHOT, DC Comics) 2000,NOCTURNALS: THE DARK FOREVER (writer/illustrator Oni Press) 2001,THE GUNWITCH: OUTSKIRTS OF DOOM (writer, creator, co- cover artist Oni Press) 2001,ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL (artist w/various Marvel Comics) 2002,BAT SIMPSON'S TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #9 (artist, Bongo Comics) 2003,NOCTURNALS: A MIDNIGHT COMPANION (writer/artist Green Ronin) 2004,THE ESCAPIST#2 , LUNA MOTH STORY (artist Dark Horse Comics) 2004,L'ULTIMA BATTAGLIA aka THE LAST BATTLE (Buena Vista Lab, Disney Worldwide Publishing) 2005,SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #2, "BONGOS" (artist Bongo Comics) 2006,DROP-DEAD GIRL & OTHER DRAWINGS (Big Wow Publishing) 2006,IMMORTAL IRON FIST ANNUAL #1 (cover art, interior art w/various Marvel Comics) 2007,NOCTURNALS: BLACK PLANET AND OTHER STORIES VOLUME I (hardcover collection Olympian Publishing) 2007,NOCTURNALS: CARNIVAL OF BEASTS (writer, artist w/various Image Comics) 2008,VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ( writer, cover artist Harris Comics) 2008,THOR: GOD-SIZE ( artist,w/various Marvel Comics) 2008,SECRET INVASION AFTERMATH BETA RAY BILL: THE GREEN OF EDEN (artist Marvel Comics) 2009.
Among others: SGT.ROCK, ANIMAL MAN, FIREARM, THE SOLUTION, LEGION, LOBO, VAMPIRELLA, CREEPY, SHADOWHOUSE, LADY JUSTICE, CONAN THE SAVAGE, MARS ATTACKS, HELLRAISER, NIGHTBREED, HEARTBREAKERS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, BADGER, TEEN TITANS PULP ANNUAL, ROBIN PLUS, CATWOMAN PLUS, SUPERBOY PLUS, IMPULSE PLUS and a whole bunch of other stuff, like a bazillion trading cards; XMEN FLEER ULTRA 93 (15 IMAGES), MADMAN, STAR WARS, BARB WIRE, SUPERMAN PLATINUM SERIES, WILDSTORM GALLERY (7 IMAGES), CREATOR'S UNIVERSE, COMIC GREATS '98 (WHICH INCLUDES 11 NOCTURNALS IMAGES)and covers for various White Wolf RPG editions (including Werewolf: Dark Ages and Werewolf: Second Edition Player's Guide), Star Wars RPG illustrations for Wizards. and Mutants and Masterminds for Green Ronin.