(1969- ) US author for Comics and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Conquering the Andersons" in Alternate Hilarities for January 1994; his comics work includes stories for several Marvel Comics titles, including Wolverine and X-Men, most of his work in this field being horror. His early novels, like Gun Monkeys (2003) and Shotgun Opera (2006), are noir thrillers with spoof elements. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse (2008) depicts, with gonzo exaggerations laced with stabs of Satire, a very Near Future Ruined Earth version of America; Vampire A Go-Go (2009) treats the Vampire novel with similar abandon, often to comic effect. The A Fire Beneath the Skin sequence beginning with Ink Mage (2013 ebook) is fantasy.
The hired assassin who features in Gestapo Mars (2015), having been awoken from Cryonic Suspended Animation more than two centuries after his last mission, finds that his prosthetic weaponry has been vastly outmoded in the devastated but hi-tech world he finds himself, though a Space Opera storyline soon takes over, and a complex tale opens up, featuring Antigravity, a Galactic Empire, and a resurgent Nazi Reich. [JC]
born Sanford, Florida: 11 March 1969
A Fire Beneath the Skin
- Ink Mage (Las Vegas, Nevada: 47North, 2013) [ebook: Beneath the Skin: na/]
- The Tattooed Duchess (Las Vegas, Nevada: 47North, 2015) [ebook: Beneath the Skin: na/]
- A Painted Goddess (Las Vegas, Nevada: 47North, 2015) [ebook: Beneath the Skin: na/]
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