VICTOR GISCHLER s novels include GUN MONKEYS (Edgar Award Best First Novel finalist), SHOTGUN OPERA (Anthony Award nominee), GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE, VAMPIRE A GO-GO, and the crime fiction cult hit, THE DEPUTY. He also recently published an epic fantasy novel called INK MAGE. Gischler created the infamous DEADPOOL CORPS for Marvel comics and spent two years writing Marvel s bestselling X-MEN title. He is the season ten writer of ANGEL & FAITH in Joss Whedon s Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe for Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned comics include KISS ME, SATAN and CLOWN FATALE from Dark Horse comics and SALLY OF THE WASTELAND from Titan Comics. SHOTGUN OPERA, GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE and THE DEPUTY are in development for feature film adaptation. Gischler earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives in Baton Rouge as a stay-at-home-writer/dad with his college professor wife and son.