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We’ve got an action-packed summer and autumn planned for you over here at davidliss.com, so here’s a handy score card to help you keep track of onslaught of David Liss mayhem.

June

Mystery Men #1 – #2

The first two issues of this five-part miniseries will ship in June.  Telling, for the first time, the story of Marvel’s earliest generation of costumed vigilantes in New York, this is a dark, pulp-era mystery set firmly within – but requiring no previous knowledge of – the Marvel U.  1932, guys in cool hats, a dead Broadway starlet, an insidious plot, evil capitalists, and a dark plot against the country.  Five heroes will rise to protect America in its darkest hour.  This is a perfect series to follow for readers who have been interested in my comics but haven’t known where to jump in.  This preview will give you a good sense of Patrick Zircher’s amazing art. 

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #519 – #520

Storm Hunter!  A two-part, self contained story with both issues shipping this month.  It’s the T’Challa, the most dangerous man alive vs. Kraven, the deadliest hunter in the Marvel U.  Plus Storm.  A great place to jump into the unfolding Black Panther saga.  Very cool art by Jefte Palo, which you can see here.

 July

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #521

The events of marvel’s big summer event, Fear Itself, catch up with Black Panther as a 3-part story begins in which we introduce the American Panther.  Marvel has teased this storyline, but we’ve said very little.  You’ll have to pick up the issue to learn more, though you can take a look at this teaser article if you enjoy, you know, being teased. 

Mystery Men #3

The mystery continues!

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear  Urban Jungle

If you missed our first arc of Black Panther, you can pick up this trade paperback which collects the first six issues.  It makes for great summer reading.

August

The Twelfth Enchantment

My new novel!  Set during the Regency and the Luddite Uprising, the first organized resistance to the industrial revolution.  Think Jane Austen meets urban fantasy.   Lucy Derrick, an impoverished woman on the cusp of a disastrous marriage is drawn into a mysterious plot in which new technology wars with ancient knowledge.   Lord Byron, William Blake and Mansfield Park’s Mary Crawford!  I had a blast writing this one. 

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #522

Our Fear Itself and American Panther story continues.

Mystery Men #4

The mystery continues again!

September

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #523

The conclusion of our Fear Itself tie-in.

Mystery Men #5

The saga comes to a thrilling conclusion.

The Monster’s Corner: Stories Through Inhuman Eyes edited by Christopher Golden

An anthology of stories about (non-vampire or zombie) monsters, told from their perspective.  My story, “The Awkward Age,” is about a sexy ghoul.  This is of particular interest to those who liked my story, “What Masie Knew,” which appeared in Chris’s anthology, The New Dead. 

October

Assassins: Sword of the Apocalypse

My second full-lenth book of the year!  This is an illustrated novel that is being published by comics indie, Radical.  It’s the Third Crusade and an ancient evil brings together an unlikely band of heroes: King Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Robert of Locksley (the future Robin Hood), Temujin (the future Genghis Khan), Morgiana (of the Ali Baba story) and Moses Maimonides.  This is fun historical fantasy with amazing art.

Black Panther

I can’t tell you exactly what we’re doing this month because it has not yet been announced, but I’m very proud of this script, and I think you guys are going to dig this.

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