It’s 1951 and the comic book industry is undergoing a recession that’s sent half the writers and artists in New York to the streets in search of work. Among that number is writer Max Wiser, former pulp scribe and son of a legendary NYPD ...
It’s 1951 and the comic book industry is undergoing a recession that’s sent half the writers and artists in New York to the streets in search of work. Among that number is writer Max Wiser, former pulp scribe and son of a legendary NYPD homicide cop on whose life Wiser based his bestselling pulp stories.
But when comics’ top writer dies in a suspicious drunken fall from a moving subway train, Max is plunged into a world of lies, conspiracy, and murder . . . and finds that there is often a fine line between reality and the pulp fiction he writes.
Especially after the dead man’s beautiful blonde mistress works her way into his life . . . and when the next victim turns up dead, Max Wiser learns that even in the often cliché-laden world of comic books, there’s really no such thing as “The Same Old Story.”
Paul Kupperberg is the author of the Archie Comics young adult novel, Kevin, featuring the first openly gay character in Archie Comics’ history, as well as Kevin Mad Libs, both published by Grossett & Dunlap. He is also the writer of the 2012 Eisner Award nominated monthly Life With Archie: The Married Life magazine for Archie Comics, which featured the bestselling marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker. Paul is the author of more than two dozen books and has contributed short stories to many anthologies, including the ReDeus trilogy, of which he is also co-creator, as well as to the young adult story series Latchkeys (both available at Crazy8Press.com) and in the Hellfire Lounge books (Mariettapublishing.com). Paul has also written hundreds of comic book stories, from Batman to Bart Simpson and Superman to Scooby Doo, as well as the Superman and Tom & Jerry syndicated newspaper strips, and numerous articles, reviews, and short stories. You can follow him at Paulkupperberg.com.