Dan Wickline (danwick) wrote,
Dan Wickline


When I was eleven years old, I stood in the basement of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and met the great Jack Kirby. I left that show knowing that I wanted to be an artist like him. Sadly, I couldn’t draw like Jack but I could write, and thirty years later I make my living telling stories in comic books and e-novels. Men like Jack, Gene Colan, John Buscema and many others built the comic industry from the ground up through hard work, long hours and tireless dedication. But they and their modern day counterparts work as freelancers without medical benefits, retirement plans or even guaranteed salary. Sometimes these amazing creators have a downturn in luck and that is where the Hero Initiative steps in. Hero is there to help comic creators get through the bad times.

I have been a supporter of the Hero Initiative for years. I wrote and put together The Unusual Suspects, a graphic novel published by Top Cow and containing the art of Ben Templesmith, Nat Jones, Tone Rodriguez and many others. All the proceeds went to Hero. When I played a corpse on Dexter, I gave Hero the “blood-soaked” shirt off my back to auction off. And last year I taught a writing seminar at the Phoenix Comic Con where all of the entrance fees went to the charity. I believe in the Hero Initiative and I’m always looking for new ways to help. Which leads me to this announcement:

Purchase the e-novel Lucius Fogg: Deadly Creatures before the end of February at the link below and $1.00 from every purchase will be donated to The Hero Initiative.

Deadly Creatures is a noir detective story crossed with the supernatural set in 1950s New York. Jimmy Doyle, leg man for occultist Lucius Fogg, gets pulled into a world of underground fight clubs that pit werewolf against werewolf for the amusement of the rich and powerful. One reviewer called the book: “One part Chandler, one part Stout, with a whole heap of Mignola drizzled on top.” For your $2.99 you get the 75,000 word e-novel (printed it would be 300 pages) in three formats: Mobi (Kindle), Epub (Nook and others) and PDF. These formats will allow you to read the book on any e-reader, mobile device or computer. And as a bonus, you’ll get the first six chapters of the second e-novel in the series, Lucius Fogg: Malicious Intent.

So get yourself a new e-book to read and help out a great cause. What could be better than that?

Deadly Creatures 
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