Victor Gischler

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Victor Gischler
Victor Gischler at the SugarPulp festival (Padua, Italy), October 2, 2011
Nationality United States
Genre Crime
Notable works Gun Monkeys
Shotgun Opera
Notable awards Edgar Award
Anthony Award

Victor Gischler is an American author of humorous crime fiction.[1]


Gischler's debut novel Gun Monkeys was nominated for the Edgar Award, and his novel Shotgun Opera was an Anthony Award finalist.[2] His work has been translated into Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese. He earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. His fifth novel Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse was published in 2008 by the Touchstone/Fireside imprint of Simon & Schuster.[3]

He has also writes American comic books like The Punisher: Frank Castle,[4][5][6] Wolverine[7] and Deadpool (including Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth[8][9][10] and Deadpool Corps[11]) for Marvel Comics. Gischler worked on X-Men "Curse of the Mutants" starting in the Death of Dracula one-shot[12][13][14] and continued in X-Men #1.[15]

Gun Monkeys has been optioned for a film adaptation, with Lee Goldberg writing the script and Ryuhei Kitamura penciled in to direct.[16]





  1. ^ Langley, Greg (July 6, 2008). "A seemingly light story hold seeds for thought". The Advocate. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ X-Men Nation interviews writer of Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth, Victor Gischler
  3. ^ Berry, Michael (20 July 2008). "'Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse,' 'Dogs'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Khouri, Andy (April 19, 2008). "NYCC: Punisher MAXes Out with Three Writers". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ Richards, Dave (April 29, 2009). "Swamp Things: Gischler Talks Punisher MAX". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (June 9, 2009). "Welcome to the Bayou, Frank: Victor Gischler on Punisher MAX". Newsarama. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ Richards, Dave (March 16, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: Gischler on "Wolverine: Revolver"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Richards, Dave (April 22, 2009). "Getting Ahead: Gischler on New Deadpool Series". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  9. ^ Ekstrom, Steve (May 12, 2009). "Deadpool and Head: Gischler on Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth". Newsarama. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  10. ^ Richards, Dave (November 3, 2009). "Gischler's Crisis of Infinite Deadpools". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  11. ^ Richards, Dave (April 8, 2010). "Gischler Throws an Intergalactic (Dead)pool Party". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  12. ^ Nomad (May 6, 2010). "The X-Men Get All Fanged Up in Curse of the Mutants". DreadCentral. 
  13. ^ "Victor Gischler talks DEATH OF DRACULA and X-MEN". Comic Monsters. May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  14. ^ Richards, Dave (May 19, 2010). "Victor Gischler Plots "The Death of Dracula"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  15. ^ Richards, Dave (April 19, 2010). "C2E2: Victor Gischler Talks X-Men". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  16. ^ Lee Goldberg Adapts Gun Monkeys
  17. ^ Dark Horse Announces Two New Buffy Spin-Offs: Spike and Willow


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