Victor Gischler

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Victor Gischler
Victor Gischler at the SugarPulp festival Padua, Italy on October 2, 2011
Occupation Author
Nationality American
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]




  • Punisher MAX Special: Little Black Book (with Jefte Palo, one-shot, MAX, August 2008)
  • Wolverine: Revolver (with Das Pastoras, one-shot, Marvel Comics, August 2009)
  • The Punisher: Frank Castle MAX #71-74 (with Goran Parlov, MAX, August–November 2009)
  • Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1-13 (with Bong Dazo, Marvel Comics, September 2009 - September 2010)
  • "Great Balls of Thunder on the Deep Blue Sea" (with Sanford Greene, in Deadpool #900, December 2009)
  • Prelude to Deadpool Corps (with an issue each by Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio, Philip Bond, Paco Medina and Kyle Baker, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, May 2010)
  • Deadpool Corps #1-12 (with Rob Liefeld, ongoing series, Marvel Comics, June 2010 - May 2011)
  • Death of Dracula (with Giuseppe Camuncoli, one-shot, Marvel Comics, August 2010)
  • X-Men #1-29 (with Paco Medina, ongoing series, Marvel Comics, September 2010 – June 2012)
  • Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula (with Ryan Stegman, 3-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, November 2011 - December 2011)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike (with Paul Lee, 5-issue limited series, Dark Horse Comics, August 2012 - December 2012)[17]
  • Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast (with Attila Futaki, 5-issue limited series, Dark Horse Comics, October 2012 - February 2013)
  • The Shadow #7-12 (with Aaron Campbell, ongoing series, Dynamite Comics, October 2012 – April 2013)
  • Kiss Me Satan (with Juan Ferreyra, 5-issue limited series, Dark Horse Comics, September 2013 – present)
  • Clown Fatale (with Maurizio Rosenzweig, 4-issue limited series, Dark Horse Comics, November 2013 – present)
  • Noir (with Andrea Mutti, 5-issue limited series, Dynamite Comics, November 2013 – present)
  • Sally of the Wasteland (with Tazio Bettin, 5-issue limited series, Titan Comics, August 2014 – present)


  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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