Okay, my name is Mark Ellis, AKA James Axler.
Rather than delve into the irrelevancies about working as a refrigeration engineer, journalist, a newspaper columnist and a white-collar copywriter and all the other yadda-yadda of a full-time writing career that began nearly 30 years ago, let's get down to the grue.
I’m the author of 50 suspense and science-fiction novels (with more in the offing) as well as being a comics creator.
Under my pen name of James Axler, I created the best-selling OUTLANDERS series, published by Harlequin Enterprises’s Gold Eagle imprint. The series is now in its sixteenth year of consecutive publication, making it the most successful ongoing mass-market paperback original series published in the last 25 years.
I was formerly a comics scripter for various independent publishers and the main writer, conceptulizer and editor of the late (and somewhat unlamented) Millennium Publications.
My credentials in the comic book field include critically acclaimed stints on Doc Savage, Death Hawk, The Wild, Wild West, Star Rangers, The Justice Machine and many others.
I’ve worked with comic legends such as the late and legendary Jim Mooney, Don Heck, Darryl Banks, Adam Hughes and Doug Wildey. I also gave the great (and tragically late) Mike Wieringo his first comics assignment (Doc Savage: Doom Dynasty) in my capacity of editor of Millennium.
My wife Melissa and I co-wrote The Everything Guide To Writing Graphic Novels, on sale in March of 2008.
If I say so myself (and I do, I do!), it's a comprehensive volume all about the production of graphic novels/comics, not just the writing. It also features rare and never-before published artwork by Adam Hughes, Jim Mooney, Darryl Banks, Don Heck and many others.
Melissa and I teach writing workshops and moderate writer's groups in the Southern New England area, the longest-lived of which is Newport Roundtable, which has been going strong since 2004.
Deep in the jungled hell of Big Tamtung, a forgotten island in the South China Seas, lies an ancient substance that will unlock the secrets of life on Earth-- Prima Materia, a fabled material that has been whispered about since Biblical times.
Two centuries before, Charles Darwin discovered the last pool of Prima Materia on Big Tamtung and his discovery was suppressed by The School of Night, a secret society of scholars founded by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Now, when a small group of scientists and fortune hunters explore the jungles of Big Tamtung, they must endure frightening tests of their ingenuity and courage, as they struggle against ancient terrors--a lost world of dinosaurs and a miracle older than time.
With a non-human language spoken by Biblical patriarchs and coded secrets scribbled in the suppressed log of Darwin as their only clues, "Tombstone" Jack Kavanaugh and his partner, Augustus Crowe, discover secrets linking Prima Materia to the hidden history of humanity.
Kavanaugh and Crowe lead a pair of cynical scientists and the notorious Madame Bai Suzhen through the seething cauldron of a bizarre ecosystem--the remnant of an Earth that was and might be again. Pursued by a crew of bloodthirsty Triad assassins and frighteningly intelligent monsters spawned by a twisted evolution, Kavanaugh and Crowe are no longer interested in seeking a fortune, but merely in staying alive.
Deep in the broiling jungle, amid ruins half as old as time, they plunge into the heart of humanity's greatest mystery--and to a violent confrontation with a misshapen madman who lusts after a miracle but will settle for murder. Lavishly illustrated by Jeff Slemons!
The Spur: Loki’s Rock
From Mark(James Axler) Ellis, writer of Doc Savage, author of Cryptozoica and creator of the best-selling Outlanders series comes The Spur: Loki’s Rock.
The colony world in the Orion Spur known as Loki wasn't so much lost as forgotten. In the 188 years since a world-wide catastrophe destroyed what passed for civilization there, Loki had become a savage wilderness of strange cultures, as well as being the sanctuary for every bizarre cult, mad sect and outlawed scientific discipline in the Sol 9 Commonwealth.
Quentin Crockett, a Colonel in the department of OffWorld Operations leads a team of specialists to Loki to monitor, catalog, and if necessary, eliminate the myriad societies that sprang up in the wake of the global cataclysm. In their armored ACP Ambler, the team travels Loki, searching for the lost Terran Enclave, while fighting off not only wild beasts, and the wilder natives but also the ruthless schemes of a mastermind about whom they know practically nothing.
In The Spur: Loki’s Rock, Crockett and his team contend with the bizarre native fauna, but also with resurrected Nazi supermen, flocks of flying piranha, and the denizens of the kill-crazy town of Loki’s Rock, led by the psychotic Django Bonner and his bloodthirsty hench-wench, Pagan.
Ellis, the veteran author of 50 books as well as numerous comic properties, including such classics as: Death Hawk, The Justice Machine and Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, spent 15 years writing novels for Gold Eagle, the action-adventure imprint of Harlequin Enterprises. Under the pen name of James Axler, he created the best-selling Outlanders series, now in its 16th year of consecutive publication, making it the most successful mass-market paperback series published in the last 25 years
NOSFERATU: PLAGUE OF TERROR BOOK ONE
Vampires, Zombies and a A Chilly Draft from Doomsday...
NOSFERATU makes his terrifying return in this two-part, digitally remastered and colorized Kindle ebook which is a compilation of the acclaimed Millennium comics series based on the legendary F.W. Murnau film, Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horrors.
A smiling fiend from the pits of hell who has cast his diseased shadow across mankind for centuries, he toys with human lives and changes the course of history to amuse his own depraved tastes.
Only one man can match him and thwart his plans, the immortal William Longsword. Sir William has hunted Orlock the Nosferatu across the centuries. In NOSFERATU: PLAGUE OF TERROR, he pursues him to New York City. It is a race against time, because Orlock has already unleashed a fiendish plan to corrupt mankind for his own amusement.
With his zombie minions, Orlock has set a trap that is about to snap shut on he jugular of the citizens of New York, and as the game plays out, he will enjoy leading Longsword deeper and deeper into the filthy underworld of a city filled with drug users, disease and desperation.
This classic of undead horror is reimagined by best-selling Sci-Fi author, Mark (James Axler) Ellis, Rik (Captain America) Levins, Melissa (The Everything Ghost Hunting Book) Martin-Ellis, Richard (New Warriors) Pace and Frank (Nightstalkers) Turner.
Books One and Two contain graphic scenes of violence and are suggested for mature audiences.