John Whalen is a Los Angeles-based writer whose credits include comics (The Un-Men and BIG Book of the Weird Wild West), nonfiction prose (80 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time and Based on a True Story: But With More Car Crashes), and episodic television (The Crow: Stairway to Heaven). His writing has also appeared in numerous national magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, and SPIN.
UN-MEN VOL. 2: CHILDREN OF PARADOX
Explore what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers in this final collection featuring issues #6-13 of the chilling series. When the albino government agent known as Kilcrop investigates a mysterious illness infecting the town of Aberrance, he winds up facing temptations he never could have imagined.
THE UN-MEN #1
Breakout writer John Whalen and Eisner-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (THE EXTERMINATORS, Queen and Country) bring chilling new life to THE UN-MEN — the former SWAMP THING adversaries created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson — with a series that explores what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers.They say the freaks come out at night. But in Aberrance, U.S.A., freaks are big business. On the board of directors sit the freakiest freaks of all — birthed in the profane laboratories of Anton Arcane — THE UN-MEN.
THE UN-MEN #3
"Get Your Freak On" Part 3. With Janus Sr. and Jr. brutally severed from each other, the Un-Men-produced reality show American Freak faces premature cancellation — until Cranius has a brainstorm (what else?). Meanwhile, Kilcrop comes face to face with the leaders of the gaff uprising, unaware he's been betrayed by someone close to him, who he'd like to bring closer.
THE UN-MEN #5
The brain-rattling conclusion to the debut story arc, "Get Your Freak On." Cranius goes prime-time on the premier of "American Freak." But his reality show takes an unreal turn when the creeping flesh of Damien Kane makes an unscheduled guest appearance. And Kane has just one thing on his mind: vengeance against The Un-Men.
UN-MEN VOL. 1: GET YOUR FREAK ON
"Uniquely entertaining…wholly original…a fantastically dark world. I was sucked into it from the moment I opened the first issue." — Ain'tItCoolNews.comBreakout writer John Whalen and Eisner-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (THE EXTERMINATORS, Queen and Country) bring chilling new life to THE UN-MEN — the former SWAMP THING adversaries created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson — in this volume collecting the first five issues of the new series that explores what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers.
THE UN-MEN #2
Vertigo's aberrant new monthly continues in Part 2 of "Get Your Freak On." Cranius's hideous experiment on Lobster Boy leads to a discovery that stuns even the Living Brain himself. Kilcrop investigates the corruption at UnCorp's highest levels with traditional gumshoe methods and gets a surprise of his own. But angel-winged Niko delivers the biggest shock of all to an uninvited evening visitor.
THE UN-MEN #4
"Get Your Freak On," Part 4. Kilcrop and Niko search for answers to the Aberrance murders in a decommissioned nuclear containment chamber. Someone tips off Cranius. Now they are trapped underground with UnCorp's ruthless security force, led by the multi-eyed Argus Panoptes, closing in.
THE UN-MEN #6
Don't miss this special self-contained story, "Domestic Disturbances." Years ago in a sleazy carnival sideshow, Agent Kilcrop lost his only brother - and the one true friend he ever had. Today, the scandal surrounding Kilcrop's tragedy is something his bureaucratic bosses are only too happy to hold over his head.