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.
updatedUN-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.
updatedTHE UN-MEN #13
The curtain falls on the freak show. Vertigo's strange band of mutants and misfits save the best for last in this powerfully perverse conclusion to THE UN-MEN. Cranius "The Living Brain" perpetrates his sickest crime yet, Kilcrop discovers the tragic secret of Niko's past, and Aberrance erupts in a bloodbath that puts the carnage back in "carny."
updatedTHE UN-MEN #11
Since his arrival in Aberrance, Kilcrop has been dogged by dark hints of a secret past — a past he shares with none other than Cranius himself. Now, in this special stand-alone issue, the hidden history of the albino agent and the Living Brain is revealed. And like all things in Aberrance, it's not pretty.
updatedTHE UN-MEN #9
A shocking secret from the labs of Castle Arcane somehow reemerges in Aberrance. In something out of the world's most twisted buddy movie, Kilcrop must team up with Cranius to investigate how the macabre "Magna Mater" got there and how to stop it. But as usual, Cranius has a sinister agenda all his own. "Intriguing! A book to watch!" — Comics Buyer's Guide.
updatedUN-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.
updatedTHE UN-MEN #12
"Uncorp Asunder," part 1 of 2. A venerable Swamp Thing villain makes an uninvited appearance in Aberrance as Constance Sunderland looks to the UnVolve technology to "re-engineer" her fading beauty. Her sights are set on the expectant daddy, Janus Sr., whose determination to carry his freakish child to term threatens the very existence of The Un-Men.
updatedTHE UN-MEN #10
In the jarring conclusion of the second skin-crawling story arc, Janus Jr. learns a sickening secret about his past. It's enough to make him run to his mommy — if he had one. Then again, he just might. And she's the mother of all mothers.
updatedTHE UN-MEN #8
Part 2 of "Children of Paradox." Inkabod reveals the source of his skin-crawling condition and his tale has Cranius a little too interested. Could this strange affliction be somehow linked to the origin of the Un-Men themselves? Possibly, but Kilcrop and Niko have stranger things to deal with.