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John Pierce Askegren (June 9, 1955 - December 3, 2006), of the Louisiana Askegrens, was an American author best known for his work in adaptations of licensed properties and is a lifelong comic book fan. His life began in the circus where his parents performed as high wire walkers. After a tragic fall at the age of 11, Askegren broke his hip and began his life-long affinity for Tab Soda. After his father took a job with a railroad company, Askegren’s parents finally settled in a small Northern Virginia town where he non-eventfully finished Junior High and High School. He attended Madison College in the early 1970s where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. During his college years, Askegren, dabbled in a singing career in and around the Shenandoah Valley and Washington D.C. areas. He performed with his band under different names, “Johnny Pierce”, “Mr. Pierce and the Piercetones” and “The Young Men and the Sea”. The latter name being a reference to Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea.

After a chance meeting with millionaire Herbert Haft, chairman and chief operating officer of the Dart Group, Askegren went to work for Haft's son, Robert, at Crown Books. His time at Crown was tumultuous as he moved from store to store, finally ending up at the unglamorous Rolling Valley Mall location. He finally left during the late 1980s and went to work in the Defense Industry where he has been a logistician, editor, and technical writer.

It was during his time in the circus that Askegren was introduced to Comic Books. He remembered being in awe of the talents of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko in Marvel Comics’ early years. Askegren enjoyed writing about Marvel Characters, having written or co-written many novels featuring the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, etc. Askegren got his start in the comics industry in the late 1970s writing short stories for Creepy Magazine. His last short story, "Try and Try Again," appeared in the anthology Time Twisters which was released posthumously.

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Total Books: 13
Vampirella Archives Volume 12 HC
Exit Strategy
2006 - Exit Strategy [Inconstant Moon, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441013562
ISBN-10: 0441013562
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3

Afterimage
2006 - Afterimage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781416522263
ISBN-10: 1416522263
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

After Image
2006 - After Image [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781416911814
ISBN-10: 1416911812
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5

Fall Girl
2005 - Fall Girl [Inconstant Moon, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441012978
ISBN-10: 0441012973
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

Collateral Damage
2005 - Collateral Damage [Alias] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416902478
ISBN-10: 1416902473
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10

Human Resource
2005 - Human Resource [Inconstant Moon, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441010790
ISBN-10: 0441010792
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 5

The Longest Night Volume 1
2002 - The Longest Night Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743427562
ISBN-10: 0743427564
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8

The Avengers and the Thunderbolts
1999 - The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425166758
ISBN-10: 0425166759
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 4

Spider-Man and Iron Man Sabotage
1998 - Spider-man and Iron Man Sabotage [Doom's Day] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425169070
ISBN-10: 0425169073
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Countdown to Chaos
1998 - Countdown to Chaos [Fantastic Four] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425163733
ISBN-10: 0425163733
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

Gateway to the Stars
1998 - Gateway to the Stars [Marc Miller's Traveller] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671011888
ISBN-10: 067101188X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Spider-Man and Iron Man
1997 - Spider-man and Iron Man (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781572972353
ISBN-10: 1572972351
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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