The Plexico File:

About Me:

College professor, Webmaster, graphic artist, fiction and nonfiction writer and editor.
Professor of Political Science and History at Southwestern Illinois College.  Writer and editor for WhiteRocketBooks, Swarm Press, and Airship 27 Productions. Member of the Pulp Factory. Creator and editor of the critically acclaimed commentary books ASSEMBLED!  and ASSEMBLED! 2.  Founder of the AvengersAssemble! Web site, the Avengers Mailing List (AML), the MV1 Project, and member of the Heroes Magazine Hall of Fame.  Writer of the Sentinels series of novels.  Regular contributor to and writer for the Rittenhouse Archives Avengers cards. Guest, moderator, and panelist at DragonCon, HeroesCon, OmegaCon, ImagiCon, Hypericon, Trinoc-Con, Windy City, and Archon.  Listed in FanData.

Van at the Straits of Malacca in Singapore

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-- the publisher of my Sentinels novels.


Currently Located:

St. Louis Metro Area

Previous Locations: 
Atlanta, Singapore; Auburn, AL; Washington, DC; and Sylacauga, AL

Upcoming Appearances:

I will again be a Guest of DragonCon, on Labor Day weekend 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia


The 2010 edition will mark my fourteenth DragonCon overall, my 13th in a row, and the twelfth anniversary of my hosting some form of comics game show (this year: more Family Feud!)

I will also be appearing at Archon in St. Louis, fall 2010.


Video on YouTube of me on the "Politics in SF" panel at DragonCon 2007,
with Bill Ritch, John Ringo, and Tom Kratman:


On-Line Articles, Reviews, and Other Publications:

Print Publications:

Sentinels: When Strikes the Warlord (WRB edition, 2006; Swarm Press edition, 2008), ISBN 1-934861-06-5

The Complete Avengers Trading Card Set (Rittenhouse Archives, 2006)

Sentinels: A Distant Star (WRB edition, 2007; Swarm Press edition, 2008), ISBN 1-934861-07-3

Sentinels: Apocalypse Rising (WRB edition, 2007; Swarm Press edition, 2008), ISBN 1-934861-08-1

Assembled! Five Decades of Earth’s Mightiest (Editor, 2007), ISBN 978-0-6151-5444-2

Sentinels: Widescreen Special Edition (Author and Editor, limited edition deluxe hardcover, 2007)

Sentinels: The Grand Design (Author and Editor, limited edition omnibus paperback, 2007)

"The Spearhead of Invasion" in A Thousand Faces magazine, issue 3 (2008)

"Conspiracy of Terror" (A Griffon novella) in Thrilling Tales magazine, issue 1 (2008)

"Future Shocked" in A Thousand Faces magazine, issue 7 (2009)

Sentinels: Alternate Visions (Editor, anthology, 2009), ISBN 978-0-578-01120-2

The John Carter of Mars Trilogy of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Reprint Editor for White Rocket Books, 2009)

Introduction to The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (White Rocket Books edition, 2009)

Super Comics Trivia! (Editor, 2009), ISBN 978-1-442-11091-5

"The Problem at Stamford Bridge" and "The Adventure of the Tuvan Delegate" in Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions/Cornerstone Books; anthology, 2009), ISBN 978-1-934935-50-7

Lucian: Dark God's Homecoming (Airship 27 Productions/Cornerstone Books; novel, 2009), ISBN 978-1-934935-44-6

Assembled! 2 (White Rocket Books, editor, 2009) ISBN 978-0-9841392-0-0

Sentinels: The Shiva Advent (White Rocket Books, 2009) ISBN 978-0-9841392-1-7

"Conspiracy of Terror" in Lance Star - Sky Ranger, Vol. 2 (Airship 27 Productions/ Cornerstone Books; anthology, 2009) ISBN 978-1-9349356-1-3

Sentinels: Worldmind (White Rocket Books, 2010) ISBN 978-0-9841392-2-4

Introduction to The Boston Bombers graphic novel by Ron Fortier (Red Bud Studios, 2010)

Gideon Cain: Demon Hunter, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions; co-creator, co-editor and contributor, anthology, forthcoming, 2010)

Mars McCoy, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions; asst. editor, anthology, forthcoming, 2010)

Mars McCoy, Vol. 2 (Airship 27 Productions; asst. editor and contributor, anthology, forthcoming, 2010)

For the full list with information, reviews, and ordering details, see my Author Page.



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