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Mark Ellis



aka James Axler

Mark Ellis is a novelist/graphic novelist, journalist, and comics writer who in his 35-plus year career as a professional creator has amassed hundreds of published credits. 

A busy comics creator in the 1980s and 90s, Mark created the popular Death Hawk character and also developed/created Star Rangers, The Justice Machine, Ninja Elite and The Miskatonic Project as well as working on iconic pop culture properties such as Doc Savage, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, The Green Hornet, Nosferatu, The Saint and The Wild Wild West. 

In 1995 Mark took over the DEATHLANDS novel series published by the Gold Eagle imprint of Harlequin Enterprises. Under the house pseudonym of  "James Axler", he created the best-selling OUTLANDERS series in 1996. 

With the cancellation of the Gold Eagle imprint in December of 2015, OUTLANDERS ended its 18.5 year run, making it the most successful mass-market paperback series of the last 35 years. 

Combined with the audio book editions, OUTLANDERS comprises well over 100 novels. 

Mark has been featured in Starlog, Comics Scene and Fangoria magazines. He has also been interviewed by Robert Siegel for NPR's All Things Considered. 

His other books include The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels (2008), The Falcon: Resurrected (2014), Knightwatch: Invictus X (2019), Death Hawk The Complete Saga (2019), Call Sign Cerberus (2020) and Lakota (2021)

For over 12 years, Mark and his wife, best-selling author Melissa Martin Ellis moderated Newport Round Table in Newport, RI, the longest-running writer's workshop in New England.

In January of 2017, Mark and Melissa retired to rural Ireland.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
 
Series
Deathlands
   34. Stoneface (1996)
   37. Demons of Eden (1997)
   40. Nightmare Passage (1997)
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Outlanders
   1. Exile to Hell (1997)
   2. Destiny Run (1997)
   3. Savage Sun (1997)
   4. Omega Path (1998)
   5. Parallax Red (1998)
   6. Doomstar Relic (1998)
   7. Iceblood (1998)
   8. Hellbound Fury - The Lost Earth Saga Book 1 (1999)
   9. Night Eternal (1999) (with Mel Odom)
   10. Outer Darkness - The Lost Earth Saga Book 3 (1999)
   11. Armageddon Axis (1999)
   13. Shadow Scourge (2000)
   14. Hell Rising (2000)
   15. Doom Dynasty (2000)
   16. Tigers of Heaven - The Imperator Wars Book 2 (2001)
   17. Purgatory Road - The Imperator Wars Book 3 (2001)
   19. Tomb of Time (2001)
   21. Devil in the Moon (2002)
   22. Dragoneye (2002)
   23. Far Empire (2002)
   24. Equinox Zero (2003)
   25. Talon and Fang (2003)
   26. Sea of Plague (2003)
   28. Mad God's Wrath (2004)
   30. Mask of the Sphinx (2004) (with Chris Van Deelen)
   32. Evil Abyss (2005)
   33. Children of the Serpent (2005)
   35. Cerberus Storm (2005)
   37. Rim of the World (2006)
   39. Hydra's Ring (2006)
   41. Skull Throne (2007)
   42. Satan's Seed (2007)
   43. Dark Goddess (2007)
   44. Grailstone Gambit (2008)
   45. Ghostwalk (2008)
   51. Warlord of the Pit (2009)
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Executioner
   237. Hellfire Trigger (1998)
   240. Devil's Guard (1998)
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Spur
   1. Loki's Rock (2012)
   2. Helldorado (2016)
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Novels
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