Franklin Torres is a comic book and statue collector from the Big
Apple. He has tried quitting at least three times in the last
twenty-five years but he hasn’t been able to stop for long; the love
for comic book story and art is in his blood. Among his favorite
creators currently are Ed Brubaker, Peter David, Geoff Johns, and Neil
WAYLAND SMITH is the pen name for a native Texan who has lived in Massachusetts, New York, Washington DC, and presently makes his home in Virginia. His rather unlikely list of jobs includes private investigator, comic book shop owner, ring crew for a circus (then he ran away from the circus and joined home), deputy sheriff, and freelance stagehand. Wayland is a four time participant in, and survivor of, NaNoWriMo, having made the 50,000 word goal each time. A black belt in shao lin kung fu, he is also a fan of comic books, reading, writing, and various computer games (I”ll shut Civ down in one more turn. Really). He lives with a beautiful woman who was crazy enough to marry him, and the memory of a much loved, if somewhat goofy, dog named Jamie.