Van Allen Plexico

Van Allen Plexico is a New Pulp and Pulp Factory Award-winning author (Novel of the Year in 2015 for Legion III: Kings of Oblivion and 2017 for Sentinels: The Dark Crusade; Anthology of the Year in 2015 for Pride of the Mohicans; Best New Character in 2012 for Blackthorn). He is author of nine Sentinels superhero novels and seven Shattering space opera novels, as well as comics/graphic novels set in both universes. In addition he created two bestselling nonfiction books about Marvel’s Avengers and was selected by Upper Deck to write the year-by-year history of the Avengers for their commemorative trading card set. He has written and edited many classic pulp characters and anthologies for various publishers in the US and abroad, and his interview program, the White Rocket Podcast, was a finalist in the 2015 Parsec Awards.

A professor at Southwestern Illinois College and a co-founder of the New Pulp movement, he has appeared as a guest, presenter and event host at many conventions and festivals across the US, including hosting Dragon Con’s “Marvel /DC Jeopardy” tournament for the past twenty years.