Following the success of his hit podcast — Wolverine: The Long Night — Ben will now adapt the murder-mystery into a five-part comics series for Marvel. He is teamed with artist Marcio Takara on interiors and Rafael Albuquerque on covers. Read more about the series here.
Wolverine: The Long Night is now available for streaming — for free — on all podcast apps. On its first day in wide release, it debuted in the Top Five of Apple’s charts. Tune in to the mystery-thriller here. Your ears will bleed.
Starting this May, Ben will be writing Nightwing for DC Comics, with Christopher Mooneyham drawing and Nick Filardi coloring. For more info, check out this link.
SNIKT! Ben has written ten, half-hour episodes for Marvel’s first podcast (radio play) series — Wolverine: The Long Night — starring Richard Armitage (aka Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit) as the title character. Read more about the project here: http://mashable.com/2017/12/04/wolverine-podcast-the-long-night-marvel-richard-armitage-ben-percy/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#TnXBi3_Ayaqs
The Dark Net releases August 1st, and the reviews are starting to roll in. Shelf Awareness says, “For non-technophilic readers who have never heard of the dark web, Silk Road or TOR, Percy provides brief, entertaining explanations reminiscent of Michael Crichton’s paranoiac invocations of popular science,” and Library Journal says, “Percy turns in a fast-paced thriller with crisp, honest dialogue and well-imagined characters. His premise is fanciful yet anchored in believability.”
Ben is taking over the 007 franchise, writing the James Bond comic series for Dynamite Entertainment. Issue #1 releases on March 1st. Click here to read the press release.
Here is some early praise for Ben’s next novel, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) from Dean Koontz: “Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader’s heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor.”
Green Arrow Rebirth and Green Arrow Issue #1 have both gone into a second printing. Thank you, retailers and readers. Read more here.
Ben has followed his longtime editor Helen Atsma to a new publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In 2017, they will publish his next novel, The Dark Net.
Ben’s story “Refresh, Refresh” (originally published in The Paris Review, later anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2006) is one of forty stories collected in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (edited by Lorrie Moore).