Without Mark Edens, there would be no X-MEN:TAS as we all know and love it. We would have stumbled through somehow, but Mark’s presence was critical to the storytelling. Mark and I laid out the first 26 episode ideas. He wrote the two-part opening pilot script, “Night of the Sentinels.” Mark and I built the “Phoenix Saga” five-episode TV story, adapting it from the Claremont/Byrne books. The network, knowing his value, asked him to come up with a big, Apocalypse-centered four-part finale (“Beyond Good and Evil”) which, before we were required to change it, was to be the wrap-up of the series. Mark and his brother Michael had a hand in over half of the series’ scripts. So it is exciting for me to announce that Mark has just published a darkly-comic novel, “Death Be Not Pwned.” It is available electronically on Amazon for $3.99. Even though the creative writers and artists who crafted X-MEN:TAS can no longer display their talents on that show, there are other ways to enjoy their work. Mark’s new book is one of them.