Author(s): Steve Niles; Fiona Staples (Artist)
Intrigue, cover-ups, conspiracy, plots, secrets...Mystery. Discover a steam-punk and pulp-influenced world where science and the supernatural collide, from two masters of the comics medium.
Anastasia Collins: beautiful, smart, seductive, not to be messed with. Nick Hammond: handsome, suave, lethal, going to prison. Together, they are the Mystery Society. They are rich, resourceful, refined, determined to uncover the paranormal secrets of the world's underbelly... and in need of new recruits. A ghoul named Secret Skull, two twin girls Nick sprung from Area 51, and a robot with the brain of Jules Verne are up for the job. If the burgeoning team can escape the government baddies they've ticked off, reverse the smear campaign waged against Nick, and uncover the secrets of the twins' powers, they just might have time to chase down leads for their first case: finding the missing skull of Edgar Allan Poe.
Steve Niles (born June 21, 1965) is an American comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society and Batman- Gotham County Line. He is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Fiona Staples is a comic book artist living in Calgary, Canada. She has illustrated comics such as Mystery Society, Done to Death, Secret History of the Authority- Hawksmoor, Jonah Hex, and Northlanders, and contributed covers to DV8, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Criminal Macabre, Superman/Batman, Archie, and more. Her work on the 2009 horror series North 40 was nominated for an Eisner Award, and she took home the 2011 Shuster Award for Outstanding Cover Artist. She's currently working on the ongoing Image series Saga, with writer Brian K. Vaughan.