Fabian Nicieza & Suburban Dicks

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The recent event at the virtual event celebrated release date for Fabian Nicieza’s debut novel Suburban Dicks. It’s a fascinating discussion of comic books and Nicieza’s life. Nicieza signed a number of copies for The Poisoned Pen, and you can order them through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3dunUQW

Here’s the summary of Suburban Dicks.

From the cocreator of Deadpool comes a hilariously entertaining debut featuring two unlikely and unforgettable amateur sleuths. An engrossing and entertaining murder mystery full of skewering social commentary, Suburban Dicks examines the racial tensions exposed in a New Jersey suburb after the murder of a gas station attendant.

Andie Stern thought she’d solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station–and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow.

She soon crosses paths with disgraced local journalist Kenneth Lee, who also has everything to prove in solving the case. A string of unusual occurrences–and, eventually, body parts–surface around town, and Andie and Kenneth uncover simmering racial tensions and a decades-old conspiracy. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about.


Fabian Nicieza is an Argentine-American comic book writer and editor who is best known as the co-creator of Marvel’s Deadpool and for his work on titles such as X-MenX-ForceNew WarriorsCable, and Thunderbolts. Suburban Dicks is his debut novel.


Enjoy the conversation between Fabian Nicieza and Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen.