Initially published in the late 1980s, many of the books went out of print, but Wild Cards has since experienced a rebirth with a new trilogy starting with Inside Straight published in January 2008, the second published in December 2008 called Busted Flush. The third book in this arc was released in late 2009 under the name of Suicide Kings. This arc has been referred to as either the American Hero trilogy or the Committee trilogy.Following the success of these stories, many of the earlier books have also been republished, starting with the reprint of Wild Cards in 2010, and new role-playing game aids for the Mutants and Masterminds game system.
The wild card virus is an artificially-created organism, developed by the Takisian aliens to enhance their own psionic powers. The aliens decided to field-test it on Earth. It was released over New York City in 1946, and changed the course of human history forever. The virus is extremely deadly, killing 90% of the infected. The remaining 10% are transformed in spectacular ways. Most become jokers, hideously deformed monsters. A few lucky survivors become aces, superhumans gifted with amazing powers. Read More...
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Following the success of the reissued original trilogy of Wild Cards, Gollancz is set to republish further books in the series. 2014 heralds in the return of:
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