Author Archives: Eric Searleman

The Clown Princess

The indomitable Harley Quinn is experiencing a little bit of anxiety in Lisa Yee’s latest Super Hero High novel. “Some people think I’m just a class clown,” she laments. “But I’m more than that, aren’t I?” Usually Harley Quinn is … Continue reading

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Neon Angelinos on the Road to Ruin

Even though they possessed a multitude of weird powers, the Runaways didn’t consider themselves superheroes. Even the term “superhero” made them a tad uneasy. They weren’t guarding the galaxy, or fighting Thanos, or anything crazy like that. Their mission was … Continue reading

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The Chicago Cub

As a superhero, you never forget the first time you put on your costume. And certainly T’Challa was cognizant of that moment in Ronald L. Smith’s novel, Black Panther: The Young Prince. “T’Challa stood in front of the mirror, the … Continue reading

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“I Am Catwoman. Hear Me Roar!”

Author Tim Hanley is back with another discombobulated history of an iconic comic book heroine (previous books examined the messy backgrounds of Wonder Woman and Lois Lane). This time he takes aim at Catwoman, arguably the most iconic character of … Continue reading

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The Green Canary

If you’re a fan of Green Arrow and his small-screen colleagues (including Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Rene Ramirez, Curtis Holt, and Dinah Drake), you already know that Season 5 ended with a big bang cliffhanger. When the TV show resumed … Continue reading

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Wreck-It Ralph

The Magic Art Reproducer was a great little device. It captured any kind of image and projected it onto paper. In this way, it helped you draw. No electricity, No battery. Like the name implied, it was magic. If you … Continue reading

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Explosivo!

Every species has an ecological niche, according to author James Alan Gardner. A superhero’s niche was coincidence. “They inhaled luck and exhaled unintended consequences,” he said. “They were born in fluke accidents, died in dramatic irony, and came back to … Continue reading

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