Author Archives: Eric Searleman

Live! In the Link Age 01.16.18

Over the years, Japanese publishers have tried unsuccessfully to introduce U.S. superheroes to their manga readers. Jiro Kuwata’s Batman series was terrific but it didn’t last long. Ryoichi Ikegami’s version of Spider-Man was good too, but it had a similar … Continue reading

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One Woman Army Corps

Sienna McKnight was born in the harsh desert of Central Asia. She was, says author R.K. Syrus, “An orphan girl born in blood with the birthright of pain and scars.” Nothing in life would be easy for her. Now a … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Bloom

Everyone is a nerd about something, says author Cecil Castellucci in her latest novel. And we can attest to that. At various times over the years we’ve been inordinately preoccupied with a sundry of things. Rat Fink, Ricky Nelson, Angela … Continue reading

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Live! In the Link Age: Short Reviews and Interviews of 2017 (Revisited)

According to singer Andy Williams, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. But if your name is on the naughty list you’d better watch out. Krampus the Christmas devil might come down your chimney instead of Santa Claus. … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2017 and a Peek at 2018

Every year we look forward to compiling our Top 5 list of superhero novels. It’s a great way to revisit all the books we’ve read during the past 12 months, and it helps put everything in perspective. Seeing how the … Continue reading

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Super Girl

A recent singularity event in National City creates a batch of new superhumans in author Jo Whittemore’s delightfully wacky Supergirl novel. Among others, there’s a meteorologist who can now control weather, a bodybuilder who can levitate objects (get it?), and … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love

There were 400 superheroes affiliated with the Renegades, Gatlon City’s premier justice league. Led by a five-member council, the Renegades were former vigilantes who took control of their city and established a sensible legislative purview. Like most superheroes, the Renegades … Continue reading

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