Category Archives: Published in 2010

Welcome to the New Golden Age

For years superhero fiction was a marginal subgenre lurking at the bottom of the science fiction and fantasy barrel. No one took The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker too seriously back in 1967 (for good reason), and follow-up novels didn’t try … Continue reading

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Superheroes vs. Zombies, Part I

It’s the zombie apocalypse (again), but this time there are superheroes too. And you know what? That’s really, really awesome. Ex-Heroes is a pop culture mash-up of superheroes and zombies, two genre subsets that mesh surprisingly well together. And since … Continue reading

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Superheroes Are Super Freaky

Once they were called extrahumans, super-powered crime fighters who kept the streets of New Chicago safe from the rabble. But now they’re known derisively as superfreaks, a motley crew of heroes who honor sponsorship deals above civic duty. They’re super … Continue reading

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The Rise (and Fall) of Renegade X

Young Damien wants to grow up to be a supervillain like his mother, the Mistress of Mayhem. He wants to attend Vilmore, the local supervillain university, and he wants to marry his villainous girlfriend, the Shapeshifter. There’s only one problem. … Continue reading

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Whiplash, Black Widow, and Iron Man 2

The Iron Man movies are fun because of Robert Downey, Jr. He’s a charismatic actor who’s turned Tony Stark into a swishy disco playboy. Downey’s patter is (more or less) retained in this Iron Man 2 novelization, although you get … Continue reading

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