Category Archives: Published in 2012

History Repeats Itself

Leaping Tall Buildings is a book with a straightforward yet tricky mission: to chronicle the origins of American comics. Without a doubt, it is a stunning package. Befitting its subject matter, the book is beautifully designed and contains an insightful … Continue reading

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Prepare to Live!

What does it mean to be a superhero? That’s a big question for Reaver, the protagonist in Paul Tobin’s debut novel. Is it the smashing? The clobbering? The fragging? There are so many definitions. And they change day to day. … Continue reading

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Calling All Nerds

Authors Luke and Daniel Keioskie describe Spandex Always Rises as “a super comic novel.” And that’s perfectly pun-y. Not only is it A) a super funny novel, but it is also B) a funny novel about comic book superheroes. Get … Continue reading

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Come Together

Jesus of Nazareth has returned to Earth and he’s got a simple message for everyone. “Be good to one another,” he says. “Don’t do anything to anybody that you wouldn’t want somebody to do to you.” In conclusion, he adds, … Continue reading

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Absolute Power to the People

The question posed by this anthology isn’t nearly as provocative as it’s intended to be. Think about it. Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? That’s a silly question. Of course it does. We’ve seen it happen time and time again. The … Continue reading

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Divided We Fall

Invasion, the first novel of Mercedes Lackey’s superhero series, was about metahumans fighting Nazi robots from outer space. It was awesome. As readers, we experienced the “shock and awe” of the Fourth Reich. Now we get a follow-up novel that … Continue reading

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Force It

In Forced Retirement, Hericane saved Isosceles City from being destroyed. Now in Forced Betrayal, she has to save the entire planet from being destroyed. She’s the daughter of the most powerful superhuman who ever lived. And, as it turns out, … Continue reading

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