Category Archives: Published in 2014

Beyond Good and Evil

“When I was 12 years old,” says Michael Marion Magdalene Morn-Edson, “my father strapped a bomb to my chest and drove me to the First National Bank and Trust so we could steal $27,500.” Apparently Michael’s father needed the extra … Continue reading

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Girl Wonder

We would bet a billion bitcoins that author Auralee Wallace couldn’t name a single member of the Suicide Squad or the Forever People. In all likelihood she doesn’t know the difference between the Green Goblin, the Hobgoblin, and the Demogoblin. … Continue reading

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Enter the Turtle

There was nothing particularly memorable about the Green Turtle back in 1944 when he made his debut in the pages of Blazing Comics #1. Like hundreds of other comic book characters of the time, he wore a colorful mask and … Continue reading

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Post-human

What is the first thing you’d do if you fortuitously acquired superpowers? Would you promote biodiversity? Curb deforestation? Stop fracking? Maybe you’d rob a bank? There are a lot of things you could possibly do. There’s a moment in Resistance, … Continue reading

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Roarsome!

The list of literary superhero novels is a short one. Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman and The Midlife Crisis of Commander Invincible by Neil Connelly would both be on the list. And maybe The Death-Ray by Daniel … Continue reading

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The New Defenders

At some point in Matthew Phillion’s indefatigably entertaining novel The Indestructibles we began reminiscing about the Defenders, Marvel Comics’ aggregate of superhero square pegs. But instead of Dr. Strange, Hulk, or the Silver Surfer, the author has given us Dr. … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Gods

Danya Petrovich Galkin was born with a twist to his genetic code. He could hear the electrical world and could exert some control over it. If he wanted, he could change the channels on his TV without using a remote. … Continue reading

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