Category Archives: Published in 2015

Good Enough

Just because you’re blessed with superpowers doesn’t mean you have to hang out in dark alleys and bust crime. Unlike all the do-gooders living in Central City and Star City, you could choose to lead a private, uncomplicated life. The … Continue reading

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The Many Missteps of Dynamistress

In Reckoning, geneticist Dinah Geof-Craigs found a way to manipulate her DNA and acquire superpowers. But now in the second book of her expansive memoir, she was suffering from super self-esteem issues. “I’m going through a bit of a crisis … Continue reading

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The Incred-Ables

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away they were called Jedi Knights. In Roman and Greek mythology they were worshipped as gods. In comic books they were known as superheroes. But in real life, they were simply … Continue reading

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Golden Powers

Superheroes like Ms. Marvel and Static are famous. But unlike musicians, actors, and athletes, they generally followed a strict code of conduct that prevented them from exploiting their notoriety. “Where’s the fun in that?” asks Miles Taylor. Miles was a … Continue reading

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Future Tense

It’s the end of the world in Matthew Phillion’s latest novel. Mankind is just moments away from being wiped off the face of the planet. “Let the cats inherit the Earth,” says one remorseful minion. “The apes have done a … Continue reading

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Herb Trimpe: The Man Behind the Monster

Artist Herb Trimpe joined the Marvel bullpen back in 1967. He was hired as an in-house production guy and did all the thankless grunt work Stan Lee asked him to do. But on April 1, 1968, Trimpe took an assignment … Continue reading

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The Invisible Girl

Sue Storm made her comic book debut in 1961. But it wasn’t such a great way to start a superhero career. She was seen on the cover of Fantastic Four #1 as a helpless, vanishing girl in the grip of … Continue reading

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