Category Archives: Published in 2017

Live Long and Prosper

Twenty-five years had passed since the debut of Sputnik Chick #1. And never once during that time did creator Debbie Reynolds Biondi ever consider giving “The Girl With No Past” an origin story. But it was finally time to put … Continue reading

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Face/Off

It hasn’t happened yet. But at some point, an author is going to sit down and bang out a big, whopping superhero novel. Something hefty like The Brothers Karamazov or Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. And why … Continue reading

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Arrow: A Generation of Vipers: A Conversation with Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

From the moment Captain America punched Adolf Hitler in the kisser, comic book readers have enjoyed crossovers. Who doesn’t like to see the Justice League mix it up with the Avengers, or Darkseid go toe-to-toe with Galactus? Jean-Luc Picard meeting … Continue reading

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Caught In a Bad Arrowmance

A Generation of Vipers is a novel that reminds us of all the things we miss about the Arrow TV show, including substantive involvement from Thea Queen (the Red Arrow), Felicity Smoak (Overwatch), Malcolm Merlyn (the Dark Archer), Lyla Michaels … Continue reading

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Library Wars

Maxwell, Daniel, Kyel, Ramsay, and Grace weren’t exactly the Suicide Squad. Nor were they the Dirty Dozen, the Expendables, or the A-Team. But they were a little bit disreputable. Ramsay, for one, was a scofflaw who willfully ignored his growing … Continue reading

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Friendly Neighborhood Squirrel Girl

Squirrels were awesome. They were smart, fast, super strong, and had “mad leapin’ skillz.” They had great eyesight and hearing, they could live in any environment hot or cold, and they exhibited rare altruistic camaraderie. Some of them, like Rocket … Continue reading

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Gotham: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Gotham (the TV series) is a prequel to Detective Comics #27. It chronicles the teenage years of Bruce Wayne after his parents are killed and before he puts on the batsuit. Gotham: Dawn of Darkness (the novel) is a prequel … Continue reading

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