Team Steve! Team Tony! Wait, this feels familiar… I have just come from watching Captain America III: Civil War. I went into it with lower expectations than I might have; Batman v. Superman was…okay but flawed and I enjoyed it mainly by telling myself I was watching a Frank Miller interpretation of the real Batman … More War is Never Civil.
Superhero epic as war movie. A few of my readers have expressed enthusiasm over hearing my thoughts on Batman vs. Superman. I suppose they think that, being a successful writer of superhero fiction myself, I am uniquely qualified to pass judgement on the movie. So here goes. But first, go see it. You think I’m … More Movie Review: Batman v Superman.
When heroes go Hollywood. So there hasn’t been much news on the game or book front recently, and I apologize for that. As should now be obvious, there was no January Kickstarter. This is because it has been taking longer than I thought to master the intricacies of a second RPG system for the game … More Wearing the Cape Update and Q & A.
Hello, everyone! I hope that all of you are looking forward to this holiday season—I certainly am! And that’s despite being too busy for words. Needless to say, I have news. First up, Ronin Games has done amazingly well. It is the highest-rated of all my titles on Amazon.com (last I checked, 4.7 Stars). I … More November Update
The power of genre-savviness. It occurred to me just the other day that I have been enjoying this online comic tremendously for over a year now, and never spread the wealth around. So here it is; Grrl Power is a fantastic online comic that Dave Barrack started in late 2010. Sydney, the comic’s main character, … More Knowledge is Power. And Power is Power.
Wearing the Cape, Book 5: Ronin Games is now available for the Kindle on Amazon.com! The paperback edition will be available by the end of the month. Better late than never? Back-Blurb Astra has returned to Chicago and the everyday life of a cape: getting kittens out of trees, training, aiding the city’s emergency first-responders, … More Ronin Games Is Published!
Breaking eggs for the new omelet. I have enjoyed the last few months as the current Marvel Universe draws to a close; since it was all ending anyway, many Marvel writers have been taking chances and exploring interesting character-changes that would never have been allowed by the previous status-quo. My fave has been what’s been … More A Brave New World? Or a Brave New Mess?
Christmas came early this year, with the realization that Seanan McGuire’s second Velveteen book, Velveteen vs. The Multiverse, was finally available on Kindle. I stopped what I was doing, bought it, and read it in two long sittings. If you haven’t read the first book yet, Velveteen vs. The Junior Super-Patriots, or my review of … More Velveteen vs. The Multiverse
I love the look on GL’s face. Seeing the launch of this new Green Lantern arc has got me thinking of epic scale–what I like to call “epicosity”–and consequences in superhero worlds. Because, let’s face it, if we’re talking about flocks of ringbearers and not one but two worlds ruled by Clark’s Law (Apokolypse and … More Epicosity and Consequences.
Thanks for everybody’s patience! Small Town Heroes took much longer to finish than I expected, and I hope it has been worth the wait. Also thanks to everyone who ran out and grabbed it as soon as it was up, SMT has been doing at least as well in Amazon’s Superhero category as the previous … More Small Town Heroes Paperback Edition