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Which Painful Origin Story Would You NOT Choose?


wolverine-silvestriOrigins create superheroes.

Or rather, every superhero has an origin. Some are unbelievably painful though to the hero. So which origin story would you least like?

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SF & Fantasy

New Release Interview: Ex-Purgatory by Peter Clines


clines-ex-purgatoryEx-Purgatory, the new novel by Peter Clines, is in fine bookstores now!

I decided to conduct a short interview with Peter about the series and how he has arrived at writing superhero stories! Pretty awesome. Make the jump!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Peter Cline’s ‘Ex-Purgatory’


Exclusive Excerpt from Peter Cline’s ‘Ex-Purgatory’

I’m a huge fan of Peter Clines’ zombies versus superheroes Ex-Heroes series, and I’ve written about it several times before here at Suvudu and elsewhere. I’m not alone, either. Other people like it, too. People like Mira Grant (Feed), who called book one (Ex-Heroes) her favorite “insane zombie book” and Ernest Cline, who describe it [...]

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Major Major Superhero Series Coming to Netflix in 2015


luke-cageWe’re getting not one, not two or three, but FOUR new live-action Marvel comic book series coming exclusively to Netflix.

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Real-Life Superheroes: Meeting Zero of the New York Initiative


ZeroOne of the most gratifying aspects of training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the friendships you build with people from all walks of life. I’ve met tons of interesting people that I might not otherwise have ever crossed paths with were it not for our mutual interest in “The Gentle Art”. When you fight, sweat and sometimes bleed on the same mat bonds form quickly, and these bonds – in my experience – can transcend cultural differences.

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The Triumphant Return of the Western Comic Book: ‘Law of the Desert Born’


The Triumphant Return of the Western Comic Book: ‘Law of the Desert Born’

Westerns were once a mainstay of the comic book industry, but with notable exceptions like Brian Azzarello’s Loveless and arguably Jason Aaron’s Scalped (which while not technically a “western” certainly pays homage to the genre), the genre – excluding supernaturally tinged “Weird West” titles – has more or less fizzled out since the fifties.
The Western’s [...]

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Lawrence Maslon and Michael Kantor: ‘Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture’


Lawrence Maslon and Michael Kantor: ‘Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture’

I was recently lucky enough to grab a few minutes with Lawrence Maslon and Michael Kantor, the co-authors of Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture, the official companion volume to the PBS documentary Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle. Unfortunately, some microphone issues made my side of the conversation very difficult to [...]

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SF & Fantasy

‘Superheroes!’: The Book You Need, and the Documentary You Should Watch


‘Superheroes!’: The Book You Need, and the Documentary You Should Watch

For a long time, comic books and their fans have been treated rather poorly by the entertainment industry. Television and film writers have in the past used “comic book reader” as a kind of cultural shorthand for nerd or misfit, while simultaneously using comic books themselves as the basis for blockbuster movies. Thankfully, these times [...]

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Interview with Claude Lalumiere, Editor, ‘Super Stories of Heroes & Villains’


SuperHeroes_BookpgeClaude Lalumière is the editor of Super Stories of Heroes & Villains:

George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards rampage through unrecorded history! Mike Mignola’s Hellboy battles the fiendish Nuckelavee! Can Camille Alexa’s Pinktastic prevent the end of the world? Will Jonathan Lethem’s Dystopianist cause the end of the world?

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Talking Indian Superheroes with Samit Basu, Author of ‘Turbulence’


Talking Indian Superheroes with Samit Basu, Author of ‘Turbulence’

Samit Basu is the author of Turbulence:
Aman Sen is smart, young, ambitious and going nowhere. He thinks this is because he doesn’t have the right connections—but then he gets off a plane from London to Delhi and discovers that he has turned into a communications demigod. Indeed, everyone on Aman’s flight now has extraordinary abilities [...]

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