Drabble, Superhero

Random Thursday Drabble: What makes a hero?

“I keep hearing people talk about how Superman’s the best super hero or Batman’s better or how great Wonder Woman or Oracle is — and they compare their muscles or their powers or their smarts like it all came down to the stats printed on the back of the cards their action figures came on.”… Continue reading Random Thursday Drabble: What makes a hero?

Justice Wing, Superhero

Justice Wing: Interviewing Leather — the Arrival Page

So we had a migration one day, and this is where we ended up... and all kinds of navigation had to be left behind -- and this was one of them. But you don't care. You just want the Arrival Page for Interviewing Leather. For whatever reason, the paid version of WordPress hates redirecting pages,… Continue reading Justice Wing: Interviewing Leather — the Arrival Page

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Trey #2

Part two of Interviewing Trey, and the first part where we really get to know the Jack O'Knaves. For those who've read Interviewing Leather, there's one significant difference that will become apparent in this post. Leather was a thief, pure and simple. She didn't just avoid killing, she went out of her way to not… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #2

Justice Wing, Short Story

Justice Wing: Legacies of the Past

So, every so often things don't work out quite as you expected them to. That's not too surprising at this point. When you're a writer, sometimes the stories take unexpected turns. Which is what happened to me this time. You see, I finished the Prosperina myth, and figured I was going back into normal production.… Continue reading Justice Wing: Legacies of the Past

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

JW: Vilify 5, Part 2

It's always interesting to go from "the plan" to the execution. Scenes you think will be long and drawn out turn out to be perfunctory. Scenes you figured wouldn't go anywhere will recast your series in an entirely new light. The characters in your notes come to life and start making noises at you. Sometimes,… Continue reading JW: Vilify 5, Part 2

Justice Wing, Superhero

Justice Wing: Vilify 5, Part One

One of the interesting things about writing something like Justice Wing is the kind of story you get to write. It's hard to convince a publisher to let you write a comic book about this guy who interviews a supervillain for a week, with very little in the way of action scenes, for example. Not… Continue reading Justice Wing: Vilify 5, Part One

Justice Wing, Superhero

Justice Wing: Prologue

As promised, this is the first official Justice Wing post, appropriately named "Prologue." It sets up a few things, gives you some better idea of who the players are and how long they've been at this, and... well, gives us something to go from. Which is, in the end, what a prologue is supposed to… Continue reading Justice Wing: Prologue

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Fourteen

And this is it. The conclusion of "Interviewing Leather." And I have to admit, I feel pretty good about it. Todd Chapman, in the story, is writing an article called 'Interviewing Leather.' The subject of that article is the so-named supervillain Leather, who he has been hired to interview. But the novella/serial "Interviewing Leather," by… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Fourteen

Mythic Heroes, Serial, Superhero

The Home Front: Homecoming Part Three

A bit late, but here's the third part of "Homecoming," here in The Home Front. This particular file got corrupted, so I didn't have any choice but to rewrite about half of it, which put things off a bit. And here we are! Of course, it occurs to me that Greg Fishbone, my former editor,… Continue reading The Home Front: Homecoming Part Three

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Thirteen

Part thirteen of "Interviewing Leather." This is, if anything, denouement and epilogue, and a chance for some voices on the other side of the fence to chime in on a few of the points Leather herself made. It also sets up the last part, which should come out next week. God knows what we'll replace… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Thirteen

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Twelve

A week and a half wait. And (with the possible exception of the Dynamo Girl leg) the most anticipated part of the interview so far. Part twelve of "Interviewing Leather." It's also four thousand words long. I hope folks like it. We also (finally) have some fan art to put up (my delay -- not… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Twelve

Mythic Heroes, Serial, Superhero

The Home Front: Homecoming Part Two

I'm about halfway through part eleven of "Interviewing Leather." It seemed wise not to push to get it done and possibly compromise what may be one of the more engaging bits (or not be, depending on how well it goes, of course). On the other hand, it certainly can go up on Thursday without any… Continue reading The Home Front: Homecoming Part Two