Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who Can Save Us Now?

This is an anthology of stories about varying aspects of the superhero life.  Some stories are silly, some are serious, some are more "realistic" than others.  Here are a few of the ones I liked the best:

"The Quick Stop 5" by Sam Weller -- can you say "industrial accident"?
"Remains of the Night" by John McNally -- mash "creepy" and "depressing" and you get the idea
"The Meerkat" by Owen King -- I love the origin of the giant Russian Robot
"Man Oh Man -- It's Manna Man" by George Singleton -- what a great superpower!
"My Interview with the Avenger" by Tom Bissell -- if they had interviewed Big Daddy from Kick-Ass (the movie I mean), it might go like this
"Mr Big Deal" by Sean Doolittle -- to catch one, send one
"The Somewhat Super" by David Yoo -- check your local VFW chapter
"Bad Karma Girl Wins at Bingo" by Kelly Braffet -- and also meets her Dad

Some of the tales are OK, some are more "literary" or "serious" -- I confess that they weren't as rewarding to me, though.

All in all, this was a fun read.  With twenty-some stories, this book can probably entertain you.
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