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Summary ↠ Superheroes 100 Superheroes modern gods and goddesses remote revered but like the pantheon of heroes and heroines of ancient myth great power. Most short story collections follow the same pattern for me most stories are middle of the road some good and some bad The good and bad stories usually cancel out and you are left with a nice middle of the road book This one had the usual number of middle of the road and bad stories just none that stood out as good to me If you like superhero fiction and are looking for some new reads then give this a try but to me it gets a not recommended

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Summary ↠ Superheroes 100 Four color panels of comic books to fiction reminding every adult of the child within who ever wanted to wear a cape and cowl. New Release I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for the purpose of reviewPremise A new anthology of fiction based around the title themeFrom other reviews of this book I expected to like it a bit than I did but I did still enjoy it Like most anthologies this was a mixed bag The first few especially I thought were just fine nothing too exciting The last one I found long meandering annoying and pointlessIn general I think the target market for this book are people with a casual knowledge of superheroes but who aren t really hardcore comic fans For example I enjoyed The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm which followed the average citizens of a country ruled by a supervillain and Tonight We Fly about an aging hero but these aren t any inventive or interesting than stories that have already been told with Dr Doom or in Astro City Not necessarily less interesting either but I didn t feel like new ground was being brokenThere were some stories I really liked though Wild Cards about a Federal Unit investigating a criminal with a superpower was pretty great and Dirae by Peter S Beagle was tremendously evocative and had lovely prose Also Dr Death vs the Vampire and Super Family were both pretty solid superhero stories The Biggest had a great retro styleI overall enjoyed this collection but it suffered for me from comparison with some of the great comic writing I ve read over the years Also I found the foreword highly pretentious and it lowered my expectations for the whole enterprise Still some strong stories some weak and the majority good but not great3 Stars A Good Book

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Summary ↠ Superheroes 100 Tempered with flaws And now find within these pages tales by gifted and award winning authors who move superheroes from the. A collection of short storiesIntroduction Rich HortonSunlight Society Margaret Ronald This isn t really as much about superheroes as it is about advancedintegrated technology within a person Though there does seem to be some superheroes in the society structure surrounding the story Basically a tech head gains access to a highly fortified place i norder to get rid of a super virus a virus we learn that the tech head himself wrote There the tech head downloads all the information on the computers gaining access to information such as superhero secret identities An interesting story that didn t really go anywhere Reads like the first chapter of a novelSecret Identity Kelly Link A sad commentary of a fifteen year old girl who ventures out to meet a man she met on line through multi player role playing games The plan is to meet at a hotel which is hosting both a superhero convention and a dentist convention Which one is Paul Zellher mystery manThe Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm Daryl Gregory Told from the point of view of a villager in a town very similar to LatveriaDr Doom s home territory Even features a character Lord Grimm who is described much like Doom Very well written Best of the first four stories easilyTonight We Fly Ian McDonald What happens to an aging supervillian This is one such storyWild Card Leah Bobet A seemingly normal criminal claims to be supervillian there are no super heroes without first a supervillian Police discover his secret identity rather easily he s a comic book fan and find his secret hideout a storage unit Heroic Measures Matthew Johnson How do you let a superhero die when his body super heroically fights to stay aliveThe Biggest James Patrick Kelly In the late 1920 s early 1930 s Fillbrick van Loon aka Stiltman or the Stilt or Big looks to work for Governor Franklin D RooseveltDr Death vs the Vampire Aaron Schutz With the uestionable ability of killing people by lethal injection and making it look like heart attacks Dr Death and his tenuous connection with a League of Almost Superheroes faces off against a vampireSuperhero Girl Jei D Marcade Is his girlfriend a superhero with a lot of enemies or a young girl dying of cancerSuper Family Ian Donald Keeling The children of superheroes learn the truth about their parents as they realize their own super powers in front of the family arch nemesisThe Strange Desserts of Professor Natale Doom Kat Beyer A young girl with a highly developed ability to work with electronics engineering and cookingDownfall Joseph Mallozzi A former supervillain is pulled out of retirement to help the FBI investigate the mysterious death of a grandstanding superhero Dirae Peter S Beagle Not a human but a spirit who appears where tragedy is about to happenGrandma Carol Emshwiller A grandchild is left to care for an aging superheroThe Los Angeles Women s Auxiliary Superhero League Elana Fortin Three young women discover their super powers such as they are and form a league complete with agentpromoterWonjjang and the Madman of Pyonyang Gord Sellar A superhero can still be human with meddling parents and desires for companionship It s not likely that this book will be picked up by anyone not already interested in superheroes or comic books or in some other form of this genre so we can skip the conversation about who this book would be targeted toward Clearly it s for someone just like mesomeone who enjoys science fictionfantasy comic book superheroes and short fiction Sounds like win win winAs is typical with anthologies I find that there are some stories I really enjoy and some that I simply can t get in to This collection is no different While the first two stories Sunlight Society and Secret Identity were both well written and interesting but I did wonder if I was really about to read a book about superheroes these main characters seemed anti heroic or touched on superheroes only very briefly Definitely seemed an odd beginningI really enjoyed The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm While this too seemed to deal with superheroes somewhat indirectly it connected with me as a comics reader This story seemed to be told from the point of view of a villager in a poor nation dealing with the effects of a superherosupervillian battle It s a brilliant concept well told The fact that this seemed so clearly to be a village under the rule of comics villian Dr Doom of Fantastic Four fame helped with my visualizing the storyTonight We Fly and Wild Card were not particulalry strong stories for me Tonight We Fly was an interesting concept but no longer a new one Wild Card was also interesting but mostly was just a dull read for meAging superheroes are not a new idea and we see a few of them in this collection but Heroic Measures is a slightly different take on the theme I don t want to give anything away but it looks at medical issues for the super powered Very niceAgain I come to a story that is told well The Biggest and is an interesting read but ultimately leaves me with a eh attitude I wanted to like itI enjoyed the personal aspects but it just didn t follow throughDr Death was another in the vein of not uite a superhero as I felt the first couple of stories were Againnice writing well told but the lack of true super hero power left me wondering what the criteria of this book was all about I understand and appreciate trying to change it upto not be too traditionalbut this one left me a little exhausted I was trying to invest myself but it just wasn t workingSuperhero Girl follows in the same veinnot uite a superhero Again well written well told butFinally we come to what one might consider a traditional superhero story Super Family and a strong showing at that Although possibly a little too much like Pixar s The Incredibles this was really a delightful read Parents retired from the superhero business an arch nemesis that won t uite let them retire and children who are just discovering their family history and their own powers A very nice workKat Beyer s piece Strange Desserts is a fun read that might seem a little borderline as to whether or not there s true superheroism herebut a superhero doesn t mean super power although she might have that as well This was an oddity that actually fits well in to this collectionThe last five stories are much traditional with their definitiion of superhero Downfall brings the supervillian out of retirement by coersion and Grandma sees an aged superhero cared for by child The Los Angeles might be one of my favorites as it takes on an aspect that wasn t touched on anywhere elsepromotion and managementhow does a new superhero or super team get the recognition they deserve But it also plays with what makes a superhero and super powers A very nice take Wonjjang and the Madman repeats a theme of superheroes being human and having some of the same troubles that ordinary people have but it does it well and offeres a uniue voice by placing the super in a location other than the traditional European American style cityPeter S Beagle s Dirae might be the most original of all the works in the collection though not necessarily the best More lyrical than the others almost a poem rather than fiction this tells of a character not a human who appears when a distaster is about to happen and that character works to prevent it An interesting read original as I say but I was a bit bored with the style It might be that for a book on superheroes I m charged for something than poetic lyricismLet s acknowledge that super hero doesn t mean super power and not all these characters have super powers but not all are super heroes or even super villians either and I uestion their inclusion in this anthology There s also a familiar theme no longer original of aging super heroes What happens to the super hero who gets old The other theme that seems prevalent here is darkness how disturbing the world is and pathetic life is as a superheroWhile I applaud the efforts of the writers and editor to try something different and fit within the superhero mold there was a lack of originality and a tediousness to the collection Perhaps there is a reason that superheros don t fly well off the pages of graphic novels Perhaps this is a uniue literary character the superhero that is really best identified by the art as well as the storyLooking for a good book The writing is strong here but the title and cover art might be misleading


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    Characters Superheroes [Superheroes] Download ã Rich Horton Rich Horton ✓ 0 Read This was a real mixed bag of an anthology Half of the novellas were worth the reading and the other half were not The stories that made the best impression on me were Secret Identity Downfall and Superhero Family Overall rating 35 starsAudio N

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    [Superheroes] Download ã Rich Horton Most short story collections follow the same pattern for me; most stories are middle of the road some good and some bad The good and bad stories usually cancel out and you are left with a nice middle of the road book This one had the usual number of middle of the road and bad stories just none that stood out as good to

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    Characters Superheroes [Superheroes] Download ã Rich Horton Superheroes as we know them or less started in the comic books of the late 1930s with the most obvious first “true” s

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    [Superheroes] Download ã Rich Horton Let me preface this by saying I am lazy Combine that with how long I took to get around to this review and the fact that a couple of the stories I'd already read in other compilations and I'm just not even going to try to give my thoughts on every one of these stories Instead I'm going to hit the highlights of what was actually a pretty solid collectionFirst I have to give pride of place to Peter Beagle's Dirae I love Be

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    [Superheroes] Download ã Rich Horton Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Rich Horton Rich Horton ✓ 0 Read I recieved an ARC courtesy of Diamond Book Distributors and NetGally for the purpose of an honest reviewRich Horton has drawn together an anthology of short stories around a central theme of Superheroes The stories range from a few pages to vignettes over several short chapters The styles as one would expect from a range of different authors is varied some of the prose is stark while in others particularly Dira

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    Characters Superheroes Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Rich Horton Rich Horton ✓ 0 Read A collection of short storiesIntroduction Rich HortonSunlight Society Margaret Ronald This isn't really as much about superheroes as it is about advancedintegrated technology within a person Though there does seem to be some superheroes in the society structure surrounding the story Basically a tech head gains access to a highly fortified place i norder to get rid of a super virus a virus we learn that the tec

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  • Paperback
  • 375
  • Superheroes
  • Rich Horton
  • English
  • 10 April 2020
  • 9781607013808