I’m a married man and I’m having an affair. No. It’s not with another woman (don’t be silly). It’s with superhero novels. I’m attracted to them. I’m on a mission to grow my library of them to high proportions. How did it come to this, this obsession with amassing the largest superhero prose novel collection? Simple. I love me some superheroes because I love the good guy.
Opening weekend, I went to see Thor Ragnorok. I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular since I had seen several trailers. Then, I was shocked that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 93%. What in the world was I missing. I bought my tickets, packed up the wifey, and went to find out.
Change. It can be beautiful. It can be ugly. It can be wonderful. It can be tragic. The journey to change many times is a difficult one but within the difficulty there is a beauty that once we reach the destination makes it all worth it. This is currently the journey that I’m on. Many things are changing here at RIU headquarters. As in most things in life, everything hasn’t worked out exactly as I would like to but that’s okay. I’m learning a lot and persevering. However, the change continues. There’s one more change that is going to happen here that I want to share with you.
Because of the genre of material that I write, I’m often talking about things besides the writing projects that I’m working on. You will find a lot of posts about film, television, books, video games, and all things related to the things that I write which would be supernatural, superheroic, action-adventure and fantasy. That’s why today I’m going to be talking about a big reveal on Gotham which I saw coming during season three but that is because, of course, I am a superhero nerd. Well, what I knew was coming finally arrived.
I’m a superhero fan. I’ll be a superhero fan until the day I die. That love has filtered over into the kind of stories I love to create. Superheroes, however, pose a unique problem because it’s not strictly science fiction and it’s not strictly fantasy. As a writer, how do you categorize where you’ll list it on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and the rest of the online book distributors? This has always been a problem for those who write in the area of superheroes. I explain at length in this post.