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The Superhero Mystique

In The James Bond Dossier, Kingsley Amis spends a chapter discussing the appeal of the secret agent. He ends the chapter with the proposition that this is due in part to the very nature of the secret agent’s work: “Not only have the [secret agents] no need to be outwardly different from other men; they [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 13: Writer Shop Talk, Wonder Woman, Keeping Secrets

And the Pen and Cape Society's podcast returns again! This time we're talking shop about what it's like to be writers at various levels of success, how book sales are doing and what we're doing to promote ourselves. We also talk about Wonder Woman because at that point it was new and current. In addition, [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|1 Comment

Wonder Woman as a Mythological Hero

When watching the film Wonder Woman, I was struck at the time that although Wonder Woman is indeed a superhero in the modern sense, the movie actually sets her up as a mythological hero, the kind you see a lot of if you have an interest in Greek mythology. Warning: spoilers abound in the following [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Palladian, Review|Comments Off on Wonder Woman as a Mythological Hero

New Release: Friend or Foe and Other Stories

There's a new volume of the Menopausal Superheroes series by Samantha Bryant. Friend or Foe and Other Stories (Menopausal Superheroes 2.5) is a collection of short stories taking place in the same universe, but outside the scope of the novels. Peer into the past to discover how Cindy Liu became a mad scientist. Follow the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Book Series, Samantha Bryant|Comments Off on New Release: Friend or Foe and Other Stories

Colossal and the Idea of the Unlikely Superhero

I saw the movie Colossal over the weekend, and highly recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of kaiju cinema or superheroes, and maybe even just independent film, because it was great. The movie got me thinking of the tradition in some circles of the unlikely superhero, and although I won’t give many film details, [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|appearances, Palladian, Review|Comments Off on Colossal and the Idea of the Unlikely Superhero

Legion of Damn!

Back in the 1990s, when I was a flat-dwelling San Francisco Gen X slacktivist too busy falling in futile love with lesbians and smoking speed out of broken lightbulbs to do something as mundane as, ugh, watch TV, there was a live action series inspired by the X-Men comics I'd loved as a kid. Apparently, [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Review, Stephen T. Brophy|Comments Off on Legion of Damn!

Anthology Arrives on March 21!

An anthology about the underestimated. Hey folks, this is Jim Zoetewey, current president of The Pen & Cape Society. The next Pen & Cape Society anthology arrives on March-- Hmmn... That's not good enough. This needs more emotion than simply passing on the date. What PCS needs is a promoter like Stan Lee. [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Anthology Arrives on March 21!

Mangold Paints His Masterpiece: A Spoiler-free Review of Logan

I was going to title this "Holy Fucking Shit! I Just Saw 'Logan'!" or words to that effect. But I went a different way. "Elegaic" is not a word I ever thought I'd be using to describe a movie set in the 20th Century Fox take on the X-Men Universe. I remember sitting in a [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mangold Paints His Masterpiece: A Spoiler-free Review of Logan