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 | 2017-07-08T15:20:46+00:00 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 | 2017-06-22T09:55:53+00:00 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 | 2017-04-23T13:55:54+00:00 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 | 2017-03-31T23:15:12+00:00 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 | 2017-03-08T01:37:53+00:00 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 | 2017-03-05T07:44:30+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mangold Paints His Masterpiece: A Spoiler-free Review of Logan

The Devil’s Got A Free Hand!

As I further contemplate the turning of the screw that is achieving a half century of life, I find myself wanting to give away my earthly possessions--well, some of them anyway; definitely not the ones I use daily, like my car or any of my flatscreens or personal electronics--so I figure it's a fine time [...]

By | 2017-02-16T20:02:54+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Book Series, Stephen T. Brophy|Comments Off on The Devil’s Got A Free Hand!

The Good Fight 3: Sidekicks

I'm here to make public the cover and announce the release of the third anthology of the Pen & Cape Society. The Good Fight: Sidekicks will probably come out in March. The exact date remains to be seen. In the meantime, here's the cover (by PCS's own Scott Story): An anthology Of superpowered fiction. [...]

By | 2017-02-11T17:30:45+00:00 February 11th, 2017|The Good Fight anthology|Comments Off on The Good Fight 3: Sidekicks

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