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If you want to read interesting, amusing, and helpful information from PCS authors, click the Articles link. Some are reprints from the authors and others are PCS exclusives.

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The Links page will be expanding to include everything for the reader or an aspiring author. Many of the PCS authors have published physical and digital books. They will include their resources here.

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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

The Villain’s Sidekick For Free

Full disclosure: I'm about to have one of those milestone birthdays this month, where I find myself a lot older than the younger version of me ever thought I'd live to be. So in honor of that, I guess, I'm offering a couple of my books free this month over on Amazon, beginning with the [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|Marketing, Stephen T. Brophy, The Good Fight anthology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Villain’s Sidekick For Free

Secret History: A Review of Lavie Tidhar’s “The Violent Century”

I know I’m a good writer. I’m also long-resigned to the truth that I’ll never be a great writer. Whatever literary merit my pulpy seriocomic adventure stories contain is largely the byproduct of having ingested enough canonically “great” literature that nanoscopic slivers of same will occasionally, mostly accidentally, sneak in between the many overwrought adjectives and [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Stephen T. Brophy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Secret History: A Review of Lavie Tidhar’s “The Violent Century”

Recipe for a Superhero Novel

According to the nursery rhyme, boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy dog tails and girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. I have my doubts that either of those recipes is accurate, let alone complete, but there are elements of these ingredients in all of us. Books come from [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|On Writing, PCS Officers, Samantha Bryant, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recipe for a Superhero Novel

Deep Talk, Or Why I Love Cons

My last con for the summer was Con-Gregate, a small sci-fi/fantasy convention in High Point, North Carolina, where I was a guest author (You can read about what I was doing there here and about the con itself here). I knew I was going to have fun, and my expectations were exceeded. There's nothing like spending [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Conventions, PCS Officers, Samantha Bryant, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deep Talk, Or Why I Love Cons

Our Next Anthology

Friends of the Pen & Cape Society, You may remember our two previous anthologies "The Good Fight" and "The Good Fight: Villains." We're going to do another anthology. Have any ideas for a theme? We'll look at your suggestions.

By | August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Next Anthology

It Ain’t Shakespeare, But It’s Definitely Suicide Squad

Maybe I was just seduced by the tantalizing marketing, but up until very recently, David Ayer's Suicide Squad marked the first time I was genuinely excited about an upcoming DC/Warner Bros. property since at least The Dark Knight. Critical response, and feeling pretty burned by Green Lantern  and The Dark Knight Rises, was enough to keep me from experiencing Man of [...]

By | August 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Ain’t Shakespeare, But It’s Definitely Suicide Squad

Pen and Cape Society authors at Comicpalooza 2016

If you live in the Houston area, you should come out to this year's Comicpalooza! It's June 17-19 in Houston, Texas and two of our own PCS members will be featured guests. (In addition to, you know, actual celebrities.) Cheyanne Young will be on the Harry Potter discussion panel Friday June 17th from 11:30-12:30. Drew [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pen and Cape Society authors at Comicpalooza 2016

Leap Day Release Day: New HandCannon Story; Goodreads Giveaway; Villain’s Sidekick for FREE

Getting sick of seeing this guy yet? I hope not, because as of today, Leap Day 2016, this new Duke story, all about the exploits that led to him becoming the henchman known in certain circles as HandCannon, is available over on Amazon. And in honor of its digital publication, I'm also holding a month-long Goodreads Giveaway where [...]