From Local Hero Press:
After months of reading submissions, making decisions, editing, proofreading, and formatting, we’re pleased to announce that CAPED: An Anthology of Superhero Tales is now available to preorder, with a release date of 11/24 in both ebook and print formats! We’ve found the entire project to be a real pleasure, and we have a great group of authors whose work we’re excited to share with you. With eighteen stories contained within the novel-length collection, we’re willing to bet you’ll find a bunch of stuff you like, and we hope you will take the time to seek out other work by these authors.
A multi-author collection of eighteen original superhero tales ranging from the dark to the hysterical to the downright bizarre.
“And Introducing the Scarlet Scrapper” by Leonard Apa: A Golden Age tale of an actor who hates playing a superhero on the radio but discovers a new role awaiting him.
“Sovereign’s Last Hurrah” David Court: In a retirement home, elderly supervillains scheme to return an item of power to their greatest enemy.
“RIGHTMAN! Loses the Faith” Gary Cuba: Being a superhero is what you make of it, and what you can make from it.
“Dax and the Red Eyes” Adrienne Dellwo: Dax’s disability prevents him from telling anyone about his brother using powers to hurt people.
“Dum Dum” Leod D. Fitz: Some supervillains are geniuses, and others are simply well-trained.
“Light Therapy” Che Gilson: Being a sidekick is a thankless job.
“Pinning Portugal” Elliotte Rusty Harold: A group of supervillains hatches a new scheme that naturally goes awry.
“When Fukayna Danced Her Libraries” Jake Johnson: Eventually even superheroes need to step away from the job.
“Super Frenemies” Stephen Kotowych: A group of super-powered children take on the neighborhood bully with surprising results.
“The Faces of the Wind” Laura Lamoreaux: After World War II, the country no longer needed superheroes, leaving the heroes with difficult decisions.
“Capacity Crowds” Paul McMahon: He wants to be a real superhero, but can’t seem to find a villain to match him.
“Heart of the Matter” Robert J. Mendenhall: Cameron’s powers are preventing the medical treatment that may save his life.
“Ebony Boneshaft, Secret Superhero” Wendy Qualls: She didn’t mean to discover Ebony Boneshaft’s secret identity, and when she did, it caused no end of trouble for her.
“Eye of the Beholder” Dave Ring: Being seen as the object of everyone’s desire is a poor way to live life.
“I Am Hathor” Aaron Michael Ritchey & Jason Henry Evans: Balancing superheroics and motherhood is a difficult dance for Hathor.
“The Romulus Proposition” Tim Rohr: When the mighty have fallen, it’s probably because they were pushed.
“Saul, Again” Eric Rosenfield: A time traveler takes a circuitous, long-term approach to facing a dangerous villain.
“Damn the Dark, Damn the Light” K. H. Vaughan: There’s a fine line between heroism and nihilism and sooner or later everyone crosses it.
CAPED is available for preorder from the following outlets for $3.99 USD: