Tag Archives: superheroes

Backmatter: Thirteen O’Clock

I’ve got a number of orphans under my roof, but “Thirteen O’Clock” is the one who most deserves a home. I’d been thinking about cities and superheroes, how they fit together and where they didn’t, and decided to create a … Continue reading

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Pitch-a-Week part 27: Iron City

Concept: Desperate  men and women struggle for the soul of a dying city Genre: Iron Age street-level apocalyptic superheroics Overview: The gangs have always ruled Iron City.

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Pitch-a-Week Part 26: Make Me Wanna Holler

High Concept: The X-Men, if the first class was made up of Luke Cage, Storm, T’Challa and Nightcrawler and the first publicly-acknowledged superhuman was a black Hulk.  Overview: Few people remember the first Hyperman.

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Pitch-A-Week Part 19: The Countdown

The Countdown High Concept: “Heroes” on a timeline… and much, much bigger. Genre: Millennial neo-superheroism Overview:  The rise of the Fifth World did not happen on schedule, but it did happen according to plan.

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Backmatter Part 15: Operation Mandeville

High Concept: Band of Brothers meets Godzilla , with more H-bombs. Lots more H-bombs Genre: Picaresque wainscoting atompunk sci-fi Overview: There’s a reason that the Yalta conference was codenamed “Argonaut.” The Big Three, and a few key players, knew that … Continue reading

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Backmatter Part 11: Welcome to the Occupation

When Papa Sinister marked my face, he said he was binding me to the Zobop. When he flayed the flesh off of my fingertips, he said he was marking me as a bone-pointer, as a killer of men. When the … Continue reading

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