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Monday, June 07, 2010


Eric Searleman has started a new blog devoted to...well, it's called Superhero Novels, and that pretty much gives the game away right there. It's terribly specific, and yet completely unique, so what the hell.

He asked a handful of comics professionals, including Dan Vado of SLG and Kelly Sue DeConnick, to tell him what characters they'd tackle were they to get the option of writing a prose novel about flying people in capes. Here is the answer I gave:

“Cypher and Warlock: Once upon a time I actually pitched these guys in comic book form, and I could see adapting them to a young adult novel too. Cypher, as some will recall, was the lamest of the lame amongst the New Mutants. I saw him as an awesome metaphor for awkward adolescence: “Oh great, I have super powers…and they suck!” His power was he could understand any language in the universe, so he was useless in battle until he teamed up with the crazy shape-shifting robot, Warlock.

“Other than that, I’d maybe want to try to do a kind of superhero/pulp detective hybrid. Take a character like the Martian Manhunter, who was both a superhero and a private detective, and imagine him as written by Raymond Chandler.”

Read the full article here.

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