I have completed my fourth short story! Soon the editing process will begin as well as preparations for the cover design. With this short story completed, I will now publish it and the other three into a collection of short stories in a single book. Hopefully, I will have it ready in time for WonderCon next year. It is important to note that even though the super villain’s role in the fourth short is complete, they will have a significant role in the sequel trilogy that will take place after the main five volumes. In addition, now that these four short stories are finished, I may now proceed to the fourth volume of the main series. Wish me luck!
I have just started the third and final chapter of my fourth short story! This will show the aftermath of the main character’s battle with the supervillain as well as set the stage for volume four of the main series. It will illustrate how the main character has evolved as a superhero due to their confrontation with their first supervillain. I predict that I will finish this short story either tonight or tomorrow night. If that is the case, then I will have completed four short stories in one season, which will be the most I have ever written in that amount of time! I will keep you updated!
I must say that I am completely disappointed with the latest Fantastic Four film. The acting was unconvincing and the story looked as though it had been written by a novice. The characters’ interactions with one another were limited and almost looked like a failed attempt at improv. The Invisible Woman was portrayed like an emotionless android, never properly expressing her feelings or making the audience connect with her. Even worse, Doctor Doom’s origins in the film were sloppy and rushed due to the fact that his fall to the dark side had not been relatable or elaborated. The only positive aspect of the whole film was the Thing’s appearance even though it did not stay true to the comics like everything else in the film. I fear that this film’s complete and utter failure will effectively destroy any chance of another Fantastic Four film being made ever again. If you love the superhero genre, I advise you not to waste your time or money with this abomination.
I have reached the second chapter of my fourth short story and the plot is becoming increasingly intense. In this section of the story, the main character will acquire an unexpected mentor while the supervillain will begin their rampage with catastrophic results. I am rather pleased with how I created the supervillain because they are an individual who represents an unstoppable force, which will provide the main character a very sizable challenge when they confront one another. This chapter will be a combination of mass destruction and gaining the will to fight the forces of evil. In addition, the spiritual side of the plot will become more developed and the inner workings of the super villain’s origins as well as the forces that made them will be further elaborated.
One of the problems that comes from defeating a supervillain is finding a way to imprison them. A normal maximum security prison would be sufficient to imprison regular criminals and supervillains who have no powers and rely on gadgets. However, a normal prison would be useless when it comes to containing a supervillain with powers because there would be no conventional means to counter their powers and their mentality would make them too unpredictable to anticipate. Therefore, how do you imprison a supervillain with powers? As the DC Comics character Amanda Waller put it in the Suicide Squad trailer, the ideal way to contain a supervillain would be to “put them in a hole and get rid of the hole.” With this in mind, how would you give the supervillain in question no means of escape once they are incarcerated? In my fourth short story, one of the main character’s powers will provide the Young Guardians a means to contain their defeated enemies, which they will use in the years to come. I will not say what form of containment this character’s power will provide, but it will be an effective system that would make any prison proud.
I have great news regarding my future book signings. The preparations my production team and I made for WonderCon 2016 are in order. Next January, we will find out if I will have another book signing at WonderCon 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Wish me luck and I will keep you updated!
I have started my fourth short story and am currently working on the first chapter. The plot of this short story will illustrate what price an individual would be willing to pay to get what they want and the resulting consequences that would follow. In addition, there will be a spiritual side to the story since the main character is a deeply religious person, which is a trait I always wanted to explore. As I mentioned in my supervillain category post earlier, the supervillain in this short story will not only test the superhero physically, but they will also have a connection that could be used in psychological warfare. The story is already taking an explosive start and I am eager to continue writing it.
One of my all-time favorite superheroes has been Superman, birth name Kal-El, adopted name Clark Kent, also known as the Man of Steel, The Man of Tomorrow, and the Last Son of Krypton. What intrigued me about Superman was the fact that, unlike most superheroes, Superman was not given his powers, but were born with them. If I was in his shoes, I would like to know what it is like to have powers all my life, which would make me more experienced with them than I would be if I was given them at a late age.
I know everyone believes that Superman is all but invincible because of his immense powers and few weaknesses such as Kryptonite, red sun radiation, or magic, but there are some cases in which Superman nearly dies. In his first battle with the monster Doomsday, Superman was able to defeat Doomsday in a draw, but at the cost of his own life. In the film, Superman Returns, Superman was exposed to enough Kryptonite to give him the strength and vitality of a terminally ill person. In both cases, Superman was pushed to his limits and demonstrated enough vulnerability to show a human side to his otherwise alien nature. Also, the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, demonstrates that despite his overall boy scout demeanor, Superman is not without his flaws and has the potential of turning to the dark side, which breaks my heart.
In general, I admire Superman’s resolve and moral compass, which are things I believe every superhero should have. In this sense, it would be fair to say that Superman is an example of the model superhero. For those of you who have not read his adventures, which I’m sure are only a minuscule number of people, I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a symbol of hope to rally behind.
One of the most interesting elements of fiction involves bringing the dead back to life. Because of the complexities of life and death, resurrecting someone would not be as simple or straightforward as it sounds. Due to the fact that bringing back the dead would involve delving into forces that no one can truly understand, if the resurrection is not done properly, the consequences could be disastrous. To truly bring a person back to life would require far more elaborate methods that few people would even consider. The natural order of things would inevitably find a way to balance itself out if it is tampered with, one way or another. Due to this fact, the resurrection in question may not have the result you would want. Instead, it could result in the creation of something unnatural and abhorrent. In my fourth short story, the potential consequences of resurrecting a person without the proper methods will be explored.
I have just finished the final chapter of my third short story! I must say that I have a great sense of satisfaction in completing it since I wanted to write it for some time. Now, I will begin writing the fourth short story, which will revolve around a character whose powers revolve around magic. Based on what has happened so far, I have completed three short stories in less than a year, which is a new record for my writing career. I look forward to any new developments my writing will develop.