I had another author interview. Check it out!
As a superhero fanatic and writer, I have always been bothered by the most troublesome riddle: How do you punish the Punisher? The Punisher has been judge, jury, and executioner to any criminal he hunts, but in the end is it even possible to punish the embodiment of punishment? I got my answer when I read a Runaways comic in which the Punisher got his butt kicked by Molly Hayes, who was an eleven year old girl with superhuman strength. No matter how you look at it, nothing would be more humiliating for a macho man like the Punisher than having his butt handed to him by a little girl. What do you think? Is there a better punishment for the Punisher or is this it?
Before seeing the new Wonder Woman film, I kind of expected it to be just as bad as Batman V Superman. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the film first hand. I would say that this is the best film DC has made since The Dark Knight Trilogy. I loved Gal Gadot’s performance as the Princess of the Amazons because she perfectly portrayed Diana’s initial innocence and idealism when first exposed to the outside world. Unlike Batman V Superman, which stuffed way too many comic book references and not enough original story, this film achieved a perfect balance between comic book references and original story. For example, the film referred to both Wonder Woman’s original origin story and her New 52 origin story. Also, the actor who plays Ares the god of war was brilliant and gave the character a kind of gentlemanly demeanor that I have not seen in the character before. Overall, I would recommend this film to anyone who is a Wonder Woman and general superhero fan. It is worth seeing and more than redeems DC’s mistakes with Batman V Superman.
I have watched a History Channel documentary called Superheroes Decoded and it has given me a whole new perspective on the superhero genre. From the 1930s to the present, superheroes have symbolized America’s core values. However, as America changed over the years so did superheroes. Superheroes emerged as propaganda tools during World War II to symbols of feminism or the civil rights movement. I am thinking of writing a new superhero series that will reflect the times and conditions we live in now. I have been monitoring the news and I have seen police brutality, racism, terrorism, political corruption, homophobia, xenophobia, and many other dark aspects that define the cruel reality we all live in. Like the superheroes in that documentary, my new superhero series will symbolize everything I have seen. It will be a dystopian world where all of the negative social aspects I mentioned before reign supreme. This will allow me to create darker and more morally ambiguous superheroes to the point of making them anti-heroes.
I had another Author Interview today! Check it out!
Good news! I have completed my first giveaway as an author today. A winner was declared; a very nice woman from Virginia who frequently participates in online giveaways in order to get new items for her kids. I hope she and her family will enjoy the prizes I have sent them. This has been a great marketing tool that has captured the attention of over 500 people. I may try this again in the future.
Over the next three days, I will be part of an author spotlight and giveaway. The spotlight is another author interview while the giveaway will revolve around some prizes I will be giving to the winner. The prizes will be a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my third book The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb. If you are interested, please feel free to check this out. Thank you.