I have written the sixth chapter of my new superhero book and am in the process of writing the seventh chapter. The sixth chapter shows a news clip of how the public view my superheroes and it features a glimpse of the first major supervillain of the story. Chapters one through five focused on introducing each of the main characters and how they fight crime individually. Now the seventh chapter will feature the first meeting of the five characters and how they operate as a team. I am liking how the story is unfolding and I look forward to tinkering with it further.
I remember hearing something on the news that publishers made a deal with John Bolton to write a book about everything he knew about the Trump Administration. They tasked him with releasing the book by election day next year. I am thinking of doing the same thing with my new superhero book because it is not just another book, it is a political statement. I am choosing this deadline to release my new superhero book because it will reflect the times we currently live in. In the aftermath of Watergate, Marvel Comics released a Captain America graphic novel where the main villain was the President of the United States himself. I am hoping to achieve something similar with my new work in the aftermath of the Trump Impeachment. Apparently, I have now become a political activist as well as an author! Who knew?
As an avid reader of superhero graphic novels, I thought of taking inspiration from various storylines and combine them into my own storyline for my upcoming superhero book. First, like The Dark Knight Returns, my superheroes will be dealing with a government who sees them as a threat to their credibility and authority. Second, like Watchmen, my story will take place in an alternate timeline. Third, like Captain America and the Falcon: Secret Empire, the primary villain of the story is the President of the United States himself. By piecing these ideas together, I have a very sturdy idea of how the story will unfold as I write.
After much brainstorming for the first major supervillain in my upcoming superhero book, I have decided on what he will be like. He will essentially be Karl Ruprect Kroenen, the Joker, and Dr. Frankenstein all rolled into one. Like the Joker, my character will be a nihilistic and psychopathic anarchist. Like Karl Ruprect Kroenen, my character will be a deadly fighter when the situation requires and will have done extensive and horrific modifications to his own body. Like Dr. Frankenstein, my character will be a chaotic scientist who does not care about morals or ethics as long as his thirst for knowledge is appeased in the end. Overall, my character is going to be a serious and nasty piece of work!
I had a frightening idea about the first major supervillain in my new superhero book. This guy is going to be VERY messed up both physically and mentally. He will suffer from body dysmorphic disorder, which gives him an uncontrollable urge to physically mutilate and modify himself. He also is both a sadist and a masochist, meaning that he LOVES inflicting pain and receiving pain. He also has narcissistic personality disorder, thinking anything he makes or mutilates are his masterpieces. Finally, he will be a nihilistic anarchist who wants to watch the world burn. All of this is combined with a genius level intellect allows him to use his intellect in unpredictable ways. To make him even creepier, I will be giving him a mad scientist-like accent such as Eastern European like Doctor Frankenstein. I guess you could say I am attempting to create a supervillain who is just as insane as the Joker, which is a mighty challenge because the Joker is as crazy as they come. This guy is going to be one of the darkest and most messed up supervillains I have ever made.
I am really getting into writing my new superhero book. I have written the third and fourth chapters and am starting the fifth. Also, I expanded the first and second chapters and am about to expand the third chapter. I am on fire with this project and I am looking forward to seeing which direction it goes. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
I am about to watch the series premiere of Watchmen, based on the most celebrated graphic novel of all time! I have read the original graphic novel and seen the movie so I am intrigued about finding out which direction the show will take.
As a great man once said, “The world will look up and shout ‘save us’ and I’ll whisper ‘NO!!!'”