This is my second review forum, in which I will ask for advice for my as-yet-to-be-named novel, and some other works. All won’t be definite or final, but this is the generalized summary of it:
When the angels that watched over humanity (the Watchers) became corrupted with temptation, the went to human females and raised children with them. These weren’t any ordinary children, these were Nephilim, great warriors and great threats to mankind. Having none of it, God sent down a great flood to weed out and destroy the angel-human hybrids, and simultaneously sealed away the Watchers.
Thousands of years later, a new circle of Watchers are formed, given orders not to intervene in any human affairs, only Observe, Record, and Report what they saw to Heaven’s higher-ups. One day one of the new Watchers, (insert name here) Observes a murder, and racked with pity for the human victim, intervenes, rescuing the human from certain doom (he does it in human form, before the victim sees). The victim turns out to be sixteen-year-old Dulcina, daughter of the city’s most well known preachers, who vanished two weeks prior under mysterious circumstances (or maybe a mysterious falling out with her family) the slain human is a hitman, sent to silence Dulcina for some reason….
How’s it sound? One potential title is Angelhood, or maybe Angelhood Lost.
Email: “One of my protagonists is a detective looking for superheroes/vigilantes. What sort of traits might tip him off? Here are some trends that come to mind for American superheroes. Strong Associations They’ve had a loved one(s) murdered by a stranger. That’s pretty rare in the United States. Only about 2,500 U.S. murders are […]
Modern superheroines are easily the most abused type of character in any story. And while you’re likely aware that most of them are simply there to be cardboard love interests (all ravishingly beautiful, of course . . .), today I’m not going down that path. Instead, today we’ll discuss superheroine clothing (or the lack […]
Prisoners was highly entertaining and I think the writers did a good particularly good job portraying the families going through the kidnapping of their daughters. However, basically everything the police did in the movie was exceptionally Hollywood, so much so that it nearly turned the movie into an idiot plot. If you’re the sort of […]
The rivalries between superheroes and supervillains represents the battle between good and evil as a whole. It could be said that, without villains, there would be no heroes. Supervillains provide the opportunity for comic book characters with superpowers to become superheroes, as opposed to just regular everyday super people. But would supervillains even […]
Tony Stark has a drinking problem. And a broken heart. Peter Parker is a nerd. Superman has daddy issues. And Bruce Wayne? Where do you start? These are our heroes. And we learn about their addictions and predilections, their agendas and vendettas over the course of hundreds of issues, creating a tableau of identity […]
Sidekicked is a superhero novel about a sidekick who’s got just enough superpowers to get everybody killed and the various forces trying to screw him (e.g. a possibly nefarious superhero/spymaster, a squad of supervillains hell-bent on revenge, and whoever named him “The Sensationalist”). Here’s what writers can learn from it and how it could improve your [. […]