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.
If you happen to find yourself in Hong Kong from November 2-4, Marvel is hosting a preposterously swanky 8-course meal at Bo Innovation, a 3-star Michelin restaurant. “From the Avengers to Spiderman to Guardians of the Galaxy, each chef will have one night to create an exclusive Marvel-themed menu…” At a price of $300/person, this […]
In the Deadpool trailer, Ryan Reynolds’ character takes a shot at his last superhero movie, Green Lantern. I predict that it’ll actually do even worse critically than GL did (26% on Rotten Tomatoes). His movies (e.g. Green Lantern and RIPD) tend to be fanatically committed to comedy but have an awful record at actually being […]
John Lucas just published a superhero novelette about a superhero whose marriage counselor told him to grow a set. “Less than 24 hours later, he finds himself mired in an underworld of crime, violence, and ill-advised self-improvement.” The novelette, A Hero Is Always Alone Sometimes, can be downloaded for free on Amazon from 8/26 to […]
The new Fantastic Four movie runs like an ill-conceived first draft. Personally, I think it deserved a 30-40% on Rotten Tomatoes rather than a suspiciously low 9%. I can’t think of a single way in which it’s worse than Green Lantern (26%). Fill in the blank: “One thing most of the main characters share is ________.” […]
My expectations for the Ant-Man movie were exceedingly low — mainly based on concerns about the source material (no memorable villains, not much interesting personality, not conventionally useful superpowers, etc). In actuality, it’s a consistently funny movie with reasonably good fight scenes. Right now it’s averaging 79% on RT and I think that’s about righ
The most important thing in writing comic books is finding and honing your own unique voice. A unique voice makes your writing exclusive and authentic. Authenticity connects with readers. Many comic book writers have trouble developing their own unique voices when they are starting out. Fortunately, there are a few exercises you can do […]
Comics are a visual medium, and that can be an advantage over prose when it comes to storytelling. The motion and force in Wonder Woman’s punch, the adorkable grin on Ms. Marvel’s face, that gorgeous two-page spread of Gotham City: these are images that can be harder to get across in writing. But don’t get […]