Superheroes

How to Create Believable Character Flaws

Conventional wisdom states that characters should be flawed. Nobody can relate to perfect people. Flawed characters are more believable, more likely to gain the reader’s sympathies. But the conventional wisdom doesn’t teach how. In the hands of lesser writers, this usually manifests as a grab bag of random negative traits. Alcoholism, smoking, minor but not […]

Aero #1 Review

When Marvel announced its trifecta of Chinese superheroes, I braced myself to be disappointed. In recent times, Marvel has continually delivered comic series emphasising social justice in lieu of storytelling, and I was sure these comics would continue in that grand tradition. Looking at Aero #1, I do declare I was wrong. It was worse. Easy […]

Writing the Prepared Professional

One of the reasons I love thrillers is the genre’s dedication to authenticity. Cops talk and act like cops, spec ops guys see the world much differently from ordinary people, and so on. The genre provides a dramatised window into the lifestyles and activities of these professionals, and how they see the world. Key to […]

Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is a movie about loss. Loss pervades every frame of the movie. From the opening scene to the denouement, the story explores the impact of the Avengers’ greatest defeat at the hands of Thanos in the previous film. With half of all living beings dead, including some of their staunchest allies, what’s left of […]

Heroes Unleashed is Live!

Courageous superheroes, high tech, dazzling magic and ruthless supervillains. If this sounds up your alley, Silver Empire’s Heroes Unleashed is for you. A shared universe superhero series, Heroes Unleashed will do for the written word what DC and Marvel did for comics. With superbeings inhabiting the same universe and regularly interacting with each other, Heroes Unleashed features a line of interconnected […]

Press Release: HEROES UNLEASHED by Silver Empire!

Yesterday, publisher Silver Empire announced a new superhero project titled Heroes Unleashed. Like Marvel and DC Comics, Heroes Unleashed will feature multiple superhero series set in a sprawling world of superheroes and supervillains, written by a number of up-and-coming critically acclaimed authors. The full press release is reproduced below: — ​SILVER EMPIRE ANNOUNCES “HEROES UNLEASHED” ​Multi-author shared universe […]

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