Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pulp Fiction Reviews takes on "Lightweight: Black Death"

It has been awhile since Ron Fortier over at Pulp Fiction Reviews took on Lightweight: Senior Year, but he's back this week with his review of the second volume in the series.

A consummate comic and short story writer himself, Ron heaps praise on the book which makes this writer nothing short of proud. Heck, I can never complain when anyone anywhere makes comments like “This is how superhero novels should be done all the time.”

Check out the full review here. If you're interested in reading the second book in the ongoing Lightweight series, it is available for purchase at Amazon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Rosa takes the lead in today's Walking Shadows!

Rosa by Brian Middleton.
A new chapter of Walking Shadows is now up! Rosa has been wrapped up with Keith as she tries to make it through the recent death of her closest friend in River City. Having accepted an invitation to the adult club Lumber Jacks, Rosa is in for an experience unlike anything she's seen before!

Today's chapter kicks off more with Rosa, Keith and Melinoe as much of the setup from previous chapters finally leads to major action in the days ahead!

As always all of Walking Shadows Book Three and the previous two volumes are available for your reading pleasure on the Walking Shadows site.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Cosplay Friday: Miho

It's been a hectic two weeks at SPF Central, but things are finally looking to be back on track—mostly at least. But all that time away does make the heart grow more fond of a new Cosplay Friday. Sin City's Deadly Little Miho here is brought to wonderful black, white and red life by cosplayer Neki.

As always, you can check out a lot more great Cosplay pictures over on the Tumblr. And while you are admiring some great cosplay here, don’t forget to check out some of the other great stuff from!

Monday, February 8, 2016

A change would do you good...

Sang by Sheryl Crow in 1997, those words now pass a certain level of judgment on Super Powered Fiction. It is simply time for this sight to change.

As a writer with a full time day job, time is of the essence. And as I continue to blog here and at The Wrestling Weekday, I have realized I am desperately cutting into the time I have to write actual fiction. Mixed with depression issues, I have often found my writing slowed to a crawl and that stops today.

Opale Suicide remains a perfect icon for time
in my eyes. Copyright Suicide Girls.
Time has become a terribly important commodity for me as I seek to have enough time to write, to spend with my family and to stay mentally healthy in 2016 and beyond.

This doesn't mean the site will dry up or go away. In fact, I hope it means it will become better focused. I will drop the content from five updates to an average of one to two a week. And while I will stop in occasionally for a new installment of Best Character Ever or Kickstart the Week, most of the site will focus on my personal projects, just as my writing time is now focused on those projects.

If you just can't get enough of my blogging, first thank you, and second, I'll still be out there. I will continue to update The Wrestling Weekday with three updates a week minimum while Walking Shadows will continue its Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday release schedule for the foreseeable future.

Additionally, I will be adding more extra content to the Patreon over the coming weeks as I will have more time to directly communicate with my supporters there. I have tons of plans in place should that program start to take off both for more content here as well, so please consider donating even a dollar a month to the program to help support my writing.

I will have a final way to contact folks interested in my content, but it will debut a bit later in the month. I will have more details on that one shortly, after I'm sure everything is set up correctly.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Cosplay Friday: Tula

I have opined about some of my favorite fantasy series this week, but so far have overlooked Pirates of Dark Water. we stop doing that today with this look at a great cosplay of Tula, the ecomancer that served as an ally to lead character Ren. If anyone knows the cosplayer, please let me know.

As always, you can check out a lot more great Cosplay pictures over on the Tumblr. And while you are admiring some great cosplay here, don’t forget to check out some of the other great stuff from!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Great Art: Evil Horde by Earl Norem

The late, great Earl Norem was a master artist. He could take even silly toy designs and make some amazing paintings out of them. Here is his display of the earliest incarnation of the Evil Horde, villains of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power, as well as particular favorites of yours truly. That Hordak is just plain amazing.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cool Stuff: Hurricane Hordak

I have already talked about my love for Hordak in a Best Character Ever, but today I have to focus on my plastic representation of the Evil Horde's leader.

The Masters of the Universe Classics line has been issuing amazing figures for several years now, but up until this year, I never actually set out to buy any of them. Hurricane Hordak was me finally changing that.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Great Art: Thundarr the Barbarian by Matt Smith

Before He-Man, there was Thundarr. Ookla the Mok was my preferred Chewie as a kid, while I am pretty sure four year old Nick had something of a crush on Ariel. But I loved the concept of the dark future that pervaded Thundarr the Barbarian and the mix of technology, magic and fantasy that made the show unique on Saturday morning. The formula would be turned a bit more kid friendly in multiple toy franchises over the years, but Thundarr always held a special place in my heart.

This piece by artist Matt Smith is from the Toth Tribute Site, dedicated to Alex Toth who did tons of design work for Thundarr and dozens of other classic cartoons.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Great Art: Masters of the Universe by Esteban Maroto

I'm not a hardcore Masters of the Universe fan, but I did grow up with the property, even if it paled in my view next to G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K. or Spiral Zone. But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy some of the great art that was produced throughout the 80s for the characters. This later era piece featured several less well-known villains as they come after He-Man and is by the amazingly talented Esteban Maroto.