Browsing All posts tagged under »superhero«

Context is For the Weak

May 20, 2013 by



Two Writers, Both Alike in Dignity — Not Much. Together, They Fight Crime.

December 17, 2012 by


The more attentive amongst you will have noticed that this website is run by two people. (Although Paul doesn’t post very much because he’s stinky. Or it could be that whole ‘finishing his doctorate’ thing. One of those.) In addition to being friends and co-website owners we’re also superheroes. (Okay, not really.) We fight crime. […]


October 16, 2012 by


I’ll just leave this here… At today’s Marvel Television Presents panel at New York Comic Con, Head of TV Jeph Loeb announced that Clark Gregg would reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the live-action pilot “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” …. [Joss] Whedon will …. co-write the pilot to “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Jed Whedon and Maurissa […]

Wojtek the Soldier Bear

May 10, 2012 by


I am extremely sleep deprived, so today I’m just going to introduce you to Wojtek the Soldier Bear. I put this under one of my favourite headings: Bears Are Cool. If I had a bear of my own I would… probably still desperately need a nap. But I think the bear would understand.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer

May 2, 2012 by


A truly shocking number of people have indicated to me that they haven’t heard of, let alone seen, these one-shot accompaniments to the Avengers series. Being the magnanimous individual that I am, I thought I’d do something to rectify that. The first one, as the title suggests, is set during Thor. And it’s awesome (which the title does […]

I Woke Up Stumbling Off a Bus in the Middle of Who the Fuck Knows With Only My Fairly Dubious Sanity and Most of My Knives

May 1, 2012 by


 Me: I dreamed I cut my hair shorter with a steak knife Wuffie: Was it a good haircut? Me: Kind of raggedy Wuffie: Raggedy Candy. Me: Oh god… When you start your day with painkillers it’s not a particularly good sign. But then, I suppose technically my day didn’t start there anyway, it started the […]

US Government Rules that Mutants Like the X-Men Are Not Human

February 1, 2012 by


Consciousness was a little hard to come by this morning. I was dreaming about Captain Haddock. Which is a weird thing to be dreaming about. And Japanese foot-washing rituals. And something above private school girl ties. All of which actually makes less sense now I’m awake, which is fairly impressive. So in something of a […]

Friday Fiction: The Miracle: One.Three

October 23, 2011 by


Later when I touch you to the wind, the sky picks up and I let you go softly from my hand. The early autumn surrounds me, trees still holding their leaves and trembling, pausing in the wind before they too, let their dead go. I never wanted you to go, and now I send your […]

Monday Blurb: The Miracle

September 27, 2011 by


Of course you’ve already seen some of this work, now I thought it’d be a good idea to set the scene of the whole novel. The Miracle has been with me a long time, when as a sixteen year old I decided to invent an eighty year old superhero as my ‘signature’ character. There were three […]

Friday Fiction: The Miracle: Chapter One.Two

September 10, 2011 by


Mary. I am an old man who remembers. I can see it clearly. From horizon to horizon there is the gold of swaying stalks; the land is flat like the sky, their edges never to meet and stretching away. The smell of grit and earth rubs into my skin and clothing. Then there is the […]