Saturday, September 08, 2012
PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Interest
BEAT to a PULP: Superhero: Keith Rawson,Thomas Pluck,Chad Eagleton,Steve Weddle,James Reasoner,Garnett Elliott,Kevin Burton Smith,Jake Hinkson,Scott D. Parker,David Cranmer: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: What makes a superhero? Someone with special powers ... Ordinary people doing good deeds ... Anyone with sophisticated technological gadgets and incredible agility? Superheroes can spring up from the most unexpected people in the most unusual places, and BEAT to a PULP: Superhero has gathered some of the best hardboiled and noir crime stories with a superhero bend. Billy Mitchell, the six-year-old "Red Avenger" in Kevin Burton Smith's tale, has an innocence and a special something that draws us to want to don a mask and tie a towel around our necks.