I’m Writing a Captain America Novel

Once I met the Marvel Super-Heroes as a series of animated adventures playing weeknights at 7 p.m. on channel 9, I quickly fell in love with them. Ever since, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, sticking with them through great stories and downright lousy ones. Nearly a decade ago, I had the privilege of writing an original Iron Man story, Femme Fatales (still in print!), and the news recently […]

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Canon and Continuity

I walked into my classroom the other day to see two students arguing whether or not Superboy Prime was still part of the DC Universe canon. At first I was amused then I paused to consider the question because up until then, I had never really focused much on what constituted DC Comics’ official canon. Deriving from the use with the Bible, canon has come to mean the official record for a fiction universe and was first used in that […]

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When Worlds Collide

It was a short week but a packed one as the kids returned all seeming to have memorized the countdown to the end of the school calendar. On Tuesday night, though, the state revealed our waiver request was granted forcing a readjustment of the countdown clock, shaving a day off so we finish on June 16.  The seniors still get out after May 16 (for reasons that have never been clear to me). But with the schedule set, we got […]

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