Phenomenons: Season of Darkness

Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Year: 2023

Inspired by the rise of the Phenomenons, costumed heroes who fight the good fight on behalf of the common man, society has begun to climb out of the depression into which it was plunged by the financial crisis of 2008.

The Captains of Industry—the richest men and women in the United States, who’ve been capitalizing on the misfortunes of others to expand their formidable economic and political power—strike back at the Phenomenons, attacking them with an army of shadowy henchmen. But they don’t stop there. They go after the heroes’ miraculous powers as well, making them erratic, unpredictable, and in some cases causing them to vanish altogether.

The Captains of Industry gloat over their adversaries’ misfortunes—until they see that they’re not safe either. More and more, it seems an even greater and more villainous entity is pulling the Captains’ strings, with no compunctions about sacrificing them in the process.

Who is this mysterious and fearsome figure? What do they want? And to what lengths will they go to carry out their unholy agenda?From the streets of the city to the wintry northlands of Wisconsin to secret bunkers in the nation’s capital, the Phenomenons band together, taking courage from new allies and old—hoping it will help them survive this most brutal season of darkness!

In creating the Phenomenons, we’re buoyed by the considerable talents of some of the most inventive science fiction and fantasy writers around: Ilsa J. Bick. Michael A. Burstein. Russ Colchamiro. Peter David. Keith R.A. DeCandido. D.H. Eisenberg. Mary Fan. Michael Jan Friedman. Robert Greenberger. Glenn Hauman. Dan Hernandez. Paul Kupperberg. Aaron Rosenberg. Hildy Silverman. Geoffrey Thorne. Marie Vibbert.

If you love super-heroes, you’ll love the world of the Phenomenons!

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