Tales of Capes and Cowls

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Pub Date 30 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2022
Crossroad Press, Mystique Press

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"Look, up in the sky, it's Ultragod!"

Superheroes have conquered movies, television, video games, and (of course) the comic book. However, there's still a dearth of fantastic superhero literature out there. Tales of Capes and Cowls is a wonderful collection of nine short stories, novelettes, and a novella about the text-based adventures of superheroes.

Inside, you'll find stories about a supervillain recruited to kill Hitler before he wins WW2 using magic, a street level hero out to stop an insane AI, a group of young heroes befriending a powerful wizard, a daring jailbreak, and a 1960s romp with that era's modest heroes! Works by C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga), David Niall Wilson (Hoods), Keith R.E. DeCandido (Super City Cops), Richard Roberts (Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm A Supervillain), and more!

"Look, up in the sky, it's Ultragod!"

Superheroes have conquered movies, television, video games, and (of course) the comic book. However, there's still a dearth of fantastic superhero literature...


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This book started out strong! Let me start out by saying, I was interested in this book because I love superheroes and superhero tales, I did not realize that my favorite superhero story author was the Editor.

That being said, what a pleasant surprise it was to find that he was not only the editor, but the first contributor to the collection! C.T. did not disappoint, all 9 stories climbed into the nerdy part of my brain and took me on a ride I wanted to go on. Being able to revisit Gary and the world of Merciless right out of the gate was a huge bonus!

In this book we are introduced to a gang of teenagers with unclear powers who operate like a well oiled machine to rescue children from a labyrinth. A superhero with a tech genius sister trapped in a computer after her physical body was destroyed. A villain who changes the world with their words, literally. So many great stories and concepts in this book!

I for one appreciated and would love to see more geeky superhero stories, especially when compiled by someone so obviously a fan of and leading author for the genre.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy for free, I am leaving this review voluntarily.

PS - I did try to post this on Amazon and Goodreads, but was unable to do so. The book is not listed on Goodreads and I was told on Amazon when I tried that it is not available to be submitted there.

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