CYP#3: Origin Story

I’m happy to announce that I’m hard at work on book #3 in the Click Your Poison series, which should be out mid to late summer 2014. I know I said in the past that this would be a time-travel project, but I’m not quite ready to crack that one open. The ideas are still gestating. But, since it’s time-travel, the when is irrelevant, right?

This guy knows what’s up

So what’s CYP#3 all about? Tentatively titled SUPERPOWERED, this book is set to be a superhero adventure. Unless, of course, you choose to play the role of villain.

I’ve always loved the idea of superpowers and as a kid I would create my own costumes (usually out of roller-blade pads, soccer guards, and brightly colored sweats from the 80s) and say things like, “Dad, I need to join karate and gymnastics as soon as possible.”

While I’ve read a few comics, that’s not my main area of expertise. I never missed an episode of the 90s cartoon edition of X-men, Spiderman, or Batman. I’ve seen just about every superhero movie. I’ve read quite a few superhero novelizations.

Hello weekend!
Hello weekend!

So, I’m not going to provide a lifetime bibliography of all things super, but instead I thought I might share some of what I’ve been absorbing as inspiration for the new book:

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Virtual War by Gloria Skurzynski
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
Irredeemable by Mark Waid and Peter Krause
Amped by Daniel H. Wilson
Wearing the Cape by Marion G. Harmon
Masked edited by Lou Anders
The Boys by Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson
Meta by Tom Reynolds
Confessions of a D-List Supervillain by Jim Bernheimer
Hancock
Heroes
(TV)
Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics
Super
Wilder Napalm
Arrow
(TV)
Chronicle
Megamind

More? Maybe. Probably. If I’ve missed something, feel free to let me know in the comments. In the meantime, I’ll be hiding in plain sight as a mild-mannered writer and using my superpower of Rapid Idea Generation to come up with 3 Unique Storylines and Over 50 Possible Endings!

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