SUPERPOW! Coming your way at the end of October

This is very exciting. I’ve always wanted to write a superhero story, but never found the right opportunity. Then, a little while ago, the wonderful K V Taylor, editor at Red Penny Papers, contacted me and said, “Hey, I’m putting together an...

Batman action figure animation

You know how much I love a bit of Batman action. Well, thanks to @RedBakersen on Twitter for pointing this one out to me. It’s a 6 minute film using action figures and toys from Christopher Nolan’s Batman films (and a cameo from somewhere else). It’s...

The cost of being a superhero

Thanks to Stan Yip for pointing this one out to me. Those folks over at Mashable have shared some infographics, created by MoneySupermarket.com. They prove why only rich industrialists and philanthropist billionaire playboys can really take superherodom seriously....

The Dark Knight Rises – thoughts on a trilogy

There aren’t any spoilers in this post, but there are some spoilers at the places I link to at the end, so be warned. It’s no secret that I’m a Batman fan. In fact, that’s an understatement – I fucking love Batman, in a totally platonic...

Tuesday Toot – Deborah Biancotti

Tuesday Toot is a semi-regular feature here at The Word. An invite-only series of short posts where writers, editors, booksellers and other creatives have been asked to share their stuff and toot their own horn. It’s hard to be seen in the digital morass and...

Real Life Super Heroes in trouble again

I’m sure long-time readers here will remember this post, about a real life super hero, or RLSH, and the comedy around his actions. That post generated over 150 comments before I finally had to close it to further discussion. Subsequently, there was this post,...