The King in Yellow, manifestation of the concept of madness, has his sights set on conquest. He has hungered for Iteration 5169 for a long time, but one thing has been standing in his way: Cobalt City and its so-called superheroes. His alliance with Loki helped get fascist demagogue Lyle Prather into the office of the Presidency, tipping the world to the edge of madness. The King in Yellow’s faded city of Carcosa has never been closer to sliding into this crumbling world. What he needs is something big. Something mad. Some global event to shatter the fragile sanity of the population. And the other Old Gods aren’t answering his calls.
Thankfully, his once loyal anchor, the unctuous Louis Malenfant, invoked the rage of powerful dragon lord The Flame Who Fell From The Heavens. The vengeful dragon lord is more than happy to deliver the coordinates for Cobalt City #5169 to his kin from around the Coil and bring a storm of unholy might down upon the city. The storm of war is on the horizon. And with the world’s heroes scattered, unorganized, and suppressed by the government, who dares stand against the coming DRAGONSTORM?
Featuring stories from some of Cobalt City’s favorite authors, join a group of unlikely heroes on an even more improbable battleline!
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About the Author
Nathan Crowder is an author, superhero geek, and award-winning karaoke singer living in the great Pacific Northwest. He has been frequently spotted in the rustic wilds southeast of Seattle poking around garden centers, talking to birds, or on the hunt for weird candy. He also once got in a fight with his much larger cousin over whether Green Arrow was a real superhero or not. Online, he resides on Twitter @NateCrowder or at www.NathanCrowder.com.
Dawn Vogel has been published as a short fiction author and an editor of both fiction and non-fiction. Her academic background is in history, so it’s not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, helps edit Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She lives in Seattle with her awesome husband (and fellow author), Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats.
Amanda Cherry is a Seattle-area queer, disabled nerd who still can’t believe people pay her to write stories. Her debut novel, Rites & Desires, was released in 2018, and her sophomore work, The Dragon Stone Conspiracy, in 2021. She’s had short stories published in Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder, Mad Scientist Journal, and the queer sci-fi anthology, Ink. Amanda was on the writing team for the TTRPG Acute Paranoia and is an award-winning screenwriter. Her nonfiction writing has appeared across the web on such sites as ToscheStation.net, ElevenThirtyEight.com, and StarTrek.com. Amanda is a member of SFWA and Broad Universe and is represented by Claire Draper of the Bent Agency.
Rosemary Jones has been writing in the Cobalt City universe since the first Christmas anthology. She enjoys hanging out with superheroes as much as she can. Her other published fiction includes two novels set in the Forgotten Realms: City of the Dead and Crypt of the Moaning Diamond. Currently she's writing about eldritch troubles in the 1920s for the Arkham Horror series published by Aconyte, including Mask of Silver (2021). You can find her at twitter.com/rosemaryjones chattering about books, games, arts events, and, occasionally, hedgehog trivia.